Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Clear and Convincing Sets a New Standard

By Madison Ashley October 25, 2013

More than one year ago, the student body overwhelmingly voted in support of raising the evidentiary standard for Student Code of Conduct violations from “more likely than not” to “clear and convincing.”...

Fairness Falters Off Campus

By The Editorial Board October 19, 2012

While we may never know what concessions were put on the negotiating table by the university to reach an agreement on the 2010 Campus Plan, we are sad to learn of yet another area where our school’s...

Evidentiary Standard Raised for On-Campus Incidents

By Sarah Kaplan October 18, 2012

The burden of proof for Code of Student Conduct violations will be raised to “clear and convincing evidence” for all on-campus incidents other than those involving sexual assault, Vice President for...

Referendum is Valid, Ongoing

By Annie Chen September 28, 2012

After a failed university web server delayed the release of ballots by more than nine hours, voting for GUSA senators and the evidentiary standard referendum was still underway at press time early...

TISA: GUSA Can’t Do it All

By Nate Tisa September 27, 2012

For a moment, the “clear and convincing” evidentiary referendum brought the student body and its elected government together in support of a common goal. Yet I fear, in the end, that efforts undertaken...

Vote ‘Yes’ on Referendum

By Clara Gustafson and Sam Schneider September 25, 2012

It takes a lot to move a glacier and not much less to fundamentally alter a 223-year-old university’s disciplinary system. It requires years of unjust outcomes; it necessitates observers of the system...

Amid Referendum Prep, GUSA Letter Disappears

By Annie Chen September 21, 2012

A banner in Red Square urging Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson to change the evidentiary standard in the Code of Student Conduct went missing Tuesday, according to a Georgetown University...

Justice Waits for Review

By The Editorial Board September 11, 2012

Gripes about university bureaucracy are a constant refrain on the Hilltop, but let’s set one thing straight: We can tolerate years of waiting for hot Grab ’n’ Go and campus Zipcars, but every passing...

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