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A Revived Blaxa Is Ready To Tell Its Stories

A Revived Blaxa Is Ready To Tell Its Stories

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02/28/2020

Olivia Francis-Anspach (COL ’21) rarely reads campus news outlets anymore. “I don’t see myself in campus publications. I don’t see myself represented there,” Francis-Anspach said. “I came in freshman year reading The Hoya and I was like, ‘okay, like, this is cool. I really like to read what’s going on.’ And then I was like,…

Who Can Afford to be a Washingtonian?

Who Can Afford to be a Washingtonian?

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02/28/2020

Georgetown students might know the U Street corridor for its trendy boutiques and rooftop bars that have hosted many a club formal. But before the vintage stores and fusion restaurants, this stretch of D.C. was known as Black Broadway. From the early 1900s to the 1960s, U Street was home to hundreds of black-owned businesses,…

Georgetown’s Long Path to Divestment

Georgetown’s Long Path to Divestment

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02/14/2020

Georgetown became one of the first private universities to introduce a plan to fully divest from fossil fuels on Feb. 6 following a board of directors vote. The university will phase out investments in publicly traded funds over the next five years and investments in private funds over the next ten.  The announcement from university…

Ethics Labs, Ivory Towers, and the Philosophy of Change

Ethics Labs, Ivory Towers, and the Philosophy of Change

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02/14/2020

A single glance at the Georgetown University Ethics Lab is enough to know it does academic philosophy differently. Their pamphlets, the website, the lab itself all show intentional, consistent branding—sleek, Apple-store white, accented with bright neon circles. The Ethics Lab plucks words like “innovation,” “deep learning,” and “industry disruption” from their homes in business school…

Hustlers on the Hilltop

Hustlers on the Hilltop

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01/31/2020

Wake up, hustlers! Another day, another dollar on the Hilltop. Georgetown students are already up and at ’em, walking dogs on Prospect Street, swiping GoCards in the Southwest Quad, whipping up a hot café au lait at Uncommon Grounds. They are teaching yoga classes, delivering food, and selling their old books on Ebay. Some are…


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