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EDITORIAL: Protect Students, Prioritize Safety

EDITORIAL: Protect Students, Prioritize Safety

By The Editorial Board September 15, 2023

As students, staff and faculty settle into the semester, campus security and safety are on many Georgetown University community members’ minds. The topic is especially relevant since a homicide suspect,...

Wikimedia Commons | A shooting and robbery occurred close to the main campus near the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on March 25, resulting in investigations by the Georgetown University Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department of DC.

Gunshot Fired Near Campus, No Injuries on the Scene

By Emily Han April 1, 2023

A gunshot was fired at the border of the main campus in a March 25 incident of assault and theft, according to a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) report. There were no injuries or damages on the...

VIEWPOINT: Amend GUPD Emergency Communication

VIEWPOINT: Amend GUPD Emergency Communication

By Fiona Sewell April 28, 2022

On Jan. 31, the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) sent a HOYAlert notifying students of a shooting that had occurred on M Street, only a few blocks from the main campus, nearly two hours...

Students Express Concerns About Lack of Safety Notifications Following Dorm Intrusion

Students Express Concerns About Lack of Safety Notifications Following Dorm Intrusion

By Giulia Testa February 24, 2022

Students voiced concerns about the lack of public safety threat notifications after an intruder entered a residence hall Feb. 16. The Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) responded to a report...

Following a shooting in the Georgetown neighborhood, students said that the Georgetown University Police Department did not notify the community of the public safety threat in a timely manner.

Students Raise Concerns About Notification of M St. Shooting

By Eli Kales February 3, 2022

CW: This article discusses gun violence. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Following a fatal shooting just blocks from Georgetown University’s main campus,...

EDITORIAL: Alert Students About Fires

EDITORIAL: Alert Students About Fires

By Editorial Board February 14, 2020

In the early morning of Feb. 8, a fire broke out in Georgetown University’s Henle Village apartments. Yet the university failed to inform Henle residents when the fire occurred, according to resident...

Put ‘Alert’ in HOYAlert

By The Editorial Board May 14, 2015

The on-campus armed robbery on May 6 and the subsequent arrest on May 7 shocked the Georgetown community, both with the crime itself and the apprehension of one of the suspects through the actions of the...

Sending a Clear Message

By The Editorial Board January 24, 2014

On Monday night, two words disappointed students across campus: “liberal leave.” This message from HOYAlert announcing that the university would remain open despite an impending snowstorm was then...

Car Chase, Shooting at Capitol

By Natasha Khan October 4, 2013

A female motorist was fatally shot Thursday afternoon by police when she attempted to pass a barricade on Capitol Hill, prompting a chaotic day of uncertainty and fear for the worst in Washington. Miriam...

University Closed Until 11 a.m.

By Hiromi Oka January 28, 2013

The university will not open until 11 a.m. today due to inclement weather, according to a HOYAlertemail sent to the main campus. Classes scheduled before 11 a.m. are cancelled, although courses scheduled...

Storm Preparations Under Way

By Sarah Patrick October 26, 2012

The university activated the emergency response team in preparation for possible inclement weather early this week, according to a broadcast email sent by Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer...

Campus Alert System Test Goes According to Plan

By Pavan Rajgopal January 11, 2012

The Office of University Safety successfully conducted its biannual test of the HOYAlert and Campus Alert systems on Wednesday afternoon. The tests are aimed at familiarizing the university community...

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