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CARNES: Remember Georgetown’s History of Slavery

CARNES: Remember Georgetown’s History of Slavery

The bells of Healy Hall and Dahlgren Chapel departed from their normal rhythm on the afternoon of Aug. 25. For four long minutes, beginning at precisely 3 p.m., they joined bells across the nation to toll in memory of the four centuries that have passed since the arrival of the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
REP. CAROLYN B. MALONEY/FACEBOOK | A national women's history museum would honor the untold stories of women throughout U.S. history, according to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who introduced a bill to establish a Smithsonian women's history museum in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 28.

Bills to Establish a Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Introduced in Congress

Bills proposing a new Smithsonian Institution museum that would highlight the contributions of women throughout U.S. history were introduced in both chambers of Congress on March 28. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill in the U.S. House[Read More…]

by April 4, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ELLIE STAAB FOR THE HOYA OWN IT highlighted historical perspectives from women that are not always included in standard analysis

OWN IT Highlights Forgotten Female Narratives in History

The sixth annual OWN IT Summit brought women from the public and private sectors to Georgetown University on Saturday to highlight leading women that not only broke barriers, but also used their influence to uplift other women. Approximately 215 people attended this year’s OWN IT Summit, a conference aimed at[Read More…]

by April 2, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN PRESIDENT JOHN J. DEGIOIA/FACEBOOK

Jewish Life at GU Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Jewish Life at Georgetown celebrated its 50th anniversary March 22 with a special Shabbat that brought together current and former students and faculty to remember the history of the Jewish community at Georgetown University. The event included Shabbat prayer services as well as speeches by students and administrators. Numerous Jewish[Read More…]

by March 27, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
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
ELIZA PHILLIPS FOR THE HOYA
An Art exhibit celebrating the lives of the GU 272 went on display Tuesday morning. Mélisande Short-Colomb, one of the principal organizers, said she hopes this raises awareness in the Georgetown community about the university's history with slavery and prevents current dialogue from dying out.

Art Celebrating GU272 on Display in Red Square

Student-made artwork honoring the lives of the 272 slaves sold by Georgetown in 1838 were hung in Red Square on Tuesday morning. The art installation, which, weather permitting, will be taken down on Friday, was created as part of the GU272 campaign that began in 2015. Mélisande Short-Colomb (COL ’21),[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SMITHSONIAN/FOR THE HOYA
Weekday visitors to the National Museum of African American History and Culture no longer need advance passes, beginning in September.

Smithsonian African-American History Museum Waives Weekday Passes

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s launch of its trial weekday, no-pass entry program attracted over 7,000 visitors on the first day of the monthlong program. Dubbed “Walk-Up Weekdays,” the museum’s program waives the requirement for timed-entry passes to be obtained in advance on weekdays in the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GOLDSTEIN: Finding Identity in History

GOLDSTEIN: Finding Identity in History

When I walk past Lauinger Library these days, I think of Fr. Leonard Neale, S.J. When Neale was president of Georgetown College from 1798 to 1806, his bedroom in Old South — the first building to grace the Hilltop — doubled as the campus library. Every night Neale would unfold[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAPASI: Struggling with San Jacinto

KAPASI: Struggling with San Jacinto

A 567-foot-tall obelisk stands 20 minutes outside Houston. The structure commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, which won Texas’ independence from Mexico on April 21, 1836. Retreating Texan forces, led by General Samuel Houston, surprised General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s larger Mexican force near the San Jacinto River. The[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAPASI: The Firebombing of Dresden

KAPASI: The Firebombing of Dresden

Neither an industrial center nor a wartime hub, a defenseless Dresden, Germany, was firebombed by Allied aircraft mere months before German surrender, between Feb. 13 and 15 in 1945. A firestorm caused by the thousands of tons of explosives engulfed the city, consuming the very oxygen in the air. Secondary[Read More…]

by February 14, 2018 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top