Post Tagged with: "protest"

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
DAVID SHANKBONE
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
Sommers Event Sparks Dialogue, Protest

Sommers Event Sparks Dialogue, Protest

A talk by author and former philosophy professor Christina Hoff Sommers, who discussed her views on feminism, sparked student protest and dialogue throughout campus. Sommers spoke Thursday night, giving a talk titled “What’s Right (and Badly Wrong) with Feminism” at the invitation of the Georgetown University College Republicans. Members of[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 8 comments Campus News, News - Top
GSC Claims Aramark Intrusion

GSC Claims Aramark Intrusion

Thirty students from the Georgetown Solidarity Committee participated in a rally at the Georgetown University Hotel and Convention Center on Thursday, in light of recent allegations that members of Aramark’s management have interfered with the hotel workers’ rights to association. The students marched from Sellinger Lounge to the front desk[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the emir of Qatar, spoke at Gaston Hall on Thursday. Student protests against labor practices followed his appearance.

Emir Outlines Qatari Role in Middle East

His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, emir of the State of Qatar, discussed the Arab Spring, education reform and Qatar’s political role in the Middle East with University President John J. DeGioia on Thursday in Gaston Hall. The event was met with protest from a group of seven students[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Stand Against Aramark

Feb. 18 marked a landmark change in Georgetown’s involvement with Aramark, the corporation behind Leo’s, Hoya Court and most other food locations on campus, with employees and students rallying together for workers’ rights. Aramark has gained a reputation both for poor payment of its workers and the poor quality of[Read More…]

by February 19, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
QUALLEN: Worker’s Rally Lives On

QUALLEN: Worker’s Rally Lives On

On March 15, 2005, 25 Georgetown students began a hunger strike. They refused to eat until the university committed to a just employment policy, at the core of which lay the guarantee of a living wage. Their action drew quick attention. Even as administrators evaded the students — members of[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
The 16th Annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life took place Saturday, and saw uninterrupted protest from H*yas for Choice.

H*yas for Choice Leads 8-Hour Protest

As approximately 500 people gathered for the 16th Annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life in Gaston Hall on Saturday, around 20 members of H*yas for Choice, a pro-choice student group unaffiliated with the university, staged an eight-hour protest in Healy Circle. At last year’s conference, H*yas for Choice protesters were[Read More…]

by January 27, 2015 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

A Right to Discourse

This Saturday, students from across the country will converge on Georgetown’s campus for the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, the largest pro-life conference of its kind in the United States. With a lineup that includes polarizing speakers such as Damon Clarke Owens and Mary Hasson, the conference has already been[Read More…]

by January 22, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
DAN GANNON / THE HOYA
Protesters gathered to mourn the passing of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teenager from Ohio

Photos of the Week: Jan. 12

Photos of the Week: Jan. 12 – Jan. 16 include a transgender rights protest in memory of Leelah Alcorn, a women’s basketball 69-61 victory over Providence on Saturday, a presentation by Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. on human dignity issues and more. View More Galleries

by January 13, 2015 0 comments Photography, Uncategorized