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.
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.
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.
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.
Two years after the District began issuing driving permits to all residents, regardless of immigration status, activists say the city is making it too difficult for those who are undocumented to obtain the special license.
For most Washingtonians seeking a license for the first time, they can just show up to the DMV with their application and wait in line with everyone else. If they fail a portion of the test, they can return 72 hours later to retake it. For undocumented immigrants, who are eligible for a limited-purpose drivers license under a plan passed in 2013, they must first sign up online, facing wait times of several months.
The GUSA Senate voted unanimously to approve the Student Activities Budget Fiscal Year 2017 on Sunday April 7. The total budget, as allocated by GUSA’s Finance Appropriations Committee (Fin/App), came in at a total of $998,202.
Daniela Fernandez’s (C’16) leadership of a major movement for sustainable oceans has landed her among Glamour magazine’s top 10 College Women of the Year and led to her receipt of the this year's Christopher Benchley Youth Award.
Following advocacy by groups such as Hoyas for Immigrant Rights, Georgetown University announced the launch of the Undocumented Student Resource website — an online portal meant to provide information and resources for undocumented current and prospective Georgetown students — in a campus-wide email from Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson on Thursday.