Post Tagged with: "safety"

EDITORIAL: Safety On And Off Campus

January 31, 2017 at 2:00 am 0 comments

On Jan. 27, the Georgetown University Police Department issued a Public Safety Alert following the kidnapping of a Georgetown student on the 3400 block of O Street NW the previous day. By the time the department emailed the Georgetown community about the incident, almost a full day had elapsed sinceRead More

EDITORIAL: Security Amid Protests

January 20, 2017 at 3:21 am 1 comment

Half a dozen protesters representing, an organization dedicated to disputing the legitimacy of November election, were escorted off campus by the Georgetown University Police Department on Jan. 11 after disrupting classes in the Intercultural Center and Reiss Building to denounce President-elect Donald J. Trump. The protesters, who were notRead More

VIEWPOINT: Action, Not Despair, Will Overcome Fear

November 11, 2016 at 5:00 am 0 comments

On Wednesday morning, I called my parents, Muslim, Pakistani immigrants living in the San Francisco Bay Area, to explain to them why Donald Trump had won the election. I had to explain to them that the next four years were going to be very dangerous for us. I explained toRead More

Safety Beyond Our Gates

September 23, 2016 at 4:16 am 0 comments

College is a time for students to pursue their academic, professional and personal aspirations. Questions of personal safety and security should not be at the forefront of their minds, and over the past year, numerous advancements have been made to address students’ concerns of safety and security. However, recent incidentsRead More

AUERBACH: Concussion Concerns Plague Johnson, NFL

AUERBACH: Concussion Concerns Plague Johnson, NFL

July 15, 2016 at 10:44 am 0 comments

The connection between the NFL and concussions is undeniable. Just take the time to watch a single game — chances are, a player will go down showing at least some symptoms of head injury. Concussion protocols are in place, but more often than not players will elect to deny theirRead More

Metro Plans to Avoid Months-Long Shutdown

Metro Plans to Avoid Months-Long Shutdown

April 15, 2016 at 12:22 am 0 comments

The Metrorail system will not be closed for six months at a time for maintenance and repairs, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced at a Congressional House Oversight Hearing for the Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets held April 13. The subcommittee is an investigative bodyRead More

More Hours, More Safety

February 5, 2016 at 1:01 am 0 comments

Though the Georgetown campus and surrounding neighborhood area are generally considered safe, the university offers a variety of transportation services for its staff, students and faculty. In addition to the neighborhood shuttles, many take advantage of the SafeRides program, a free van transportation service that provides a safe alternative toRead More

Take Charge of Your Safety

Take Charge of Your Safety

January 26, 2016 at 1:07 am 0 comments

Here at Georgetown, we are located in one of the most secure neighborhoods in Washington, according to city data. Many of us are lucky enough to have caring, conscientious friends who look out for us when we walk home after it gets dark at night. We have a capable, well-trainedRead More

The Office of Residential Living installed GOCard readers in the stairwells and elevators of a majority of the university’s residence halls. Budget limitations prevented security upgrades in LXR, Copley and Walsh.

Student Security Tightens in Residences

January 22, 2016 at 2:13 am 1 comment

The Office of Residential Living activated new GOCard security measures at the start of the semester that limit access to stairwells and elevators in residence halls to increase campus wide security. A recent email sent from the Office of Residential Living and Department of Public Safety to the Georgetown communityRead More


University Bans Hoverboards

January 10, 2016 at 1:07 am 0 comments

University administration prohibited the use and storage of hoverboards on campus Thursday through a campus-wide email. This decision comes at a time when the popular self-balancing transportation devices are being investigated for causing serious physical injuries to users as well as sparking house fires resulting from faulty manufacturing. In aRead More