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Sexual Assault Platform Lacks Dignity

Sexual assault needs to be taken seriously. As members of the Sexual Assault Peer Educators, Take Back the Night, the Sexual Assault Working Group, and the general Georgetown community, we know this. As a result, we are frustrated with and disturbed by Chris and Meredith’s sexual assault platform. Its lack[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 41 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Professor Creates PTSD Pilot

Professor Creates PTSD Pilot

Georgetown University Associate Professor Jennifer Woolard will work on a three-year pilot program titled Project Cohort, which was created in a partnership between Project Rebirth, Georgetown University, Outward Bound for Veterans and Sierra Club Military Outdoors. The program, which aims to provide veterans with mental healthcare, will launch by the[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News

Report Has Low Assault Estimate

Georgetown’s annual security report released this month revealed seven reported cases of sexual assault — but these numbers reflect only a portion of cases reported, as the university has yet to conduct a more complete sexual assault climate survey, as is recommended by the White House. The annual security report[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GUSA Calls for Focus on No-Contact Directives

The university’s recent consideration of a third-year meal plan requirement brought to light many concerns with on-campus dining — long lines, limited options and crowded dining halls among them. Another concern related to requiring students to frequent the same dining establishment for another year at Georgetown was the university’s enforcement[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

RightRides DC Offers Safe Transit

To provide safe transit for women and LGBTQ individuals in the District, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, a grassroots organization in Washington, D.C., that aims to build a community free from public sexual harassment and assault, will launch its new program RightRides D.C. on Halloween night. The ride service will[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MICHELLE LUBERTO FOR THE HOYA
Georgetown University awarded Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Donald Cardinal Wuerl with an honorary degree Monday evening in Gaston Hall. Board of directors Chair Paul Tagliabue (CAS ’62) presented the degree.

Cardinal Wuerl Awarded Honorary Degree

Georgetown University presented Archbishop of Washington, D.C., Donald Cardinal Wuerl with an honorary degree on Monday evening. The ceremony took place in Gaston Hall with Georgetown administrators, staff, faculty and a small number of students in attendance. The event began with a processional of university leaders and a performance by[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Artists Eliza and Nora Naranjo Morse, along with Alexis Elton, created this exhibition, named Nonument Park, as part of the 5x5 Project. The display, located at 990 Fourth St. SW near the Waterfront Metro stop, aims to represent the people of that neighboord, just as D.C.’s monuments represent famous historical figures.

Art Exhibit Launched Throughout the District

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities launched the second public art exhibition of the 5×5 Project on Sept. 6. The exhibition, an art festival which cost the DCCAH $500,000, features pieces from 25 artists at various locations around the city, and they will be on display until December[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments City News, News
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Metro riders will be able to make payments using a mobile app at select metro stops beginning in January 2015.

Metro Launches Mobile Payment App

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced the launch of a pilot program Sept. 9 that allows riders to make mobile payments. Although the pilot program will not officially begin until January 2015 and will only be available at select metro stops and bus routes, it could become the standard[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The third installment of the Elect Her women’s leadership
conference featured keynote speaker Penelope A. Gross.

Elect Her Broadens Focus

The Georgetown University Student Association and the American Association of University Women hosted Georgetown’s third annual Elect Her Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday morning in the Healey Family Student Center. Elect Her is a program that encourages young women to run for student government and other leadership positions on college[Read More…]

by September 16, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Alvaro Llanos (pictured) and Shawn Simons spoke about their experiences after their freshman dorm at Seton Hall University was set on fire by two arsonists in 2000 and stressed the importance of fire safety on campus in the ICC Auditorium on Tuesday. Llanos and Simons are the stars in the documentary “After the Fire.”

Documentary Promotes Fire Safety on Campus

Georgetown’s Office of Risk Management and the Georgetown University Student Association publicized the need for fire safety on college campuses with a screening of “After the Fire: A True Story of Heroes and Cowards” on Tuesday evening in the ICC Auditorium. Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos, the documentary’s stars, spoke[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News