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Three Undergraduate Schools Welcome New Deans

Three Georgetown University schools are kicking off the academic year with refreshed leadership, as the McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown College and the School of Foreign Service in Qatar welcome new deans. Christopher S. Celenza started as the dean of the College on July 1, leaving his post as[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown will require Nike, Inc. to provide the Worker Rights Consortium, a labor rights group, access to supplier factories. The agreement comes after a 35-hour sit-in by the workers rights group Georgetown Solidarity Committee in December.

University, Nike Reach Agreement Ensuring Factory Access

Georgetown will require Nike, Inc. to provide the Worker Rights Consortium, a labor rights group, access to supplier factories and ensure supply partners comply with new labor standards as part of a renewed contract announced this afternoon. Georgetown allowed its contract with Nike to expire Dec. 31, 2016, following a[Read More…]

by August 30, 2017 2 comments News, News - Top
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Ahmad S. Dallal, a history professor at the American University in Beirut, will serve as the new Dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar starting Sept. 1.

Former Arabic and Islamic Studies Chair Appointed SFS-Q Dean

Ahmad S. Dallal, a history professor at the American University of Beirut, will serve as the new dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar starting Sept. 1. Dallal previously served as provost of the American University in Beirut from 2009 to 2015, after serving as chair of Georgetown’s Arabic[Read More…]

by June 27, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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Shepard and Elizabeth Thomas, descendants of slaves sold to benefit Georgetown, plan to attend the university in the fall.

Two Descendants of Georgetown Slaves to Attend University

Two descendants of slaves whose sale in 1838 benefited Georgetown now plan to attend the university in the fall as the first students to be enrolled under the university’s commitment to provide legacy admission status to descendants. The admission of siblings Shepard and Elizabeth Thomas, first reported by The New[Read More…]

by June 7, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Five students will be recognized as valedictorians and Dean’s Medal recipients for maintaining the highest GPA in their schools this weekend.

Seniors Bestowed With Academic Honors

Several students will be honored as valedictorians and Dean’s Medal recipients for maintaining the highest GPA in their respective schools this commencement weekend, with a two-way tie in the McDonough School of Business. Anneke von Seeger (COL ’17), the College valedictorian, will lead the commencement as the Georgetown College Marshal.[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

University Looks To Address History of Slavery

On Sept. 2, University President John J. DeGioia announced a series of efforts to reconcile the benefit Georgetown received from the 1838 sale of 272 slaves. The statement marked the conclusion of a yearlong endeavor to respond to the university’s dealings in slavery and the beginning of another with hopes[Read More…]

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton advocated continued American leadership abroad in a speech in Gaston Hall on Friday.

Clinton Advocates Continued American Leadership Abroad, Importance of Gender Equity

In one of her first speeches since the November election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged the United States to continue to lead worldwide peace efforts and advance the rights of women in a Gaston Hall speech on Friday. “We have to ask, will we be left behind or[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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BRAVE Offers Intersectional Dialogue

The second annual BRAVE Summit, hosted on Saturday, offered black women a space to promote dialogue on issues of feminism with a series of panels and a keynote by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D). BRAVE — Black. Resilient. Artistic. Vigilant. Enough. — was organized by 14 undergraduate female students[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Former GUSA President Enushe Khan (MSB ’17) and Vice President Chris Fisk (COL ’17) cited dining and outreach to minority groups as their primary achievements.

Khan, Fisk Reflect on Shared Progress, Challenges in Office

Former Georgetown University Student Association President Enushe Khan (MSB ’17) and Vice President Chris Fisk (COL ’17) entered office 373 days ago on a campaign platform of creating a more inclusive GUSA, reforming dining and completing the 2036 campus plan. The Khan-Fisk administration had the largest GUSA executive in recent[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Freedom Hall will be renamed Isaac Hawkins Hall after the first slave who was listed in a record of the sale of the 272 slaves that benefitted Georgetown.

University to Rename Freedom Hall

The university plans to rename Freedom Hall as Isaac Hawkins Hall in late April, in honor of the first enslaved person recorded in the 1838 sale of the 272 slaves that benefitted Georgetown. University President John J. DeGioia announced the university’s intention to rename Freedom and Remembrance Halls as Isaac[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top