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SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: An Ode to the Underappreciated at Georgetown

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: An Ode to the Underappreciated at Georgetown

While writing this, our final column of the summer, we recognized that in describing our experiences as students of color, we have been forced to reflect upon the highs and lows of our freshman year at Georgetown. Our perpetual criticism of this university has always stemmed from a love for[Read More…]

by August 13, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
JESUS RODRIGUEZ/THE HOYA

VIEWPOINT: Personal Ties Forge Community

Georgetown reminds me to always check the mail. However thin the envelope might have been, its contents have led me to this moment today. Since making my decision to attend Georgetown, there have been a number of moments along the way that will make me cherish this experience for a[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SPENCER COOK FOR THE HOYA
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
JERRY JOHNSON
University President John J. DeGioia met with Patricia Bayonne Johnson, a descendant of one of the 272 slaves sold by Georgetown to a Louisiana plantation in 1838, in Spokane, Wash., on Monday, June 13.

In a First, DeGioia Meets With Descendant of Slaves Sold by Georgetown in 1838

In a historic step forward to reconcile with Georgetown’s slaveholding history, University President John J. DeGioia met with Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, a descendant of one of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 by former University President Fr. Thomas Mulledy, S.J., on Monday, June 13. This marked the first reported meeting between[Read More…]

by June 30, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY/PRESIDENT JOHN J. DEGIOIA

University Recognizes Interim Name Changes

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia and the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation held a ceremony and reception to recognize the interim naming of Freedom Hall and Remembrance Hall on Friday afternoon. The ceremony occurred in the newly constructed courtyard outside Freedom Hall and included speeches from working[Read More…]

by December 13, 2015 0 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