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EDITORIAL: Inclusion of Descendants Integral to Reconciliation

In the words of the report commissioned last summer by Georgetown’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation, “Ultimately, reconciliation requires relationship.” Since Georgetown publicly acknowledged its profit from an 1838 sale of 272 slaves to a Louisiana plantation, the university has promised to engage the descendants of the slaves[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - 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

Remember the 272

Georgetown students woke up to a front-page article in Sunday’s New York Times delving into the history behind the 1838 Georgetown sale of 272 slaves. In many ways, the article was a necessary jolt for the school, as the efforts of the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation and[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Teach-In Looks to Address Legacy of Slavery

Teach-In Looks to Address Legacy of Slavery

The Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation held a teach-in event focusing on Georgetown’s relationship with slavery and announcing the implementation of Freedom and Remembrance Grants and an Emancipation Symposium to address that history for an audience of around 150 people in Gaston Hall on Tuesday. The event comes[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Working Group on Slavery Pens Prospectus

The Georgetown Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation released a pamphlet addressing the history of the university’s relationship with slavery and its plans to foster dialogue with the student body Tuesday. The pamphlet provides greater details surrounding Jesuit slaveholding at Georgetown as well as specifics concerning the sale of[Read More…]

by November 25, 2015 0 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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GU Fossil Free has orchestrated several rallies and protests to raise the profile of its divestment campaign.

BOD Committee Considers Divestment

The university’s board of directors established a working group on fossil fuel divestment this month, which will discuss divestment with members of GU Fossil Free and the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility over video chat in preparation for the board’s vote on CISR’s proposal in June. According to the[Read More…]

by April 14, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Ups Online Presence

Amid grumbles that Georgetown has been slow to utilize 21st-century technology, the university has ramped up efforts to maximize use of social media in the past year. In March 2012, the Office of Communications created a cross-campus, collaborative Social Media Working Group to develop a unified institutional identity to grow and organize[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments Campus News

Working Group on Student Space Forms Recommendations

A recent survey of students found that 53 percent were not satisfied with student space on Georgetown’s campus, prompting a series of recommendations by the Student Space Working Group intended to augment on-campus quality of life. In its suggestions, the report recommends both that the university boosts the quantity of[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Map Changes Revisited

The SFS Academic Council established a Map of the Modern World working group about two weeks ago, a move that followed earlier recommendations put forth in the council’s report on this year’s changes to the School of Foreign Service’s core requirement. James Reardon-Anderson, senior associate dean and director of undergraduate[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News