Post Tagged with: "reform"

KIM KARDASHIAN/TWITTER | The Georgetown Prison Scholars Program at the Washington, D.C. Jail, was launched by professor Marc Howard’s Prisons and Justice Initiative in January 2018. The program provides both credit and noncredit courses for incarcerated scholars.

Kardashian Doc Spotlights Prisons and Justice Initiative

The Prisons and Justice Initiative will be featured in Kim Kardashian West’s upcoming Oxygen documentary following her work on prison reform and in a separate television documentary on an unannounced major network. The documentary, “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project,” follows Kardashian West’s prison reform advocacy that brought her to[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ELLIE STAAB FOR THE HOYA | Panelists discussed free speech rights of incarcerated Americans at an event in Gaston Hall on Tuesday.

Panelists Advocate Protection of Free Speech Rights in Prisons

Fostering connections between incarcerated people and the outside world must be a key feature of criminal justice reform, panelists agreed at a discussion on the free speech rights of incarcerated Americans on Tuesday. The event, co-sponsored by the Georgetown Prisons and Justice Initiative and Georgetown’s Free Speech Project, was titled[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
S20 ARGENTINA Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla, head of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Latin America Program, called for the restructuring of the Latin American food system to address high obesity rates at an event Nov. 27.

Reform Latin American Food Policy, Researchers Say

The food system in Latin America must be reformed to create healthier options for low-income and vulnerable groups, Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla, head of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Latin America Program, said at an event Nov. 27 at the Intercultural Center. A food system includes the inputs and outputs of[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Rapper Meek Mill advocated for criminal justice reform based on his own experiences with the system at an event Wednesday. Mill was released from prison in April after serving five months of a two- to four-year sentence. He criticized the criminal justice system for discriminating against minorities and protecting wealthy white men

Meek Mill: Justice System Protects White Men

The U.S. criminal justice system protects wealthy white men, rapper Meek Mill said at an event Wednesday night in Lohrfink Auditorium. Mill, a Philadelphia native, was first arrested in 2007 for possession of drugs and an unlicensed firearm, and was sentenced to prison two years later. Mill was released on[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Educational reform advocate Cathy Davidson argued for a new model of teaching that recognizes privilege in elite institutions and teaches students to recognize disparities around them.

Education Reformist Calls for New Teaching Model

All Georgetown students have benefited from rare good fortune that enables them to attend an elite institution, educational reform advocate, professor and author Cathy Davidson argued at a Riggs Library discussion Wednesday. “Whether you were lucky enough to be born with affluent parents or parents that believed in education and[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News

VIEWPOINT: Unaffordability Calls for Reform

In this year’s Georgetown University Student Association election, issues of tuition and college affordability took center stage. While Hoyas perennially doubt that GUSA can effect change within our bureaucratic university, it can help bring about meaningful reform — but only if it first understands the real issues influencing tuition. So,[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Bridging Governmental Gaps

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s last speech as president of Brazil on Dec. 29, 2010, was marked by tears of sadness from his supporters. Da Silva was seen off by throngs of supporters in his home state of Pernambuco, inspired by the optimism he had instilled in Brazil’s working class.[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized

EDITORIAL: Narrowing the Divide

During the Georgetown University Student Association executive election in March, Enushe Khan (MSB ’17) and Chris Fisk (COL ’17) ran their campaign with a focus on making GUSA more accessible and increasing socio-economic and racial inclusivity on campus. Midway through their term as GUSA president and vice president, Khan and[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Mental Health Requires Culture of Care

Last year, 58.6 percent of college students surveyed by the National College Health Assessment expressed feeling “overwhelming anxiety” in the last 12 months. Of college students surveyed, 36.1 percent “felt so depressed it was difficult to function.” At Georgetown University, we can see the clench of anxiety or ache of[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

FLEMING-KLINK: Criminal Justice Reform, One Box at a Time

For those seeking to enact criminal justice reform and policies aimed at increasing the chances of employment for ex-offenders, referred to as returning citizens, there exist particular policies normally discussed as ‘banning-the-box’. Such policies require employers to remove the box on employment forms that applicants are asked to check if[Read More…]

by June 22, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top