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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
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
VIEWPOINT: Invite Milo to Campus

VIEWPOINT: Invite Milo to Campus

Self-described as “the most fabulous troll on the Internet,” Milo Yiannopoulos is eminently comfortable in his role as the left’s comically villainous bogeyman. Leveraging outrage for attention, Yiannopoulos has made a name for himself at the forefront of the culture wars, decrying the perceived evils of third-wave feminism, political correctness[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 16 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

TIMSIT: Defend Our Right to All Speech

Tuesday night’s election left many speechless. Contrary to the initial optimism that accompanied early exit polls and a surge in early voting, Republican nominee Donald Trump, a man with no political experience and a record of corruption, racism, bigotry and misogyny, is now the President-elect of the United States and[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Opinion