In five years you’ll be washing your little jcrew cashmere sweaters in your perfect little LG washing machine in your house with your dog and you’ll probably get the newspaper delivered and because you’re you you’ll actually read it. And you’ll probably have dinner slow cooking all day and your house will always smell like pie. And everything will be fine
Georgetown was founded by selling slaves — and now the university is atoning for its past.
Nearly two centuries after 272 slaves were sold to ensure the campus’ financial security, Georgetown University has announced that it will formally apologize to their descendants — and that it will also take steps to secure their descendants’ futures.
According to the New York Times, steps laid out by Georgetown’s president, John J. DeGioia, include granting preferential admissions status to those descended from the men, women and children sold to the Jesuit masters who ran the university in 1838.
Plans for the creation of an institute for the study of slavery, as well as a public memorial for the slaves, have also been announced.
Minnesota high school senior accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools
A Somali Minnesota high school student has achieved the rare honor of being accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools, plus more highly accredited colleges.
“I was very surprised,” Munira Khalif, senior at Mounds Park Academy, said. “The best part for me was being able to call family members on the phone and to hear their excitement. This was truly a blessing from God.”
The 8 Ivy League schools are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University. In addition, Khalif was accepted to Stanford, Georgetown, and the University of Minnesota.