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MASON MANDELL/THE HOYA The Georgetown University Student Association voted 20-4 to hold a referendum on adding a $27.20 semesterly fee to students tuition that would go towards a fund to benefit descendants of the the 272 enslaved individuals sold in 1838 to pay off the university's debts.

GUSA Approves Referendum on Reconciliation Fee for Descendants of GU272

Students are set to vote on the creation of a semesterly fee that would go toward a fund to benefit descendants of the GU272 this April after the Georgetown University Student Association senate approved the proposed referendum Sunday evening. The $27.20 reconciliation fee would be added to students’ tuition to[Read More…]

Panelists Advocate for Continued Discussion on 272

Panelists Advocate for Continued Discussion on 272

Georgetown must continue to focus attention on its history with slavery as it begins to reconcile with its past, according to a panel discussion on Georgetown’s slaveholding past in Lohrfink Auditorium on Wednesday. John Carr, the director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, emphasized how Georgetown’s[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

DeGioia Announces African American Studies Department

University President John J. DeGioia announced a plan for four new commitments designed to address racial injustice and progress for racial equality both on campus and nationally in an address to the community in Lohrfink Auditorium on Thursday afternoon. DeGioia’s proposed commitments include the proposal for an African American studies department[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
Freedom Hall, part of the Former Jesuit Residence, pictured, joins Remembrance Hall as the newest additions to Georgetown building nomenclature — albeit temporarily. The university dropped the names “Mulledy” and “McSherry,” respectively, Saturday, following demonstrations.

Heeding Demands, University Renames Buildings

University President John J. DeGioia and the board of directors approved the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation’s recommendation to rename Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall on Saturday, one day after student activists began their sit-in outside the Office of the President. The group changed the names of both[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 5 comments Campus News, News, News - 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