As a Catholic and Jesuit institution, Georgetown has a unique responsibility to welcome and support all of our students, regardless of immigration status. Today we join others in celebrating National Institutions Coming Out Day (NICOD) in support of our undocumented students. Learn more about Georgetown's undocumented student resources here: [ Georgetown.edu Link ]
An apology from Georgetown and the Society of Jesus’ Maryland Province for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals for the university’s benefit took place yesterday in the company of more than 100 descendants.
A historic building on Georgetown's campus now bears the name of Isaac Hawkins, the first enslaved person listed in the sale documents. Several descendants reflect on their ancestral ties to the 272 men, women, and children who were sold by Maryland Jesuits in 1838.
Anne Marie Becraft, a free woman of color, was a pioneering educator who at the age of 15 founded a school for black girls in Georgetown. She established the school in 1820 as one of the first educational endeavors of its kind in the District of Columbia. On April 18, 2017 Remembrance Hall will be permanently renamed in her honor.
The 19th-century free woman of color for whom Georgetown’s Anne Marie Becraft Hall will be named April 18 founded one of the first schools for black girls in Georgetown and later became one of America’s first black nuns.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security hosted the annual Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. Georgetown Buzz captured Mrs. Clinton's introductory remarks in presenting the awards to Colombians who played a crucial role in the 2016 historic peace agreement that ended over five decades of conflict in their country.
Marine Corps veteran Cristine Starke (SFS’18) and ordained deacon Daniel Wassim (SFS’18) receive the prestigious 2017 Truman Scholarship for their graduate studies and opportunities for programs to help prepare them for public service leadership careers.
Nick Stukel (MED/MBA ’18) recently traveled to King George Island, Antarctica to compete in his fifth marathon in three years as a part of his global marathon initiative Strums & Strides which promotes the healing power of music. Congrats, Nick!
A Sesame Workshop initiative that includes a new Muppet called Julia invokes “remarkably positive changes” for parents of children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to preliminary study results released today by Georgetown’s Bruno Anthony.