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Students met with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on Monday in advance of his address at the School of Foreign Service commencement Saturday.

Johnson Meets Undocumented Students Amid Backlash

In light of student and alumni advocacy efforts opposing his selection as the School of Foreign Service commencement speaker, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with university administrators and members of the Georgetown community — including undocumented students — during a three-hour visit on campus Monday. During the meetings,[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The opinion piece “I Stand With Willa,” co-authored by Zoe Dobkin (SFS ’16) and Willa Murphy, contributed to the movement demanding that the administration amend its response to sexual assault cases.

As Assault Survivors Speak Out, Policies Advance

As the issue of sexual assault on college campuses rose to the forefront of the national consciousness, advocacy efforts for awareness and policy reform at Georgetown also gained traction over the past academic year. From the hiring of the university’s first full-time Title IX coordinator, to the dissemination of the[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments Campus News, Year in Review 2015-2016
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Lacrosse Team Junior Edward Blatz Dies

Edward Blatz Jr. (MSB ’17), a junior on the men’s lacrosse team, died early Sunday, according to a university-wide email sent by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson and Vice President for Mission and Ministry Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. Blatz is survived by his parents Anne Marie and Edward[Read More…]

by April 24, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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ARC Weaknesses Revealed

Underfunded and understaffed, Georgetown’s Academic Resource Center received criticism for its wheelchair-inaccessible location, insufficient staff size and lack of visibility in an external review submitted to the Division of Student Affairs in January. The 14-page report identifies deficiencies and offers 15 recommendations, including expanding the staff, relocating the center, improving[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
BROAD GREEN PICTURES

Q&A: Terrence Malick’s Producers Talk ‘Knight of Cups’

There is perhaps no working filmmaker today whose body of work is as divisive as that of Terrence Malick’s. Without a doubt, Malick’s masterful manipulation of filmic reality — from the ethereal magic-hour landscapes in “Days of Heaven” to the introspective voiceovers in “The Thin Red Line” to the mysterious light[Read More…]

CENTRAL MOTION PICTURES

Top 10 Movies of 2015

2015 has been a rollercoaster of a year for film. From highly anticipated blockbusters and franchise reboots to critically acclaimed directorial debuts, this year saw the release of a wide variety of quality movies. Here are ten films that were particularly impressive with their cinematic ingenuity, brilliant performances and finely[Read More…]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a Democratic presidential candidate, addressed a Gaston Hall audience that could not accommodate all who started lining up before 6 a.m. Thursday.

Sanders Campaign Comes to Gaston

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivered this election season’s first candidate address in Gaston Hall yesterday, where he defined democratic socialism as economic security for the middle class and called for collaborative efforts to destroy the Islamic State group. The speech marked a defining moment in Sanders’ campaign,[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Freedom Hall, part of the Former Jesuit Residence, pictured, joins Remembrance Hall as the newest additions to Georgetown building nomenclature — albeit temporarily. The university dropped the names “Mulledy” and “McSherry,” respectively, Saturday, following demonstrations.

Heeding Demands, University Renames Buildings

University President John J. DeGioia and the board of directors approved the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation’s recommendation to rename Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall on Saturday, one day after student activists began their sit-in outside the Office of the President. The group changed the names of both[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
DeGioia Approves Renaming of Mulledy, McSherry Halls

DeGioia Approves Renaming of Mulledy, McSherry Halls

University President John J. DeGioia approved the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation’s recommendation to rename Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall today, one day after black student activists began staging a sit-in outside the president’s office. Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall will be provided the interim names of Freedom Hall and Remembrance[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 7 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Student Activists Sit-In Outside DeGioia’s Office

Student Activists Sit-In Outside DeGioia’s Office

Students activists began staging a sit-in outside the office of University President John J. DeGioia today at 9 a.m. to pressure the administration into meeting a series of demands that address racial injustice at Georgetown. As of press time, around 30 students remain seated outside DeGioia’s office on the second floor of Healy Hall. The[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top