College News


  • Vice Dean David Edelstein
    Ask A Professor: David Edelstein on U.S.-China Relations
    February 15, 2019

    David Edelstein, Vice Dean of Faculty and Professor of Government, breaks down the reasons for a strained period in relations between the United States and China.

  • Russian train covered in propaganda
    Examining "Fake News" in History
    February 8, 2019

    Last week, the Georgetown College Department of History hosted a roundtable discussion titled “Fake News in History,” in which presenters discussed the spread of false information at various events in history. The event was the second installation of the History Department’s discussion series “Why History Matters.”

  • A woman speaks at a podium with Georgetown's seal on the front
    Georgetown Hosts Conference on Black Cultural Expression
    February 1, 2019

    The Georgetown College Departments of African American Studies and Performing Arts hosted a conference last week on black cultural production and activism engaging environments.

  • Three woman professors pose with gold medals against a white wall with photographs on it
    Withy, Hipwell, Woolard Receive 2018 Dean's Awards
    January 29, 2019

    Georgetown College Dean Chris Celenza presented three faculty members with the Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Faculty Convocation ceremony on Monday.

  • A class of 11 students poses with their professor in a classroom.
    Hsu Tackles Question of Happiness in China
    January 29, 2019

    Professor Becky Hsu led a multi-institutional research project into happiness in China, which inspired her own book, Happiness in China: Family, Fate, and the Good Death, available later this year from the University of Chicago Press.

  • A sign indicating that U.S. national parks are closed due to the federal government shutdown.
    Q & A: Mark Rom on the Government Shutdown
    January 22, 2019

    We spoke with Professor Mark Rom — a specialist in American politics and social policy in the Department of Government and McCourt School of Public Policy — about why the 2018-19 government shutdown has lasted so long.

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    College Establishes Pilot Program for Service Career Development
    January 21, 2019

    Georgetown College is proud to introduce the Social Responsibility Network, a new program designed to help students pursue careers in nonprofit and public service fields.

  • The Maria and Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery
    Ligon Exhibition Opens at de la Cruz Gallery
    January 18, 2019

    Glenn Ligon: To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at, on view January 24 through April 7, includes selected works and accompanying labels from some of Ligon’s best-known series.

  • Corine Forward (C'19)
    Senior Explores Jewish Identity in Ghana
    January 14, 2019

    Corine Forward (C’19) has always been fascinated by the concept of identity, especially identities that seem mysterious or idiosyncratic to most of the world. This interest brought her to one of the most obscure and isolated communities in the world: the Jewish community of Sefwi-Wiaswo, Ghana, which she is studying for a senior thesis.

  • PhD student Molly Thackett, Shuo University professor Yuki Oda and history professor Katherine Benton-Cohen outside Healy Gates
    Benton-Cohen Teaches Immigration History in Japan Residency
    December 18, 2018

    Benton-Cohen spent three weeks in Japan last summer as part of a residency sponsored by the Organization of American Historians, the Japanese Association for American Studies, and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.