Post Tagged with: "gun violence"

EDITORIAL: Keep GUPD Officers Unarmed

Bringing guns onto Georgetown University’s campus is a potentially dangerous solution to a problem that has already been addressed. Last week, students representing GU Advocates for Responsible Defense delivered a letter to University President John J. DeGioia recommending all Georgetown University Police Department officers be armed to reduce the risk[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 7 comments Editorial
DILLON: A Right to Be Heard

DILLON: A Right to Be Heard

I am both proud and ashamed of this country’s mixed reaction to recent incidents of gun violence, particularly the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., during which 17 students were killed. I am proud that the U.S. education system can produce young men and[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA

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

PULLIN, SHAPIRO & VAHEY: Keep Guns Off Campus

Imagine sitting in a Thursday morning seminar, still bleary-eyed from a late night in Lauinger Library. Suddenly, you catch a glimpse of a .38 Special revolver peeking out from a classmate’s tote bag. That on-edge feeling — that trepidation — is a sentiment we hope Georgetown University students never need[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Up in Arms: Preparing a Campus Shooter Protocol

Up in Arms: Preparing a Campus Shooter Protocol

Since the Parkland, Fla. shooting last month, Madeline Budman (COL ’18) has felt a heightened sense of apprehension in public places. For Budman, the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is personal. Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the campers at the Jewish Reform camp where Budman worked last year, was[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
Hundreds of Students Join Walkout to Protest Gun Violence

Hundreds of Students Join Walkout to Protest Gun Violence

Hundreds of students marched out of class Wednesday morning to call for gun violence prevention, part of a nationwide network of protests in the aftermath of last month’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. At least 200 Georgetown University students, members of faculty and local families gathered[Read More…]

by March 14, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
STUDENT WALKOUT AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas have rallied with gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety to organize a March 24, 2018 protest in Washington, D.C., dubbed the March for Our Lives, and have garnered national attention.

Prospective Students Protesting Gun Reform Will Not Face Repercussions

High school students who participate in peaceful protests, such as demonstrations concerning gun reform, will not face negative admissions repercussions when applying to Georgetown University, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced yesterday, joining peer institutions in showing support for student activists. “We provide applicants an opportunity to elaborate on any[Read More…]

by February 25, 2018 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: In Times of Tragedy, Engage

On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 58 wounded in what was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. One year and four months later, on Oct. 1, 2017, 58 people were killed and roughly 500 injured in a mass[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 1 comment Editorial
Q&A: Glamour College Women of the Year Winner Discusses Gun Violence Advocacy

Q&A: Glamour College Women of the Year Winner Discusses Gun Violence Advocacy

Glamour Magazine recognized Sarah Clements (COL ’18) as one of 10 recipients of its annual College Women of the Year award yesterday. This year marks the third year in four that a Georgetown student has won the College Women of the Year award. Last year, Daniela Fernandez (COL ’16) won[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Saving Lives By Fighting Stigma

In the last three years since Sandy Hook, over 160 school shootings have taken place. As we witness and grieve over each of these incidents, pundits and politicians continue to point the finger at America’s supposed mental health crisis. While it is necessary to have conversations about mental health in[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top