Post Tagged with: "policy"

Following California’s Lead

Last week, California passed a law defining sexual consent as when both partners affirm the choice to engage in sexual activity, noting that consent cannot be given if either party is unconscious and that consent can be revoked at any time. The Yes Means Yes law gives Californian universities new[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Code Addresses Cyberbullying

The university revised the Code of Student Conduct this fall in order to more thoroughly define harassment, hazing and bullying, especially regarding cyberbullying and online harassment. The previous version of the code defined harassment as “any intentional or persistent act(s) deemed intimidating, hostile, coercive or offensive,” which lacked both a[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MEGAN SCHMIDT

Clarity Against Cyberbullies

After a speech on the Senate floor that chronicled the brutality of online and cyberbullying in colleges across the country, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced legislation to fight bullying in institutions of higher education. With the introduction of the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014 on March 27,[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

GUSA Restricts Door-Knocking

Door-knocking for the upcoming Georgetown University Student Association will be restricted to weekdays between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., with the exception of election day, after the GUSA senate passed a recent resolution to restrict door-knocking hours, which was signed by GUSA President Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) Feb 3. Any door-knocking outside of the specified hours[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Campus News

Georgetown Adapts to ACA

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act begins, the university will adjust employee health insurance policies and ramp up educational innovations at the School of Nursing and Health Studies. The ACA’s individual mandate goes into effect in January 2014, and employers must provide coverage by January 2015. “Right now Georgetown[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News
All People Deserve the Dream

All People Deserve the Dream

A recent article in The Hoya (“Dreamers Share Stories,” Oct. 25, 2013, A7) about Georgetown students affected by the Dream Act revealed to me how closely immigration reform hits home on the Hilltop. Reformers in Washington have called for an environment that is more welcoming of immigrants, particularly in regards to[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion

GUSA Solicits Student Involvement in GCP

The steering committee of the Georgetown Community Partnership, a body formed out of the university’s 2010 Campus Plan agreement with the surrounding community, convened for the first time Saturday. According to Clara Gustafson (SFS ’13), president of the Georgetown University Student Association and the university’s student delegate to the committee,[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Disciplinary Committee Raises Burden of Proof

Georgetown’s Disciplinary Review Committee passed a recommendation to raise the burden of proof for disciplinary responsibility to “clear and convincing evidence” in a meeting Thursday afternoon. The recommendation will now be considered by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson. Current policies dictate that a student must be found responsible[Read More…]

by April 27, 2012 0 comments Campus News

A Dialogue Drowned by Demogoguery

When President Obama announced his mandate requiring religiously affiliated institutions to cover contraception, I was admittedly disappointed. I felt that he should have made a good-faith effort to create compromise on the issue, and I was happy to see that he finally did. Unfortunately, the damage had already been done.[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 0 comments Opinion
Congressman Talks Israeli Policy

Congressman Talks Israeli Policy

Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spoke about human rights and the stability of Israeli democracy in Copley Formal Lounge Monday night. Frank has represented Massachussetts’ fourth congressional district since 1980 and is the first openly gay member of Congress. His speech was the first event in Israel Week, which is sponsored[Read More…]

by November 14, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News