Post Tagged with: "Diversity"

GEORGETOWN LAW CENTER FACEBOOK PAGE | New York Solicitor General Barbara Underwood (LAW '69), who addressed graduates at commencement, shakes hands with Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia.

NY Solicitor General Urges Law Center Grads to Uplift Diversity

New York Solicitor General Barbara Underwood (LAW ’69) challenged graduates to empower new and diverse perspectives in moving along their career paths at the Georgetown University Law Center commencement May 19. Underwood, who graduated first in her class from the Georgetown Law Center, became the first acting female U.S. solicitor[Read More…]

by May 26, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE/FACEBOOK | Minority and affinity organizations like Black Student Alliance create spaces for building community for students who might not feel represented within the wider institution. These organizations demonstrate the power clubs can have when driven by inclusivity, but they also recognize that community on campus should not be restricted to clubs.

Minority Groups Embrace Identity, Inclusion

Georgetown has been criticized in the past for club exclusivity on campus, yet students are still able to find groups that celebrate acceptance. Given the university’s status as a predominantly white institution, minority students are more aware of the need for inclusive spaces. Minority and affinity groups on campus, which[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Club Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide
UNBROKEN HORIZONS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION INC Unbroken Horizon board member Kyle Fortenberry, President and Founder Seth Owen, Vice President Zenja Key Stallworth and board member Kaylee Petik attend the Equality Florida Great Jacksonville Gala to accept recognition for their work on behalf of LGBTQ high school students.

Months After Separating From Parents, GU Student Creates Fund for LGBTQ Students

Seth Owen (SFS ’22) has raised over $30,000 for his scholarship fund toward financial assistance for LGBTQ high school students after it officially launched Feb. 25. Owen was able to found the Unbroken Horizons Scholarship Fund following a $25,000 donation from Ellen DeGeneres and Cheerios. The fund will provide five[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 2 comments News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Sustain Activism for Survivors

This editorial discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. For many on our campus, particularly survivors of interpersonal violence, the fall 2018 semester was emotionally exhausting. Highly publicized allegations of sexual assault pervaded our communities, both on and off[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Georgetown's first Cultural Climate Survey will be used to identify points for improvement in inclusivity policy and resources, Rosemary Kilkenny, vice president for Institutional Diversity and Equity, said.

GU Set to Launch Survey Assessing Cultural Inclusivity

Georgetown plans to roll out its first Cultural Climate Survey to gauge inclusivity and diversity on campus, according to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action. The Cultural Climate Survey is set to examine an array of identity and diversity distinctions, including race, ethnicity, faith, sexuality, ability, gender[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
WILL CROMARTY/THE HOYA | A review of Georgetown University's yearbook found five instances of blackface and several other symbols of racism and bigotry.

Blackface, Bigotry Found in University Archives

Georgetown University’s archives are on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library, and its yearbooks have been digitized for anyone to delve into. These physical and digital records host old stories and photos of past Georgetown students, including images of blackface, racial slurs and other blatant symbols of bigotry. In the[Read More…]

The identity of New Orleans is characterized by interactions among diverse groups that have historically inhabited the city, according to Jason Berry (CAS ’71), author and investigative reporter.

Diversity Has Shaped New Orleanian Culture, Author Says

The culture of New Orleans has historically been shaped by the influence of its diverse inhabitants, said Jason Berry (CAS ’71), author and investigative reporter. The Feb. 25 event featured Berry’s new book, which argues New Orleans’ culture is grounded in performance and display. “When you grow up in a[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Medical School Launches Campaign to Reduce Bias

A campaign aimed to educate and spread awareness about microaggressions in the medical field launched at the Georgetown University School of Medicine this week. The campaign will include 17 educational posters on microaggressions: brief, often-used phrases that are degrading either intentionally or unintentionally. The posters will be placed around the[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
O’HARA: Diversify Artwork Acquisition Practices

O’HARA: Diversify Artwork Acquisition Practices

In 1985, a group of female artists gathered in New York in an almost superhero manner for the sole purpose of fighting sexism and racism in the art world. That spring, the Museum of Modern Art hosted an exhibition displaying international paintings and sculptures; of the 165 artists featured in[Read More…]

by January 20, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized
LANDRE: Acknowledge Disability as Diversity

LANDRE: Acknowledge Disability as Diversity

It took me a long time to consider myself “disabled.” I know that sounds strange coming from someone who, wheelchair and all, is a veritable poster child for the term. Yet growing up, “disabled” conjured images of sick people on television or patients in the hospital where my mom worked.[Read More…]

by January 16, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top