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EDITORIAL: On Fair, Explain GU Response

EDITORIAL: On Fair, Explain GU Response

On Sept. 29, Georgetown University professor Christine Fair posted a tweet wishing for the death of 11 U.S. senators. Her comments pushed — but, in the eyes of this editorial board, did not cross — university-established lines surrounding free speech. In choosing not to discipline Fair and instead begin her[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 4 comments Editorial
COLTON SCRUDDER FOR THE HOYA In a 50-48 vote Saturday, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, prompting protest from the Georgetown community.

In Narrow Vote, Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote on Saturday. Kavanaugh was sworn in Monday at the White House after a contentious confirmation process. Kavanaugh fills former Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the court, following Kennedy’s June 27 retirement announcement. Kavanaugh’s confirmation passed[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Christine Fair, associate professor in the security studies program, went on research leave following a tweet on her personal Twitter account advocating violence against Republican senators during the Kavanaugh hearings.

GU Professor on Leave After Facing Criticism for Tweet

Professor Christine Fair is on immediate research leave after a tweet on her personal Twitter account calling for violence against Republican senators received backlash last week, according to an email sent by Dean of the School of Foreign Service Joel Hellman on Oct. 5. Fair’s tweet was a response to[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CHRISTINEFAIR.NET Professor Christine Fair has come under fire for a Saturday tweet.

Professor’s Tweets Prompt Tepid University Response

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia condemned the use of “violent imagery” Tuesday after professor Christine Fair was criticized for a Saturday tweet that called for violence against Republican senators. The tweet has come under fire from alumni, students and conservative-leaning media. DeGioia said the university would follow established procedures[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 8 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY Catholic University Dean Will Rainford was suspended for a controversial tweet he posted responding to Julie Swetnick's allegations of sexual assault against nominee to the Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Catholic University Dean Suspended After Controversial Tweet

The Catholic University of America suspended Dean Will Rainford Sept. 28 for tweets questioning the legitimacy of sexual assault allegations brought forward by Julie Swetnick and Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Rainford suggested Kavanaugh was a victim of assault in a Sept. 26 tweet published[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CONNOR THOMAS FOR THE HOYA Multiple students and alumni expressed support for Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday as she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee recounting her interactions with Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh Hearing Elicits Student, Alumni Responses

Students and congressional alumni shared messages of support for Christine Blasey Ford after her Thursday testimony on Capitol Hill regarding allegations of sexual misconduct, but expressed unease about the greater implications of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s potential confirmation. Ford and Kavanaugh testified Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Ford’s[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 2 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
CONNOR THOMAS FOR THE HOYA Student groups participated in a walkout Monday in Red Square in support of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, who both came forward with accusations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Students Participate in Walkout to Support Blasey Ford

Nearly 50 people gathered in Red Square to demonstrate their support for Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, two women who made allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as part of a nationwide protest at 1 p.m. Monday. Over 19,000 Facebook users said they were “going”[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized