NYPD used Woody Harrelson photo to find lookalike beer thief
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a...
BOSTON (AP) — A California executive who pleaded guilty to charges that he paid $400,000 in bribes to get his son into Georgetown University has been fired.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Civil rights leader and activist the Rev. Al Sharpton and Georgetown University professor and author Michael Eric Dyson are speaking at graduation ceremonies at Tennessee...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University undergraduates have voted in favor of a referendum seeking the establishment of a fund benefiting the descendants of enslaved people sold to pay off the...
Georgetown students to vote on slavery reparations fund
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University students are considering a fee benefiting the descendants of enslaved people sold to pay off the school's debts, an effort that would create one of the...
Analysis: Collins is most likely to work across aisle
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say Republican Sen. Susan Collins toes the party line too often. But a Georgetown University think tank says she's the most likely to work across party lines.
Government officials, doctors among Ethiopian crash victims
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Three Austrian physicians. The co-founder of an international aid organization. A career ambassador. The wife and children of a Slovak legislator. A Nigerian-born...
Georgetown rescinds honorary degree for defrocked McCarrick
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University has rescinded an honorary degree it bestowed in 2004 on then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked last week after being convicted by the Vatican...
Plan to clear forest for Georgetown solar farm criticized
LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — A plan to clear 240 acres of forest for a Georgetown University solar farm has drawn complaints from environmentalists and Maryland residents.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After raising nearly $130,000 to cover tuition, a gay Florida valedictorian who says his parents kicked him out will pay nothing to go to college this fall.
Georgetown University adjusted 18-year-old Seth Owen's financial aid package, reducing his expected out-of-pocket contribution from $20,000 to $0, news outlets reported.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After raising nearly $130,000 to cover tuition, the gay Florida valedictorian who says his parents kicked him out will pay nothing to go to college this fall.
News outlets report Georgetown University adjusted 18-year-old Seth Owen's financial aid package, reducing his expected out-of-pocket contribution from $20,000 to $0.
College fund grows for gay teen who clashed with parents
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former teacher of a gay Florida teen who says he was ostracized for his sexuality has raised more than $122,000 to help the teen afford college.
6 decades after Cuban Revolution, he graduated Georgetown
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dressed in a black cap and gown with a velvet-trimmed stole and surrounded by family, Carlos Manuel Sera watched the live stream in his son's house in Houston last Friday and waited. First came the valedictorian. Then the salutatorian. And then the senior associate dean for the undergraduate program at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business read out Sera's name.
Georgetown’s ‘lost’ slaves were closer to home than known
WASHINGTON (AP) — The search for the lost slaves began with a simple question.
Every month for two years, Richard Cellini, founder of an organization looking for descendants of the slaves sold to save Georgetown University, had updated a spreadsheet. It showed consistent progress: More and more descendants were learning the truth — that the Jesuit priests running Georgetown had sold their ancestors in 1838 to two Louisiana plantation owners to pay university debts.
Veteran diplomat Madeleine Albright becomes girl-power icon
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hidden behind a red curtain, two Ricolas clutched in her hand, she heard her accomplishments read aloud again: college professor, best-selling author, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner — and the nation's 64th secretary of state.
When the audience of more than 300 began to clap and howl, Madeleine K. Albright entered the Georgetown University auditorium. She waved. She winked. The clapping grew louder, especially from young women in the room.
Report: 20,000 parents to lose Medicaid in work proposal
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An estimated 20,000 poor parents in Mississippi will lose health coverage over five years under a proposal requiring Medicaid recipients work for their benefits, researchers at Georgetown University reported.
Georgetown University tells state attorneys general how to curb ‘Unite the Right’ rallies
Every state in the country has laws on the books that they should use to limit right-wing rallies from getting out of hand, a Georgetown University study urged Thursday.
- The SunGeorgetown Backs Reparations. What About the Nation?April 24, 2019
- Beatrice Daily SunGORDON ERNSTMarch 15, 2019
- The Washington TimesVictor Page, former Georgetown player, charged with sexually assaulting minor: reportJanuary 9, 2019
- Beatrice Daily SunUnder Trump, Number Of Uninsured Kids Rose For First Time This DecadeNovember 30, 2018
London man who kidnapped Georgetown student will be deported
WASHINGTON (AP) — A London resident who pleaded guilty to kidnapping a Georgetown University student and attempting to rob him will be deported.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said in a release 35-year-old Paolo Aldorasi was sentenced Tuesday to 24 months in prison, with all but 11 months suspended. Since Aldorasi has been incarcerated for 11 months, he now faces deportation and five years' probation, during which he's barred from the United States.
