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Commencement 2017

More than 6,000 students graduated in 10 commencement ceremonies last week, including over 1,800 undergraduates in the Georgetown College, School of Foreign Service, McDonough School of Business, and School of Nursing and Health Studies.   Scullion Renews Call for Empathy, Social Justice in Commencement Address Inequality and human suffering can be[Read More…]

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James Shelton III, president of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, told the NHS Class of 2017 to believe in their potential to change the world.

Shelton to NHS Graduates: You Can Be ‘World-Changers’

James H. Shelton III, the president of Chan Zuckerberg Education at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, urged graduating students in the School of Nursing and Health Studies to believe in their own limitless potential in his commencement address Saturday afternoon. Shelton was tapped to lead Chan Zuckerberg Education, a science- and[Read More…]

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Buzzed president Greg Coleman encouraged conviction and self-accountability in his commencement address to 2017 MSB graduates.

Coleman Urges Conviction, Generosity in Address to MSB Graduates

BuzzFeed president Greg Coleman (GSB ’76) advised McDonough School of Business graduates to be courageous in their convictions and to act out of sincere generosity in his commencement address to the Class of 2017 on Saturday. Coleman, an alumnus of the business school, said making decisions with conviction helps deflect[Read More…]

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ISABEL BIMAIRA/THE HOYA Project HOME co-founder Sister Mary Scullion called for renewed compassion and empathy to solve the problems of inequality and cruelty in her commencement address to the Georgetown College Class of 2017.

Scullion Renews Call for Empathy, Social Justice in Commencement Address

Inequality and human suffering can be addressed by activists driven by empathy and care for others, according to Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M. in her commencement address to the Georgetown College on Healy Lawn on Saturday. Scullion, who joined the Sisters of Mercy in 1976, is a co-founder of Project HOME,[Read More…]

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and columnist Anne Applebaum said the mission of the School of Foreign Service is under attack in her commencement address to the SFS Class of 2017.

Applebaum Defends Globalists, Intellectuals at SFS Commencement

A world where education, internationalism and service are increasingly scorned requires experts to address the issues of the future, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Anne Applebaum told School of Foreign Service graduates at their May 20 commencement ceremony. Applebaum, a Washington Post columnist and frequent critic of President Donald Trump and[Read More…]

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VIEWPOINT: At a Journey’s End, Discover What Sets Us Apart

I am neither a senior nor graduating, but I am leaving my position as dean of the Georgetown College after nine years. My own college years, now long passed, shaped my intellect, values and established many life-long friendships. My years as dean have shaped my professional life. It would be[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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VIEWPOINT: Sharing in Resilience, Solidarity

Stories are power. Our journeys at Georgetown University have been marked by moments of bravery, resiliency and solidarity. As we graduate, we leave behind networks of people who have shared their struggles with us and who have listened to ours. We are connected through a shared bond of trust, which[Read More…]

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VIEWPOINT: Seize Opportunity in Our Choices

On Aug. 28, 2013, then-President Barack Obama stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to address a crowd of tens of thousands in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. That event happened to coincide with my first class at Georgetown — “Microeconomics.” It was my[Read More…]

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VIEWPOINT: Learn To Love the ‘In-Betweens’

I am terribly afraid of the “in-betweens” in life — the gray spaces: having one foot in the door, one foot out and not really belonging anywhere. Yet, that is exactly where I found myself when I transferred to Georgetown my sophomore year. After I made the decision to transfer,[Read More…]

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VIEWPOINT: Our Love of Others Defines Us

On a Kairos retreat, a contemplative retreat rooted in Ignatian spirituality, during my senior year of high school, my theology teacher gave a stirring reflection in which he revealed the difficult life lessons he learned from losing his young son and — years later — his wife to cancer. The[Read More…]

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