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The U.S. received a barely passing grade for its treatment of First Amendment protections.

United States Earns C+ in First Amendment Report Card

The United States earned a C+ overall grade in the Newseum Institute’s inaugural First Amendment Report Card, which analyzed the state of the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. The freedoms of assembly and petition received the highest grades, each earning a B-, while the freedoms of religion[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, spoke with The Hoya on his career as a reporter from Germany to Washington, D.C., the organization's advocacy for the White House press pool and the importance of the free press as part of the first GU Politics Correspondents' Dinner on April 20.

GU Politics Hosts Correspondents’ Dinner

Jeff Mason, current White House Correspondents’ Association President, and two former Georgetown Institute for Politics and Public Service fellows reflected on the role of the White House Correspondents Dinner in D.C. politics at GU Politics’ inaugural Georgetown University Correspondents’ Dinner last night. The night, modeled after the White House Correspondents’[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church is one of the 60 religious congregations in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area that joined the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network, a new initiative in support of immigrants.

Religious Congregations Launch Immigrant Protection Network

More than 60 different religious congregations have launched the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network, a local initiative to provide support and resources to immigrants at risk of being detained or deported. The group, based in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area and made up of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other faith traditions, gathered[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
LUX: Trump’s Gendered Hypocrisy

LUX: Trump’s Gendered Hypocrisy

During Women’s History Month, the Trump administration frequently highlighted how much it values and supports women. However, it simultaneously proposed plans to undercut and defund important women’s health care funding and educational initiatives for girls. It is entirely paradoxical to take action that strips women of government protections while extolling[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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About 50 members of the Georgetown community attended a candlelight vigil in Red Square on Monday as part of initiatives announced by the university to support vulnerable students.

Community Stands Against Trump Immigration Order

Georgetown joined 30 peer institutions in signing an amicus brief condemning the effects of President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting entry of citizens from six Muslim-majority countries Sunday. The brief is part of other measures announced by University President John J. DeGioia yesterday in response to Trump’s immigration order. Other[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Presidential Speechwriters Reflect on Past Addresses

The address to the joint session of Congress will be President Donald Trump’s opportunity to extend an olive branch to democrats, according to two former presidential speechwriters speaking at a Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy Institute of Politics and Public Service event yesterday afternoon. On the eve of[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
VIEWPOINT: Department of Educational Deficiency

VIEWPOINT: Department of Educational Deficiency

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed billionaire Republican mega-donor Betsy DeVos as secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. DeVos was confirmed despite having no formal experience in a classroom, no formal education training, little knowledge of federal education law and policy and holding millions of dollars in investments representing incredible[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 6 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: With Travel Ban, Hatred Trumps Humanity

VIEWPOINT: With Travel Ban, Hatred Trumps Humanity

On Jan. 21, my beloved aunt passed away after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. It was the worst day of my life because it was my first experience with the death of a relative and because, for the first time, I saw my father broken, something I hoped to[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
PETROCHEILOS: Prioritizing A Democratic Transition

PETROCHEILOS: Prioritizing A Democratic Transition

For the past few weeks, I have been fortunate enough to attend the highly publicized confirmation hearings as an extern for Senate President pro tempore Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Essentially, these confirmation hearings mean cameras, heavy speechwriting and the ever-gloomy realization that although President Donald Trump has held office since Jan.[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
DC Police React to Inauguration, Women’s March Crowds

DC Police React to Inauguration, Women’s March Crowds

Zero arrests were made Saturday when hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched on the National Mall to protest President Donald Trump’s (R) inauguration and advocate for women’s rights, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department reported. The absence of arrests contrasts the 217 arrests made on Friday following Trump’s inauguration, as[Read More…]

by January 23, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized