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Georgetown University, GUSA Senate recognize Juneteenth

Georgetown University, GUSA Senate recognize Juneteenth

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06/24/2020

Content warning: This article mentions police brutality, violence, and racist comments against Black individuals.  Georgetown will observe June 19 as an official holiday every year, University President John DeGioia announced in a university-wide email sent on June 18. The GUSA Senate also passed a resolution in support of this decision at their meeting on June…

D.C. takes the next step towards reopening

D.C. takes the next step towards reopening

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06/20/2020

Washington D.C. will begin Phase Two of reopening from the shutdown caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus on June 22, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on June 19. Phase Two reopening comes after a 15-day decline in COVID-19 cases in the District and involves the gradual relaxing of regulations. Notable changes include an increase…

Healton to assume duties of dean for medical education

Healton to assume duties of dean for medical education

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06/18/2020

Dr. Edward Healton, executive dean of Georgetown’s School of Medicine and executive vice president for Health Sciences, updated the community today on the school’s leadership transition. As announced at the beginning of this school year, Dean Stephen Ray Mitchell will end his tenure as dean for medical education on June 30. Healton will assume those…

Amy Klobuchar, Eric Holder address systemic racism and policing reform

Amy Klobuchar, Eric Holder address systemic racism and policing reform

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06/17/2020

Former presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and former Attorney General Eric Holder addressed Georgetown University students on June 10 in a virtual event hosted by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service. The event, titled “A Conversation on Justice in America,” was co-sponsored by the Center for Social Justice and focused on systemic…

Georgetown cancels fall study abroad, graduate school announces hybrid semester

Georgetown cancels fall study abroad, graduate school announces hybrid semester

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06/15/2020

Georgetown has canceled all study abroad and exchange programs for the Fall 2020 semester, according to an email sent on June 15 by Provost Robert Groves. In a separate email, Georgetown’s graduate school announced all graduate students would be invited to attend classes in person.  The cancellation of university-sponsored international travel, including study abroad, applies…

Scenes from the front lines of the Atlanta protests

Scenes from the front lines of the Atlanta protests

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06/11/2020

Content Warning: racism, depictions and images of assault and violence Editor’s note: All protesters with their faces visible in this photo essay either gave their direct consent to the photographer or identified themselves with the Atlanta Police Department. On Friday, May 29, a large protest was organized in Atlanta by a group of college students…

Students call for Georgetown to cut ties with MPD

Students call for Georgetown to cut ties with MPD

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06/11/2020

A petition calling for Georgetown to end its contract with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was posted on Change.org on June 2. The petition has over 6,000 signatures as of June 11, and has been supported by GUSA.  In response to the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many other Black individuals, protests…

Georgetown voices of Black Lives Matter

Georgetown voices of Black Lives Matter

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06/10/2020

Content Warning: racism, depictions of assault and violence  George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police on May 25, as four officers held the unarmed man facedown on the ground, and a white officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.  Floyd is hardly the first to die as a result of police…


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