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DISTRICT WHARF | As a part of a development plan, the Wharf installed medallions along the boardwalk, commemorating the complex history of slavery in the District. The second phase of the development is set to be finished in 2022.

Slavery’s Legacy Finds Focus Amid Wharf Development

Five hundred feet from the port that carried members of the 272 enslaved people sold by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus in 1838 to financially sustain Georgetown University, plans for redevelopment of the Wharf have lined the southwest Washington, D.C. waterfront with new restaurants, shops and apartment[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Features, News - Top
GU Law Students Prevent Deportation, Restore Client’s Permanent Residency Status

GU Law Students Prevent Deportation, Restore Client’s Permanent Residency Status

Months of preparation, hours of phone calls and hundreds of written documents all led to the moment Teresa Rubinger (LAW ’19) found herself standing at the center of a historic Richmond courtroom before a panel of circuit judges. They would be deciding whether her client, Melvin Josue Rodriguez Cabrera, would[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 1 comment Features, News
GEORGETOWN COLLEGE | Commencement speakers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie impart graduates with wisdom that embodies the values they learned at Georgetown.

Carefully Selected, Grad Speakers Reflect Georgetown Values

Each year, the schools of Georgetown University set out to select individuals who embody the values of the institution to deliver the commencement addresses to the graduating class. Though they conclude graduates’ time at Georgetown, these addresses also mark the beginning of their futures as alumni and their entrance into[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Features, News, News - Top

Professors of Georgetown

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Features, Uncategorized
ALISON HERR/THE HOYA | Student activists from the Georgetown Solidarity Committee hung a banner in O'Donovan Hall on April 10 in support of campus food service workers negotiating their labor contract with Aramark.

Leo’s Workers Plan Protest as Contract Talks Remain Unresolved

  Campus food service workers are preparing to picket and rally outside O’Donovan Hall on April 16 after months of protest and negotiation with campus food service provider Aramark. Workers’ complaints include low wages, short break times and disrespect from their managers, according to several workers who requested anonymity because[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 0 comments Campus News, Features, News
FILE PHOTO: KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA | Members of the Jewish Student Association attended a Muslim prayer service March 22, a week following the deadly shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed 50 worshippers.

Muslim, Jewish Communities Demonstrate Solidarity After Tragedy

Every Friday, Muslim Life at Georgetown University runs weekly Jum’ah prayer services at 1:30 p.m. in Bulldog Alley. At the March 22 service, attendees grappled with responding to a devastating massacre. A week earlier, a gunman stormed two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 worshippers and injuring 50 others.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Features
FILE PHOTO: ASHLEY CHEN/THE HOYA | Three priests credibly accused of sexual assault worked at the Woodstock Theological Center, which operated from 1973 to 2013. Though the center was run independently by Jesuits, Woodstock had several ties to campus life, including student employees.

Abusers Lived, Worked at Campus Jesuit Spaces

The Woodstock Theological Center moved into Old Ryan, now known as Ida Ryan Hall, in 1978. Over the next several decades, three priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct would work at Woodstock, a Jesuit-run research institution housed on Georgetown’s campus. All three lived in the Woodstock Theological Residence, two blocks[Read More…]

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| Employees of Georgetown's central heating and cooling plant met with university administrators March 19.

University Considers Private Partnership for Energy Services

Georgetown University administrators are exploring private partnerships to handle the university’s energy management, a process leading to concerns from workers in the utilities and energy program about their job stability and employment benefits. “While there are no new partnerships to speak of at this time, the University is beginning to[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, Features, News
SAMUEL NELSON/THE HOYA | Finance and consulting have consistently ranked as the top two industries for employing Georgetown graduates within one year of graduation since the class of 2012, while education and health care have generally fallen in the ranks.

Students, Faculty Seek to Diversify Career Opportunities

Consulting and finance typically dominate the employment outcomes for Georgetown graduates. Yet both students and faculty seek to expand the horizons of students exploring the job market. One year after graduation, more than 21 percent of the class of 2017 was working in the financial services industry alone, according to[Read More…]

by March 21, 2019 0 comments Features
SAKINA'S HALAL GRILL/Facebook | Sakina Grill served 16,000 meals for free to the homeless community of Washington, D.C. last year.

As DC Homelessness Persists, Restaurateur Raises Advocacy

When 11 Georgetown students walked into a top-rated Pakistani-Indian restaurant for lunch near the end of President’s Day weekend, they were unaware that the restaurant had given thousands of meals to the homeless for free last year. The restaurant, Sakina Grill, is a Pakistani-Indian eatery owned by Pakistani immigrant Kazi[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments Features