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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Over 1,300 Individuals have signed a Student Authored petition, requesting the university to rescind the degrees of Cardinals Wuerl and McCarrick.

Student-Led Petition Gains Traction

1,376 individuals have signed a petition urging Georgetown University to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Donald Wuerl and Theodore McCarrick for their roles in widespread reported sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church. McCarrick has been under fire since June when allegations of sexual misconduct against men and boys surfaced[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
H*yas For Choice, a student group that advocates for reproductive rights, announced that it will begin providing Plan-B to students.

H*yas for Choice Will Provide Free Plan B for Students

Reproductive rights student group H*yas for Choice began offering emergency contraception to students free of charge on Monday, the first time such contraceptives will be widely available on university grounds. Georgetown University does not provide any form of contraceptives on campus, except Student Health Services, which will provide hormonal contraceptives[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Author Criticizes Elitist Institutions for Encouraging Wealth Inequality

Institutionalized economic inequality remains prevalent in society despite increased funding for social improvement, author Anand Giridharadas said at an event in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday hosted by the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation. Giridharadas spoke about his third and latest book, “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA
Students are demanding that the university fill the Title IX coordinator position, which has been vacant since June when Laura Cutway resigned from her position.

Students Demand University Action on Title IX Regulations

Student groups such as H*yas for Choice and Students of Georgetown, Inc.,  commonly known as The Corp, and dozens of individuals demanded the university publicly address the current lack of a full-time dedicated Title IX coordinator in a letter addressed to university administration circulated this week. Samantha Berner currently serves[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
BLUE AND GRAY
A new policy passed by Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society prevents freshmen in their first semester at Georgetown from being selected as members of the organization.

Blue and Gray Delays Freshman Hires

The Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society will not hire freshmen this fall as part of a new recruitment policy designed to ensure all tour guides have sufficient experience as a college student. Blue and Gray confirmed to The Hoya that it will not accept students who have not yet[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ELIZA PHILLIPS FOR THE HOYA
An Art exhibit celebrating the lives of the GU 272 went on display Tuesday morning. Mélisande Short-Colomb, one of the principal organizers, said she hopes this raises awareness in the Georgetown community about the university's history with slavery and prevents current dialogue from dying out.

Art Celebrating GU272 on Display in Red Square

Student-made artwork honoring the lives of the 272 slaves sold by Georgetown in 1838 were hung in Red Square on Tuesday morning. The art installation, which, weather permitting, will be taken down on Friday, was created as part of the GU272 campaign that began in 2015. Mélisande Short-Colomb (COL ’21),[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Georgetown Initiatives Receive $1 Million to Fund Research

Georgetown Initiatives Receive $1 Million to Fund Research

A $1 million grant for research on the social enterprise movement and women’s economic mobility was awarded by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the McDonough School of Business’ Global Social Enterprise Initiative in August. The grant is intended to[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Dr. Adanna Johnson, coming from Loyola University MD, assumed her role this summer as the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success. Johnson brings with her years of experience handling issues pertaining to diversity and representation in higher education.

New Senior Associate Dean Assumes Role

Adanna J. Johnson, a former associate professor of psychology and director of the African and African American studies program at Loyola University Maryland, was named the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success this summer. Johnson, who also co-chaired the establishment of university-wide Racial[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The Catholic University of America is one prominent Catholic institution which has denounced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by revoking his degrees. Georgetown has yet to issue a public response.

Students Urge University to Condemn Former Cardinal Accused of Sexual Abuse

Catholic student groups at Georgetown University are calling upon the university to take a stronger stance against sexual abuse following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C. The New York Times reported June 20 that McCarrick sexually abused men and boys over several[Read More…]

by August 27, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Fr. Howard Gray, SJ, Remembered as ‘Spiritual Giant’ and ‘Quiet Leader’

Fr. Howard Gray, SJ, Remembered as ‘Spiritual Giant’ and ‘Quiet Leader’

Even at 87 years old, Fr. Howard Gray, S.J., commanded a presence at the pulpit. The pews were packed for his sacred lecture — a Jesuit tradition — in Dahlgren Chapel last month. It was his first public appearance at Georgetown University since he retired as head of the Office[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top