Post Tagged with: "free speech"

GU Free Speech Policy Condemned

On Sept. 5, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education released its list of the seven best colleges for free speech; Georgetown, which has been consistently criticized by the organization, was not among them. In January, FIRE ranked Georgetown a “red light” institution for the sixth consecutive year, citing the[Read More…]

by September 11, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

LAKHANPAL: Mid East Free Speech Still Only a Whisper

Since I started writing for The Hoya, I’ve experienced a good deal of constructive criticism from my readers. Some of the things I write are not exactly favorable to the opinions of my friends in Qatar or in the United States. At the same time, there are people who are[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

The Risk of Jumping on the Online Bandwagon

Viral internet trends aren’t always a bad thing, but they are when they galvanize a largely uninformed opposition to weighty legislation. On Jan. 18, Wikipedia blocked all its content to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill proposed to the U.S. House of Representatives. Supporters of the law point[Read More…]

by January 23, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Behind the Sign: Student Protesters Speak Up

From advocating for wage increases for the Department of Public Safety officers to protesting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this year has been marked by a surge of student activism on campus, with many choosing to hold public rallies or demonstrations to draw attention to their causes. According to[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Campus News

GUSA Condemns Petraeus Protests

On Sunday Georgetown University Student Association passed a resolution that condemned the [interruptions by protesters at the Jan. 21 speech delivered by Gen. David Petraeus](, commander of the U.S. Central Command. The resolution spurred heated debate in the body, which passed many bills unanimously last semester; the Petraeus resolution passed[Read More…]

by January 26, 2010 0 comments News

Cold Reception Alienates Guest

Georgetown’s Speech and Discussion Policy guides us in our approach to on-campus dialogue:”A university is many things; but central to its being is discourse, discussion, debate: the untrammeled expression of ideas and information. This discourse is carried on communally: We all speak and we all listen.” But we did not[Read More…]

by January 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion