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Christopher King, director of the health administration graduate program, drafted a proposoal for the new Institute for Racial Justice.

In a First, Georgetown Launches Racial Justice Institute

Georgetown University is set to begin faculty recruitment to launch the Institute for Racial Justice, a multidisciplinary research and advocacy organization, as part of a series of commitments the university made to racial equality. The institute’s launch will mark the completion of University President John J. DeGioia’s commitments made in[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SETH OWEN
Seth Owen (SFS '22) traveled to Los Angeles to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show after a GoFundMe for his Georgetown tuition went viral after he was kicked out of his house.

Q&A: First-Year Student Appears on ‘The Ellen Show’

Seth Owen (SFS ’22) appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Sept. 11 after gaining national attention in July when a fundraiser for his Georgetown tuition after he was kicked out of his house for refusing to attend his parents’ church went viral. After Owen, who is gay, refused to attend[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
TOP: SUBUL MALIK/THE HOYA; BOTTOM: ANGELA MASKE 
H*yas for Choice President Angela Maske (NHS ’19) visits Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) (CAS ’80) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) to express concerns over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

HFC President Urges Senators to Block SCOTUS Nominee

H*yas for Choice President Angela Maske (NHS ’19) is publicly pressing Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) (CAS ’80) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) in a push to stop Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation by visiting the senators’ offices multiple times a week. Brett Kavanaugh, United States Circuit Judge of the United[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | The honorary degree held by former Washington, D.C. Archbishop and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was revoked by Georgetown on Tuesday after Pope Francis removed McCarrick from the priesthood for sexual abuse Saturday. Georgetown has never previously rescinded an honorary degree, according to University President John J. DeGioia.

University Considering Action Against Cardinal McCarrick

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia criticized Catholic leadership for its complicity in recently surfaced sexual assault scandals in an email on Tuesday. DeGioia’s email addressed a report published by a Pennsylvania grand jury in August that identified over 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania who sexually abused more than 1,000[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
SAFR A new ride-sharing app designed to support women is expanding its presence to include Washington, D.C.

Ride-Sharing App Focused on Women’s Safety Expands to DC

Safr, a new app focused on safer ride-sharing for women, will expand its network to the Washington, D.C. area this fall, following its launch in Boston last year, according to a press release from the company. While both men and women are allowed to sign up to become a driver[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Dr. Adanna Johnson, coming from Loyola University MD, assumed her role this summer as the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success. Johnson brings with her years of experience handling issues pertaining to diversity and representation in higher education.

New Senior Associate Dean Assumes Role

Adanna J. Johnson, a former associate professor of psychology and director of the African and African American studies program at Loyola University Maryland, was named the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success this summer. Johnson, who also co-chaired the establishment of university-wide Racial[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
LGBTQ RESOURCE CENTER
Pamela Chen (LAW ’86), a federal district judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, addressed the attendees of the 2018 Lavender Graduation.

LGBTQ Community Honored at Lavender Graduation

Award recipients advocated for better health care and support to transgender and gender non-conforming students and reflected on their own identities as part of the LGBTQ community at Georgetown University’s 10th annual Lavender Graduation, at which LGBTQ members of the Class of 2018 were honored April 26. Hosted in the[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA The Georgetown University Francis J. Heyden Observatory is currently in need of renovations and repairs, but it has a rich legacy of astronomy education dating back to 1841.

Despite Historical Legacy, Heyden Observatory Faces Neglect

Hidden behind the Yates Field House lies a white, dome-topped building often forgotten by the Georgetown community: the Georgetown University Francis J. Heyden Observatory. Few students venture back there, and those who do rarely enter. Today, the observatory faces maintenance neglect and is in need of renovations, according to students[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 1 comment Features, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ALI ENRIGHT FOR THE HOYA

Students Advocate for Arming GUPD Officers

About 20 students presented University President John J. DeGioia a letter on April 13 advocating for the Georgetown University Police Department to equip its officers with firearms. The group, GU Advocates for Responsible Defense, recommends that armed Metropolitan Police Department officers patrol campus temporarily while GUPD officers undergo firearms training,[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AARON WEINMANN FOR THE HOYA

Conservative Speakers Advocate Prison Reform

The criminal justice system must be reformed at the state level through increased education programming for prisoners and less harsh penalties for minor crimes, a panel of conservative criminal justice advocates said at an event Tuesday evening. The panel, hosted by the Prisons and Justice Initiative, featured Grover Norquist, president[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top