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University Appoints First Full-Time Title IX Coordinator

University Appoints First Full-Time Title IX Coordinator

Georgetown University has appointed Laura Cutway as the university’s first full-time Title IX coordinator, according to a campus-wide email sent Wednesday afternoon. Cutway will be responsible for enforcing Georgetown’s sexual misconduct policy, investigating sexual misconduct and leading the school’s sexual misconduct education efforts. Cutway started her role Jan. 11. The[Read More…]

by January 14, 2016 0 comments News, News - Top

Check Your Syllabus

Turning to a trusted authority figure for guidance and support is often one of the first steps students take after experiencing trauma. As syllabus week comes to a close, however, students might not know that, according to Title IX, faculty members are “mandated reporters,” obligated to relay their conversations to[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Account Pushes Policy Reform

Account Pushes Policy Reform

A student movement advocating for better university management of sexual assault cases gained traction last week after the Georgetown University Student Association came to an understanding with administrators to increase awareness campaigns and expedite planned initiatives. Students and administrators made agreements to improve the marketing of campus resources for sexual[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

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…]

We Stand With Survivors

Like many of you, we were saddened by Willa Murphy’s account of her experience as a survivor of sexual assault (“I Stand With Willa, I Stand With Survivors,” thehoya.com, July 22, 2015). As two of the individuals on Georgetown University’s campus who work with survivors every day, our care and[Read More…]

by July 22, 2015 12 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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…]

MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
Amid debate over RA rights, a poster advertises the position to students.

RA Rights Await Clarification

Following widespread student concerns about the treatment of resident assistants and enforcement of the confidentiality policies all RAs must sign governing their interactions with residents, the university has yet to offer clarification or propose changes, prompting the Georgetown University Student Association to unanimously pass a bill Sunday calling for the[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

GUSA Calls for Focus on No-Contact Directives

The university’s recent consideration of a third-year meal plan requirement brought to light many concerns with on-campus dining — long lines, limited options and crowded dining halls among them. Another concern related to requiring students to frequent the same dining establishment for another year at Georgetown was the university’s enforcement[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Title IX: Man’s Best Friend?

Title IX: Man’s Best Friend?

College campuses are hotbeds of sexual assault. As more and more frightening statistics pour in (such as the ever-unsettling one in every five women will be sexually assaulted by the end of her college career) it becomes clear just how commonplace this violence is. Superficially, a recent sexual assault case, Harris[Read More…]

by June 9, 2014 4 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

White House Addresses Sexual Assault on Campus

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released its first report on April 28, outlining steps to identify areas of concern and design solutions to prevent sexual assault on college campuses. The Task Force was created on Jan. 22 and used a 90-day deliberation period to[Read More…]

by May 2, 2014 0 comments City News, News