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Late Congressman Lewis, Civil Rights Pioneer, Inspired Georgetown Community

July 23rd, 2020

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) spent his life fighting for racial justice and equality. As funeral arrangements for the civil rights icon and longtime Congress member solidify in Washington, DC, Atlanta and Troy, Alabama – his hometown, Georgetown community members recall his courage, wisdom and many visits to Georgetown.

Data from 30-Year Study Examines Values of Parents from Different Socioeconomic Backgrounds

July 6th, 2020

Rebecca Ryan, a Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgetown University, published Trends in Parental Values in a Period of U.S. Labor Market Change with doctoral student Cailtin Hines and researchers from the University of Chicago. This article examines changes in the characteristics that parents from differing socioeconomic backgrounds in the United States most value in their children over a 30 year period.

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