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Lauren Tao | This semester, the university held a pilot version of the class “Race, Power and Justice at Georgetown,” which every Georgetown University freshman will take starting in Fall 2024 to introduce them to the GU272+ and ongoing issues of justice.

‘Race, Power and Justice at GU’ Pilot Class Finishes, Broadens Perspectives on Diverse Issues

By Erin Saunders March 22, 2024

Starting in Fall 2024, every Georgetown University first-year will take a one-credit course titled “Race, Power and Justice at Georgetown,” which will introduce them to the GU272+ — the 314 enslaved...

RIVERS: Address Inequities in Water Insecurity

RIVERS: Address Inequities in Water Insecurity

By Grace Rivers February 24, 2023

Almost 10% of the world’s population suffers from water insecurity, meaning 785 million people lack access to clean, potable water. In the United States specifically, 40% of the population drinks water...

Students Organize Vigil to Honor, Mourn Tyre Nichols

Students Organize Vigil to Honor, Mourn Tyre Nichols

By Evie Steele February 9, 2023

Content Warning: This article discusses police brutality. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Georgetown University students gathered at a candlelight vigil to...

NPS Removes Melvin Hazen’s Name from DC Park, Trail

NPS Removes Melvin Hazen’s Name from DC Park, Trail

By Eli Kales March 3, 2022

A local Washington, D.C. park and accompanying trail no longer bear the name of a former D.C. government official who worked to disenfranchise and marginalize Black residents throughout his career. Melvin...

GradGov Seeks Racial Justice, Inclusivity in New Advocacy Campaign

GradGov Seeks Racial Justice, Inclusivity in New Advocacy Campaign

By Laetitia Haddad May 6, 2021

Georgetown University graduate student government leadership voted to form an advocacy committee focused on collaborative diversity and inclusion efforts for students, as part of a broader racial justice...

VIEWPOINT: Deconstruct Coup’s Origins in White Supremacy

VIEWPOINT: Deconstruct Coup’s Origins in White Supremacy

By Alexis Smith January 15, 2021

The Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol felt like something right out of a movie: a surreal depiction of a dystopian America. Unfortunately, such threats to American democracy are neither novel nor...

RAJEH: Reaffirm Commitment to Racial Justice

RAJEH: Reaffirm Commitment to Racial Justice

By Nawal Rajeh November 12, 2020

To say that this year has been a year of painful reckoning is an understatement. Global health disparities, racial injustice, divisive rhetoric and violence have marked this year unlike any in recent...

ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | Many students enrolled in summer courses in order to meet the former course minimum requirement. Tuition for Georgetown summer sessions is $1,496 per credit.

Student Campaign Calls on GU to Combat Prison Industrial Complex

By Kelly Anderson August 7, 2020

Georgetown University students launched a petition demanding the university divest its endowment from companies associated with the prison industrial complex Aug. 3. The petition, which has gathered...

VIEWPOINT: Be an Accomplice

VIEWPOINT: Be an Accomplice

By Noelle Gipson February 28, 2020

Every February, I get mixed emotions about Black History Month. I’m not conflicted about the value of recognizing and reflecting on African American history. However, I am concerned that there are still...

VIEWPOINT: Commit to Allyship

VIEWPOINT: Commit to Allyship

By Kyra Hanlon February 21, 2020

As we approach the end of Black History Month, I ask my fellow white colleagues as well as white students to consider how they are participating in the work of racial justice. We’re all implicated...

In his 2007 remake of the 1915 D.W. Griffith drama A Birth of a Nation, director Paul Miller, commonly known as DJ Spooky, said  Feb. 12 that he applied the technology of turntable remix to a piece of historical literature in an effort to expose the racist undertones of the original film.

Film Influences Understanding of Racial Prejudice, Director Says

By Cady Stanton February 19, 2019

Paul Miller, commonly known as DJ Spooky, spoke about the influence multimedia has in reshaping identity and racial prejudice in public discourse Feb. 12. Miller, a composer, multimedia artist and writer,...

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GU Hosts Lecture on Crossroads of Arts, Activism

By Kiera Geraghty February 1, 2019

Surrounded by the work of Glenn Ligon, a prominent artist addressing social justice issues, Jennifer DeVere Brody explored the intersection between activism and racial justice through art in a lecture...

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