Post Tagged with: "minorities"

KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA | The citizenship question causes census participation rates among minority communities to decline.

Norton Moves to Block Census Question on Citizenship

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill to the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit the U.S. Census Bureau from asking questions regarding citizenship, nationality and immigration status in the 2020 census on March 13. Including the citizenship question on the census will not help enforce civil rights laws,[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Dr. Adanna Johnson, coming from Loyola University MD, assumed her role this summer as the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success. Johnson brings with her years of experience handling issues pertaining to diversity and representation in higher education.

New Senior Associate Dean Assumes Role

Adanna J. Johnson, a former associate professor of psychology and director of the African and African American studies program at Loyola University Maryland, was named the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success this summer. Johnson, who also co-chaired the establishment of university-wide Racial[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
This statue of Confederate Gen. Albert Pike in Judiciary Square has been the center of D.C. leaders’ criticism. City officials have called on the National Park Service to remove it.

Council Considers Memorials to Minorities, Women

  A bill proposing the construction of monuments to honor native Washingtonian women and people of color in each of Washington, D.C.’s eight wards will move forward to a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 5, taking the next step toward becoming law. The bill comes after D.C. leaders including Mayor[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Entitled to Existence

“How dare you stand here and sully this campus knowing what you people have done?” “Don’t you think we would all be better off if you people went back home?” Last week, a woman visiting campus stopped me from entering the Healey Family Student Center and repeatedly told me to[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Action, Not Despair, Will Overcome Fear

On Wednesday morning, I called my parents, Muslim, Pakistani immigrants living in the San Francisco Bay Area, to explain to them why Donald Trump had won the election. I had to explain to them that the next four years were going to be very dangerous for us. I explained to[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discussed the challenges she faced as a minority in her path to the bench Wednesday.

Sotomayor Details Challenges in Law

The Marver H. Bernstein Symposium brought United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Gaston Hall on Wednesday for a conversation entitled “A Life in the Law,” sponsored by the Office of the President and the government department. After introductions by University President John J. DeGioia and Robert Katzmann,[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Weekend Tries to Increase Minority Enrollment

With universities across the country competing for top students, Hoya Saxa Weekend aims to attract minority students through a weekend of campus immersion. On Thursday, 83 accepted students joined current Georgetown students to participate in the 11th annual Hoya Saxa Weekend. Born as a pre-admission program called Minority Hosting Weekend,[Read More…]

by April 23, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Grad Rates Lower for Minorities

While Georgetown’s graduation rate for the Class of 2010 was among the highest in the nation at 88.9 percent, disparities exist within the university between graduation rates for different racial groups. White students, who make up the majority of the student body, graduated at a rate of 90.7 percent in[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 0 comments News

GU Talks Greater Campus Diversity

Potential measures addressing issues of diversity at Georgetown took center stage at open forum events this week, with a second town hall for the Diversity Initiative’s academic working group on Wednesdsay and a Thursday panel discussion with faculty and administrators. The academic working group town hall convened for feedback about[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News