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ARC Weaknesses Revealed

Underfunded and understaffed, Georgetown’s Academic Resource Center received criticism for its wheelchair-inaccessible location, insufficient staff size and lack of visibility in an external review submitted to the Division of Student Affairs in January. The 14-page report identifies deficiencies and offers 15 recommendations, including expanding the staff, relocating the center, improving[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

An Animal’s Hilltop Home

The walk to and from class is often fraught with furry creatures. Jack the Bulldog will make a photo-opportunity appearance, while neighbors frolic with their dogs on the front lawns. But what about the college students walking dogs, forbidden from campus residential spaces? And the myriad, rumored pets kept in[Read More…]

GUSA Endorses Disability Cultural Center

Georgetown University Student Association President Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) and Vice President Omika Jikaria (SFS ’15) announced their administration’s support for the creation of a Disability Cultural Center, a project led by GUSA Undersecretary for Disability Affairs Lydia Brown (COL ’15), on Feb. 23. “The DCC will serve as a[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Disability Compliance Draws Scrutiny

With recent lawsuits filed against universities for inadequate resources for students with disabilities, Georgetown’s policies could leave the university vulnerable to a similar lawsuit, though administrators asserted that the university was compliant with federal disabilities legislation. Two federal class action lawsuits, which were filed Feb. 12 by the National Association[Read More…]

by February 24, 2015 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Disability Month Focuses on Diversity

The Academic Resource Center and the Office of the Provost are sponsoring the university’s first Disability Cultural Month throughout October and through Nov. 13, which features events, panel discussions and a performance that will focus on disability and diversity awareness. Lydia Brown (COL ’15), who was on the month’s planning[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

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