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Former GU Hospital Chaplain Barber Admitted to Abusing Minor

Former GU Hospital Chaplain Barber Admitted to Abusing Minor

Fr. Michael Barber, S.J., who was removed from the ministry in 1994, served as a chaplain at the Georgetown University Hospital from 1976 to 1978 in the department of pastoral care, where he assisted patients and staff in their religious life. But in 1994, Barber, now 76, admitted to sexual[Read More…]

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EDITORIAL: On Housing, Increase Accountability

By now, concerns about Georgetown University housing sound like a broken record: Students implore the university to address rats, mold, gas leaks and collapsing roofs, while university officials fail to prioritize student safety. This pattern of negligence has made starkly clear that Georgetown on its own cannot be trusted to[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion
ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY SHAMBAUGH
Just 1 year after his assignment ended at the Woodstock Theological Center, Fr. Jack Kennington abused siblings Bridget and Brendan Lyons between 1984 and 1987

‘Supposed to Be Infallible’: Kennington Abused Children of Family Friend

Christine Lyons saw Fr. Jack Kennington as a close family friend. Her neighbors on Manhattan’s Lower East Side saw him as a proud advocate for people struggling with drug addiction and a popular priest in the community throughout the 1980s. All the while, Brendan and Bridget Lyons, Christine’s children, knew[Read More…]

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Axer Sent as GU Representative 2 Years After Abuse

Axer Sent as GU Representative 2 Years After Abuse

On Nov. 7, 1958, the University of Washington inaugurated Charles Odegaard as its 25th president. The speakers for the week’s events included luminaries from highly esteemed institutions across the country, such as the president of the University of California system, the editor of the Christian Science Monitor and the dean[Read More…]

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EDITORIAL: End Collective Punishment

A student unscrewed lightbulbs multiple times in Kennedy Hall elevators, according to a Nov. 19 email to Kennedy residents from Residential Living. Instead of finding and punishing the student responsible, Georgetown threatened to fine hundreds of students in the residence hall. The university’s current system of collective punishment — in[Read More…]

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Former GU Undergraduate Carr Abused Children as Jesuit Educator

Former GU Undergraduate Carr Abused Children as Jesuit Educator

Before embarking on his path toward ordination as a Jesuit priest, Fr. Neil Carr, S.J., began his Jesuit education with a year at Georgetown University. Carr enrolled at Georgetown in 1937 and left the following year to enter the Jesuit seminary in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., according to later articles published in[Read More…]

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VIEWPOINT: Discovering Hinduism in Āratī

Each Sunday evening as I enter Georgetown University’s Jewish prayer room, Makóm, for weekly Āratī, herbal incense and the soft hum of the harmonium greet me. After I grab a comfortable pillow and find a spot, I close my eyes and begin meditating with the rest of my Hindu community,[Read More…]

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VIEWPOINT: Sustain Activism for Survivors

This editorial discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. For many on our campus, particularly survivors of interpersonal violence, the fall 2018 semester was emotionally exhausting. Highly publicized allegations of sexual assault pervaded our communities, both on and off[Read More…]

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VIEWPOINT: Divest From Fossil Fuels

Despite preaching the perils of climate change in the classroom and promoting values of stewardship, Georgetown University invests part of its endowment in the fossil fuel industry. Georgetown University Fossil Free published an op-ed in The Hoya five years ago to publicize its proposal calling on the university to divest[Read More…]

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VIEWPOINT: Build GSP Allyship

Next week, the Georgetown Scholars Program launches its fifth annual #GSProud campaign, an initiative dedicated to celebrating first-generation and low-income students on the Hilltop and building allyship on campus. Too often on campuses of elite, predominantly white institutions, low-income and first-generation college students are burdened with educating those around them[Read More…]

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