Harrison McBride and Katie Hawkinson
June 16, 2021
Georgetown University has revoked all honorifics, including an honorary degree, from former Provost J. Donald Freeze, S.J., following allegations of sexual misconduct from a former undergraduate student.
July 1, 2021
Georgetown professor Marcia Chatelain won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in history for her book “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America,” which examines the link between the fast food industry and civil rights movements in the United States.
July 11, 2021
Joel Castón, a student of the Georgetown Prisons and Justice Initiative, won election to Washington, D.C. local government June 15, becoming the first incarcerated person elected in the District.
July 14, 2021
Tiffany Yu (MSB ’10) has donated $50,000 to launch the Disability Empowerment Endowed Fund, an initiative designed by student activists to fund disability-centered programming on campus. The endowment will require an additional $50,000 in community donations before providing $5,000 annually in perpetuity to support disability initiatives.
July 16, 2021
Following a July 6 evacuation due to concerns with the New South dormitory building, a structural engineer determined residents could move back into the building July 9.
July 21, 2021
After enduring a virtual academic year, rising sophomores and transfer students experienced campus life and forged meaningful connections during the Summer Hilltop Immersion Program, a five-week, in-person academic and residential experience.
Georgetown University announced the return to full operating status beginning Aug. 2, following a year of virtual classes and limited on-campus living. Social distancing requirements will be lifted and buildings will reopen at full capacity.
July 30, 2021
Georgetown University announced that select study abroad programs in 10 countries will be moving forward during the fall semester, following an academic year without university-sponsored travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 10, 2021
Former Washington, D.C. Archbishop and Georgetown University honorary degree recipient Theodore McCarrick was the first cardinal in the United States to be criminally charged with a sexual offense against a minor.