Post Tagged with: "free speech"

VIEWPOINT: Finding Political Resolve

Whenever I write anything that supports Palestinian self-determination, I sit down before publishing it to estimate the consequences that may arise if the piece sees the light of day. I edit my grammar and fix my punctuation, then I look at the possible ways a person may interpret my criticisms[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Foster Respectful Discourse

Rigorous debate is widely accepted as a vital part of students’ formative college years, when their beliefs can be challenged by exposure to diverse perspectives. Yet the attempts to suppress opposing viewpoints and hostile discourse around the recent GU272 referendum proves that Georgetown University students must do better to foster[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
ELLIE STAAB FOR THE HOYA | Panelists discussed free speech rights of incarcerated Americans at an event in Gaston Hall on Tuesday.

Panelists Advocate Protection of Free Speech Rights in Prisons

Fostering connections between incarcerated people and the outside world must be a key feature of criminal justice reform, panelists agreed at a discussion on the free speech rights of incarcerated Americans on Tuesday. The event, co-sponsored by the Georgetown Prisons and Justice Initiative and Georgetown’s Free Speech Project, was titled[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM/FACEBOOK | The diversity of opinion in the United States is one of its greatest strengths, Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom Jeremy Tedesco said Thursday.

ADF Senior Counsel: Offensive Speech Must Be Preserved

Free speech and religious expression are under attack in today’s society and merit protection, Jeremy Tedesco, a senior counsel from Alliance Defending Freedom, said Thursday. The government should never encroach upon citizens’ free speech, even if what they are saying is controversial or divisive, according to Tedesco. “Dissenting and unpopular[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Georgetown University's Qatar campus ranked in the top 10 of a list by FIRE, a nonprofit that aims to protect civil rights of students and faculty, which identified American colleges with the most restrictive censorship.

Georgetown in Qatar Ranks Poorly on Free Speech

Georgetown University’s campus in Doha, Qatar, was named one of the 10 U.S. colleges with the most restrictive censorship by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education on Tuesday. FIRE, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the civil rights of university students and faculty, selects schools based on the severity of[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
EDITORIAL: On Fair, Explain GU Response

EDITORIAL: On Fair, Explain GU Response

On Sept. 29, Georgetown University professor Christine Fair posted a tweet wishing for the death of 11 U.S. senators. Her comments pushed — but, in the eyes of this editorial board, did not cross — university-established lines surrounding free speech. In choosing not to discipline Fair and instead begin her[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 4 comments Editorial
EDITORIAL: Let Larry Sing

EDITORIAL: Let Larry Sing

Larry Calloway just wanted to sing. Calloway is a driver for the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle and is known on campus for singing during bus rides. He also gives short motivational pep talks to passengers as they depart. His words are often laden with Christianity, praising God and Jesus, but[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 21 comments Editorial

Q&A: DeGioia Discusses ‘Dreamers’ Advocacy, Free Speech and Gun Violence

Amid Georgetown’s most active year of advocacy in recent memory, The Hoya sat down with University President John J. DeGioia to discuss Georgetown’s role in national issues, free speech and the conversation on gun control. I wanted to start with the 272. It’s been about a year and a half[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Despite Bigotry, Debate Shapiro

Many students — understandably — feel Ben Shapiro’s March 21 lecture on campus, organized and endorsed by Georgetown University College Republicans and Lecture Fund, risks normalizing and legitimizing the transphobic, Islamophobic and anti-Arab views he has espoused in the past. However, these students must not silence Shapiro, an American conservative[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Editorial
Students gather in the Healey Family Student Center to hear arguments in the Monday SAC hearing on Love Saxa.

Love Saxa Keeps University Funding After SAC Rejects Complaint

Student group Love Saxa is keeping its university funding and recognized status after the Student Activities Commission voted early this morning to recommend no action against the group. The commission voted 8-4 to reject a complaint filed by student LGBTQ activists Chad Gasman (COL ’20) and Jasmin Ouseph (SFS ’19)[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 14 comments Campus News, News, News - Top