Post Tagged with: "honorary degree"

Cardinal Donald Wuerl currently holds an honorary degree from Georgetown University. Following allegations that Wuerl mishandled accusations of sexual abuse, students demanded his degree be revoked.

Students Call for Transparency in Degree Reviews

Students are pushing for expediency and greater input into a newly formed working group evaluating honorary degrees, including those held by cardinals implicated in the sexual abuse crisis, as it met the first time this week. The launch of the working group comes after student concerns about honorary degrees held[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was one of 300 Catholic Priests accused of sexually abusing boys and men. He currently holds an honorary degree at Georgetown that the university may revoke in light of the recent scandal.

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
Georgetown University awarded Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Donald Cardinal Wuerl with an honorary degree Monday evening in Gaston Hall. Board of directors Chair Paul Tagliabue (CAS ’62) presented the degree.

Cardinal Wuerl Awarded Honorary Degree

Georgetown University presented Archbishop of Washington, D.C., Donald Cardinal Wuerl with an honorary degree on Monday evening. The ceremony took place in Gaston Hall with Georgetown administrators, staff, faculty and a small number of students in attendance. The event began with a processional of university leaders and a performance by[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Award Needs Student Input

Each year, Georgetown grants honorary degrees to exceptional individuals who are distinguished in their field. Nominations are accepted from any members of Georgetown’s undergraduate and graduate schools, approved by the university president and submitted to the Board of Directors for a stamp of approval. One element notably missing from the[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Jewish Rights Advocate Receives Honorary Degree

Georgetown conferred an honorary degree on Ambassador Alfred Moses (LAW ’56) in Gaston Hall Monday, naming him a Doctor of Humane Letters. Moses worked for 13 years as an advocate for the rights of Jews to freely emigrate from Romania. Georgetown bestowed the honorary degree on Moses for his service[Read More…]

by January 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Bradlee Receives Honorary GU Degree

Long-time Washington Post editor Benjamin C. Bradlee, who became famous for his leadership of the newspaper during its breaking coverage of the Watergate scandal, discussed his personal path to the top tiers of American journalism in Gaston Hall on May 3. Bradlee, the Post’s executive editor from 1968-1991 and now[Read More…]

by May 19, 2006 0 comments Campus News, News