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SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA | Hasan Minhaj, second from left, spoke in Gaston Hall with South Asian Society president Vishal Menon (MSB '19) and former SAS presidents Bhavya Jha (SFS '17) and Vinoda Basnayake (MSB '03).

Comedian Hasan Minhaj Praises Representation in Media

Comedian and political commentator Hasan Minhaj reflected on the role of identity in his comedy and called for the inclusion of diverse perspectives in the media industry March 28. Both of Minhaj’s parents immigrated to the United States from India and raised Minhaj in the Muslim tradition. In his first[Read More…]

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SOPHIA NUNN/THE HOYA |  GSC students marched to Epicurean to deliver a petition supporting better treatment of restaurant workers March 24.

Students Petition Against Poor Working Conditions at Epicurean

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee called for fairer working conditions for workers at Epicurean and Company in a petition delivered to the Epicurean manager Monday. Around 15 members of GSC, a student group dedicated to promoting workers’ rights, led a march beginning in Red Square toward Epicurean on Monday[Read More…]

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COURTESY KRISTIN ADAIN  | Halim Flowers, who published 11 books while serving a jail sentence, took government and philosophy classes with the Georgetown Prison Scholars Program beginning in January 2018. He was released March 22.

GU Prison Scholar Released After 22 Years

Halim Flowers, a Washington, D.C. local who took Georgetown University courses through the Georgetown Prison Scholars Program while incarcerated, was released from D.C. Jail on March 21 after serving 22 years. Flowers began serving his 40-years-to-life sentence at 17 years old after being convicted as an accessory to murder. He[Read More…]

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| Employees of Georgetown's central heating and cooling plant met with university administrators March 19.

University Considers Private Partnership for Energy Services

Georgetown University administrators are exploring private partnerships to handle the university’s energy management, a process leading to concerns from workers in the utilities and energy program about their job stability and employment benefits. “While there are no new partnerships to speak of at this time, the University is beginning to[Read More…]

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FILE PHOTO: JULIA ALVEY/THE HOYA | Georgetown College Dean Chris Celenza proposed that the university hire a new women's and gender studies director who has experience working in a WGST department at another school as part of the discussions surrounding the push for a WGST department.

WGST Activists Meet With Dean After 17-Month Push

Students and faculty met with Georgetown College Dean Chris Celenza to discuss considerations associated with expanding the women’s and gender studies program into a department March 21. The meeting came after students delivered a letter to Celenza’s office March 1 urging Georgetown to respond to a 2017 proposal advocating for[Read More…]

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GU FOSSIL FREE/FACEBOOK | GU Fossil Free members Celia Buckman (SFS '21), bottom center, and Samantha Panchèvre (SFS '19), bottom right, urged Georgetown to divest from companies who do not meet select energy standards.

GUFF Alters Full Divestment Proposal After CISR Meeting

GU Fossil Free released a memo detailing its five-year plan for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies March 28 following a meeting with the university’s investment committee last week. The memo resulted from a meeting between GUFF and the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, a group of[Read More…]

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ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | In an event titled "Intersectional Feminism in Congress," Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) said she was concerned about the fate of Native American communities in America.

Indigenous Legislator Advocates for Minority Political Activism

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) urged indigenous women to advocate for the issues affecting their communities in political dialogue Tuesday. The experiences of indigenous women give them a greater capacity to respect cultural pluralism and multilingualism, according to Haaland, one of the first two Native American women to serve in the[Read More…]

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University Names Director of New Graduate Career Center

Annie Rao (GRD ’04) was appointed the inaugural director of the Graduate Career Center made specifically for students of Georgetown’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. The new career center is expected to open in the fall of 2019 and is set to be located in Car Barn Suite 312,[Read More…]

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ROBERT MUELLER/FACEBOOK |  Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find that President Donald Trump or members of his 2016 presidential campaign conspired with the Russian government, according to a March 24 report by Attorney General William Barr.

GU Students, Professors Urge Release of Mueller Report

Georgetown University students and professors joined bipartisan calls for the full release of the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference after Attorney General William Barr submitted a four-page report to Congress on March 24. In a letter submitted to Congress, Barr summarized the report’s general[Read More…]

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