Post Tagged with: "free speech"

EDITORIAL: On Fair, Explain GU Response

EDITORIAL: On Fair, Explain GU Response

On Sept. 29, Georgetown University professor Christine Fair posted a tweet wishing for the death of 11 U.S. senators. Her comments pushed — but, in the eyes of this editorial board, did not cross — university-established lines surrounding free speech. In choosing not to discipline Fair and instead begin her[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 4 comments Editorial
EDITORIAL: Let Larry Sing

EDITORIAL: Let Larry Sing

Larry Calloway just wanted to sing. Calloway is a driver for the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle and is known on campus for singing during bus rides. He also gives short motivational pep talks to passengers as they depart. His words are often laden with Christianity, praising God and Jesus, but[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 21 comments Editorial
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Q&A: DeGioia Discusses ‘Dreamers’ Advocacy, Free Speech and Gun Violence

Amid Georgetown’s most active year of advocacy in recent memory, The Hoya sat down with University President John J. DeGioia to discuss Georgetown’s role in national issues, free speech and the conversation on gun control. I wanted to start with the 272. It’s been about a year and a half[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Despite Bigotry, Debate Shapiro

Many students — understandably — feel Ben Shapiro’s March 21 lecture on campus, organized and endorsed by Georgetown University College Republicans and Lecture Fund, risks normalizing and legitimizing the transphobic, Islamophobic and anti-Arab views he has espoused in the past. However, these students must not silence Shapiro, an American conservative[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Editorial
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Students gather in the Healey Family Student Center to hear arguments in the Monday SAC hearing on Love Saxa.

Love Saxa Keeps University Funding After SAC Rejects Complaint

Student group Love Saxa is keeping its university funding and recognized status after the Student Activities Commission voted early this morning to recommend no action against the group. The commission voted 8-4 to reject a complaint filed by student LGBTQ activists Chad Gasman (COL ’20) and Jasmin Ouseph (SFS ’19)[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 14 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Free Speech Project Panel on Charlottesville Probes Bounds of Expression

The line is blurred between free speech and speech that is harmful or violent enough to be curtailed, according to four experts at a Georgetown University Free Speech Project panel Monday. Speaking to an audience that filled Gaston Hall’s lower level, the panelists examined the aftermath of this summer’s white[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALI ENRIGHT FOR THE HOYA

Love Saxa Funding, Status Remain Uncertain After Vote Postponed

The fate of student group Love Saxa’s funding and status as a university-recognized club remains uncertain after a meeting of the Student Activities Commission ended without a vote early Tuesday morning. The committee heard the complaint of two students opposed to Love Saxa, who argued that the university should not[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 12 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALYSSA ALONSO FOR THE HOYA

Toeing the Line: Free Speech and Sex on Campus

When professor Derek Goldman was directing “In The Next Room, or the vibrator play” last spring, he was acutely aware that, to some on campus, the production would appear salacious at first blush. The play deals frankly with female sexuality, exploring how the invention of the vibrator permitted women to[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 3 comments Guide - Top, Sex Issue, The Guide

VIEWPOINT: In Pursuit of Inquiry, Welcome Disagreeable Speech

In the United States, universities are the premier institutions for open inquiry in the pursuit of learning. Because of the particular role freedoms of speech and expression play in this enterprise, all parties to the university’s mission face distinct challenges and responsibilities related to campus speech. In classes, meetings, laboratories[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Research Project Launches To Document Free Speech

Former journalist and journalism lecturer Sanford J. Ungar will explore the status of censorship and free expression in the United States through a new two-year Free Speech Project beginning this fall. The project aims to document cases of free speech violations or reinforcement of expression in colleges, governments and social[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top