Post Tagged with: "Ferguson"

KATHLEEN GUAN/THE HOYA
Truth Telling Project Co-Directors David Ragland and Cori Bush held a discussion on police brutality and institutional racism as part of their nationwide initiative to spark dialogue after the Ferguson protests in the Healey Family Student Center last Friday morning.

Dialogue Project Founders Tackle Police Brutality

Truth Telling Project Co-Directors Cori Bush and David Ragland spoke about their experiences on the frontlines of the police brutality protests in Ferguson, Mo. Friday morning in the Healey Family Student Center. The event, titled “The Radical Act of Truth Telling: For Ferguson and Beyond,” was organized by the Georgetown[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

The Closing Word

After an eventful year for campus life, student activism proved to be a deciding force in how diversity, freedom of expression and student-administration communication shaped the Georgetown community. Here is the editorial board’s final word on major events of the 2014-2015 academic year. Developing Diversity Students have taken valuable steps[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Students gathered for a vigil on the events in Ferguson in Red Square in August.

From Ferguson to Georgetown, Igniting Conversations on Race and Diversity

On the eve of the first day of classes in August, a collection of members of the Georgetown University community found their way to Red Square. Two weeks earlier, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black male, had been shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., triggering nationwide protests decrying police[Read More…]

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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Tunnel Vision: The Post-Ferguson American Morale

I was riding a subway in New York City at the same time that Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, two New York City police officers, were shot to death in Brooklyn for merely being police officers. When I found out what happened I was heartbroken, shocked and generally horrified. But[Read More…]

by December 30, 2014 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Administrators Respond to Ferguson, Staten Island

In response to recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., University President John J. DeGioia, Vice President for Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. and Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson sent out campus-wide emails to express respect for freedom of expression and encourage discussion within[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown University Medical Center students performed a die-in outside of the hospital today.

GU Medical Students Participate in White Coat Die-In Day

Around 40 medical students from Georgetown University School of Medicine participated in a protest outside the hospital today as part of a nationwide medical student movement called White Coat Die-In Day. The gathering, organized by first year medical students Jane Yoon and Michael Pappas along with other medical students in[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Law Students Call for Institutional Response to Brown, Garner Decisions

A coalition of Georgetown University Law Center students of color issued an open letter on Dec. 6 to criticize the law center for remaining silent in response to the grand jury decisions in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and subsequent protests across the country. “Georgetown University Law[Read More…]

by December 9, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Will the Georgetown Basketball Team Make a Statement About #BlackLivesMatter?

When the Georgetown men’s basketball team takes the court against No. 10 Kansas on Wednesday at Verizon Center, in a nationally televised, sold-out, primetime showdown, it has an opportunity to do more than just win a game. It has the opportunity to make a statement about the recent non-indictments of[Read More…]

by December 8, 2014 2 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
In response to the federal grand jury’s decision in the Ferguson, Mo. case, demonstrators took to Red Square, the White House and the city at large.

Ferguson Rallies Reach Campus, District

The Georgetown University Black Leadership Forum mounted a Week of Action this week to reflect on recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and draw attention to racial and criminal justice issues following a week of protests in Washington, D.C., that included a march in Georgetown last Saturday. Almost 200 students took[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 7 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top