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Concerns Continue Over Migrant Worker Conditions on Georgetown’s Qatar Campus

Concerns Continue Over Migrant Worker Conditions on Georgetown’s Qatar Campus

“What we’ve seen at Georgetown-Qatar is the norm erosion of our ethical standards.” So wrote Ian Almond — a world literature professor at Georgetown University’s campus in Doha, Qatar, who is currently on leave — in a November 2017 letter sent to Provost Robert Groves concerning the treatment of migrant[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 2 comments Features, News, News - Top
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A Story of Strength: The Life of Yarrow Mamout

On Jan. 7, 2012, historian James H. Johnston presented a case to the Old Georgetown Board, a three-person team appointed by the D.C. Commission of Fine Arts responsible for preserving Georgetown’s architectural history. Johnston hoped to stop the construction of a set townhouses at 3324 Dent Place, NW, a location[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 2 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
Bringing a Focus to Center Stage

Bringing a Focus to Center Stage

From Georgetown Dance Company, which focuses on classical ballet and jazz, and Hoya Break Squad to Black Movements Dance Theatre and Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Georgetown, Georgetown’s slew of groups not only covers a wide spectrum of dance styles, but also encompasses a vast array of cultural traditions. The cultural[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Devika Ranjan

Over the summer, Devika Ranjan (SFS ’17) lived along one of the world’s most dangerous borders with an important task at hand. Armed with nothing but a grant from the Catherine Davis Foundation, Ranjan was working on a peace-building project — one that did not entail moderating dialogue between opposing[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments The Guide

Movie Review: Queen of Katwe

The latest film from Indian-American director Mira Nair, responsible for the critically acclaimed “Salaam Bombay!” and Golden Lion-winning “Monsoon Wedding,” “Queen of Katwe” is a joint effort between Walt Disney Pictures and ESPN Films. The film tells the real-life story of Phiona Mutesi, an extraordinary young girl from Katwe, Uganda.[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Crimson Peak’

★★★☆☆ “Crimson Peak” is an odd blend of 19th- century romance and gothic horror. The film was directed, co-written with Matthew Robbins and produced by Guillermo del Toro, famous for his affinity for bloodshed and talent for imagery and best known for his action thriller “Hellboy” (2004) and his fairy-tale[Read More…]