December 21, 2016
Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., has one word of advice for anyone trying to understand the Jesuit values upon which Georgetown University is built.
That word is: “Stop.”
Not that he would actually do this, but sometimes, Carnes, a much-honored Georgetown political science professor and Jesuit priest, feels like shouting out that simple instruction: to harried undergraduates rushing across Healy Lawn; to busy professionals racing up and down the stairs of the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) after a long day of work; to all those who find themselves exhausted from chasing after … something, even though they may not know quite what it is.
December 5, 2016
While in Washington D.C. with the first delegation from Red Cloud High School ever to attend the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice, four students from the Jesuit-run high school located on the Lakota reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota visited with students, faculty and staff at Georgetown Prep and Georgetown University.
November 18, 2016
Five members of the Georgetown University Native American Student Council protested the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Thursday in Red Square.
November 8, 2016
The White House selected Georgetown as the winner of its Interfaith Community Service Award from a group of 766 colleges and universities, the university announced last Monday.
October 31, 2016
The university has won the White House’s Interfaith Community Service Award for fostering meaningful relationships among its community members of differing faiths and backgrounds. The award, recently announced by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), landed the university on the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor an educational institution can receive for its commitment to volunteerism, community-based learning and civic engagement.
October 26, 2016
40 percent of the students who participate in programs offered by the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service come from Georgetown College. We sat down with Justice and Peace Studies professor and CSJ director Andria Wisler to learn more about the important work they do in the summer.
October 7, 2016
Over the summer, Devika Ranjan (SFS ’17) lived along one of the world’s most dangerous borders with an important task at hand. Armed with nothing but a grant from the Catherine Davis Foundation, Ranjan was working on a peace-building project — one that did not entail moderating dialogue between opposing forces or campaigning against pro-conflict government factions. Instead, she was conducting theater workshops. Ranjan spent her summer in Manguchak, a small town just 500 meters from India’s border with Pakistan, teaching theater in communities impacted by insurgency and, more recently, earthquakes.
September 20, 2016
In 2013, I stepped into the home of the Flores family in the Brightwood neighborhood of northern Washington, D.C., for the first time. As a freshman, I was new to the city and had some tutoring experience under my belt from high school, as well as a work-study award in my financial aid package. I did not want a job at Lauinger Library or swiping cards in Harbin Hall because I knew I needed a break from being on campus.
September 15, 2016
We, 20 leading academics and influencers from across the world, have joined forces today in an open letter to world leaders - asking that they do more to ensure refugees obtain an education. With two crucial international refugee summits next week in New York and with the release today of the UN Refugee Agency’s first refugee education report - now presents a historic opportunity for change. One we may not see the like of again.
May 6, 2016
Organizations such as CARECEN, the Central American Resource Center have filed complaints against the DMV after trying unsuccessfully to get the agency to alter its policy and presenting a joint study with Georgetown University that highlighted many flaws in the DMV program.