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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.

Young Alumnus Continues Fight for LGBTQ, Civil Rights During Pandemic

June 26th, 2020

LGBTQ youth advocate Trevor O’Connor (C’20) believes fighting for civil rights in the time of COVID-19 is more important than ever, no matter how it is done. “A great analogy I’ve heard about advocacy during the current moment is that of a highway,” says O’Connor, an advocate for LGBTQ youth. “There are multiple lanes – frontline protesting, information gathering, research, being a shoulder to lean on, educating family members, donating, etc. – and it doesn’t matter what lane you’re in as long as you’re moving forward.”

Memoir by English Professor Carolyn Forché Shortlisted for Second Prestigious Award

June 25th, 2020

Department of English professor and renowned poet Carolyn Forché was shortlisted for the esteemed James Tait Black Prize for What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance (Penguin Random House, 2019), that details her experiences in El Salvador between 1978 and 1980. This book, which was also listed as a finalist for the 2019 National Book Awards for Nonfiction, describes how a meeting with a stranger during Forché’s time in South America kicked off her long career as a human rights activist.

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