Harvard publicly acknowledges historical ties to slavery
Campus Life / Education / Lifestyle

Harvard publicly acknowledges historical ties to slavery

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University publicly acknowledged its deep ties to colonial-era slavery on Friday, casting a light on parts of its history that long remained in the shadows. At a conference that Harvard organized to explore the relationship between colleges and slavery, university President Drew Faust said the school must confront the grimmer … Continue reading

Georgetown to give slave descendants priority for admission
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Georgetown to give slave descendants priority for admission

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington announced Thursday. The announcement from President John DeGioia came as … Continue reading