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VIEWPOINT: Entitled to Existence

April 7, 2017 at 2:30 am 1 comment

“How dare you stand here and sully this campus knowing what you people have done?” “Don’t you think we would all be better off if you people went back home?” Last week, a woman visiting campus stopped me from entering the Healey Family Student Center and repeatedly told me toRead More

VIEWPOINT: Action, Not Despair, Will Overcome Fear

November 11, 2016 at 5:00 am 0 comments

On Wednesday morning, I called my parents, Muslim, Pakistani immigrants living in the San Francisco Bay Area, to explain to them why Donald Trump had won the election. I had to explain to them that the next four years were going to be very dangerous for us. I explained toRead More

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discussed the challenges she faced as a minority in her path to the bench Wednesday.

Sotomayor Details Challenges in Law

April 4, 2014 at 2:11 am 0 comments

The Marver H. Bernstein Symposium brought United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Gaston Hall on Wednesday for a conversation entitled “A Life in the Law,” sponsored by the Office of the President and the government department. After introductions by University President John J. DeGioia and Robert Katzmann,Read More

Weekend Tries to Increase Minority Enrollment

April 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

With universities across the country competing for top students, Hoya Saxa Weekend aims to attract minority students through a weekend of campus immersion. On Thursday, 83 accepted students joined current Georgetown students to participate in the 11th annual Hoya Saxa Weekend. Born as a pre-admission program called Minority Hosting Weekend,Read More

Grad Rates Lower for Minorities

March 23, 2012 at 9:03 am 0 comments

While Georgetown’s graduation rate for the Class of 2010 was among the highest in the nation at 88.9 percent, disparities exist within the university between graduation rates for different racial groups. White students, who make up the majority of the student body, graduated at a rate of 90.7 percent inRead More

GU Talks Greater Campus Diversity

April 16, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Potential measures addressing issues of diversity at Georgetown took center stage at open forum events this week, with a second town hall for the Diversity Initiative’s academic working group on Wednesdsay and a Thursday panel discussion with faculty and administrators. The academic working group town hall convened for feedback aboutRead More