Post Tagged with: "Mulledy Hall"

EDITORIAL: Reconcile Through Restoration

Since the reopening of then-Mulledy Hall in 2015 called into question a past steeped with the horrors of the slave trade, Georgetown has struggled to reconcile its Jesuit values with the sale of 272 enslaved men, women and children to a plantation in Louisiana in 1838. The legacy of the[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments Editorial, 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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FILE PHOTO: DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
Freedom Hall, part of the Former Jesuit Residence, pictured, joins Remembrance Hall as the newest additions to Georgetown building nomenclature — albeit temporarily. The university dropped the names “Mulledy” and “McSherry,” respectively, Saturday, following demonstrations.

Heeding Demands, University Renames Buildings

University President John J. DeGioia and the board of directors approved the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation’s recommendation to rename Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall on Saturday, one day after student activists began their sit-in outside the Office of the President. The group changed the names of both[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
DeGioia Approves Renaming of Mulledy, McSherry Halls

DeGioia Approves Renaming of Mulledy, McSherry Halls

University President John J. DeGioia approved the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation’s recommendation to rename Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall today, one day after black student activists began staging a sit-in outside the president’s office. Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall will be provided the interim names of Freedom Hall and Remembrance[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 7 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Student Activists Sit-In Outside DeGioia’s Office

Student Activists Sit-In Outside DeGioia’s Office

Students activists began staging a sit-in outside the office of University President John J. DeGioia today at 9 a.m. to pressure the administration into meeting a series of demands that address racial injustice at Georgetown. As of press time, around 30 students remain seated outside DeGioia’s office on the second floor of Healy Hall. The[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Solidarity Demonstrators Call for University Action

Black student activists led around 250 students, faculty and community members in a demonstration on Red Square tonight to express solidarity with students of color experiencing racism in universities domestically and internationally. The group announced a list of demands directed to university administration, addressing racial injustice at Georgetown. The activists[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Justice Can’t Wait for Working Groups

Justice Can’t Wait for Working Groups

Here are a couple serious questions for the newly minted Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation: What new information could possibly come to light on the nature of slavery that will change what we already know about Mulledy Hall? Why should changing this building’s shameful name be delayed? Any[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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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
Face Our History

Face Our History

The university’s decision to retain the name of Mulledy Hall, one of two buildings that constitute the new Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy, is both tone-deaf and offensive. Although University President John J. DeGioia’s statement to the university community on Aug. 24 contends that the university executes this choice with[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top