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EDITORIAL: Eliminate Legacy Privilege

Last week, this editorial board discussed one potential way Georgetown University could re-center its admissions process on student achievement. In this vein, we believe that to truly promote inclusion and opportunity, the university must end its preference of legacy students in admissions. This practice prioritizes students with potentially less merit[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 6 comments Editorial
JERRY JOHNSON
University President John J. DeGioia met with Patricia Bayonne Johnson, a descendant of one of the 272 slaves sold by Georgetown to a Louisiana plantation in 1838, in Spokane, Wash., on Monday, June 13.

In a First, DeGioia Meets With Descendant of Slaves Sold by Georgetown in 1838

In a historic step forward to reconcile with Georgetown’s slaveholding history, University President John J. DeGioia met with Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, a descendant of one of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 by former University President Fr. Thomas Mulledy, S.J., on Monday, June 13. This marked the first reported meeting between[Read More…]

by June 30, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Demonstrators Address Demands to University

“What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now.” Black student activists led around 250 students, faculty and community members in a demonstration in Red Square last night to express solidarity with college students of color experiencing racism domestically and internationally. The group announced a list of six[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top