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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
ISABEL BINAMIRA/THE HOYA
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
QUALLEN: Our Struggle To Integrate The Hilltop

QUALLEN: Our Struggle To Integrate The Hilltop

When Patricia Brauer visited the dental clinic at Georgetown, she discovered she had a problem. Patricia was black, and at the time, the clinic served only white patients. Brauer, who enrolled at Georgetown in the fall of 1952, was the School of Nursing and Health Studies’ first black student. By[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
QUALLEN: Standing Up For LGBTQ Rights, Past and Present

QUALLEN: Standing Up For LGBTQ Rights, Past and Present

“Two recent letters on your editorial page,” wrote Fr. Robert Henle, S.J., then Georgetown’s president, in the Catholic Standard in 1974, “have accused Georgetown University of in some way capitulating to pressure from homosexuals … This we refused to do. We will continue to refuse to do it.” Henle’s sharp[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CHOLVIN & CHRISTIANSEN: Tales From the Metro: Trivializing Racism

CHOLVIN & CHRISTIANSEN: Tales From the Metro: Trivializing Racism

It’s a question not uncommonly heard on Georgetown’s campus, asked by tour groups, visitors and even the random Georgetown student wondering why she has to walk to Rosslyn. Why doesn’t Georgetown have a stop on Washington, D.C.’s otherwise extensive Metro system? Why did we get passed up while nearly every[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
QUALLEN: Georgetown, Financed by Slave Trading

QUALLEN: Georgetown, Financed by Slave Trading

Thomas Mulledy and the Jesuits had a problem. Actually, they had hundreds of them: Across 12,000 acres, 272 slaves toiled to feed the sprawling plantation system upon which the Maryland Jesuits built their provincial enterprise. But this system was under threat. By the 1830s, the rumblings of abolitionism imperiled both[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 13 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
QUALLEN: In Protest of Student Activism’s Departure

QUALLEN: In Protest of Student Activism’s Departure

The face of a gleeful student protester graced the cover of the March 13, 1969 issue of The Hoya. A member of the Class of 1972, the student held up a burning issue of this same paper. In a strong demonstration that week in Dahlgren Quad, students distributed Students for[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

Lauinger Library in 1970.

Lauinger: The Past, Present and Future of Georgetown’s ‘Ugly’ Library

The low, sprawling District of Columbia skyline boasts few true icons. A Google search of the city’s skyline reveals exclusively shots of the National Mall and Tidal Basin. The Washington Monument and Capitol building are the only distinguishing features of a profile shaped by congressionally mandated height restrictions, a conscious[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 2 comments Features, The Guide
Keeping History Alive at Old-Timers’ Day

Keeping History Alive at Old-Timers’ Day

I’ve never had the fortune of making it to Cooperstown, but I’ve been lucky enough to attend one of the next best collections of baseball history: Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium. For the 68th time this past Sunday, players in between the championship seasons of 1947 and 2009 gathered in[Read More…]