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SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: An Ode to the Underappreciated at Georgetown

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: An Ode to the Underappreciated at Georgetown

While writing this, our final column of the summer, we recognized that in describing our experiences as students of color, we have been forced to reflect upon the highs and lows of our freshman year at Georgetown. Our perpetual criticism of this university has always stemmed from a love for[Read More…]

by August 13, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Civil rights activists and Black Lives Matter activists engaged in a panel discussion as part of a day of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam" speech. (JEANINE SANTUCCI/THE HOYA)

Speakers Urge Greater Awareness of University Role in Social Justice

On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, speakers called for a greater awareness of the university’s role in addressing racism in the United States in a series of events hosted by the Program on Justice and Peace and the Center for Social Justice. Sponsored[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Professors Launch Working Class Studies Minor Proposal

Several faculty members are collaborating with the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor to develop an undergraduate Labor and Working-Class Studies, which they aim to begin offering in fall 2016. English professor Sherry Linkon, sociology professor Brian McCabe and John Russo, a visiting researcher at KILWP, are leading[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Common Core Yet to Raise DCPS Results

Twenty-five percent of D.C. Public Schools 10th-graders who took the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in English and 10 percent of students who took the test in geometry demonstrated proficiency in each subject, indicating low levels of college and career readiness and revealing potential flaws within[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The second annual 5K Race Against Homelessness, which took place Saturday, returned with more than 300 participants this year.

Social Justice Race Returns

More than 300 members of the Georgetown community participated in the second annual 5K Race Against Homelessness, a charity event hosted by the Georgetown Ministry Center and the Center for Social Justice, on Saturday. Proceeds from the race go toward the GMC’s street outreach programs to combat chronic homelessness in[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Task Force Tackles Hypothermia

“DHS reports the Hypothermia Alert will remain on.” The message from the District of Columbia AlertDC system is casual, and for most students, it simply signifies another cold winter night. For the Georgetown students and staff on the Hypothermia Outreach Team, however, the alert is a call to action. As[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Center for Social Justice Associate Director Ray Shiu spoke at the 30th anniversary dinner for the pre-orientation program FOCI.

FOCI Program Marks 30 Years

Thirty years ago, 14 students and seven leaders embarked on the inaugural First Year Orientation to Community Involvement program at Georgetown University. Put together by the Center for Social Justice in 1986, the program has since more than tripled to its current size of 54 participants and 16 leaders per[Read More…]

by March 31, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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D.C. Schools Project celebrated its 30th anniversary with a panel discussion Thursday.

DC Schools Project Marks Founding

The D.C. Schools Project celebrated its 30th anniversary with a panel discussion in the ICC Auditorium on Thursday about the impact of the project on the Washington, D.C. immigrant community and the current condition of education in D.C. D.C. Schools Project, under the umbrella of the Center for Social Justice,[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Experts Detail Efforts to Save Syrian Children

Medical experts with firsthand experience treating civilians in Syrian refugee camps discussed the Syrian government’s denial of basic relief aid to those trapped in a country that has been engulfed in a bloody civil war for almost three years. The event, hosted by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Center[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Typhoon Spurs GU to Action

Members of Club Filipino have mobilized support for a fundraising campaign to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon, which swept through the Philippines last week, is among the strongest storms in recorded history and left more than 4,000 people dead and 921,000 people displaced, as estimated by the United[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments City News, News