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More than 500 descendants of the 272 men, women and children sold by the Maryland Jesuits to save Georgetown reunited over the weekend, pictured here joining in prayer. KARLA LEYJA/THE HOYA

Descendants of Georgetown Slaves Reunite

Rosedale, La. — The GU272 Descendants Association hosted a reunion Saturday to bring together about 500 of the descendants of the 272 slaves sold to Louisiana by the Maryland Society of Jesus in 1838 to save Georgetown University from bankruptcy. June marks exactly 180 years after the signing of the Articles[Read More…]

by June 13, 2018 1 comment Features, News, Tracing the 272
Their Ancestors Were Sold to Save Georgetown. 180 Years Later, Descendants Expand Their Roots.

Their Ancestors Were Sold to Save Georgetown. 180 Years Later, Descendants Expand Their Roots.

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PHOTO SERIES: Portraits from Louisiana

PHOTO SERIES: Portraits from Louisiana

My Trip Back Home

My Trip Back Home

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SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA The Georgetown University Francis J. Heyden Observatory is currently in need of renovations and repairs, but it has a rich legacy of astronomy education dating back to 1841.

Despite Historical Legacy, Heyden Observatory Faces Neglect

Hidden behind the Yates Field House lies a white, dome-topped building often forgotten by the Georgetown community: the Georgetown University Francis J. Heyden Observatory. Few students venture back there, and those who do rarely enter. Today, the observatory faces maintenance neglect and is in need of renovations, according to students[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 1 comment Features, News, News - Top
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
Lacking Time, Funds for Meals, Students Face Food Inaccessibility

Lacking Time, Funds for Meals, Students Face Food Inaccessibility

Two days since his last meal, Deshaun Rice (COL ’19) cannot concentrate. Fatigue seeps in. Words blur together. He sees things from the corners of his eyes — things that are not actually there. Hunger was never something Rice expected to encounter at Georgetown University. He thought college would provide[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 5 comments Campus News, Features, News, News - Top
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As Accessibility Falls Short, Students Take Charge

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by April 6, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
A New Lens on Navigating Disability

A New Lens on Navigating Disability

From the outset, James Sullivan’s (COL ’03) study abroad experience his junior year did not go according to plan. Scheduled to depart for Villa Le Balze, Georgetown’s study center in Florence, on Sept. 11, 2001, Sullivan’s trip was delayed amid the tumult of terrorist attacks in New York City and[Read More…]

by April 5, 2018 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Up in Arms: Preparing a Campus Shooter Protocol

Up in Arms: Preparing a Campus Shooter Protocol

Since the Parkland, Fla. shooting last month, Madeline Budman (COL ’18) has felt a heightened sense of apprehension in public places. For Budman, the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is personal. Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the campers at the Jewish Reform camp where Budman worked last year, was[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top