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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
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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
DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
Georgetown University Medical Center students performed a die-in outside of the hospital today.

GU Medical Students Participate in White Coat Die-In Day

Around 40 medical students from Georgetown University School of Medicine participated in a protest outside the hospital today as part of a nationwide medical student movement called White Coat Die-In Day. The gathering, organized by first year medical students Jane Yoon and Michael Pappas along with other medical students in[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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More than 75 students protested the Ferguson decision in Red Square.

Over 75 Students Protest Ferguson Decision in Walk Out

More than 75 members of the Georgetown community participated in a walk out staged by the Georgetown University Black Leadership Forum to protest the St. Louis County grand jury’s decision on the Michael Brown shooting on Monday afternoon in Red Square. On Nov. 24, the grand jury decided that Ferguson,[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top