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The Hoya Transitions to New Staff, Online Format

April 28, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Hoya published its first issue today after transitioning to a new editorial and publishing staff for the fall semester. This issue will be the first print issue of The Hoya after its transition to an online daily, print weekly publication. Toby Hung (COL ’18), will continue to serve asRead More

Bowser, Council Propose Expanded Sexual Assault Survivor Resources

Bowser, Council Propose Expanded Sexual Assault Survivor Resources

April 27, 2017 at 12:06 am 0 comments

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) plans to expand the pool of confidential advocates for survivors of sexual assault, codify the duties of the District’s Sexual Assault Response Team and clarify the rights of survivors when they access emergency care in legislation proposed April 3. Announced April 13, the legislationRead More

Global Press Freedoms Decline, Activists Say

April 27, 2017 at 12:04 am 0 comments

Press freedoms have declined in the United States and around the world as authoritarian governments and strongmen erode journalist protections, according to Reporters Without Borders’ 2017 World Press Freedom Index that was announced yesterday. Compiled in partnership with The Washington Post and presented at the paper’s office, the report concludesRead More

SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA President Donald Trump's trade policies remain uncertain, but may be heavily protectionist, according to panelists at an event Wednesday.

Trump Trade Policies Uncertain, According to Panelists

April 27, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump is challenging standing trade rules and agreements, but the extent to which he will continue to do so is uncertain, according to the speakers at the International Trade Under Trump event in Healy Hall on April 25. The event, hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Society, featured panelistsRead More

GUPD, GUSA Launch Pilot Safety Programs

April 26, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

The Georgetown University Police Department and Georgetown University Student Association launched a pilot program for on-campus student safety escorts and enhanced SafeRides service in order to decrease wait times April 18. The Student Safety Escort Pilot Program is set to provide on-campus, point-to-point student safety escorts seven nights a weekRead More

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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 3 comments

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