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QUALLEN: Slavery’s Remnants, Buried and Overlooked

QUALLEN: Slavery’s Remnants, Buried and Overlooked

Two weeks ago, the roughly 1,580 students comprising the Class of 2019 arrived on campus.  Beginning with New Student Orientation and trailing into the first months of their time on campus, these thousand and a half eager freshmen will begin to learn the geography of our collective home. They will notice,[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 5 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Remembering the Civil War

Remembering the Civil War

While the 150th anniversary of General Robert Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse passed this April with little fanfare, the United States has been repeatedly and brutally reminded that our past still haunts us. The shooting of nine South Carolinian churchgoers by a Confederate – flag-waving fanatic in June and the[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Face Our History

Face Our History

The university’s decision to retain the name of Mulledy Hall, one of two buildings that constitute the new Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy, is both tone-deaf and offensive. Although University President John J. DeGioia’s statement to the university community on Aug. 24 contends that the university executes this choice with[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
A Haunted History

A Haunted History

There are much scarier things than the 5 p.m. traffic in D.C. Many claim that in this city there are many, many ghosts. The supernatural lurks all over Washington, from the Decatur house, where windows were forced to be boarded up after so many passersby spotted its deceased former owner[Read More…]

by July 7, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Explore, Challenge and Interrogate The Past

Each year the call goes up: “History is dying. Interest in the humanities is shrinking. Departments are withering.” Usually, around graduation time, this claim comes up in an article or two, each flaunting a different statistic of decline. In 2013, The New York Times ran a piece on the dethronement[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Changing Face of Catholic Discipline

Catholic school. The words evoke a stern image: punishment meted out at a ruler’s edge, crisp and abrupt as a cassock’s collar. At Catholic school, we might believe that trouble costs because discipline hurts. In the early nineteenth century, discipline at Georgetown certainly hurt. The school adopted a model of[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Meaning of “Never Forget”

The Meaning of “Never Forget”

This past Tuesday was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Twelve presidents and five prime ministers, including the heads of state from major European nations — Germany, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria and Belgium — and some 300 survivors gathered at the former[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Georgetown Lineage

Regardless of religious affiliation, it is undeniable that Jesuit values are woven into the Georgetown experience. Although religious practice may be a more important part of the Georgetown experience for some, we have all observed the influence the university’s Jesuit values have exerted on its culture, community, and values. This[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
QUALLEN: Jesuit Ideals Facing the Slave Trade

QUALLEN: Jesuit Ideals Facing the Slave Trade

In 1838, Thomas Mulledy and the Maryland Jesuits sold 272 slaves, in part to pay building debts at the schools they had established, including Georgetown. But what would happen next? The sale came following a growing discontent referenced in “Georgetown, Financed by Slave Trading” The Hoya, A3, Sept. 26, 2014].[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is one of the museums subject to the $2 billion Smithsonian renovation and restoration.

Smithsonian Slated for $2B Renovations

The Smithsonian Institution will renovate museums and gardens on the South Mall campus to improve infrastructure, visitor services and accessibility in a multiyear project that will begin in 2016, the institution announced Nov. 12. The $2 billion redesign and restoration of the world’s largest museum and research complex will affect[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News