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Duke Dunn, a veteran, photographer and activist, protested against the Federal Government's criminalization of marijuana.

Protesters for Marijuana Legalization Arrested

April 26, 2017 at 12:06 am 1 comment

Four of about 20 marijuana legalization demonstrators were arrested outside of the U.S. Capitol Building on Monday while protesting for Congress to legalize cannabis across the country and remove the substance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s Schedule 1 list, which prohibits possession or use of the drug on anyRead More

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The U.S. received a barely passing grade for its treatment of First Amendment protections.

United States Earns C+ in First Amendment Report Card

April 26, 2017 at 12:04 am 1 comment

The United States earned a C+ overall grade in the Newseum Institute’s inaugural First Amendment Report Card, which analyzed the state of the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. The freedoms of assembly and petition received the highest grades, each earning a B-, while the freedoms of religionRead More

Panelists Urge Trump Leadership in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Panelists Urge Trump Leadership in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

April 26, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump’s stated commitment to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict presents an opportunity for renewed negotiation between the two regions, according to two experts on the Middle Eastern dispute speaking Monday night. The panel, convened by the Georgetown Bipartisan Pro-Israel Dialogue, featured former ambassador Dennis Ross, who has worked inRead More

Panelists Advocate Awareness of Native American Populations

April 26, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

American Indian populations continue to be adversely affected by the legacy of American colonialism, according to three Great Plains American Indians at a panel discussion on the historical injustices against American Indian peoples in the Intercultural Center Auditorium on Monday. “Less than nine percent of the population of South DakotaRead More

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Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro discussed Venezuela's constitutional crisis.

Q&A: OAS Secretary Luis Almagro Talks Venezuela, Democracy

April 25, 2017 at 12:12 am 3 comments

Two people were killed Monday in Venezuela as thousands continue to protest against President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which continues to be engulfed by political scandals and an economic recession. The latest deaths bring the total number of people killed due to political unrest in April to 21, according to BBCRead More

GUSA Signs DACA Pledge of Support

GUSA Signs DACA Pledge of Support

April 25, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

The Georgetown University Student Association officially signed on to a regional student government coalition’s Student Association Statement of Support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Obama-era program that allows children brought into the country without documentation to receive deferred action waivers or work permits March 23. GUSA President KamarRead More

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White House deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka left an SFS CyberProject panel earlier than expected Monday after student protests and contentious questions.

Trump Adviser Gorka Leaves Panel Early After Protests

April 25, 2017 at 12:10 am 2 comments

Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, left a Georgetown International Project on Cyber Engagement panel on “fake news” and propaganda yesterday 20 minutes before it was scheduled to end after heated exchanges with a group of students protesting his invitation. Gorka was scheduled to depart the panel before 1:30 p.m.,Read More

Panelists Promote Intersection of Scholarship and Activism

April 25, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Students can use academic research to promote the interests of marginalized groups and the working poor, according to panelists at the “Work, Organize, Struggle: Student Perspectives” conference hosted in Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Hall on April 24. “Scholarship can intersect with activism,” Director of African and African American Studies Program atRead More

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Tens of thousands gathered at the National Mall on Saturday to march to the Capitol building.

Thousands Descend on National Mall for Science March

April 25, 2017 at 12:06 am 0 comments

The March for Science drew tens of thousands of marchers, including Georgetown students, to the National Mall on Saturday in support of science and in protest of policies of President Donald Trump’s administration that critics consider anti-science. The protest, corresponding with National Earth Day celebrations, was accompanied by more thanRead More

Georgetown Student Assaulted, Suspect Charged

Georgetown Student Assaulted, Suspect Charged

April 25, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

A female Georgetown student was assaulted while walking alone on the 3300 block of N Street around 2:44 a.m on Friday, April 21. The Metropolitan Police Department arrested the suspect after a SafeRides van driver spotted the suspect and after GUPD conducted a search for the suspect after the studentRead More