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LGBTQ, Ally Community Celebrate Lavender Graduation

LGBTQ, Ally Community Celebrate Lavender Graduation

Three hundred members of the LGBTQ community and allies gathered at the ninth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2017 in the Healey Family Student Center Great Room last night. Organized by the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Tagliabue Initiative for LGBTQ Life, the[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

At a Crossroads: Hurdles Remain for LGBTQ Inclusion on Campus

Aaron Warga (SFS ’18) was tabling in Red Square for Transgender Day of Visibility when an admitted student asked about Georgetown’s housing process for gender-nonconforming students. Warga was at a loss for what to say. “They said ‘I am nonbinary, I identify as they/them/theirs. What are the housing policies here?’[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Civil rights activists and Black Lives Matter activists engaged in a panel discussion as part of a day of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam" speech. (JEANINE SANTUCCI/THE HOYA)

Speakers Urge Greater Awareness of University Role in Social Justice

On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, speakers called for a greater awareness of the university’s role in addressing racism in the United States in a series of events hosted by the Program on Justice and Peace and the Center for Social Justice. Sponsored[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

University to Make Single-Stall Restrooms Gender-Inclusive Following Student Activism

The university and the Georgetown University Student Association LGBTQ Inclusivity policy team have launched an initiative to make single-stall restrooms in public buildings on campus both gender-inclusive and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant by the end of the semester. Currently, many public buildings on campus, including the Leavey Center, Healy Hall[Read More…]

by March 11, 2017 12 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

District Ranked 4th-Best US City to Live

Washington, D.C., is the fourth-best city to live in the United States based on factors such as quality of life and desirability, according to a study from U.S. News and World Report released Tuesday, despite reports of an increase in racial and economic inequality across the city. The “2017 Best[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
About 200 members of the community attended a vigil in Red Square on Wednesday night in solidarity with students and facutly affected by President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

Solidarity Vigil Unites Campus in Wake of Immigration Ban

As the nation reacts to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, members of the Georgetown community joined together in solidarity with students and faculty affected by the ban in a vigil in Red Square on Wednesday night. About 200 people attended the Hoyas for Justice: Solidarity Vigil, where members of minority[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Georgetown will require Nike, Inc. to provide the Worker Rights Consortium, a labor rights group, access to supplier factories. The agreement comes after a 35-hour sit-in by the workers rights group Georgetown Solidarity Committee in December.

Mediator Joins Nike Negotiations

The university has recruited third-party mediator Don Edwards, Justice and Sustainability Associates’ CEO, to assist in the negotiations between Georgetown and Nike regarding the university’s licensing contract, which expired Dec. 31. Georgetown let the licensing contract expire following the 35-hour sit-in of President John J. DeGioia’s suite of offices staged[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Actress Anna Deavere Smith highlighted the role theater can play in raising awareness for issues affecting underrepresented populations in a Gaston Hall event Jan. 19.

Smith Highlights Role of Theater in Social Change

Theater has the power to raise awareness for issues affecting underrepresented populations, as highlighted in a Gaston Hall event featuring actress Anna Deavere Smith hosted by the Office of the President on Jan. 19. Smith discussed her Pipeline Project, which uses theater to highlight issues within the school-to-prison pipeline. The[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Members of worker's rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee are demonstrating against Georgetown's licensing contract with Nike inside and outside the University President John J. DeGioia's suite of offices and outside Healy Hall.

35 Hours in Healy Hall

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by December 20, 2016 0 comments Campus News, City News, News

University Pledges Not to Renew Nike Contract Pending Compliance Agreement

Georgetown has committed not to renew its licensing contract with Nike unless the company allows the Worker Rights Consortium independent access and reporting of complaints regarding factory conditions, announced Chief of Staff Joseph Ferrara at 8:30 p.m. today. The announcement concluded a nearly 35-hourlong sit-in by members of the Georgetown[Read More…]

by December 9, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top