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The Holy Trinity Catholic Church supported a Syrian refugee family whose travel to resettle in the U.S. was delayed by the Jan. 27 executive order.

From Syria to Safety: A Family’s Journey to D.C.

The children had been pulled out of school. Belongings were stuffed into four suitcases and the long flights were booked. After fleeing conflict in Syria and finding brief refuge in Erbil, Iraq, the family — mother, father and six children ranging from seven months to 12 years old — was[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
McCartney Spans Entire Career In Verizon Show

McCartney Spans Entire Career In Verizon Show

As two pillars stood at either end of the Verizon Center stage, slowly rotating with bright, psychedelic colors, the scene was set for rock legend Paul McCartney to take the stage as part of his “One on One” world tour. The arena gradually filled with middle-aged people whose hair color[Read More…]

SFS-Qatar Graduates Eighth Cohort

In a commencement ceremony featuring the Qatari royal family and main campus officials, the School of Foreign Service in Qatar graduated its eighth and largest cohort May 5. The graduating class numbered 68 students, with 44 women and 24 men receiving the same Bachelor of Science in foreign service degrees[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Crump: “It’s Been There All Our Lives”

When Maxine Crump, 69, heard the name “Cornelius,” she knew that the man on the phone was on to something. After all, it was her great-grandfather’s name, his son’s name, his daughter’s son’s name and his son’s son’s name. “That name is so familiar,” Crump said. On the road from[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 1 comment Year in Review 2015-2016
Courtesy Patricia Bayonne-Johnson

Bayonne-Johnson: “My Goal Was Just to Tell My Story”

Patricia Bayonne-Johnson’s search began innocuously. When the teacher of her scrapbooking class brought in an example project documenting a family history, she loved the idea. “That got me started,” Bayonne-Johnson said. She began with the Bayonnes, her father’s line, but in 2004, as she prepared for a family reunion on[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 5 comments Year in Review 2015-2016
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OWN IT 2016: Redefining Activism

Activism can be as simple as carrying a dildo. That was one of the many messages relayed by the “Redefining Activism” panelists, who kicked off the afternoon half of the OWN IT Summit on Saturday. Moderated by Jamia Wilson, feminist activist and executive director of Women, Action, and the Media:[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Former Secretary of Staye Madeleine Albrights gave the keynote address at the 10th anniversary celebration for the Berkley Center.

Albright Talks Intersection of Religion, International Affairs

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright explored the integral role of religion in foreign affairs — both as a positive force for peace and as a contributor to violence around the world — in her keynote address at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Former World Bank economist Joel Hellman took on the role of School of Foreign Service Dean with plans to innovate and expand.

Q&A: Hellman on the Future of the SFS

The School of Foreign Service announced former World Bank Chief Institutional Economist Joel Hellman as its new dean in April 2015. As Hellman, who officially took over the role in July, reaches the end of his first year on campus, The Hoya sat down with the dean to look back[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Black Georgetown: ‘Remember the Beauty’

Black Georgetown: ‘Remember the Beauty’

An exhaustively researched and illuminating work, “Black Georgetown Remembered,” which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, tells the frequently overlooked story of the black experience in Georgetown — from the town’s origins in 1751 to the post-emancipation days to the 1940s gentrification that substantively altered the racial makeup of the[Read More…]

by April 2, 2016 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
Justice Scalia (CAS ’57), who died Saturday, was highly involved in Georgetown groups, here pictured, center, with the Who’s Who club.

Antonin Scalia Remembered for Values, Wit

In many ways, he fit the archetype of the contemporary Georgetown student. He originated in New Jersey; he attended a Jesuit high school in New York; and he was rejected from his dream Ivy League university. Multitalented and overly committed to extra curricular activities at the Hilltop — from theater[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top