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KAYLA LEYJA/THE HOYA Lauren Crump, a descendant of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 to support the university financially, calls for a sustainable solution over a monetary payment for reperarations.

Descendant of GU272 Seeks to Create New Legacy

When Lauren Crump received the call informing her she was a descendant of one of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 to financially sustain Georgetown University, she was floored. This revelation presented Crump with the opportunity to play a role in deciding how a historic institution addressed its past with[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Features, Tracing the 272
Human Remains Found During Construction of Arrupe Hall

Human Remains Found During Construction of Arrupe Hall

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Maringouin Residents, Georgetown Slave Descendants Grapple With Education Gap Fueled by Racial Disparities

Maringouin Residents, Georgetown Slave Descendants Grapple With Education Gap Fueled by Racial Disparities

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by July 17, 2018 0 comments Features, News, Tracing the 272
THOMAS: Legacy is Everything, But Legacy Status is Not Enough

THOMAS: Legacy is Everything, But Legacy Status is Not Enough

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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 2 comments 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