Post Tagged with: "security"

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Recognize Privilege in Safety

I have enjoyed reading Hannah Urtz’s (SFS ’20) column over the course of the semester. Yet I was disappointed that her recent article on Western privilege in the Middle East lacked sensitivity to the security threats that face Israelis — and enough awareness of the author’s own privilege as a[Read More…]

by December 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SIXTH & I The Washington, D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency announced funds to bolster security provisions at faith-based organizations. HSEMA will also offer security preparedness workshops.

DC Homeland Security Grants $1 Million to Religious Groups

Washington, D.C.’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency announced on Oct. 29 nearly $1 million in grants to improve security at D.C. religious institutions. The grants come as security concerns for local synagogues increase in the wake of the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DULLES AIRPORT
Washington, D.C. airports will begin using new facial recognition technology instead of boarding passes to identify passengers of international flights beginning in November 2018.

DC Airports to Replace Boarding Passes With Facial Recognition

A new facial recognition system at Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will replace boarding passes for all international flights by the end of the year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Sept. 6. The biometric screening system, known as[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DAVID GROSSO
District of Columbia Public Schools released private information about students experiencing homelessness on the D.C. Council’s website, which is associated with Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large)

Students’ Private Information Published on DC Council Website

Washington, D.C.’s public school authority mistakenly posted the personal information of 2,000 students experiencing homelessness on a website run by the D.C. Council, where the data remained for seven months before its removal Aug. 9. Posted by District of Columbia Public Schools on Feb. 5, 2018, the information included names,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: LAUREN SEIBEL/THE HOYA
Former Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, promoted a new index measuring women's well-being worldwide.

Georgetown Institute Names Iceland Best Country for Women’s Well-Being

Iceland is the best country for women’s well-being, according to a new Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security index that measures women’s well-being around the globe. The United States ranks 22nd overall, after Iceland the remaining countries in the top 10 are: Norway, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, Finland, Canada, Sweden,[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
STEPHANIE YUAN/THE HOYA
A Wi-Fi outage early Friday morning was caused by a planned security patch, university officials said.

Security Patch Caused Overnight Wi-Fi Outage

A planned security patch to the Georgetown Wi-Fi network resulted in a wireless service outage from midnight to 6 a.m. on Nov. 10 that limited access to all campus networks in all but two buildings. The outage occurred while University Information Services installed a security patch to campus Wi-Fi services[Read More…]

by November 13, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GUPD
The Georgetown University Student Association’s Safety and Sexual Assault policy team is re-examining ways to improve the SafeRides late-night security escort service for students.

GUSA Pushes for SafeRides Improvements

The Georgetown University Student Association’s Safety and Sexual Assault policy team is re-examining ways to improve the SafeRides late-night security escort service for students. In a joint effort with Georgetown University Police Department Chief Jay Gruber, the Safety and Sexual Assault policy team hopes to improve the SafeRides service after[Read More…]

by October 3, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Security Merits Scrutiny

A new university policy gives the Georgetown University Police Department sole discretion over security costs. This policy will prove detrimental to groups that shoulder the financial burden of these events, to students whose Student Activity Fee is unduly allocated to these costs and to the community that will be potentially[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Security Amid Protests

Half a dozen protesters representing RefuseFascism.org, an organization dedicated to disputing the legitimacy of November election, were escorted off campus by the Georgetown University Police Department on Jan. 11 after disrupting classes in the Intercultural Center and Reiss Building to denounce President-elect Donald J. Trump. The protesters, who were not[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Wasil Rezk

REZK: Common Ground Spurs Cooperation

Within much of the Arab world, relations with Israel have always been a contentious subject due to a history full of wars and disputes. However, public opinion is gradually changing, particularly in Egypt. Since the Camp David Accords of 1978, which settled conflicts of land and sovereignty, Egypt and Israel[Read More…]