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Patrick Healy Fellows resign, citing racism and mistreatment in the fellowship

The resignation comes after years of attempted reform, according to fellows.

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GUSA passes act to support BLF through a new committee

The GUSA Senate passed an act to establish a new committee creating a formal relationship between the Black Leadership Forum (BLF) and GUSA.

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New archeological discovery reveals early links between Georgetown and Jesuit slave owners

Georgetown’s complicity in slavery can now be physically traced back to the 1700s through recently discovered artifacts. 

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SFS Academic Council calls for reform of Georgetown’s admissions practices

The SFSAC released a petition to eliminate standardized testing scores and legacy status in Georgetown’s admissions process.

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Arena Stage welcomes Georgetown, Howard students in exploration of playwriting

Six students and alumni from Georgetown and Howard are developing their own plays through Arena Stage’s Playwrights’ Arena.

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Soyica Colbert to be new interim dean of the College

Professor Soyica Colbert, (COL’01) will begin her position as interim dean of Georgetown College on Jan. 1, 2021. 

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Senators condemn sexism in GUSA

Female senators spoke out against what they see as a sexist environment in GUSA, created by male senators not giving them space to lead. 

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Georgetown faculty feature prominently in Biden transition team

Ten Georgetown University faculty members have been named to President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team thus far.

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Remembering Georgetown’s history with slavery: Amidst university inaction, students take memorialization into their own hands

Many at Georgetown looked on with hope as students resoundingly passed a landmark referendum on April 11, 2019 to pay reparations to those affected by the university’s complicity in slavery.... Read more

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The District-wide victory party for Joe Biden

Thousands of Washingtonians flooded the streets chanting and clapping in excitement in support of Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) victory.

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When racial justice meets academia: Georgetown professors on the study of anti-racism

The Voice recaps Georgetown's series of panels combining racial justice, academia, and institutions of higher education.

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Georgetown alumni maintain strong presence in 117th Congress

This January, Georgetown will send 26 incumbents and one newcomer to be inducted into the 117th Congress of the United States,

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Department of Education alleges Georgetown failed to disclose foreign gifts, university denies

Georgetown denies DoED allegations they have failed to disclose foreign gifts and may be subject to foreign influence.

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D.C. election results see female, Black majorities in Council, incumbents win House and Senate seats

While Americans focus on the results of the presidential election, victories at local levels have gone unheard—especially in D.C. 

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Georgetown basketball returns to court amid calls for athletes to play

Georgetown basketball teams will return to games this month for the start of the college basketball season on Nov. 25.

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BREAKING: University announces spring 2021 plans

Georgetown will be conducting the spring semester in a hybrid format, with the majority of classes remaining online and some seniors allowed to move back to campus.

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D.C. police union sues city government after overtime pay dispute

The D.C. police union filed a civil lawsuit against the city government on behalf of more than 1,000 officers on Oct. 5.

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Students, faculty, administration clash over Spring 2021 academic calendar

After a fall semester devoid of breaks, students asking for days off this spring to prevent burnout and Zoom fatigue. 

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Georgetown commits to purchasing two-thirds of its electricity needs from solar farms

Georgetown committed to obtaining two-thirds of its total electricity consumption from solar farms in Maryland and New Jersey through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) approved on Oct. 29.

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Ex-FBI officer hired to teach counterintelligence

Peter Strzok (SFS ‘91), a former FBI special agent fired in 2018 for sending text messages critical of President Donald Trump to a coworker, has been hired to teach at Georgetown.