Post Tagged with: "lecture fund"

COLIN OBRADY | Colin O'Brady completed the first unassisted, unsupported solo crossing of Antarctica in December 2018.

Endurance Athlete Describes Journey to Record-Breaking Antarctica Trek

From struggling to take his first step after an accident in 2008 to completing the first unassisted, unsupported solo crossing of Antarctica, Colin O’Brady described the unexpected events that changed the trajectory of his life Monday. O’Brady’s transcontinental trek spanned 932 miles and took nearly two months to complete. O’Brady[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AMY LI/THE HOYA | Journalist Chris Hedges called on attendees to engage in civil disobedience to incentivize politicians to take action against climate change Tuesday.

Journalist Chris Hedges Criticizes Corporate Influence in Politics

Income inequality and the influence of corporate lobbyists in politics have caused a societal decline in the United States, said Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times reporter, Monday. Hedges served as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times for 15 years, resigning after receiving[Read More…]

by April 4, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Miriam Zoila Perez spoke about how the diversity of stories covered can reflect the diversity of journalists reporting on them.

Media Professionals Promote Diversity in Journalism

Increasing diversity in news media can transform publications to be more representative of the experiences of all readers, a panel of professional journalists said at an event Tuesday evening co-hosted by The Hoya, the Georgetown Voice and the Lecture Fund. The event aimed to address the transforming media climate and[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Despite Bigotry, Debate Shapiro

Many students — understandably — feel Ben Shapiro’s March 21 lecture on campus, organized and endorsed by Georgetown University College Republicans and Lecture Fund, risks normalizing and legitimizing the transphobic, Islamophobic and anti-Arab views he has espoused in the past. However, these students must not silence Shapiro, an American conservative[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Editorial

HAZBUN: Student Groups Must Disinvite Shapiro

Ben Shapiro, a prominent conservative author and speaker who is set to speak on Georgetown University’s campus next month, is openly racist, Islamophobic and transphobic. Bringing Shapiro, a former editor-at-large of Breitbart News, to Georgetown only normalizes such hate. Unfortunately, some Georgetown student organizations have failed to responsibly wield their[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 35 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ELLA WAN/THE HOYA

Resigned Adviser Criticizes Trump on HIV/AIDS Policy

Alfredo Carrillo is a staff writer for The Hoya President Donald Trump’s administration has not devoted enough attention to issues affecting the LGBTQ community in America, counsel and HIV project director at Lambda Legal and former member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Scott Schoettes said at a keynote[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
VIEWPOINT: Stepping Away From Selectivity

VIEWPOINT: Stepping Away From Selectivity

This Sunday at the Council of Advisory Boards Fair, as clubs set up on Georgetown’s front lawn and try to recruit new members, it is difficult not to be optimistic. As students walk through cramped aisles of tables adorned with promotional flyers and Bluetooth speakers, they can consider what possibilities[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Journalists Urge Increased Trump-Era Responsibility

Journalists Urge Increased Trump-Era Responsibility

Foreign correspondents have a greater responsibility in light of President Donald Trump’s administration and growing conflict around the world, said Anne Garrels, former senior foreign correspondent at NPR, and Mary Jordan (COL ’83), a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post, in a panel discussion at the Mortara Center for[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Derek Black spoke with professor Marcia Chatelain to discuss how he defected from white nationalism in an event Thursday.

In First Event After Defection, Former White Nationalist Derek Black Reflects On Racial Climate

Former white nationalist Derek Black, in his first public event since denouncing his formative community in 2013, argued against the belief that civil discourse alone can combat racism at Copley Formal Lounge last night. Black, whose father is the founder of the white nationalist website Stormfront, and whose godfather is[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The GU Lecture Fund hosted former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, who called in via Skype from Russia, for the second time Wednesday.

Snowden Advocates for Privacy

The right to privacy is essential in any free society, argued former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden in his second virtual discussion with Georgetown students Wednesday. Snowden, who participated in the discussion in Lohrfink Auditorium via Skype, is currently living in asylum in Moscow, Russia, after he leaked classified[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top