Workers without degree hold most good jobs in South Dakota
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A new report from Georgetown University says the majority of good jobs in South Dakota belong to employees who don't have bachelor's degrees.
The university's Center on Education and Workforce found 55 percent of good jobs are held by people without a college degree. A good job is defined as those that pay at least $35,000 annually for workers younger than 45 and at least $45,000 for those 45 and older.
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This Georgetown freshman is 63, and attending the school that enslaved her ancestors
Washington — Mélisande Short-Colomb sits cross-legged on the purple comforter draped over her twin bed. She lives in the dorms here at Georgetown University, where she just wrapped up her first semester as a freshman.
Short-Colomb is 63. But that’s not all that makes her different from her student peers.
Striking a chord, NIH taps the brain to find how music heals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a friendly Pied Piper, the violinist keeps up a toe-tapping beat as dancers weave through busy hospital hallways and into the chemotherapy unit, patients looking up in surprised delight. Upstairs, a cellist plays an Irish folk tune for a patient in intensive care.
Music increasingly is becoming a part of patient care — although it's still pretty unusual to see roving performers captivating entire wards, like at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital one fall morning.
Study: Wisconsin lost 13,000 ‘good jobs’ for non-college grads since 1991
Wisconsin has lost 13,000 “good jobs” held by non-college graduates over the last quarter-century, though it has fared better than some of its Rust Belt neighbors, according to a new Georgetown University study.
Did their school have ties to slavery?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The boy's name was Gabriel, and he was a slave. Once, he was tipped less than seven cents for weeding the garden at the Washington Seminary in Northwest Washington. Another time, he was given 12 cents for reasons unknown.
What does last year’s turmoil at the Fiesta de Santa Fe, the controversies surrounding The University of New Mexico seal, problems at Georgetown, Harvard, Brown, Princeton, North Carolina University and other esteemed repositories of culture and knowledge have in common? They are part of a national awakening that seeks to re-examine our interpretation and propagation of history, as it relates to race and slavery.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A university in Washington D.C. has launched a fellowship aimed at identifying the next generation of police leaders.
The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2sLZkky ) the two-year program through the Georgetown University Law Center began Monday and involves 19 participants from of a select group of rookie officers and civilian employees.
- Business WireFIU College of Business Partners with Georgetown University for International Business and Public Policy ProgramMay 2, 2019
- Globe NewswireFourth Annual DC Blockchain Summit Returns to Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business to Advocate for the Future of BlockchainJanuary 23, 2019
Universities with Qatar campuses monitor diplomatic chaos
American universities said branch campuses in Qatar were operating normally Monday while they monitored diplomatic developments in the Gulf nation.
After Saudi Arabia and other Arab powers severed diplomatic ties and shut down land, sea and air links with the energy-rich nation, Northwestern University, Texas A&M University, Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University said they were keeping their Qatar faculty and students informed while summer classes continued.
‘Alt-right’ leader loses gym membership after confrontation
A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi.
Professor C. Christine Fair told The Associated Press on Monday that the Old Town Sport&Health club in Alexandria, Virginia, informed her that it terminated the membership of white nationalist Richard Spencer following last Wednesday's confrontation in the gym.
State Journal editorial: Two state reps rank high for cooperation
Which members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation play well with others?
According to the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, it’s U.S. Reps. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, and Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls.
They were the state’s only current representatives in either house of Congress to rate well for working across party lines in a serious way.
Kind ranks 15th best in the 435-member House of Representatives, while Sensenbrenner is a respectable 65th.
Senator Hirono diagnosed with cancer
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, according to a statement she released Tuesday morning.
“During a routine pre-operative physical for my eye surgery, my doctor discovered an abnormality on my chest X-ray,” she said.
“After a series of follow up tests, I have been diagnosed with kidney cancer that is also present in my seventh rib.”
Trump’s daughter Tiffany to attend Georgetown Law School
NEW YORK (AP) — Another Trump is going to Washington.
