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CARNES: Finding Hope in an Age of Survivors

CARNES: Finding Hope in an Age of Survivors

The voice of one of the migrants in the so-called “caravan” passing through Mexico has been echoing in my ears all week. On a podcast, I heard a reporter ask what the hardest part of his journey has been. He said, quite simply, “the walking.” He went on to explain[Read More…]

by October 29, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - 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: Finding Common Humanity

This article discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on and off campus. I am a Georgetown University student and a survivor of multiple instances of sexual assault. When I see Christine Blasey Ford telling her story, I am not proud; I am not[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Over 1,300 Individuals have signed a Student Authored petition, requesting the university to rescind the degrees of Cardinals Wuerl and McCarrick.

Student-Led Petition Gains Traction

A petition urging Georgetown University to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl for their roles in widespread reported sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church has been signed by 1,376 individuals. McCarrick has been under fire since June, when allegations of sexual misconduct against men and[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Proof of Progress

EThis week, Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Services announced the introduction of free semester-long services for sexual assault survivors and accused perpetrators. This policy change marks one of many significant achievements for the countless student activists in support of sexual assault policy reform at Georgetown. Following The Hoya’s publication of[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
FILE PHOTO: DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
Emeritus Director of the University of Delaware Counseling Center Dr. John Bishop released a report on Georgetown's medical leave of absence process June 28.

CAPS Offers Free Services For Sexual Assault Survivors

Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Services will permanently offer free semester-long services for sexual assault survivors and accused perpetrators, which has been in effect since April 4. Developed by Georgetown University Student Association and university administrators, the policy — which will be formally announced next week — will allow students[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

The Echo Chamber of Hashtag Activism

“I Stand With Willa, I Stand For Survivors,” was published by The Hoya two weeks ago, and with it came the expected social media frenzy. Facebook was ablaze with enraged Internet gladiators who both defended and attacked Georgetown. Together, we now await the answer to the same burning question —[Read More…]

A Shared Obligation

The start of my freshman year at Georgetown was unremarkable. In the first couple weeks of school, I quickly fell into a group of friends — all male — who lived on the floor above me. We ate all our meals together, studied together and, on the weekends, went out[Read More…]

FILE PHOTO: MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
Student activists, including author Zoe Dobkin (SFS '16), back left, carry a mattress during October's Carry the Weight event, a day of sexual assault awareness at college campuses across the country.

I Stand With Willa, I Stand With Survivors

In the spring of 2013, Willa Murphy was violently raped by a fellow Georgetown student. It was such a traumatic experience that it took over a year after her rape before she was able to tell anyone, not uncommon for survivors. It was only in June 2014, after she had[Read More…]