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LGBTQ, Ally Community Celebrate Lavender Graduation

LGBTQ, Ally Community Celebrate Lavender Graduation

April 28, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Three hundred members of the LGBTQ community and allies gathered at the ninth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2017 in the Healey Family Student Center Great Room last night. Organized by the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Tagliabue Initiative for LGBTQ Life, theRead More

At a Crossroads: Hurdles Remain for LGBTQ Inclusion on Campus

April 21, 2017 at 12:16 am 2 comments

Aaron Warga (SFS ’18) was tabling in Red Square for Transgender Day of Visibility when an admitted student asked about Georgetown’s housing process for gender-nonconforming students. Warga was at a loss for what to say. “They said ‘I am nonbinary, I identify as they/them/theirs. What are the housing policies here?’Read More

Civil rights activists and Black Lives Matter activists engaged in a panel discussion as part of a day of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam" speech. (JEANINE SANTUCCI/THE HOYA)

Speakers Urge Greater Awareness of University Role in Social Justice

April 11, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, speakers called for a greater awareness of the university’s role in addressing racism in the United States in a series of events hosted by the Program on Justice and Peace and the Center for Social Justice. SponsoredRead More

Healy Hall is one of several public buildings on campus with single-stall restrooms that the university is planning to make gender-inclusive and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant.

University to Make Single-Stall Restrooms Gender-Inclusive Following Student Activism

March 11, 2017 at 11:17 am 11 comments

The university and the Georgetown University Student Association LGBTQ Inclusivity policy team have launched an initiative to make single-stall restrooms in public buildings on campus both gender-inclusive and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant by the end of the semester. Currently, many public buildings on campus, including the Leavey Center, Healy HallRead More

District Ranked 4th-Best US City to Live

February 10, 2017 at 12:18 am 0 comments

Washington, D.C., is the fourth-best city to live in the United States based on factors such as quality of life and desirability, according to a study from U.S. News and World Report released Tuesday, despite reports of an increase in racial and economic inequality across the city. The “2017 BestRead More

About 200 members of the community attended a vigil in Red Square on Wednesday night in solidarity with students and facutly affected by President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

Solidarity Vigil Unites Campus in Wake of Immigration Ban

February 3, 2017 at 12:18 am 0 comments

As the nation reacts to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, members of the Georgetown community joined together in solidarity with students and faculty affected by the ban in a vigil in Red Square on Wednesday night. About 200 people attended the Hoyas for Justice: Solidarity Vigil, where members of minorityRead More

Students demonstrated outside University President John J. DeGioia's suite of offices this evening as GSC members met with Chief of Staff Joe Ferrara and Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson.

Mediator Joins Nike Negotiations

January 31, 2017 at 12:12 am 1 comment

The university has recruited third-party mediator Don Edwards, Justice and Sustainability Associates’ CEO, to assist in the negotiations between Georgetown and Nike regarding the university’s licensing contract, which expired Dec. 31. Georgetown let the licensing contract expire following the 35-hour sit-in of President John J. DeGioia’s suite of offices stagedRead More

Actress Anna Deavere Smith highlighted the role theater can play in raising awareness for issues affecting underrepresented populations in a Gaston Hall event Jan. 19.

Smith Highlights Role of Theater in Social Change

January 24, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Theater has the power to raise awareness for issues affecting underrepresented populations, as highlighted in a Gaston Hall event featuring actress Anna Deavere Smith hosted by the Office of the President on Jan. 19. Smith discussed her Pipeline Project, which uses theater to highlight issues within the school-to-prison pipeline. TheRead More

Members of worker's rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee are demonstrating against Georgetown's licensing contract with Nike inside and outside the University President John J. DeGioia's suite of offices and outside Healy Hall.

35 Hours in Healy Hall

December 20, 2016 at 1:30 am 0 comments

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University Pledges Not to Renew Nike Contract Pending Compliance Agreement

December 9, 2016 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

Georgetown has committed not to renew its licensing contract with Nike unless the company allows the Worker Rights Consortium independent access and reporting of complaints regarding factory conditions, announced Chief of Staff Joseph Ferrara at 8:30 p.m. today. The announcement concluded a nearly 35-hourlong sit-in by members of the GeorgetownRead More