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University Apologizes for Sale of 272

University Apologizes for Sale of 272

April 21, 2017 at 12:24 am 2 comments

  In one of the most active attempts by a U.S. university to address a tie to slavery, Georgetown community members convened with descendants of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 to formally apologize for the university’s role in slavery. University officials formally apologized to the descendants in the “LiturgyRead More

Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

September 7, 2012 at 10:09 pm 0 comments

It is 3:30 a.m., and Erva Khan (COL ’15) struggles out of bed to silence her alarm. In the murky darkness of predawn, Khan wraps a headscarf around her hair and stands facing east, preparing to begin her fajr, the dawn prayer. Khan is a devout Muslim and a board member of Georgetown’s Muslim StudentsRead More

A Day in the Life of a Jesuit

A Day in the Life of a Jesuit

April 5, 2011 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

It is Thursday night, and on the eighth floor of Village C West that means open-door night for Fr. David Collins, S.J., the Jesuit-in-Residence. Some students walk in and out; others have pulled up an assortment of chairs to form a circle in the living room. Most have sampled theRead More