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President John J. DeGioia discussed Georgetown's legacy of slavery, the university's role in national politics, and the men's basketball program.

Q&A: DeGioia Talks Georgetown’s Role in Politics, Reconciliation

As the academic year comes to an end, The Hoya sat down with University President John J. DeGioia yesterday to discuss Georgetown’s role in today’s political landscape, the process of reconciling with the university’s history of slaveholding and recent changes to the men’s basketball program. This interview has been edited[Read More…]

by April 12, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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University Pledges Not to Renew Nike Contract Pending Compliance Agreement

Georgetown has committed not to renew its licensing contract with Nike unless the company allows the Worker Rights Consortium independent access and reporting of complaints regarding factory conditions, announced Chief of Staff Joseph Ferrara at 8:30 p.m. today. The announcement concluded a nearly 35-hourlong sit-in by members of the Georgetown[Read More…]

by December 9, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Gymnasts Laurie Hernandez and Aly Raisman, left, joined their teammates in winning the Team of the Olympic Games award, while swimmer Katie Ledecky, right, won the Female Athlete of the Olympic Games Award.

Team USA Awards Bring Olympic Stars to Campus

Georgetown was abuzz with belated Olympic fever Wednesday when more than 500 Olympians and Paralympians came together in McDonough Arena for the first time since the conclusion of the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Team USA Awards. The ceremony also served as[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Hours after the release of the report by the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation, President DeGioia gave an address to discuss how the administration would take steps to acknowledge the university’s slaveholding past and its debt to the descendants.

Georgetown Seeks to Make Amends for 272

Georgetown will undertake a series of efforts in order to reconcile with its slaveholding past, including providing descendants of the 272 slaves whose sale in 1838 benefitted the university an advantage in admissions applications. The measures, announced by University President John J. DeGioia at an event in Gaston Hall yesterday afternoon,[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Luis Rosales (MSB ’18), a student who immigrated from El Salvador, received a full-ride scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, allowing him to transfer to Georgetown from Montgomery College this year.

Immigrant Student Receives Full-Ride Scholarship to Georgetown

When El Salvador was facing violence and economic turmoil in the late 1990s following a bloody civil war, a 9-year-old Luis Rosales (MSB ’18) was brought to the United States by his parents. “There was a lot of violence and economic turmoil. A lot of the times, they read cases[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer spoke on the value of a global perspective in Gaston Hall.

Justice Breyer Stresses Globality

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer argued that the court should take a more global perspective in legal deliberations and defended the responsibility of the court to uphold the rule of law in a conversation hosted by the department of government as part of the Marver H. Bernstein Symposium in[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The eighth annual Lavender Graduation, an effort to recognize the LGBTQ community at Georgetown, was held in the Healy Family Student Center on Wednesday.

Lavender Graduation Honors LGBTQ Community, Allies

The LGBTQ Resource Center and the Tagliabue Initiative for LGBTQ Life hosted the eighth annual Lavender Graduation, which seeks to celebrate the contributions and stories of Georgetown’s graduating LGBTQ community and its allies, in the Healey Family Student Center on Wednesday. The ceremony featured speeches from University President John J.[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

SFS-Q Appoints New Dean

Dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar Gerd Nonneman will step down as dean at the end of his term in June, as announced by University President John DeGioia in an email to the Georgetown community sent Jan. 29. Senior Associate Dean of the School of Foreign Service[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Survey Seeks to Address Campus Sexual Violence

Georgetown University released its first Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey to the student body Jan. 14 to gather relevant data on the prevalence of sexual violence on campus and to promote a better understanding of the issue among community members. It is the university’s first initiative of 2016 to[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Former USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, who is now part of the SFS faculty,  gave a lecture Monday as part of the Global Futures Initiative.

Shah Emphasizes Role of Development

Former U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah highlighted the importance of development to American foreign policy in a lecture at the Lohrfink Auditorium Monday. The lecture, sponsored by the Office of the President, was part of the Global Futures Initiative, launched in January to encourage the university to[Read More…]

by March 31, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top