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LANDRE: Acknowledge Disability as Diversity

LANDRE: Acknowledge Disability as Diversity

It took me a long time to consider myself “disabled.” I know that sounds strange coming from someone who, wheelchair and all, is a veritable poster child for the term. Yet growing up, “disabled” conjured images of sick people on television or patients in the hospital where my mom worked.[Read More…]

by January 16, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
An essay by disability rights activist Lydia Brown (COL ’15) is on the 
syllabus for new anthropology course “Disability and Culture.”

Student Essay Featured in Disability Course

An anthology featuring an essay by Lydia Brown (COL ’15), a student activist for disability rights, will be used as coursework in a new anthropology course called “Disability and Culture,” taught by Professor Sylvia Onder. The anthology, titled “Criptiques,” is a collection of works by disabled writers, “exploring the provocative[Read More…]

by January 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Michelle Xu

5 Steps to Fight Ableism at Georgetown

In mid-September, both Copley elevators broke down, stranding every physically disabled student living on campus. After the Healey Family Student Center opened this semester, it took over a month for automatic buttons to be installed in the only available entrance. Last spring, a deaf student was denied access to American[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 10 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Alexander Brown/The Hoya

For Those Outside the Joe Hoya Mold

“How do you feel about graduating?!” It’s the senior year equivalent to New Student Orientation’s “Name/hometown/major?” We all have our own canned responses, but none of them quite contain the nuances that four years on the Hilltop entail. For those of us who bleed Hoya Blue, graduation can be a[Read More…]


Obliged to Provide Access

When Heather Artinian (COL ’15) reached out to the Academic Resource Center to request a sign language interpreter for a Georgetown University Student Association-sponsored LSAT prep course, she was issued a flat denial. Citing budget restraints and a lack of legal obligation, the ARC denied Artinian’s request, consistent with the[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Conquering Ableism

Conquering Ableism

Renleigh Spencer (COL ’15) excelled in high school. A natural scholar, he hoped to continue his academic achievements in college so that he could go on to earn a doctoral degree. But as the workload picked up, he would stay up for days in a row to finish a single assignment,[Read More…]

by February 22, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Panelists Discuss Disability Culture

Student autism activist Lydia Brown (COL ’15) organized a panel that addressed disability culture in the classrooms and mainstream society in Intercultural Center Wednesday. The panel, titled “Disability and Inclusion in the Humanities,” included Elizabeth J. Grace, an assistant professor in Diversity in Learning and Teaching at National Louis University,[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News