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SOPHIE FAABORG-ANDERSON FOR THE HOYA
In light of events in Ferguson, Cleveland and Staten Island, FBI Director James Comey delivered remarks on race relations and law enforcement in an unprecedented address in Gaston Hall on Thursday.

In Rare Move, FBI Head Addresses Race Relations

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey spoke about the subconscious racial biases present in law enforcement officers, disproportionate challenges faced by young men of color and other issues in the intersection of race and law enforcement Thursday morning in a lecture co-hosted by the McCourt School of Public Policy[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., voiced solidarity for Jewish and Muslim community members in an email.

O’Brien Voices Solidarity

Vice President for Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., sent an email to members of Georgetown’s Jewish and Muslim communities on Saturday, expressing solidarity with both groups. The email was sent in the wake of the heightened instances of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia that have broken out across Europe since[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News
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Protestors marched from Mount Vernon Square through Chinatown last night.

Ferguson Decision Sparks Protests

Protests erupted across the nation and around Washington, D.C., following St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch’s announcement Monday night that Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. D.C. protesters dissatisfied with the decision rallied in front[Read More…]

by November 26, 2014 3 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Approximately 500 people gathered outside the White House Monday night to protest the Ferguson verdict.

Students Protest Ferguson Verdict at the White House

Around 500 protestors gathered outside of the White House late Monday night, demonstrating against a grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in August. Protests broke out in Ferguson and across the nation Monday night. In[Read More…]

by November 25, 2014 13 comments City News, News, News - Top
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An annual protest for immigrant rights, pictured from 2013, starts on campus, before making its way to the Capitol. The university released updated guidelines for on-campus demonstrations on Monday.

Campus Protest Guidelines Clarified

The university released guidelines for campus protests and tabling in an update to the Speech and Expression Policy sent in a campus-wide email yesterday. The new guidelines for campus protests specify areas of campus in which groups should protest, depending on where an event is held. Students are instructed to protest[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Removals of H*yas for Choice tabling have sparked backlash.

Access to Benefits Extended

Unrecognized student groups will now have some access to previously restricted benefits, such as co-hosting events with recognized groups and reserving campus space, after the creation of a GUSA apparatus to provide benefits announced yesterday. Groups like H*yas for Choice, which have not been able to access the benefits available[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke in Gaston Hall on Thursday, marking the re-launch of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership.

Clinton Discusses Closing Gender Gap in Business

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the honorary co-founder of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, spoke about the progress that has been made in women’s participation in business across the globe and the work that still needs to be done to close the gender gap in economic[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Born-again Christian protestors were removed from Healy Circle by GUPD.

Anti-Catholic Demonstrators Preach Salvation at Front Gates

Three anti-Catholic, born-again Christian preachers stood outside the university’s front gates reading gospel passages and trying to spread an evangelical message to about 50 onlookers for about an hour-and-a-half Wednesday afternoon. “Your good works don’t save you. Trying to be a good person doesn’t work for God. You can’t be[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
ARIANA TAFTI FOR THE HOYA
GUSA Vice President Omika Jikaria (SFS ’15) and President Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) have advanced some campaign goals so far.

Midway Through Term, GUSA Executive Takes Stock

Georgetown University Student Association President Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) and Vice President Omika Jikaria (SFS ’15) have made efforts at reform and advocacy across a wide span of issues throughout the first half of their term, but have often found their efforts impeded by Georgetown’s administration. The duo, who gave[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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About 40 students lay down in Red Square on Monday afternoon to draw attention to the 43 Mexican students who went missing in September after clashing with local police in Guerrero.

Laying In for Missing Mexican Students

Around 40 Georgetown students lay on the ground across Red Square on Monday afternoon to raise awareness about 43 students in Mexico who have been missing since clashes with the police Sept. 26. “We wanted to break the silence that has come to characterize U.S. response to violence in Mexico,”[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top