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These “part-time” professors want Georgetown’s full-time respect

Georgetown employs about 1,000 contingent faculty who are not afforded the same benefits, job security, or voice in department governance as their full-time tenured and tenure-track counterparts.

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SHIP was supposed to bring sophomores together, but some were left out

My decision to get a summer job instead of seizing the early opportunity to take in-person classes at Georgetown isolated me from my classmates as we came together for the first time.

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D.C. is in the midst of a housing crisis. Advocates believe it doesn’t have to be.

This article is part of our 2021 contribution to the D.C. Homeless Crisis Reporting Project in collaboration with other local newsrooms. The collective works will be published throughout the day... Read more

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D.C.’s new approach to public spaces leaves out encampment residents

D.C.’s decision to permanently close three encampments is part of a pilot program that aims to rehouse encampment residents in conjunction with the sites’ closure. While this goal sounds promising, its creation of no-tent zones is likely to further criminalize homelessness.

News Commentary

GERMS: Overworked, overcommitted, and underpaid

Thousands of Georgetown students returned to campus in full force this fall, but when in need, many face limited access to emergency services.  Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS) announced... Read more

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Where have all the students gone? How leave of absence policies hinder student wellness

In the face of mental illness or medical emergency, a growing number of college students are taking a leave of absence. Often, it doesn't help.

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The radical vulnerability of Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner

Michelle Zauner's vulnerability is what makes her art so special, translating to an intimacy that guides both her new memoir and Japanese Breakfast record.

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These students are striving to make Georgetown more accessible

Despite the challenges of a pandemic and virtual learning environment, student activists continue to push Georgetown toward improved accessibility.

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The March on Washington for Voting Rights confronts D.C.’s shadow of democracy

Fifty-eight years after the first March on Washington, demonstrators are gathering to demand the protection of voting rights across the country.

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Joel Castón, Georgetown Prison Scholar, is the first incarcerated person in D.C. government

Joel Castón’s vision was simple.   In a campaign video put together by the D.C. Corrections staff at the jail where Castón has been a resident the last four years, Castón... Read more

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When Black veterans defended D.C. from a white supremacist siege

World War I had ended only months before D.C.’s Black veterans found themselves returning to the front lines—only this time to defend their homes against a domestic white supremacist invasion.... Read more

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Georgetown investigated Professor Michael Eric Dyson for student harassment allegations before his hire by Vanderbilt 

Georgetown's IDEAA office conducted an investigation into Professor Michael Eric Dyson beginning in February 2020.

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“I am DC”: Jamorko’s Journey

The extraordinary story behind the rise of a Georgetown basketball star.

News Commentary

Sometimes stupid cool shit is all that matters

Content Warning: This article references self-harm and eating disorders.  In the Colorado mountain town where I lived, tattoos were just part of the culture. Whenever things lagged at work, a... Read more

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Georgetown’s ROTC balances training, class, and administrative hurdles

Before sunrise, cadets and midshipmen are already awake, running laps at the Reflecting Pool or doing pushups on Georgetown’s front lawn as part of an arduous exercise regime. Being a... Read more

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‘Of dizzying beauty’: The many faces of Georgetown’s Black art community

As part of Georgetown's diverse, vibrant Black art community, six Black creatives discuss what they dream of—and how to get there.

Editorials

Title IX fails the very group it exists to protect: Survivors of campus sexual violence

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and harassment. Survivors of campus sexual violence are not lifeless statistics. They are real people whose lives were disrupted by a dehumanizing violation.... Read more

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How “Fortress D.C.” became a military barracks

Steel barbs still rest atop the barrier that now surrounds the People’s House. Armored trucks still crowd the streets. Even as 10 weeks have passed since pro-Trump white supremacists raided... Read more

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Touchstone Gallery’s virtual exhibits prove physical art cannot be replaced

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the doors to Touchstone Gallery remain closed to the public. Despite attempts to recreate the beloved experience online, Touchstone’s virtual exhibits fail to inspire... Read more