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William Gaston Enslaved at Least 163 People, Rejected Principle of Equal Citizenship

William Gaston Enslaved at Least 163 People, Rejected Principle of Equal Citizenship

By Adora Zheng and Eli Kales September 30, 2022

William Gaston, after whom the historic Gaston Hall in Healy Hall is named, owned 163 enslaved people and supported judicial opinions that opposed equal citizenship for Black people, according to newly...

Exhibit in Healy Showcases History of Black Muslims in America

Exhibit in Healy Showcases History of Black Muslims in America

By Adora Zheng March 3, 2022

Georgetown Muslim Life collaborated with America’s Islamic Heritage Museum to display an art exhibit depicting the historical impact of Muslims in the United States.  The exhibit, titled “Forgotten...

GSP To Return to Healy After Months of Student, Graduate Advocacy

GSP To Return to Healy After Months of Student, Graduate Advocacy

By Caitlin McLean October 15, 2021

Georgetown University announced Oct. 11 that the Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP) could return to its office space in Healy Hall following nearly three months of student protest around the program’s...

GSP To Hold Demonstrations Protesting Relocation From Healy

GSP To Hold Demonstrations Protesting Relocation From Healy

By Caitlin McLean October 7, 2021

The Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP) plans to hold protests next week to demonstrate its continued outrage over the program office's relocation from Healy Hall.  Students leaders from GSP, which...

GSP Office Relocation Sparks Outrage Among Students, Graduates

GSP Office Relocation Sparks Outrage Among Students, Graduates

By Caitlin McLean September 1, 2021

Georgetown University students and graduates from the Georgetown Scholars Program have condemned a university decision to relocate the program’s office, raising concerns over accessibility and visibility. Leaders...

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Offices Damaged in Healy Fire

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Offices Damaged in Healy Fire

By Kelly Anderson January 17, 2020

The Office of Planning and Facilities Management is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out in a private office in Healy Hall on the evening of Jan. 5, according to a Georgetown University spokesperson. The...

MAGGIE FOUBERG/THE HOYA | Georgetown University Student Association President Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Vice President Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) were interviewed by The Hoya on Oct. 27 to discuss their term so far.

Francis and Olvera Reflect on Reform, Institutional Challenges

By Katrina Schmidt and Cady Stanton November 1, 2019

MAGGIE FOUBERG/THE HOYA | Georgetown University Student Association President Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20), left, and Vice President Aleida Olvera (COL ’20), right, were interviewed by The Hoya on...

VIEWPOINT: Illuminate Healy Tower for Athletic Events

VIEWPOINT: Illuminate Healy Tower for Athletic Events

By Will Ball and Ellie Cush October 25, 2019

As another basketball season begins, it is a fitting time to remember that athletics at Georgetown University can bring students together with a sense of unity and pride in a special way that transcends...

MARGARET FOUBERG FOR THE HOYA | Smoke from a defective heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit caused the evacuation of Healy Hall on Monday afternoon.

Mechanical Failure Triggers Fire Alarm; Healy Evacuates

By Casey Ferrante and Cady Stanton February 26, 2019

Healy Hall was evacuated after smoke from a mechanical failure in a basement heating unit triggered a fire alarm Monday afternoon. Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services ultimately determined...

Cries for Help: Carvings in Lau Cubicles

Cries for Help: Carvings in Lau Cubicles

By Izzy Roemer and Izzy Roemer May 1, 2018

As a nearly 230-year-old institution, Georgetown is host to secrets that current students can hardly fathom. Some of these secrets date back to the school’s founding. Messages etched by early students...

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Bomb Threat Prompts Healy Hall Evacuation

By Jeff Cirillo June 16, 2017

A non-specific bomb threat prompted the university to evacuate Healy Hall on Friday morning, according to a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson. Healy Hall was reopened by 11:21 a.m. after...

What to Do on GAAP Weekend: Prospective Student Edition

What to Do on GAAP Weekend: Prospective Student Edition

By Sarah Reuter and Sarah Reuter April 21, 2017

Dear Class of 2021, and so on and so forth, WELCOME to the Hilltop. D.C. or, as both the cool kids and the geotag call it, “the District,”  is breathtakingly beautiful and the Georgetown bubble (aka...

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