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A New Lens on Navigating Disability

A New Lens on Navigating Disability

From the outset, James Sullivan’s (COL ’03) study abroad experience his junior year did not go according to plan. Scheduled to depart for Villa Le Balze, Georgetown’s study center in Florence, on Sept. 11, 2001, Sullivan’s trip was delayed amid the tumult of terrorist attacks in New York City and[Read More…]

by April 5, 2018 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
VIEWPOINT: The 2017 GUSA Accessibility Report Card

VIEWPOINT: The 2017 GUSA Accessibility Report Card

Every year, student government hopefuls preach similar slogans about inclusivity and change to the Georgetown University Student Association structure. Our future leaders almost always pledge a commitment to represent the forgotten — to crusade for the marginalized. As the outgoing chair of the GUSA Accessibility Policy Team, I have worked[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Noah Taylor

Fighting for an Accessible World

In the fourth grade, we learned how to line dance. The boys and girls faced each other at the center of the gym, reaching out to each other with sweaty hands, skipping and twirling down the line. It was in this line that I first understood how truly different I[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Accessibility Push Faces Tricky Terrain

Accessibility Push Faces Tricky Terrain

When Rachel Anderson (COL ’17) broke her leg on a spring night in 2015, she soon realized that getting in and out of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital would be the easy part. It was navigating campus in the following weeks that proved to be much more difficult. On her[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Make Audits Public

A recent external review audit has revealed grave shortcomings within Georgetown’s Academic Resource Center, a tutoring and consultation service available to undergraduate and graduate students. According to the full report, which was leaked to The Hoya, conducted by academic professionals in October 2015 and submitted to campus administrators in January,[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Continue the Disability Conversation

To the Editor, As a proud Hoya alum, class of 1984, I was alarmed by the article “Make Campus Accessible for All” (The Hoya, A3, Dec 4, 2015). I am a nationally recognized advocate for persons with disabilities. As a blind student, I faced and overcame many barriers. In those[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Access the Community

Georgetown’s first Disability Studies Course Cluster is well under way thanks to collaboration between the university’s English department and Disability Studies Working Group. This exciting development undeniably advances Georgetown’s Jesuit values while addressing the lack of disability engagement on campus. In the absence of a disability cultural center, offering increased[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Inclusivity, Now

For most Georgetown students, the seemingly ever-present maze of construction on campus is little more than an inconvenient eyesore. Yet, this labyrinth of barricades and detours poses a substantial obstacle to many disabled students navigating Georgetown’s fractured campus. The university is responsible for accommodating the needs of all Hoyas and[Read More…]

by October 1, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Silent Campus

I am a Deaf student and sign language is my first language. I have cochlear implants, which enable me to hear and understand others in one-on-one interactions and most small group settings. As I approach graduation in May and reflect back on my undergraduate experience, I can say that these[Read More…]

by May 2, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

QUALLEN: For Disabled Students, The Struggle Continues

Writing about the history of disability at Georgetown is hard because for most of the university’s history, nobody reported on the issue. Documents are scarce any time before the last decade. And yet disabled students, faculty, staff and visitors doubtlessly arrived at the Hilltop before coverage of the difficulties they[Read More…]

by February 26, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top