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Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania watched their eldest graduate from Georgetown

Georgetown University’s graduations typically feature plenty of blue-blood families, but the one on Saturday had a dash of actual royalty — among the proud parents gathered to see their kids finally snag those coveted diplomas were Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. And just like a regular mom, the glamorous queen documented the moment on Instagram. “A […]

More Questions About Why Georgetown University Sold Slaves To Make Money

Slavery is a word that makes most people cringe, and it’s causing some real problems right now for Georgetown University, because the Catholic institution of higher learning is being asked to explain the details of a slave sale in 1838 to make money to benefit Georgetown University (and its enrollment of all white students at... Show More Summary

On Overcoming My Imposter Syndrome in Buenos Aires

5 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Getting accepted into Georgetown University is the best thing that's ever happened to me, I thought my senior year of high school. Two years prior, I fell in love with the campus that reminded me of Hogwarts during a trip to D.C. At the time, I was an aspiring C.I.A. analyst and was excited to... Continue reading

Review Finds Fathers' Age, Lifestyle Associated with Birth Defects

A growing body of research is revealing associations between birth defects and a father's age, alcohol use and environmental factors, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. They say these defects result from epigenetic alterations that can potentially affect multiple generations.

How A Classmate's Scheduling Conflict Paved The Way For Sandra Fluke

In the first half of 2012, Sandra Fluke went from being an unknown student at Georgetown University Law Center to a leading advocate for contraception rights and a rising star within the Democratic Party. Her trajectory began with a fight over congressional testimony. Show More Summary

A Yellow Fever Epidemic: A New Global Health Emergency?

Evidence is mounting that the current outbreak of yellow fever is becoming the latest global health emergency, say two Georgetown University professors, who call on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee under the International Health Regulations

The Trump effect: Muslims face a disturbing spike in hate crimes not seen since 9/11

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The 2016 election cycle could be contributing to a rise in hate crimes against Muslim people in the United States, according to a study published by Georgetown University. Some of the incidents can be directly linked to GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who employed anti-Muslim rhetoric in the wake of...

Georgetown University Rejected Pro-Life Speaker to Balance Planned Parenthood’s CEO

Two Jesuit professors at Georgetown University lobbied to have a pro-life speaker on-stage with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards when she spoke on campus, but the proposal — made to help facilitate the “free exchange of ideas” — was rejected by the organizers of the event, the campus newspaper The Hoya reported. “It’s wounding to […]

Blasphemy Laws Don't Protect Religion, They Hurt It

Last Wednesday, I spoke on a panel at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs In DC. The conference, co-hosted by the Center's Religious Freedom Project and the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom,...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Praises Racist Founder Margaret Sanger

Here at we’ve covered just about every angle of Cecile Richards’ speech to Georgetown University last week. One aspect we wanted to make sure we highlighted was Richards’ praise for racist Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Some pro-life advocates may wonder if the current Planned Parenthood abortion company still reveres the woman who founded […]

Paul Ryan On Confederate Flag: 'This Symbol Does Insult'

WASHINGTON -- In his most direct comments to date on the issue, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) came out strongly against the Confederate flag on Wednesday, telling a large gathering of Georgetown University students that the flag divides...Show More Summary

ICYMI: Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Mocked Pro-Life Student At Georgetown

Last week, Cecile Richards, the president of the nation’s largest abortion provider in the country, addressed Georgetown University. Of course,...

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Compares Promoting Abortion to Fighting Racism

Cecile Richards loves abortion and she thinks the destruction of unborn children in abortions is the women’s rights and human rights cause of our time. Shamefully, during her speech at Georgetown University last week — a scandal in and of itself that a leading Catholic educational institution would give  a platform to the woman who […]

Georgetown Student Paper Hails Cecile Richards's Defense of 'Reproductive Justice'

The Friday edition of Georgetown University's The Hoya newspaper gave Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards 19 paragraphs of favorable coverage in an article utterly devoid of a contrasting point of view, despite the fact that at least one critical question was asked of her at her April 20 appearance at the Jesuit-affiliated institution.

Georgetown: Pay Reparations

This story about how Georgetown University sold a bunch of slaves to pay off its debts in 1838 is pretty interesting. And it’s great that Georgetown students are forcing the administration to deal with the school’s past. I do have one caution though, which is that the skilled PR people employed by big universities are […]

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Compares Abortion to Slavery in Georgetown Speech

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards equated her controversial Wednesday visit to Georgetown University, the nation's oldest Catholic college, and the fight for "reproductive rights" with the nation's fight to end slavery and raci...

Cecile Richards Mocks Pro-Life Student During Speech at Georgetown University

In case you missed it, the president of Planned Parenthood, an organization that commits close to 900 abortions every DAY, was invited to speak to Georgetown University. Georgetown is a Catholic institute of higher education. Catholic doctrine teaches abortion is a ‘grave evil.’ But no matter, said Georgetown, it’s all about a ‘free exchange of ideas’. […]

Cecile Richards Tells “Catholic” Georgetown University Abortion “is a Basic Human Right”

Georgetown University blocked concerned Catholics and reporters from attending today’s campus lecture by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, but tweets from participating students revealed faithful Catholics’ worst fears: Richards...Show More Summary

What Should Georgetown University Do About Its Slaveholding Past? 

In its early days, the school that would become Georgetown University was funded in part by plantations, and the institution might not even exist today if it weren’t for 272 slaves who were sold to pay off its debts. Read more...

Georgetown University search turns up descendants of slaves once owned by the institution

More than 170 years after 272 slaves owned by what is now Georgetown University in Washington were sold and forcefully shipped to the dreaded cotton plantations of the Deep South, the school is in the midst of an elaborate and expensive project to find descendants of those enslaved people. Born of a need to face […]

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