Post Tagged with: "I Am Ready"

EDITORIAL: Amend NSO to Calm Chaos

As newly minted Hoyas stepped onto campus a few weeks ago to begin their Georgetown careers, they were faced with a weekend of excitement, exhaustion and chaos — New Student Orientation. While NSO teaches new students valuable information about life at Georgetown, structural flaws in the four-day program’s activities reduce[Read More…]

Our Trojan Horse

It is hardly a surprise that the recent release of the 10th Annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card, a set of rankings evaluating universities on accessibility of sexual health resources and information available to students on campus, placed Georgetown 112th of 140 schools. The fact that the university dropped 19[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Expand Consent Education

After the expulsion of rape survivor Willa Murphy this summer, campus has rung with calls for sexual assault reform. Student activists at the forefront of this charge have presented the university with a number of policy recommendations, including ongoing and mandatory programming to educate students on issues pertaining to sexual[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
NSO Kicks Off in DC, Qatar

NSO Kicks Off in DC, Qatar

This year’s Hollywood-themed New Student Orientation, “Hoyawood,” ran Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 with the participation of approximately 200 orientation advisors, the largest group yet. The orientation program featured a variety of activities and events designed to introduce freshmen and transfer students to life on campus, including the mandatory campus[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Student Health Center drew criticism from students for slow response times, part of a general discontent with university physical, mental and sexual health services.

Concerns With Campus Health Care Span Array of Issues

On a campus with a population that is known for its passion for and devotion to activities, academics and internships, students often put health on a backburner. The university faced continued struggles this year addressing the problems that students encounter in maintaining their physical, mental and sexual well-being. These issues contributed[Read More…]

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Copley Formal Lounge was filled to capacity Wednesday evening during “Are You Ready,” an event aimed at combatting rape culture on campus and promoting awareness of sexual assault.

Sexual Assault Program Draws Standing-Room-Only Crowd

Students filled a standing-room-only Copley Formal Lounge to capacity to discuss rape culture and promote awareness of sexual assault at the “Are You Ready” event Wednesday evening. The event was sponsored by Health Education Services, the Office of Residential Living, Counseling and Psychiatric Services and the Women’s Center, in partnership[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Updates Sexual Assault Policy

Following the guidance of the White House and the Office of Civil Rights, the Office of Student Conduct introduced several changes to Georgetown’s sexual misconduct policy last week. Hearing panels in sexual misconduct cases, which previously included three faculty or staff members and two students, will now consist of two[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

‘I Am Ready’ Should Do More

To the Editor: While I am encouraged to see that New Student Orientation now includes an education component on sexual assault (“Anchors Aweigh for NSO 2014,” A7, Aug. 26, 2014), I hope to see a continued and aggressive effort to combat this problem. Transparency and a clear message about the[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
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Author Dinaw Mengestu speaks at New Student Orientation’s Marino Workshop on Monday, for which one of his novels, “All Our Names,” was required reading for all incoming freshmen for the second time in four years.

Anchors Aweigh for NSO 2014

This year’s nautical-themed New Student Orientation, “Anchors Aweigh,” led by about 180 orientation advisors, began Aug. 23, featuring the new “I Am Ready,” a class-wide discussion about sexual assault on campus. The Sexual Assault Peer Educators and various members of the administration helped develop the “I Am Ready” program, which[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
How to Be a Bro Against Sexual Assault

How to Be a Bro Against Sexual Assault

We currently live in a world where gang rape blankets the news, where 48 women are raped every hour in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and where 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted in college in the United States. Recently, the topic of sexual assault has emerged as[Read More…]