Post Tagged with: "ricin"

Defending Our RAs’ Rights

After resident assistant Thomas Lloyd (SFS ’15) reported a Georgetown student in possession of ricin, whom he believed to be both willing and able to kill another student, it would have been reasonable to assume that he had gotten past the worst of a difficult situation. That assumption would be[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Ricin Response Questioned

Questions raised this week surrounding the university’s handling of former student Daniel Milzman’s March arrest for making ricin in his dorm room and the aftermath for those involved on campus have been met with silence from the administration, while gaining support among students. After Milzman was sentenced Monday to one[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Wisconsin Student Arrested for Ricin

A student at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was charged with possession of ricin on Tuesday. Kyle Smith, 21, is now on interim suspension and is barred from campus, WSAW, a local news source in Wausau, Wis., reported. If convicted of possession of a biological toxin, Smith could serve up to[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments City News, News
MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA

Milzman Sentenced to 1 Year

A federal district court judge sentenced Daniel Milzman, the former Georgetown student charged with possession of a biological toxin, to one year and a day in federal prison at a hearing Monday morning. Additionally, Milzman was ordered to complete 400 hours of community service tutoring disadvantaged children in math and[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 1 comment City News, News

Reflecting on the Ordeal of a Mishandled Ricin Case

At around 10 p.m. on March 17, I was sitting on my bed in Village C East, crying and holding both a bag of ricin and my scared friend, Daniel Milzman. For the next hour, I tried to convince him to stay, to hand the ricin to me and to[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 32 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ARIANA TAFTI FOR THE HOYA
The university notified GERMS about a case of bacterial meningitis on campus an hour before the rest of the student body found out. The EMT service was not given special notification about ricin on campus last spring.

Contact Varies Between GU, GERMS

After a failure to notify the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service of previous campus health emergencies, university officials informed the EMT service of the test results confirming a case of bacterial meningitis an hour before emailing the rest of the student body last Thursday. Last March, however, when then-sophomore Daniel[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Milzman Pleads Guilty to Possession of Toxin

Former Georgetown student Daniel Milzman, 19, pled guilty to one count of possession of an unregistered toxin in federal court Monday. Appearing before Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the defense issued a plea agreement, which, pending the court’s approval, would entail[Read More…]

by September 16, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Judge Delays Milzman’s Court Date

In a status hearing Friday, Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered that Daniel Milzman (COL ’16), who was arrested after making ricin in his dorm room in March, remain held without bond pending trial. Milzman is charged with possession of a biological toxin and has been held in D.C. Jail since[Read More…]

by July 13, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Next Decision on Milzman Case Delayed Until June

In a status hearing Thursday afternoon for Daniel Milzman (COL ’16), who was arrested in March after making ricin in his dorm room, Magistrate Judge Alan Kay accepted the defense’s request to reconvene at a later date when the investigation has seen more progress. “Our hope is that we’ll have[Read More…]

by May 1, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
COURTESY H*YAS FOR CHOICE
H*yas for Choice’s short-lived protest.

Ricin Case, Free Speech Remain Unresolved

While the Year in Review highlights the events and themes that have defined the past year on the Hilltop, some stories have not been neatly tied up in time for the conclusion of classes. Student Charged with Ricin Possession On the morning of March 18, residents of McCarthy Hall awoke[Read More…]