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AMBER GILLETTE/THEHOYA Students welcomed Georgetown’s announcement on the development of a Coordinated Community Response Team but criticized the university for a lack of transparency as it tackles sexual assault on campus

University to Form Sexual Assault Response Team

The Georgetown Sexual Assault and Misconduct Advisory Committee announced Nov. 2 the development of a Coordinated Community Response Team to focus on prevention and addressing the needs of survivors of sexual misconduct. The team’s formation is part of an update on the committee’s response to recommendations from the Sexual Assault[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: ‘I Could Not Take the Disappointment’: How Georgetown Fails Survivors

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. The author of this Viewpoint chose to remain anonymous and wrote with assistance from Emma Oechsner (COL ’21) and a third student, who left Georgetown University in summer 2018 and[Read More…]

by November 8, 2018 5 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Intervene for Safer GU Community

This editorial discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off- campus resources. “I don’t think about it.” When Jackson Katz, co-founder of harassment prevention organization Mentors in Violence Prevention, asked men what they did every day to guard against being sexually assaulted for[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Editorial
JULIA ALVEY/FOR THE HOYA
A teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts is on leave after allegations of sexual assault surfaced Oct. 14.

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Teacher on Leave After Sexual Assault Allegations

The chair of the literacy and media department at Duke Ellington School of the Arts is being investigated by Washington, D.C. police after allegations of sexual assault against a minor were raised Oct. 14. The school placed the teacher on leave and the Metropolitan Police Department is conducting an investigation[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: ‘A Survivor Will Never Forget’: Sexual Assault in the Georgetown Neighborhood

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault in the Georgetown neighborhood. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. After my best friend was raped last year, I thought a lot about what I would do in a similar situation. Would I scream? Try to fight back?[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Justice Delayed on McCarrick and Wuerl

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. By delaying the revocation of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s honorary degrees, Georgetown University is actively undermining its own efforts to address the sexual abuse crisis wracking the Catholic[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SUBUL MALIK/THE HOYA
Christine Fair, associate professor in the security studies program, went on research leave following a tweet on her personal Twitter account advocating violence against Republican senators during the Kavanaugh hearings.

GU Professor on Leave After Facing Criticism for Tweet

Professor Christine Fair is on immediate research leave after a tweet on her personal Twitter account calling for violence against Republican senators received backlash last week, according to an email sent by Dean of the School of Foreign Service Joel Hellman on Oct. 5. Fair’s tweet was a response to[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
EDITORIAL: Cultivating a Safe Community

EDITORIAL: Cultivating a Safe Community

This article discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for on and off-campus resources. Credible sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have continued a discussion about misconduct ignited by the #MeToo movement. Georgetown University must seize this moment to better prevent and prepare[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Editorial
VIEWPOINT: A Support System for Survivors

VIEWPOINT: A Support System for Survivors

“We believe you.” These words, coming from U.S. senators, members of the Georgetown University community and health care professionals, feel more important now than ever before as the country and our own community navigate a climate of constant exposure to news, conversations and debates about the effects of sexual violence.[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY Catholic University Dean Will Rainford was suspended for a controversial tweet he posted responding to Julie Swetnick's allegations of sexual assault against nominee to the Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Catholic University Dean Suspended After Controversial Tweet

The Catholic University of America suspended Dean Will Rainford Sept. 28 for tweets questioning the legitimacy of sexual assault allegations brought forward by Julie Swetnick and Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Rainford suggested Kavanaugh was a victim of assault in a Sept. 26 tweet published[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top