Tag: GU272

“Hidden Gem” American Studies major celebrates 50 years

“Hidden Gem” American Studies major celebrates 50 years

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11/07/2019

This year, the American Studies Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The program, founded in 1969, emerged to address students’ questions about race, gender, nationalism, and other issues prevalent in 1960s America. Supported by a collection of committed faculty members such as Father Joseph S. Durkin, Dorothy Brown, Hugh Cloke, Elizabeth McKeown, and Ron Johnson,…

Students Call For Action on GU272 Referendum

Students Call For Action on GU272 Referendum

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10/06/2019

When the university’s board of directors met on Oct. 3 at the Georgetown hotel and conference center, chants from dozens of student protestors echoed through the ballroom walls. “Respect our vote,” the students called, then, “Don’t ignore history.” The students had gathered to demand that the university implement the GU272 student referendum, which, in April,…

Vote Yes on the GU272 Referendum

Vote Yes on the GU272 Referendum

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04/09/2019

This Thursday, April 11, students will have the opportunity to vote on the GU272 referendum.  The referendum, if passed, would demonstrate student support for creating a reconciliation fund to benefit descendants of slaves sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838 to keep Georgetown University afloat. The fund will be comprised of a $27.20 mandatory student…

Georgetown slave descendants seek reparations from university

Georgetown slave descendants seek reparations from university

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02/07/2018

A group of descendants of the 272 slaves sold by Georgetown University in 1838 to keep the university afloat have renewed their calls asking for monetary reparations from the school. Georgia Goslee, the representative for GU272 Isaac Hawkins Legacy Group, an  organization representing the descendants related to Isaac Hawkins, the slave whose name was the…

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