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A historian explains the racist history of Catholicism that the Church still refuses to acknowledge

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The recent unveiling of Georgetown University’s plan to atone for its now infamous sale of 272 enslaved men, women, and children in 1838 to settle the institution’s financial debts has provoked a host of responses ranging from enthusiastic praise to outright disgust. While criticism of the...

U.S. Olympic Committee Announces Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award

By SwimSwam on SwimSwam Members of the Owens family will present the award to Lonnie Ali, who will deliver an acceptance speech during the Sept. 28 ceremony at Georgetown University. Read the full story on SwimSwam: U.S. Olympic Committee Announces Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award

What it means for your brain if you’re bad at math

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Did you hate algebra in high school? Maybe your teacher or parents told you it was because you’re right-brained, but a team of researchers from Georgetown University Medical and Stanford University believe being bad at math may not just be an academic weakness, but actually a disability. Their...

Only 14 Percent of American Catholics Have Favorable Views of Muslims, Survey Finds

A survey by a Georgetown University research project on the topic of Islamophobia has found that American Catholics have mixed views about Muslims, while nearly half don't find any similarities between Islam and Christianity.

Descendants Of Slaves Owned By Georgetown University Want $1 Billion

Last week we noted that Georgetown University President, John DeGioia, announced plans to grant preferential admission consideration to descendants of slaves formerly owned and sold by the university in 1838 (see "Georgetown To Grant Admission Preference To Slave Descendants"). Show More Summary

Tamoxifen resistance linked to high estrogen levels in utero

(Georgetown University Medical Center) An animal study suggests that resistance to tamoxifen therapy in some estrogen receptor positive breast cancers may originate from in utero exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals. The studyShow More Summary

The Hunt by Cain Pence

Cain Pence is a Minneapolis based writer. Mr. Pence is a graduate of Georgetown University and has traveled extensively throughout all 50 states. Mr. Pence’s writings have appeared in numerous publications and he has published many poems. Show More Summary

Catholics Fail to Understand Why Kids As Young as 10 Are Leaving the Faith

Why are so many young people leaving the Catholic faith? According to researchers at Georgetown University, it's because kids see science and religion as incompatible. But that explanation glosses over so many more problems with the Church and Catholic beliefs.

2016 Ruesch Center Policy Briefing: Fighting a Smarter War on Cancer

The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts its 2016 Cancer Policy Briefing, Wednesday, September 14 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Georgetown University’s ‘Reparations’ Plan is Garbage

Georgetown University owes the descendants of the enslaved Africans who built and sustained its institution all of its 1.5 billion dollar endowment—and then some. On September 1, the university formally announced plans to grapple with its history of being founded by slave-owners and financed by slave labor including the sale of 272 enslaved people in […]

Georgetown University plans a form of reparations for its slavery past

Reparations: the act of making amends, offering expiation, or giving satisfaction for a wrong or injury. The act of repairing. As author Ta-Nehisi Coates has stated, reparations is what Georgetown University is planning for the descendants...Show More Summary

Georgetown University Apologizes for Slavery, Promises Admissions Edge to Descendants of Slaves the School Sold

Click here for reuse options! The Washington-based school hopes to atone for its role in the slave trade. As students gear up for fall semester, Georgetown University took a historic step toward reconciling its slave-owning past, formally...Show More Summary

Georgetown’s Gesture on Slavery’s Evils

Exclusive: After decades of delays and denials, Jesuit-led Georgetown University finally confessed to a near-two-century-old abuse of African-American slaves, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Better late than never, Jesuit-run Georgetown University has acknowledged that the school has “been…Read more ?

At Georgetown University, a family reunion 178 years after fateful slave sale

A group of descendants of slaves sold by the university in 1838 emerges to assert its place within the community of the Catholic university.

How Do Descendants of Slaves Find Their Ancestors?

On Thursday, Georgetown University announced its decision to extend preferential treatment in the admissions process to prospective students descended from enslaved people owned by the university. How will those people be able to prove...Show More Summary

Quickies: Evolution of kiwis, body diversity, and tree lobsters

Categories: Quickies Georgetown University plans to atone for slave past – “Georgetown’s president, John J. DeGioia, who announced the measures in a speech on Thursday afternoon, said he would offer a formal... (Read more...)

Georgetown University to Offer Slave Descendants Special Consideration

Georgetown University is taking itself to task and making an attempt to make things right for the descendants of slaves it sold to financially benefit the institution in 1838. The sale kept the landmark university afloat during a financially difficult time and allowed the institution to grow to its current status as a respected institution... Show More Summary

Thoughts on Georgetown's Announcement

Lots of ink is being spilled on Georgetown University’s announcement this week that it will give preferential treatment in admissions (on the order of that given legacy applicants) to the descendants of slaves that Maryland Jesuits sold...Show More Summary

Georgetown University Makes Amends for Slavery

'Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia publicly announced that the institution will make amends to the descendants of the slaves who were sold off almost two centuries ago. “Insuring our history is alive to us, we must acknowledge that Georgetown University participated in the institution of slavery,” said DeGioia. Show More Summary

CNN's Baldwin Touts Georgetown Giving Slavery 'Reparations,' Wonders 'Is That Enough?'

On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin devoted a segment to the decision by Georgetown University to grant what Baldwin referred to as "reparations" to make up for the school's history of owning slaves, with the school planning to enact several plans, including offering admission to descendants of slaves who were owned by the university. Show More Summary

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