Post Tagged with: "sexual assault"

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The Student Health Center drew criticism from students for slow response times, part of a general discontent with university physical, mental and sexual health services.

Concerns With Campus Health Care Span Array of Issues

On a campus with a population that is known for its passion for and devotion to activities, academics and internships, students often put health on a backburner. The university faced continued struggles this year addressing the problems that students encounter in maintaining their physical, mental and sexual well-being. These issues contributed[Read More…]

Sommers Event Sparks Dialogue, Protest

Sommers Event Sparks Dialogue, Protest

A talk by author and former philosophy professor Christina Hoff Sommers, who discussed her views on feminism, sparked student protest and dialogue throughout campus. Sommers spoke Thursday night, giving a talk titled “What’s Right (and Badly Wrong) with Feminism” at the invitation of the Georgetown University College Republicans. Members of[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 8 comments Campus News, News - Top

No More Distractions

The Georgetown University College Republicans hosted Christina Hoff Sommers, an author and philosophy professor known for her criticism of contemporary feminism and her disavowal of a so-called “rape myth,” last week. By giving Sommers a platform, GUCR has knowingly endorsed a harmful conversation on the serious topic of sexual assault.[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 79 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

TBTN Hosts “It Happens Here”

The Georgetown community came together to hear anonymous and unedited survivor stories of sexual assault at an event titled “It Happens Here” in McShain Lounge Thursday. The event, organized by Take Back the Night, allowed Georgetown community members to submit anonymous stories through a Google form prior to the event.[Read More…]

by April 18, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News

Norton to Hold Forum On Campus Assault

Delegate Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.C.) will be hosting a panel of officials from various universities in Washington, D.C., to address the prevention of sexual assault on college campuses at American University on Thursday, April 23, but due to a time conflict with a similar Georgetown event, no university representatives will be[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Address Sexual Assault, Not Drama

Every break since this November, I dread a certain conversation my household is bound to bring up — the December 2014 “A Rape on Campus” story published by Rolling Stone. I don’t dread this discussion because I’m scared of talking about sexual assault, but because I’m scared of what other[Read More…]

by April 13, 2015 5 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

GU Counsel Discusses Response to Assault

The Georgetown University General Counsel held a panel discussion on sexual assault and due process March 12 and discussed recent changes to related policies implemented by the federal government. At the panel, organized by the American Constitution Society, Vice President and General Counsel Lisa Brown noted that the increased focus[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Resources to Live Safer

Earlier this week, Vice President for Institutional Equality and Diversity Rosemary Kilkenny announced the addition of a sexual assault resources tab on the university’s LiveSafe app. The resources, based on those found at sexualassault.georgetown.edu, include summaries of Title IX, reporting options and information on the rights of victims and the[Read More…]

by March 19, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Bill Focuses On Campus Assault

A bipartisan coalition of 12 U.S. senators led by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduced legislation Feb. 26 to reform the way colleges and universities nationwide handle sexual violence on campus, emphasizing the protection and rights of both survivors and students accused of sexual assault. The proposed bill, titled the Campus[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Don’t Arm Our Students

Combatting sexual assault ranks as one of the most important debates this country’s higher education system has ever seen and has warranted a dialogue that has continually held national attention. This dialogue has contributed to the improvement of mechanisms to report assaults and harrassment cases, nationwide awareness and education campaigns[Read More…]

by February 23, 2015 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top