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Georgetown students gathered at the university’s front gates before marching to the White House to address the unarmed black victims of police aggression in America.

Students March for Black Victims of Police Brutality

About 35 Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students marched from the university’s front gates to the White House on Oct. 10 to raise awareness for unarmed black victims of police brutality in America. Organized by graduate students Raquel King (GRD ’16) and Skylar Cruz (GRD ’18), the rally — titled “Black[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SeaWorld Partnership Faces Criticism, Protest

SeaWorld Partnership Faces Criticism, Protest

More than 20 demonstrators from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protested outside of the Rafik B. Hariri building during a discussion between SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment President and CEO Joel Manby and President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States Wayne Pacelle on Sept. 29.[Read More…]

by October 10, 2016 2 comments Business, Business - Top

VIEWPOINT: North Dakota Struggle Goes Unnoticed

If there are two things that do not mix, they are clean drinking water and oil pipelines — specifically, oil pipelines subject to extremely lenient environmental reviews. The construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline by Energy Transfer is the most recent form of injustice in a long and complex history[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Disruption Hinders Dialogue

On Sept. 12, it was announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas would potentially be meeting in Luxembourg to further negotiate a peace settlement. This is a potential step toward further diplomacy and peace between the two sides. However, within our own gates, the[Read More…]

by September 13, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
GUFF Rallies for Reform

GUFF Rallies for Reform

Approximately 30 Georgetown University Fossil Free members and supporters gathered to demand socially responsible investments and more transparency from the board of directors’ Socially Responsible Investments Committee — including restricting investments in gun manufacturing and fossil fuel companies — at a rally hosted by GUFF in Red Square on Wednesday.[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Pro-Cannabis Legalization Groups Protest Outside White House

Pro-Cannabis Legalization Groups Protest Outside White House

This weekend, the District’s marijuana advocates gathered at the White House in protest while smoking marijuana on federal property. Protest organizers boasted that Saturday’s public mass-smoking demonstration was an act of civil disobedience. D.C. Cannabis Campaign Chairman Adam Eidinger led the protestors. The campaign drafted Initiative 71, which legalized personal[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Coordinate Solidarity

Coordinate Solidarity

Student-athletes at Georgetown launched a campaign to raise awareness of the unethical business practices perpetuated by Nike — specifically the use of sweatshops in their production process. Operating on a nearly four-decade business relationship, Nike provides free gear to Georgetown Athletics in exchange for the guarantee that student-athletes will promote[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Solidarity Demonstrators Call for University Action

Black student activists led around 250 students, faculty and community members in a demonstration on Red Square tonight to express solidarity with students of color experiencing racism in universities domestically and internationally. The group announced a list of demands directed to university administration, addressing racial injustice at Georgetown. The activists[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

The Dual Nature of Free Speech

A campus announcement on April 20 noted that the Westboro Baptist Church had been granted a permit from the city to picket in the public space outside of the main gates of Georgetown University on Monday, April 27 from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Let’s get a few facts straight. Apparently[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Westboro Baptist Church will protest at Georgetown on April 27, prompting the planning of two student-organized counter-protests.

Countering WBC, Protests Organize

The Westboro Baptist Church announced last weekend that it will picket outside the front gates of Georgetown University next Monday, prompting students to organize two counterprotests in response to the church’s controversial views. The WBC, which is categorized as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League of America, has regularly[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top