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CHARLIE GOETZMAN FOR THE HOYA | Members of the Georgetown community rallied in honor of a tentative contract agreement between Aramark and campus food service workers.

Aramark, Food Service Workers Reach Tentative Contract

After months of negotiations, Georgetown University food service workers reached a tentative contract agreement with Aramark, the university’s food service provider, on April 15. Student activists and other community members celebrated at a victory rally in Red Square on Tuesday in honor of the tentative agreement between Aramark and Unite[Read More…]

by April 17, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
PATRICIA GUALINGA MONTALVO/FACEBOOK | 
The three-day summit aims to strengthen ties between priests and indigenous leaders, like Patricia Gualinga of the Kichwa people, in preparation for an assembly of bishops called by Pope Francis on conservation in the Amazon.

Priests Urge Indigenous Inclusion in Environmental Advocacy

The Catholic Church needs to incorporate indigenous people into its environmental advocacy to effectively combat the degradation of the Amazonian ecosystem, Catholic priests and environmental activists said March 20. A movement to protect the environment must incorporate indigenous peoples in its advocacy, according to Patricia Gualinga, an indigenous rights activist[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News
PBS | Filmmaker Lynn Novick said her experience directing the documentary College Behind Bars enabled her to better understand the influence of education on incarcerated people March 11.

Education Crucial to Prisoners’ Future Success, GU Professor Says

Two panels of filmmakers, Georgetown professors and former inmates discussed the rehabilitative power of education in the prison system March 11. The event featured the public debut of director Lynn Novick’s four-part PBS documentary College Behind Bars, excerpts of which were shown to an audience in Gaston Hall. Novick, an[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The identity of New Orleans is characterized by interactions among diverse groups that have historically inhabited the city, according to Jason Berry (CAS ’71), author and investigative reporter.

Diversity Has Shaped New Orleanian Culture, Author Says

The culture of New Orleans has historically been shaped by the influence of its diverse inhabitants, said Jason Berry (CAS ’71), author and investigative reporter. The Feb. 25 event featured Berry’s new book, which argues New Orleans’ culture is grounded in performance and display. “When you grow up in a[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Longtime Congressman Dingell Mourned by US Leaders

Prominent U.S. political leaders convened Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church to commemorate the life of John Dingell Jr. (CAS ’49, LAW ’52), a former representative of Michigan and the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history. At 92 years old, Dingell died at his home in Dearborn, Mich., on[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN | Georgetown’s Office of Sustainability will give grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 for six to 10 projects that pursue research, provide education about sustainability issues or aim to fight environmental degradation.

GU Establishes $300,000 Fund for Sustainability Initiatives

A new university fund will provide $300,000 in grants to student, faculty and staff-proposed projects that seek to combat local and global sustainability challenges, Georgetown announced Jan. 29. The Laudato Si’ Fund, named for Pope Francis’s 2015 letter on environmental justice sent to Roman Catholic bishops, will provide grants for[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top