Georgetown’s Penance

Georgetown’s Penance

From: CAVED: These 10 college presidents surrendered to campus protestors’ diversity demands



Catholic universities are far from immune to these protests. And at Georgetown, its leaders are also all too willing to airbrush history for the sake of students’ hurt feelings. Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia agreed to rename two campus buildings that reflect the school’s ties to slavery, ironically stating in the same breath that “as a university, we are a place where conversations are convened and dialogue is encouraged, even on topics that may be difficult.”

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  1. [Jesuit Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, is considering the same concerning its Mulledy Hall]

    [College President] Father Boroughs [who before coming to Holy Cross was Georgetown V-P for Mission and Ministry] addressed potential concerns of the Holy Cross Community regarding the issue in an Email this past Monday. Father Boroughs, who has been following the journey of the working group at Georgetown since its conception, has stated that he too will create a Holy Cross Group to lead a study and College-wide discussion process in order to recommend a course of action with regard to renaming Mulledy Hall. The group will include students, faculty, and staff, but all members of the community are invited to participate in the group’s discussion as there will be opportunities for participation.

    “I am personally quite open to a variety of solutions, and it is my hope that we, as a community, will engage in an educational process where we have thoughtful conversation, learn from one another, and shape the next steps for our campus. This will take more time and effort, but in the end we will have discerned this issue together, informed by the shared knowledge and experience of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni,” wrote Father Boroughs in his email to the community.

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