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UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY
Fr. Howard Gray, S.J., will serve as interim vice president for mission and ministry starting Aug. 1.

Gray Appointed Interim Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Fr. Howard Gray, S.J., will serve as interim vice president for mission and ministry starting Aug. 1 while the university seeks a long-term replacement for Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., (CAS ’88), according to a campus-wide email sent by President John J. DeGioia on Friday. O’Brien will join Santa Clara University[Read More…]

by June 4, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Community Remembers Blatz in Memorial Service

More than 100 family and friends of lacrosse player Edward Blatz Jr. (MSB ’17), who died April 24, gathered to celebrate Blatz’s legacy of compassion and sportsmanship in Dahlgren Chapel on May 4. Originally from Garden City, N.Y., Blatz is survived by his parents and two sisters. The cause of[Read More…]

by May 13, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. (CAS ’88), after serving as Georgetown’s vice president for mission and ministry, will transfer to Santa Clara.

After Eight Years, O’Brien Transfers to Santa Clara

The Jesuit vow of obedience has been a powerful force in the career of Vice President for Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. (CAS ’88). After eight years as a member of Georgetown’s faculty, the same call to service that brought O’Brien to Georgetown will bring him to Santa[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Rabbi Harold S. White was the first full-time Jewish chaplain at a U.S. Catholic university, and oversaw the foundation of the PJC.

Rabbi White, 83, Built Jewish Life, Programs

Upon descending the stairs to the second floor of the Intercultural Center, a quaint but easily overlooked sculpture can be observed toward the right wall. The bronze statue depicts a scene in the Parable of the Prodigal Son, in which the titular character embraces his father after returning from a[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 2 comments Campus News, News
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Students gathered for a vigil on the events in Ferguson in Red Square in August.

From Ferguson to Georgetown, Igniting Conversations on Race and Diversity

On the eve of the first day of classes in August, a collection of members of the Georgetown University community found their way to Red Square. Two weeks earlier, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black male, had been shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., triggering nationwide protests decrying police[Read More…]

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Cartoon Sparks Ire, Dialogue

In response to a cartoon in the Georgetown Voice, students organized a town hall discussion and demonstration in Red Square on Sunday and Monday, respectively, to augment campus-wide awareness about racism and responsible satire. The Page 13 cartoon, published in the Voice’s Feb. 19 issue, depicts then-GUSA executive candidates Chris[Read More…]

by February 24, 2015 28 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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In light of events in Ferguson, Cleveland and Staten Island, FBI Director James Comey delivered remarks on race relations and law enforcement in an unprecedented address in Gaston Hall on Thursday.

In Rare Move, FBI Head Addresses Race Relations

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey spoke about the subconscious racial biases present in law enforcement officers, disproportionate challenges faced by young men of color and other issues in the intersection of race and law enforcement Thursday morning in a lecture co-hosted by the McCourt School of Public Policy[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

O’BRIEN: On The Blessing of Our Belovedness

I met Nancy on my first night at Georgetown in August 1984. I had moved into my room on New South 1 (which looks very much the same today) and wandered anxiously over to a party on the Harbin patio. I was overwhelmed and felt way out of my league.[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., voiced solidarity for Jewish and Muslim community members in an email.

O’Brien Voices Solidarity

Vice President for Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., sent an email to members of Georgetown’s Jewish and Muslim communities on Saturday, expressing solidarity with both groups. The email was sent in the wake of the heightened instances of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia that have broken out across Europe since[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News

Project Revives Religion

The Francis Project, a new initiative created in October that attempts to foster on-campus dialogue about human dignity, held its first campus-wide event Monday evening in the Healey Family Student Center. Around 60 people attended the event, which featured a talk by Vice President for Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O’Brien[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News