Post Tagged with: "free speech"

Boston College Halts Condom Distribution

Boston College’s crackdown on campus condom distribution has renewed questions among Catholic schools regarding contraception policy. Administrators at Boston College, a Jesuit institution, threatened last month to discipline the student group Boston College Students for Sexual Health, which organizes condom distribution to students. Traditionally, BCSSH had limited condom distribution to off-campus locations[Read More…]

by April 9, 2013 0 comments News

External Review Sparks Dialogue

The university’s external review of conduct policies and practices, which was completed in December, focused on reducing bureaucracy, simplifying the Code of Student Conduct and improving communication among students, faculty and staff. Robert Kelly, vice president for student development at Loyola University Chicago, and Stephen Bryan, associate dean of students[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Campus News
Free Speech Off the Table

Free Speech Off the Table

Every Blue & Gray tour guide traversing campus throughout the year — followed by his or her gaggle of eager prospective students — touts the well-known statistic that Georgetown boasts over 500 student clubs and organizations, adding — only half-jokingly — that matriculating freshmen promptly sign up for about half[Read More…]

by January 15, 2013 0 comments Opinion
STERN: No Suppression of Stupidity

STERN: No Suppression of Stupidity

A slew of advertisements that are being displayed in Metro stations have caused much public turmoil. Sponsored by the pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative, the ads read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” Are these ads disturbing? Yes.[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

GU Free Speech Policy Condemned

On Sept. 5, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education released its list of the seven best colleges for free speech; Georgetown, which has been consistently criticized by the organization, was not among them. In January, FIRE ranked Georgetown a “red light” institution for the sixth consecutive year, citing the[Read More…]

by September 11, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

LAKHANPAL: Mid East Free Speech Still Only a Whisper

Since I started writing for The Hoya, I’ve experienced a good deal of constructive criticism from my readers. Some of the things I write are not exactly favorable to the opinions of my friends in Qatar or in the United States. At the same time, there are people who are[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

The Risk of Jumping on the Online Bandwagon

Viral internet trends aren’t always a bad thing, but they are when they galvanize a largely uninformed opposition to weighty legislation. On Jan. 18, Wikipedia blocked all its content to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill proposed to the U.S. House of Representatives. Supporters of the law point[Read More…]

by January 23, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Behind the Sign: Student Protesters Speak Up

From advocating for wage increases for the Department of Public Safety officers to protesting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this year has been marked by a surge of student activism on campus, with many choosing to hold public rallies or demonstrations to draw attention to their causes. According to[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Campus News

GUSA Condemns Petraeus Protests

On Sunday Georgetown University Student Association passed a resolution that condemned the [interruptions by protesters at the Jan. 21 speech delivered by Gen. David Petraeus](, commander of the U.S. Central Command. The resolution spurred heated debate in the body, which passed many bills unanimously last semester; the Petraeus resolution passed[Read More…]

by January 26, 2010 0 comments News

Cold Reception Alienates Guest

Georgetown’s Speech and Discussion Policy guides us in our approach to on-campus dialogue:”A university is many things; but central to its being is discourse, discussion, debate: the untrammeled expression of ideas and information. This discourse is carried on communally: We all speak and we all listen.” But we did not[Read More…]

by January 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion