Articles tagged: GU272
Content warning: this article discusses systemic racial injustice and references the history of slavery in America. The Georgetown Art Galleries unveiled two new exhibitions by internationally renowned American contemporary artist... Read more
Descendants met on Feb. 7 to view a newly-discovered photograph of a woman enslaved by Georgetown and celebrate her life and family.
“We’re continuously walking on graves. The earth itself is somebody’s grave,” Mélisande Short-Colomb (CAS ’21) recalled her father’s words while standing on the stage in Gaston Hall, during the inaugural... Read more
Addressing and acknowledging the university’s history of slavery is intimately intertwined with developing ways to actively memorialize the people it enslaved.
“This is what community looks like”: Student activists receive university response to hate crime, ending sit-in
After the fourth consecutive day of the GU Protects Racists sit-in, university administrators publicly responded to the demands of LaHannah Giles on Dec. 8. On Dec. 9, organizers decided to end the sit-in.
Student activists with Hoyas for Slavery Accountability expressed anger and disappointment in the Georgetown University Reconciliation Fund.
During Nile Blass’s (COL ’22) freshman year at Georgetown, students voted to establish a semesterly reconciliation fee of $27.20 per student. The money raised from the fee, about $400,000 a... Read more
For the activists on campus, who organize for increased student resources and university accountability, exhaustion is pervasive.
Students revived the effort to hold the university accountable for its commitment to GU272 descendants made after the 2019 referendum.
We students demand transparency from the Foundation where there has been none, equal investment from Georgetown in a wider range of projects outside of the Foundation, consistent material reparations, a seat at the table that for too long has been missing for descendants in the decision making process, and a highly visible, meaningful memorial on campus.
As of Feb. 6, there are now four tickets campaigning in the GUSA Executive election. Voting opens Thurday, Feb. 10.
Each semester for several years, the editor in chief of the Voice has sat down with University President John J. DeGioia to ask about the biggest issues facing the university—solar... Read more
“This university’s occupation is fundamentally tied to colonial development and we call for land back,” Genevieve Grenier (MSB ’24), GUSA community director, said. GUSA recently held an event to call... Read more
Archaeologists discovered the remains of 28 African Americans at the 3300 block of Q Street NW in Georgetown from the early 1800s.
Georgetown’s reluctance to teach its history of racial transgression undermines commitment to anti-racism
Georgetown must educate students about its history of racial transgression in order to facilitate an anti-racist campus culture.
Georgetown must reckon with its history of racism through renaming buildings and erecting permanent memorials.
The two GUSA executive campaigns answered questions in a virtual town hall hosted by The Blaxa on Feb. 15.
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
The following story has been updated to include clarification from a university spokesperson and ensuing response from the GUSA BOD representatives. Members of the Georgetown administration promised a plan to... Read more