As the debate over reparations heats up, Georgetown University students voted Thursday by a large margin to impose a fee on themselves to pay reparations for the university’s ties to slavery.
The student election commission announced the results early this morning. The measure attracted just under two-thirds of voters and passed, 2,541 to 1,304.
Measure - University - Fee - Semester - Fall
The measure calls for the university to start with a fee of $27.20 per semester in the fall of 2020, “in honor of the 272 people sold by Georgetown,” referring to the slaves sold by Jesuits to finance the university in its early days. The resolution says that proceeds from the fund “will be allocated for charitable purposes directly benefiting the descendants of the...