Post Tagged with: "civil rights"

First Black Undergraduate Dies

Samuel Halsey Jr. (SFS ’53), who died last month at the age of 87, left behind three siblings, four children and more than a dozen grandchildren and great-grandchildren. But he also left an enduring legacy at Georgetown as the first black undergraduate to be admitted to the school. Valedictorian of his high[Read More…]

by March 28, 2012 0 comments News

Court Set to Review Civil Rights at Religious Schools

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a landmark case that could reshape the employment practices of religious institutions. Since the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, religious institutions have been considered exempt from many anti-discrimination laws. However, a teacher who was fired from a Lutheran school[Read More…]

by October 4, 2011 0 comments Campus News, City News, News
Carving Out a Legacy

Carving Out a Legacy

“If there has been any feeling that Georgetown students were apathetic to the civil rights cause, it was expelled by a series of events last week. The action began last Sunday when 13 students left Campus, planning to drive all night and to arrive in Selma, Ala. … To avoid[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Second-Generation Immigrants Caught in Limbo

Echos of tolerance and liberty still resonate through the streets of small towns, the offices of large corporations and the hallways of universities. The sculptors of the United States based its government upon these two values as drawn from religious practices and political thought. Eventually, these virtues were extended not[Read More…]

by January 19, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

GU NAACP President Discusses Diversity Issues

The beginning of the semester has been a turbulent time for black students at Georgetown, with racist graffiti and a climbing rope that was initially deemed to be a possible noose found under Healy. The incidents and the university’s response have only intensified the discussion about diversity on campus. THE[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News