GU Women of Color hopes to create more student-lead racial dialogue

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The GU Women of Color hosted a “Race at Georgetown” event on Wednesday, which aimed to create a campus-wide dialogue that enables students to share their struggles with race on campus. According to GU Women of Color Board Member Danielle White (SFS ’15), the goal of the event to was approach the issue of race […]

#BAGU adds to recent online conversations on diversity at Georgetown

The next Twitter protest is officially here. BAGU, Being Asian and Pacific American at Georgetown, hopes to follow in the footsteps of #BBGU and #BLGU to add to the ongoing dialogue about race/ethnicity and diversity at Georgetown. It is set to begin at 11 a.m. and last until 11 p.m. One of the organizers of […]

From the Print Edition: Black House organizes Twitter and Facebook protest

Update 4:11 pm: #BBGU is now trending nationally on Twitter. Original Post: Black House residents are hosting an online Twitter and Facebook protest, denoted through the tag #BBGU, which stands for “Being Black at Georgetown University,” today. The protest officially began at 11 a.m., though many have been tweeting since before that, and is scheduled to last […]

Provost promises to increase diversity on GU campus in recent post

Last week in his blog, Provost Robert Groves tackled the issue of diversity, pledging to work on bringing more diversity and unity to Georgetown’s campus. He mentioned the release of the Student Commission for Unity report in 2009 which launched President John J. DeGioia’s Initiative on Diversity and Inclusiveness. Noting progress in areas such as hiring more diverse faculty, larger […]

DeGioia gives update on diversity, inclusiveness initiatives

In an email sent to the Georgetown community on Tuesday, President John DeGioia and Provost James O’Donnell gave some updates about the University’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Initiative. Last year, faculty, student, and staff working groups recommended a variety of methods to increase diversity on campus, which the University began to adopt during the spring semester. […]

University provides e-mail update on diversity initiatives

Georgetown’s Diversity Initiative working groups have made their verdicts—change should come to the Hilltop. Last night, Provost James O’Donnell sent out an e-mail that listed the recommendations of the Academic, Student Life, Admissions and Recruitment working groups. This year, the three groups were tasked by President John DeGioia to “develop recommendations about how Georgetown can […]

Provost O’Donnell on the progress of Georgetown’s diversity working groups

As debate surrounding the proposals of the Academic Life Working Group picks up, Provost James O’Donnell, left, met with student press on Thursday to discuss the progress all three working working groups have made this school year. “At the end of the day,” he said, the initiatives are about “helping Georgetown line up with its […]

An external review prompted by The Hoya‘s April Fools’ Issue yields 18 suggestions for improvement

About one year ago, Georgetown University’s Media Board issued five sanctions against The Hoya for its 2009 April Fools’ Issue. One of the sanctions directed The Hoya to pay for a third-party review of the newspaper by someone with a background in professional journalism, whom the Media Board would select. (Another sanction notably halted The […]

Georgetown students and faculty debate diversity at Academic Working Group Forum

The Academic Working Group, one of the three working groups formed by President John DeGioia for the University’s Diversity Initiative, held an open forum Thursday evening to present the draft of its review of diversity in Georgetown academics, and its recommendations. Attending the forum were members of the working group, faculty, and students, some of […]

The Academics Working Group prepares to release recommendations for Georgetown

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Later this month, the Academics Working Group plans to release its first proposals for how Georgetown can improve diversity in its curriculum. The group, one of three diversity working groups formed by President DeGioia last spring after The Hoya‘s April Fools’ Issues prompted a broad discussion of diversity at […]

GWU president creates council, administration position to expand diversity

Georgetown isn’t the alone among area schools concerned about its levels of diversity. Last Friday, University President Steven Knapp announced two efforts to increase the number of non-Caucasian students at George Washington University: a President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and the creation of a senior administrative position to improve minority access to education and […]