Tiffany Trump, the youngest daughter of the president, will be enrolling at Georgetown University Law School this fall, according to her brother. Eric Trump, who revealed the school choice, received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials at Georgetown University say anti-Semitic graffiti has been found in a restroom near a campus Jewish meeting space.
In a letter to the campus community on Monday, officials said the graffiti was found Sunday night in a restroom adjacent to the Makom Jewish Gathering Space at the Catholic university. Campus officials did not describe the graffiti.
Convicted bank robber hired to teach at Georgetown Law
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who spent 11 years in federal prison for robbing banks will soon teach at Georgetown University's acclaimed law school.
Shon Hopwood was hired as a full professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, the school said. The lawyer, who passed the bar exam two years ago, said he was shocked by the offer.
"I never thought I would go to law school. I never thought I would become a licensed attorney," he said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University and the group of Catholic priests that founded the Washington, D.C. school have apologized for selling slaves in 1838 in order to raise money to pay off the college's debts.
The school has renamed two buildings in honor of two of the 272 people sold. Their descendants gathered on the Georgetown campus for a dedication ceremony Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University is set to rename two buildings on campus in honor of people who were sold as slaves in Maryland in 1838.
The renaming of the buildings is part of the university's effort to atone for profiting from the slave sale, which was orchestrated by two Jesuit priests to pay off debts at the school. Georgetown is also giving preference in admissions to descendants of the 272 people who were sold.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan University has picked a dean and professor of economics at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy as its next president.
The Kalamazoo, Michigan school's trustees on Wednesday approved the selection of Edward B. Montgomery to the post. His selection follows a national search to find a successor to John M. Dunn, who earlier announced that he planned to retire.
Course on Georgetown slave sale has students confront racism
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU history professor Jonathan Earle knows that most students take a course and soon forget it. But if they're lucky, he says, they'll attend a class so thought-provoking it continues to resonate with them through adulthood.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland is joining other schools, like Georgetown University, in taking steps to help students who may be in the country without legal permission.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have captured a London resident who police say kidnapped a Georgetown University student and forced him to try to withdraw money from banks and make expensive purchases.
News outlets report that 34-year-old Paolo Aldorasi was arrested in Seattle on Friday on a kidnapping charge.
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Police: Student kidnapped, driven to ATMs before release
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are searching for a man they say kidnapped a Georgetown University student and tried to force him to withdraw money from ATMs and make large purchases at stores.
The Metropolitan Police Department says the man pulled the victim into a vehicle around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday and drove away. Local news media outlets report that the victim is a male student at the Georgetown University.
Panel discusses Georgetown’s sale of slaves in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The tale of Georgetown University's 1838 sale of 272 enslaved people to Louisiana plantations offers "a microcosm of the whole history of slavery" in America, the school's historian says.
Adam Rothman, a history professor and the school's historian, was one of several speakers at a recent event at the Ethel and Herman L. Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
UNO hosts talk about 1838 Georgetown sale of slaves
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The University of New Orleans is hosting a program this week about the 1838 sale of hundreds of slaves to benefit Georgetown University.
The event Wednesday is titled "Sold South: Tracing a Jesuit Slave Community from Maryland to Louisiana."
Obama’s alumni-to-be contemplate life after the White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — Their BlackBerrys are still buzzing, day and night. For the moment, aides to President Barack Obama still have world leaders to worry about, distant wars to help manage and decisions to make that affect the nation.
All that will come to a crashing halt on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day.
College to study history of Jesuit slavery, namesake’s role
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The president of John Carroll University says the suburban Cleveland school will study the role of its namesake in the history of Jesuit slaveholding.
Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2cmlRRC ) the move comes after another Jesuit school, Georgetown University, studied its own ties to slavery and announced efforts to atone for its past.
Descendants of slaves want Georgetown to fund $1B foundation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits and sold to benefit Georgetown University are calling on the college to create a $1 billion foundation to deal with truth and reconciliation.
Last week, Georgetown announced it will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits in an effort to atone for profiting from the sale.
Georgetown to give slave descendants priority for admission
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington announced Thursday.
Spokane descendant visits Georgetown as school announces plan to make amends for sale of slaves
Patricia Bayonne-Johnson happened to be in Washington D.C. this week as Georgetown University announced its efforts to acknowledge and make amends for its history in the slave trade.
The Spokane resident, who is a descendent of slaves sold by Georgetown to settle debts, was able to tour the campus and attend the unveiling of a university report about the sale of slaves.