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MASON MANDELL/THE HOYA The Georgetown University Student Association voted 20-4 to hold a referendum on adding a $27.20 semesterly fee to students tuition that would go towards a fund to benefit descendants of the the 272 enslaved individuals sold in 1838 to pay off the university's debts.

GUSA Approves Referendum on Reconciliation Fee for Descendants of GU272

Students are set to vote on the creation of a semesterly fee that would go toward a fund to benefit descendants of the GU272 this April after the Georgetown University Student Association senate approved the proposed referendum Sunday evening. The $27.20 reconciliation fee would be added to students’ tuition to[Read More…]

VIEWPOINT: To Memorialize Is to Live

Tomorrow on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I will gather together with other Georgetown University students — as well as millions of Jews across the world — and recite kaddish, the Jewish mourners’ prayer. I recite the prayer for my grandfathers’ families: their siblings, their parents and grandparents. Some were[Read More…]

by April 24, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: What We Carry With Us

CARNES: What We Carry With Us

About four years ago, on a late April afternoon, I found myself racing through Dahlgren Quadrangle when I saw two students sitting on a bench. As I got closer, I recognized them as seniors who I had once taught and often saw around campus. I approached them to say hello,[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan (center) was appointed as Georgetown’s first full-time director for Hindu Life in August, when he also became the first ever Hindu priest Chaplain in the United States.

VIEWPOINT: In Remembering Our Ancestors, A Glimmer of Hope

I arrived on the Hilltop last August from the United Kingdom, a country engulfed in a national identity crisis, to another nation gearing up for a political showdown. Yet, instead of preoccupying myself with an uncertain future, my mind wandered to thoughts of the past. The Seers, Yogīs and ascetics[Read More…]

by January 13, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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MANDAL: Mechanisms of Memory Shape Our Realities

While the English language only has one word for “memory,” the truth is that memory comes in many different forms. Psychologists break memory down into dozens of categories: long-term memory, short-term memory, implicit memory and declarative memory. But this concept expands beyond the individual human mind. For example, history itself[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Contextualize Troubling Past

  Adolf Hitler and the evil he epitomizes are ubiquitous once again. I wish I could say that this is the first time since 1945 that this was the case, but unfortunately there have been several other “Hitler waves” at various points in time. With the subject in the news[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EPSTEIN: Heartbreak and the Neuropsychology of Memory

Breakups, particularly painful ones, are difficult to forget. After having a broken heart, many people believe they will never get over it. But then, somehow, they eventually start thinking about their previous partner less and less, and all the negative feelings associated with the heartbreak slowly fade over time. I[Read More…]

by August 22, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Photograph

The Photograph

Last year, my older brother graduated from law school. I don’t remember if he’d secured a job by then. Knowing him, my guess would have to be that he had. Anyway, early on a Friday morning, my parents and I made the four hour drive from New York to Boston[Read More…]

by June 29, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Baseball Field’s Memory Endures

Baseball Field’s Memory Endures

With finals inching closer by the day, the end of April brings a mass migration of anxious Hoyas to the Rafik B. Hariribuilding of the McDonough School of Business, where spacious study lounges and convenient group work rooms make for the ideal cramming location. Today, Georgetown students flock to the impressive building with worries of[Read More…]

by April 20, 2012 0 comments Sports