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@SECNIELSEN/TWITTER | Kevin McAleenan, the current commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is set to replace  Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94), who resigned from her position as secretary of homeland security Sunday.

Alumna Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Homeland Security Secretary

Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94) resigned from her position as secretary of homeland security Sunday, marking the 48th senior official to depart President Donald Trump’s administration. Nielsen has helmed the Department of Homeland Security since December 2017, leading the Trump administration’s immigration policies and supporting the construction of a barrier along[Read More…]

by April 7, 2019 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
SUD | Understanding the NBA MVP Award and Who Should Win It

SUD | Understanding the NBA MVP Award and Who Should Win It

This NBA season’s battle for the most valuable player award has been a two-horse race between Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and reigning MVP James Harden of the Houston Rockets. Although Harden is the favorite, the award could go to either worthy candidate based on changing criteria in the[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
URBAN RENEWAL: The Hoya’s Spring 2019 Fashion Issue

URBAN RENEWAL: The Hoya’s Spring 2019 Fashion Issue

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Fashion Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Photos of the Week: April 5

The photos of the week for April 5 include: a shot of the Jefferson Memorial during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.; Alexandra Rivera and Odunayo Durojaye modelling sustainable fashion in Cady’s Ally; a display placed in the Intercultural Center galleria by Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine during[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Photography
FILE PHOTO: KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA | Members of the Jewish Student Association attended a Muslim prayer service March 22, a week following the deadly shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed 50 worshippers.

Muslim, Jewish Communities Demonstrate Solidarity After Tragedy

Every Friday, Muslim Life at Georgetown University runs weekly Jum’ah prayer services at 1:30 p.m. in Bulldog Alley. At the March 22 service, attendees grappled with responding to a devastating massacre. A week earlier, a gunman stormed two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 worshippers and injuring 50 others.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Features

EDITORIAL: Vote Yes for GU272 Descendants

Georgetown University would not exist today if the Maryland Society of Jesus had not sold 272 enslaved men and women in 1838 to financially sustain the university. And yet the university’s reconciliation with its historical connection to slavery is largely limited to legacy admissions preference for descendants and renamed buildings.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 3 comments Editorial, Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Penance and Mercy in College Scandal

Dear Editor, In a recent viewpoint by Madison Pravecek (SFS ’19) about the college admissions scandal, the author confuses the Catholic sacrament of penance with Christ’s teachings on love and compassion, citing a lack of atonement as justification for heartlessness. Penance allows Catholics to be reconciled with God and His[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Opinion
CARNES: Discerning New Priorities

CARNES: Discerning New Priorities

On banners and in New Student Orientation talks, in classes and on retreats, we proudly proclaim the values of the Spirit of Georgetown. Many of us can rattle off these values: cura personalis, people for others, interreligious understanding and all the rest. We take them as a common reference point,[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Denounce Israeli Apartheid

This past week, Georgetown University’s Students for Justice in Palestine, launched its 15th annual Apartheid Week, hosting a series of events to highlight the apartheid conditions Palestinians live under in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Apartheid — defined in international law as the institutionalized, systematic oppression and domination by one[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
PRAYOGO: Overcoming Barriers to International Employment

PRAYOGO: Overcoming Barriers to International Employment

When people ask me why I chose to go to Georgetown University, I always cite my desire to experience a world-class education, deep admiration for Jesuit values and excitement at being in Washington, D.C. However, the unsaid implication for many international students, including myself, is that we came to Georgetown[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top