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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | University President John J. DeGioia sat down with editor-in-chief of The Hoya Maya Gandhi (SFS '20) to discuss the GU272 referendum, Title IX policies, the admissions bribery scheme and the university's ties to the clerical sexual abuse crisis.

DeGioia Speaks on GU272, Title IX

As Georgetown reckons with its history of slavery, University President John J. DeGioia reflected on the university’s path forward in a wide-ranging interview with The Hoya on Thursday morning. The president also defended the university’s systems for handling sexual assault and reaffirmed Georgetown’s support for low-income, first-generation students amid the[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT COUNCIL | Seven students marched from Red Square to the Office of the President on April 3 to deliver a petition advocating for increased outreach and support services for Native American students.

Petition Demands Increased Representation of Native American Students

The Georgetown University Native American Student Council delivered a petition to the office of University President John J. DeGioia calling for greater support for indigenous students April 3. The petition received 605 signatures from undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff members, and non-Georgetown affiliated allies, according to NASC’s[Read More…]

by April 9, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | The honorary degree held by former Washington, D.C. Archbishop and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was revoked by Georgetown on Tuesday after Pope Francis removed McCarrick from the priesthood for sexual abuse Saturday. Georgetown has never previously rescinded an honorary degree, according to University President John J. DeGioia.

GU Rescinds Honorary Degree Held by Former Cardinal McCarrick

Georgetown University stripped former Washington, D.C. Archbishop and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of his honorary degree Feb. 19 after the Vatican expelled him from the priesthood for sexual abuse Feb. 16. The decision comes after a working group was tasked in October 2018 with evaluating the role of honorary degrees, including[Read More…]

by February 20, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | In 2017, Georgetown’s religious leaders participated in a lobbying campaign to protect government programs for undocumented immigrants. University President John J. DeGioia continued the university’s public support Feb.4, by cosigning a  letter that calls for Congress to protect the recipients of the programs.

In Ongoing Show of Support for DACA, DeGioia Co-Signs Letter to Congress

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia cosigned a letter urging Congress to safeguard the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs. DeGioia joined 400 other university presidents pushing for a legislative solution that protects the recipients of the programs. DACA grants immigrants without documentation who arrived in[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | The honorary degree held by former Washington, D.C. Archbishop and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was revoked by Georgetown on Tuesday after Pope Francis removed McCarrick from the priesthood for sexual abuse Saturday. Georgetown has never previously rescinded an honorary degree, according to University President John J. DeGioia.

University Considering Action Against Cardinal McCarrick

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia criticized Catholic leadership for its complicity in recently surfaced sexual assault scandals in an email on Tuesday. DeGioia’s email addressed a report published by a Pennsylvania grand jury in August that identified over 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania who sexually abused more than 1,000[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
ALYSSA ALFONSO FOR THE HOYA

Washington-Area College Presidents Tell Congress: Pass Dream Act

University President John J. DeGioia and the leaders of three other Washington, D.C.-area colleges and universities called on Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017, a bill that would protect undocumented students from deportation and provide a path to citizenship, in a Monday panel. DeGioia spoke alongside George Mason[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Graduate Student Government voted to endorse a letter to ask for more alumni support in Congress for a permanent DACA solution.

Graduate Student Government Votes to Endorse DACA Letter Campaign

The Georgetown University Graduate Student Government voted to support the publication of a letter from student activists in support of the withdrawn Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to encourage Georgetown alumni in the U.S. Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017. The letter, which condemns President Donald Trump’s[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Associate Director for Undocumented Student Services Arelis Palacios called for Georgetown students to support their peers who lack documentation through off-campus activism.

University Lobbies for Dream Act After DACA Repeal

Georgetown University administrators detailed the university’s efforts to fight for a permanent replacement for the rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at an information session held in the Healey Family Student Center Social Room on Monday. The Trump administration announced Tuesday, Sept. 5 it would rescind DACA — an[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Descendants of 272 React to Reparations

A group of descendants of the 272 slaves whose sale in 1838 benefitted Georgetown University is seeking to establish a $1 billion foundation in partnership with the university and the Jesuits of Maryland to fund scholarships for descendants a week after University President John J. DeGioia announced they would receive an[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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To the President’s Office of Georgetown

We, the Georgetown University Student Association executive, request an explanation for the 4 percent tuition increase for the 2016-17 academic year through a town hall with the university administration. The decision to increase tuition by approximately $1,920 was announced after the board of directors met in February and was approved[Read More…]

by August 30, 2016 4 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top