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Prisons and Justice Initiative Publishes 2023 Report, Celebrates Year of Education and Exoneration

By Madison Fox-Moore January 19, 2024

On Jan. 11, the Georgetown University Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI) released its annual report, which detailed a year of exoneration, education and expansion. Established in 2016 to provide...

Jesuit Prison Education Network, PJI Discuss Humanity Through Education

Jesuit Prison Education Network, PJI Discuss Humanity Through Education

By Aamir Jamil January 19, 2024

Two experts on prison education discussed the injustices of incarceration in the United States and the importance of education at a Jan. 16 presentation.  Fr. Thomas Curran, S.J., the founder...

VIEWPOINT: Establish Bottle Returns in D.C.

VIEWPOINT: Establish Bottle Returns in D.C.

By Shreya Kalra, Mark Kuo, and Naya Karam October 19, 2023

The state of recycling in the District is rubbish.  Communities in Wards 7 and 8, regions east of the Anacostia River, are disproportionately subjected to the health disparities associated with...

EDITORIAL: Get it Together, GUSA, Stop Playing Around

EDITORIAL: Get it Together, GUSA, Stop Playing Around

By The Editorial Board October 13, 2023

As Washington, D.C. erupts in chaos, with the House of Representatives finding itself in an unprecedented speaker-less state, the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) similarly finds itself...

RIVERS: Confront Racial Bias in Prison Populations

By Grace Rivers November 3, 2022

The United States boasts the world’s largest prison population and high rates of wrongful convictions and recidivism, or the reoffense of ex-convicts. These statistics elicit every sentiment but pride.  The...

GUSA Passes Internal Reforms to Promote More Activism

GUSA Passes Internal Reforms to Promote More Activism

By Samuel Yoo February 25, 2022

The Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) Senate unanimously passed a resolution amending the organization’s bylaws to remove inactive roles. At the Feb. 20 meeting, senators voted to...

VIEWPOINT: Lead Activism in Climate Crisis

VIEWPOINT: Lead Activism in Climate Crisis

By Adeline DeYoung September 27, 2019

Young people continue to be catalysts for change, this time on the issue of climate. In the 1960s, students were conducting sit-ins to protest segregation and marching to speak out against the Vietnam...

KIM KARDASHIAN/TWITTER | The Georgetown Prison Scholars Program at the Washington, D.C. Jail, was launched by professor Marc Howard’s Prisons and Justice Initiative in January 2018. The program provides both credit and noncredit courses for incarcerated scholars.

Kardashian Doc Spotlights Prisons and Justice Initiative

By Paula Hong and Amy Li September 13, 2019

The Prisons and Justice Initiative will be featured in Kim Kardashian West’s upcoming Oxygen documentary following her work on prison reform and in a separate television documentary on an unannounced...

ELLIE STAAB FOR THE HOYA | Panelists discussed free speech rights of incarcerated Americans at an event in Gaston Hall on Tuesday.

Panelists Advocate Protection of Free Speech Rights in Prisons

By Taylor Kahn-Perry April 26, 2019

Fostering connections between incarcerated people and the outside world must be a key feature of criminal justice reform, panelists agreed at a discussion on the free speech rights of incarcerated Americans...

S20 ARGENTINA Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla, head of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Latin America Program, called for the restructuring of the Latin American food system to address high obesity rates at an event Nov. 27.

Reform Latin American Food Policy, Researchers Say

By Yolanda Spura November 30, 2018

The food system in Latin America must be reformed to create healthier options for low-income and vulnerable groups, Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla, head of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Latin...

Rapper Meek Mill advocated for criminal justice reform based on his own experiences with the system at an event Wednesday. Mill was released from prison in April after serving five months of a two- to four-year sentence. He criticized the criminal justice system for discriminating against minorities and protecting wealthy white men

Meek Mill: Justice System Protects White Men

By Riley Rogerson November 9, 2018

The U.S. criminal justice system protects wealthy white men, rapper Meek Mill said at an event Wednesday night in Lohrfink Auditorium. Mill, a Philadelphia native, was first arrested in 2007 for...

RYAN BAE FOR THE HOYA
Educational reform advocate Cathy Davidson argued for a new model of teaching that recognizes privilege in elite institutions and teaches students to recognize disparities around them.

Education Reformist Calls for New Teaching Model

By Chapel Puckett November 17, 2017

All Georgetown students have benefited from rare good fortune that enables them to attend an elite institution, educational reform advocate, professor and author Cathy Davidson argued at a Riggs Library...

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