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NATIONAL CATHEDRAL Matthew Shepard will find his resting place at the Washington National Cathedral 20 years after he was targeted and killed for his sexual orientation. Shepard’s parents were initially reluctant to bury their son in 1998 following his murder, fearing potential vandalism at his grave, but have decided to inter his ashes at the cathedral Oct. 26 because of the importance of the Episcopal Church in Shepard’s life.

Matthew Shepard to Be Interred at National Cathedral

The ashes of Matthew Shepard will be interred at the Washington National Cathedral on Friday, Oct. 26, 20 years after his murder in a homophobic hate crime. When he was 21 years old, Shepard was killed in a hate crime that drew nationwide attention in 1998. Shepard’s parents cremated him[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Blame Game: When Club Members Misbehave, Who Is Responsible?

A racist incident at nearby The George Washington University has spurred conversations on Georgetown University’s campus about how clubs should be accountable for their members’ behavior. Unlike universities such as GWU, where organizations can face repercussions for the misconduct of individual members, Georgetown’s policies under the Student Activities Commission generally preclude[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 2 comments Features, News

Have You Been a Victim of Hate or Bias at Georgetown? Tell Us Your Story

The Hoya is partnering with investigative reporting nonprofit ProPublica, other news outlets and civil rights groups to document instances of hate crimes and bias-related incidents on Georgetown’s campus. Hate speech and crime is up nationwide, including on college campuses. Last month, a BuzzFeed News investigation confirmed 154 instances of hate[Read More…]

by October 9, 2017 3 comments News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Entitled to Existence

“How dare you stand here and sully this campus knowing what you people have done?” “Don’t you think we would all be better off if you people went back home?” Last week, a woman visiting campus stopped me from entering the Healey Family Student Center and repeatedly told me to[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Police Investigates Local Hate Crime

A potential hate crime in which a perpetrator assaulted and used homophobic language against a Georgetown student off campus the night of Oct. 31 is being investigated by the Georgetown University Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department. A campuswide email sent Nov. 1 from GUPD Chief Jay Gruber and[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

GU Student Assaulted on M Street

In a bias-related incident involving sexual orientation, an unknown attacker assaulted an unidentified Georgetown University student on the 3300 block of M Street at 1:31 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. The student was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. “The GU student along with two other students were walking[Read More…]

by September 16, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Roller-Coaster Year for Jesuit Community

Roller-Coaster Year for Jesuit Community

Georgetown’s Jesuit tradition always produces its annual share of storylines, but this past year was particularly transformative for the Society of Jesus with Pope Francis elevated in March to serve as the first Jesuit pontiff. On the Hilltop, the Jesuit community faced not only vandalism, departures and closures, but also[Read More…]

by April 26, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

A Year of Pain and Progress for LGBTQ Georgetown

From hate crime to “Hate Free,” it was a rollercoaster year for Georgetown’s LGBTQ community. After the events of fall 2009 caused some to doubt whether the university had progressed as far as had been thought, a group of passionate students fought to redefine life on the Hilltop for those[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Campus News