Archive: News Story

  • VIEWPOINT: Commit to Allyship

    As we approach the end of Black History Month, I ask my fellow white colleagues as well as white students to consider how they are participating in the work of racial justice.

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  • Black History Month Events Nearly Double for 2020

    Black student affinity groups and Georgetown University have scheduled almost 50 events celebrating Black history and culture, nearly double the number of events held last year, in observation of Black History Month this February.

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  • City Displaces Tent Community in K Street Underpass

    City officials permanently cleared a homeless encampment under the bridge crossing over K Street NE on Jan. 16, displacing dozens of people experiencing homelessness and disposing of their belongings.

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  • Congress Should Strive Toward Deescalation in Iran, Panel Says

    Congressional pushback on presidential foreign policies is essential to quelling the escalating tensions between Iran and the United States, Program Director of the Institute for Policy Studies Phyllis Bennis said in a panel Monday.

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  • Students Activists Hold Walkout Over DACA Case

    Over 100 Georgetown University students advocated for immigrants without documentation in a walkout Nov. 8 before a Supreme Court hearing on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Tuesday.

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  • EDITORIAL: Bolster Off-Campus Learning

    Conveniently situated in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University provides students the privilege of accessing the endless resources the city has to offer, from internship opportunities to free Smithsonian Institution museums. Yet students often only access the District’s resources in their free time.

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  • 2nd Annual HoyaTHON Nearly Doubles Donation Amount

    HoyaTHON nearly doubled its fundraising total at its second annual dance marathon Nov. 9, raising money for Washington, D.C.’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
    HoyaTHON, Georgetown University’s chapter of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon, raised more than $73,584 overall, nearly double the $41,024 raised last year. The funds will all go to Children’s National, a hospital in Washington, D.C. Children’s National is one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that provide health care to pediatric patients across the United States and Canada. The network supports fundraising and awareness campaigns, including dance marathons, for the hospitals.

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  • Georgetown Initiative Co-Hosts Rent Control Rally

    About 15 Georgetown students joined a rally on Oct. 26 demanding the expansion of rent control in the District. A variety of unions, tenant groups, and other organizations, including Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor (KI), hosted the rally at Lamont Plaza in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood to launch the Reclaim Rent Control campaign.

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  • Students March in 1st National Period Day Rally

    Georgetown University student organizations and clubs protested period poverty at the Washington, D.C. National Period Day Rally on Oct. 19.
    Period poverty refers to how economic factors can decrease access to menstrual products for certain individuals. The rally, organized by PERIOD, a global youth-run nonprofit that seeks to end period poverty and the stigma around menstruation, was held in honor of the world’s first National Period Day.

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  • Flynn Coleman (SFS ’03) Discusses New Book at the Intersection of Human Rights and Technology

    Flynn Coleman (SFS ’03) is many things: international human rights lawyer, professor, public speaker, activist, and entrepreneur. On Thursday, October 3, she returned to Georgetown as a published author and spoke in McGhee Library about her new book, A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Technology is Redefining Who We Are.

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