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The Washington Post

‘Make It right’: Descendants of Slaves Demand Restitution from Georgetown

‘Make It right’: Descendants of Slaves Demand Restitution from Geor...

January 18, 2018

One-hundred-and-eighty years after Jesuit priests sold slaves to save Georgetown University from financial ruin, a group of descendants is calling for restitution. The university’s president has apologized for the sale, and the school has taken steps to make amends. But Georgetown owes its existence to the money made from the sale of 272 enslaved people, argues Georgia Goslee, lead counsel for the GU272 Isaac Hawkins Legacy group. And the school is no longer near insolvency, but instead a thriving, elite university with a substantial endowment. 
She declined Wednesday  at a news conference to name the amount the group proposed to the university in June but said her clients “do not believe Georgetown has fully atoned for the wealth it unjustly accumulated off the back of unpaid slave labor.”
One-hundred-and-eighty years after Jesuit priests sold slaves to save Georgetown University from financial ruin, a group of descendants is calling for restitution. The university’s president has apologized for the sale, and the school has taken steps to make amends. But Georgetown owes its existence to the money made from the sale of 272 enslaved people, argues Georgia Goslee, lead counsel for the GU272 Isaac Hawkins Legacy group. And the school is no longer near insolvency, but instead a thriving, elite university with a substantial endowment. 
She declined Wednesday  at a news conference to name the amount the group proposed to the university in June but said her clients “do not believe Georgetown has fully atoned for the wealth it unjustly accumulated off the back of unpaid slave labor.”

January 18, 2018

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AJC.com, Atlanta, GA

Agnes Scott’s Elizabeth Kiss to Head Rhodes Trust

Agnes Scott’s Elizabeth Kiss to Head Rhodes Trust

January 18, 2018

The Rhodes Trust has announced that Agnes Scott College (GA) President Elizabeth Kiss will become the new warden and CEO, starting in August 2018. Kiss will be the first female warden of the Rhodes Trust.
The Rhodes Trust has announced that Agnes Scott College (GA) President Elizabeth Kiss will become the new warden and CEO, starting in August 2018. Kiss will be the first female warden of the Rhodes Trust.

January 18, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Lehigh U. Scholar and Author Resigns Amid Sexual-Misconduct Investigation

Lehigh U. Scholar and Author Resigns Amid Sexual-Misconduct Investi...

January 17, 2018

James Braxton Peterson, an English professor and director of Africana studies at Lehigh University (PA), has resigned from his position amid a sexual-misconduct investigation, according to an email sent to university faculty and staff members from the provost’s office on Tuesday.  Several people have made allegations of sexual and other types of misconduct against Mr. Peterson, the email said. 
James Braxton Peterson, an English professor and director of Africana studies at Lehigh University (PA), has resigned from his position amid a sexual-misconduct investigation, according to an email sent to university faculty and staff members from the provost’s office on Tuesday.  Several people have made allegations of sexual and other types of misconduct against Mr. Peterson, the email said. 

January 17, 2018

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MinnPost.com, Minneapolis, MN

Rural Recruits: How Admissions Offices at Minnesota's Private Colleges Are Expanding Their Reach

Rural Recruits: How Admissions Offices at Minnesota's Private Colle...

January 17, 2018

Growing up in Worthington, Oliver Wolyniec first heard about Carleton College (MN) from some close family friends who had gone there themselves. The prospect piqued his interest because it met his criteria of offering a high-quality education and of not being too far away from home, he said.  Like Wolyniec, other rural students often qualify for financial aid and supports earmarked for low-income and/or first-generation students. But the push at many private colleges and universities in Minnesota to attract and retain students based on their rural status, specifically, is a lesser-known facet of ensuring equitable access.
Growing up in Worthington, Oliver Wolyniec first heard about Carleton College (MN) from some close family friends who had gone there themselves. The prospect piqued his interest because it met his criteria of offering a high-quality education and of not being too far away from home, he said.  Like Wolyniec, other rural students often qualify for financial aid and supports earmarked for low-income and/or first-generation students. But the push at many private colleges and universities in Minnesota to attract and retain students based on their rural status, specifically, is a lesser-known facet of ensuring equitable access.

January 17, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

A Stock Picker's Philosophy

A Stock Picker's Philosophy

January 17, 2018

Successful investor Bill Miller gives $75 million to philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, a move raising hopes for fund-raising for the humanities.
Successful investor Bill Miller gives $75 million to philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, a move raising hopes for fund-raising for the humanities.

January 17, 2018

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