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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | The GU272 referendum, which passed with 66 percent of students voting in favor of a reconciliation fee, awaits university approval.

Students Endorse Reconciliation Fee in GU272 Referendum

Students voted overwhelmingly in favor of a referendum to establish a semesterly fee that would go toward a fund to benefit descendants of the GU272 on Thursday night with the highest turnout in recorded student government electoral history. The university is not obliged to enact the proposed fee. With 66.1[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 16 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

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‚Äôs 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