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Movie Review: ‘The Lost City of Z’

★★★☆☆ In “The Lost City of Z,” director James Gray’s adaptation of the eponymous book is a tremendous depiction of obsession and the drive to find truth in human history. In contrast to many historical action movies, “The Lost City of Z” connects with its audience on an emotional and[Read More…]

PIRROTTI: Look Forward by Looking Back

PIRROTTI: Look Forward by Looking Back

In February of 1798, there was a fight in the House of Representatives. Not a “fight” over bills and proposals, but a real full-on, bare-knuckled, fist-throwing brawl – with Connecticut Rep. Roger Griswold beating Vermont Rep. Matthew Lyon with his walking stick after Lyon had spit in Griswold’s face. Even[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Beyond the 272 Sold in 1838, Plotting the National Diaspora of Jesuit-Owned Slaves

Beyond the 272 Sold in 1838, Plotting the National Diaspora of Jesuit-Owned Slaves

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STONE: Cultures Are Not Our Toys

STONE: Cultures Are Not Our Toys

I was asked, “How do I explain to white people that it’s wrong to treat East-Asian religions as fads?” They explained that there are people who want to “become” Taoist, Buddhist, Sikh or Hindu but without any of the relevant social context or history. Two of the inquirer’s friends have[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 9 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Honor Black History

This fall, discussions on racial justice moved to the forefront of national dialogue, prompting rallies, riots and numerous conversations between administrators and students on college campuses across the country. February has been designated as Black History Month since 1976. This February, Georgetown students have ample opportunity to further their solidarity[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Engage With Our History

Engage With Our History

For all the talk of Jesuit values, Jesuit traditions and Jesuit heritage that can be heard almost daily on this campus, many students still lack a substantial education of the history and practices of all three counts. In order to fully understand Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit past, it is necessary[Read More…]

Students Launch Academic Journal for History Research

A group of eight students will launch Georgetown’s first academic journal dedicated to history articles written by undergraduate and graduate students in early 2016. The Georgetown Journal of History, which will release its first online issue in the spring, will consist of research articles on history from students at Georgetown[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
QUALLEN: Slavery Inextricably Tied To Georgetown’s Growth

QUALLEN: Slavery Inextricably Tied To Georgetown’s Growth

The facts of the sale are well known: In 1838, Thomas F. Mulledy and William McSherry, then the president of Georgetown, sold 272 Jesuit-owned slaves south. The sale was vicious and controversial. Mulledy, fearful that some slaves would escape if word of the sale got out, arrived unannounced on the[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LAUREN SEIBEL FOR THE HOYA
Mulledy Hall, whose name retention has sparked controversy, is one of the components of the Former Jesuit Residence, pictured.

Group to Address Slavery, Memory

In response to the recent dialogue sparked by the naming of Mulledy Hall, University President John J. DeGioia has charged a working group of faculty, students and alumni to discuss the memorialization of the history of Jesuit slaveholding at Georgetown. The Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation announced that[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
QUALLEN: Slavery’s Remnants, Buried and Overlooked

QUALLEN: Slavery’s Remnants, Buried and Overlooked

Two weeks ago, the roughly 1,580 students comprising the Class of 2019 arrived on campus.  Beginning with New Student Orientation and trailing into the first months of their time on campus, these thousand and a half eager freshmen will begin to learn the geography of our collective home. They will notice,[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 5 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top