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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…

“Doing What Has Never Been Done:” GUSA Senate Passes Reconciliation Referendum for GU272

“Doing What Has Never Been Done:” GUSA Senate Passes Reconciliation Referendum for GU272

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02/15/2019

After four weeks of debate, the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) Senate passed a resolution approving a referendum on a reconciliation contribution for descendents of slaves sold by the Jesuits. The resolution, which required a two-thirds majority of 29 senators, scraped through by two votes, 20-4. The cheers after it passed on Feb. 3 made…

Preferred admissions status among Working Group’s recommendations

Preferred admissions status among Working Group’s recommendations

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09/02/2016

On Thursday morning, the Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation recommended that Georgetown formally apologize to the descendants of its former slaves and offer those descendants preference in admissions. In an afternoon event at Gaston Hall, President DeGioia and Working Group Chair Fr. David Collins presented the group’s report to the Georgetown community. The…

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