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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Yandy Smith, criminal justice reform activist and reality TV star, gave the keynote address at the 2019 BRAVE Summit on March 16.

Annual BRAVE Summit Promotes Black Female Activism

The fourth annual BRAVE Summit, a day-long conference dedicated to black female empowerment, highlighted the role of activism in daily life March 16. The keynote address was delivered by Yandy Smith, criminal justice reform activist and reality star from VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” who said activism and[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
UNBROKEN HORIZONS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION INC Unbroken Horizon board member Kyle Fortenberry, President and Founder Seth Owen, Vice President Zenja Key Stallworth and board member Kaylee Petik attend the Equality Florida Great Jacksonville Gala to accept recognition for their work on behalf of LGBTQ high school students.

Months After Separating From Parents, GU Student Creates Fund for LGBTQ Students

Seth Owen (SFS ’22) has raised over $30,000 for his scholarship fund toward financial assistance for LGBTQ high school students after it officially launched Feb. 25. Owen was able to found the Unbroken Horizons Scholarship Fund following a $25,000 donation from Ellen DeGeneres and Cheerios. The fund will provide five[Read More…]

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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Alumnus donor Arthur Calagini, who endowed the Calagini Completative Center in 1991, and his wife donated $10 million for financial aid and campus ministry.

Alumnus Donates $10 Million for Financial Aid, Campus Ministry

Long-time benefactors Arthur Calcagnini (CAS ’54) and his wife Nancy donated $10 million to support the Office of Mission and Ministry and financial aid, University President John J. DeGioia announced in a campus-wide email March 12. The university will use $7.5 million of the funds for undergraduate scholarships, and the[Read More…]

by March 17, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The Georgetown 14: Abusive Priests in University’s Past, Present

The Georgetown 14: Abusive Priests in University’s Past, Present

14 priests with connections to Georgetown University have been credibly or plausibly accused of sexual abuse. One known abuser was recognized as a professor emeritus of the university until Wednesday afternoon

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Fr. Daniel C. O'Connell, S.J., worked at Georgetown University as a professor, chaplain-in-residence and department chair. He was a professor emeritus at Georgetown until Wednesday.

Decade After Public Abuse Accusation, O’Connell Loses GU Emeritus Status

Fr. Daniel C. O’Connell, S.J., once a popular professor in the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus, was removed from his position as president of St. Louis University in 1978 after an allegation of sexual abuse. His work at Jesuit universities, however, continued for another 20 years, bringing him[Read More…]

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Fr. William J. Walsh, S.J., was assigned to Woodstock Theological Center in 1996 when the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus was informed of sexual abuse allegations against him.

‘Sick Pleasure’: GU Jesuit Walsh Abused Nieces for Decades

“We have a nightmarish fear that Father Walsh may sexually molest innocent female students, and little girls in the Georgetown area.” Sarah Lynne Landsdale was 5 years old when her uncle, Fr. William J. Walsh, S.J., first molested her while wearing his clerical clothing. Approximately 40 years later, in 1996,[Read More…]

WOODSTOCK THEOLOGICAL CENTER ARCHIVES | Fr. Thomas M. Gannon, S.J., was credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor in Indiana before he became a professor at Georgetown, according to a report by the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus.

Gannon Abused Minors, Adults Across 3 Institutions; Later Taught Sociology at GU

In 1983, Fr. Thomas M. Gannon, S.J., received the faculty member of the year award from Loyola University Chicago for his work as chair of the sociology department. The same year, Gannon left Loyola to become a professor at Georgetown University and the director of the Woodstock Theological Center in[Read More…]

AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Lawyers and survivor advocates say the Jesuit order does not fully reveal the extent of its knowledge regarding cases of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

As Jesuits Report Abusers, Experts Doubt Completeness

In the midst of an abuse crisis within the Catholic Church, the five Jesuit provinces in the United States released lists in December and January of priests accused of child sexual abuse. Yet the incomplete nature of these lists has sparked even greater criticism from lawyers and advocates, including lawyer[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Features, News, News - Top, The Georgetown 14
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14 Abusive Priests Found in Georgetown’s Past, Present

Since the founding of Georgetown University, its students have learned from, lived with and sought the guidance of religious leaders on campus. Of those leaders, 14 have been credibly or plausibly accused of sexual abuse, according to an investigation by The Hoya. Their names are Fr. Engelbert M. Axer, S.J.;[Read More…]

Before GU, Nursing Dean Zuccarelli Assaulted Student Seeking Counsel

Before GU, Nursing Dean Zuccarelli Assaulted Student Seeking Counsel

On Nov. 27, 2018, Georgetown University was notified that Sr. Lisa Zuccarelli, a former associate dean, professor and chaplain-in-residence at the university, had been credibly accused of sexual abusing a minor 30 years earlier. Georgetown has not publicly acknowledged the allegation. Zuccarelli began her ministry in 1975 with the Dominican[Read More…]

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