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Administrators, Students Re-Examine State of Free Speech at Georgetown

Georgetown must continue to facilitate spaces for meaningful dialogue and open exchange of diverse ideas, according to a panel on free speech and expression held Tuesday evening in the Healey Family Student Center Social Room. The panel, featuring Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19), Assistant Dean for Student Engagement Erika Cohen-Derr, associate professor of government[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to speak at Georgetown Law today yo condemn what he says are assaults on free speech on college campuses.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Speak Today at Georgetown Law

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to give a speech at the Georgetown University Law Center to condemn rising opposition to unrestricted free speech on college campuses this afternoon. Sessions’ address is set to focus on the transformation of universities into an “echo chamber of political correctness and homogenous thought,[Read More…]

by September 26, 2017 9 comments City News, News, News - Top
A Walk Through Red Square

A Walk Through Red Square

William Leo is a Hoya Staff Writer Conversation on campus is constant. Walking through Red Square, students can overhear hundreds of their peers gathered in spirited conversation. Although few recognize it in the moment, there is a subtext to every action and interaction, a fundamental principle enabling almost everything we[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 1 comment Guide - Top, The Guide

EDITORIAL: Preserving the Free Exchange of Ideas

Last month’s chaos in Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia a mere few hours away, captured headlines long after the protests ended and the streets cleared. The rally and its aftermath brought to the national forefront a number of issues that we must continue to grapple with, including our[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Ahmad S. Dallal, a history professor at the American University in Beirut, will serve as the new Dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar starting Sept. 1.

Incoming SFS-Q Dean To Prioritize Academic Freedom, Independent Research

Maintaining Georgetown’s academic freedom and expanding partnerships between the university’s main campus and Qatar campus will be priorities for Ahmad S. Dallal, the newly appointed dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Dallal, a history professor at the American University of Beirut, will succeed current SFS-Q Dean James[Read More…]

by July 13, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Our Closing Thoughts

In an eventful year for the university, Washington, D.C., and nation, topics from the protection of free speech to ensuring affordability to the basketball program to the university’s role in the current political landscape predominated campus dialogue. As the editorial board reflects on these issues, one thing is clear: It[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

University to Implement Free Speech Policy for Faculty

The university is working to implement a free speech and expression policy for faculty, according to university administrators at the second Hoya Identity Town Hall on Monday. Georgetown’s Committee on Speech and Expression, consisting of four administrators and four students, develops the free speech and expression policy, which was first[Read More…]

by March 3, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Clarify Free Speech Policy

Georgetown University received a dubious distinction last Wednesday after landing on the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s list of the 10 worst colleges for free speech. For a university that has, in the past two years, hosted speakers of every ilk and creed, from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 6 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Pentagon Whistleblower Advocates the Merits of Leaks

Pentagon Whistleblower Advocates the Merits of Leaks

The leaking of classified information is in the national interest, according to Daniel Ellsberg, the former Pentagon employee responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers, at a symposium discussing the leaks and their legacy Feb. 16 and 17. “More people ought to be revealing this secret information,” Ellsberg said. “The public[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Barring Invitees Stifles Speech

Although university administrators at the University of California, Berkeley, cancelled a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos last Wednesday following an eruption of violent protest on the campus, the right-wing provocateur found reason to be triumphant about the incident. In a CNN interview the next day, Yiannopoulos remarked, “I always prefer to[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top