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Students Launch Academic Journal for History Research

A group of eight students will launch Georgetown’s first academic journal dedicated to history articles written by undergraduate and graduate students in early 2016. The Georgetown Journal of History, which will release its first online issue in the spring, will consist of research articles on history from students at Georgetown[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
QUALLEN: Slavery Inextricably Tied To Georgetown’s Growth

QUALLEN: Slavery Inextricably Tied To Georgetown’s Growth

The facts of the sale are well known: In 1838, Thomas F. Mulledy and William McSherry, then the president of Georgetown, sold 272 Jesuit-owned slaves south. The sale was vicious and controversial. Mulledy, fearful that some slaves would escape if word of the sale got out, arrived unannounced on the[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LAUREN SEIBEL FOR THE HOYA
Mulledy Hall, whose name retention has sparked controversy, is one of the components of the Former Jesuit Residence, pictured.

Group to Address Slavery, Memory

In response to the recent dialogue sparked by the naming of Mulledy Hall, University President John J. DeGioia has charged a working group of faculty, students and alumni to discuss the memorialization of the history of Jesuit slaveholding at Georgetown. The Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation announced that[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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