Post Tagged with: "free speech"

EDITORIAL: Maintain Effective Expression

In 1989, when Georgetown University first implemented its policy for free speech and expression, Rev. James Walsh, S.J., its creator, explained that at the very core of a university is the “untrammelled expression of ideas and information.” This dedication to a constructive exchange of ideas was not reflected in last[Read More…]

by November 2, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

TIMSIT: Changing Faces of Censorship

Clark Kerr, the late president of the University of California, Berkeley once said that a university “is not engaged in making ideas safe for students. It is engaged in making students safe for ideas.” While his words may resonate in today’s debate over free speech on college campuses, he originally[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

TIMSIT: Curtailing Intellectual Freedom

Georgetown’s intellectual biodiversity is being challenged by what the New York Times columnist Ross Douthat calls the “rapid colonization of new cultural territory by an ascendant social liberalism.” Often, the instrument of this type of censorship is the much debated “trigger warning.” Recent data from a survey conducted by Gallup,[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

Defending Honest Expression

A couple days ago, I attended the first class of my penultimate semester at Georgetown. During the introductory part of the class, and in front of several dozen of my peers, the professor stood up and read us a part of the University of Chicago’s statement on free speech, written[Read More…]

by September 15, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Disruption Hinders Dialogue

On Sept. 12, it was announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas would potentially be meeting in Luxembourg to further negotiate a peace settlement. This is a potential step toward further diplomacy and peace between the two sides. However, within our own gates, the[Read More…]

by September 13, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

Struggling to Uphold Free Speech

In 1840, a Frenchman returned to his homeland from his journey to America and later published “Democracy in America,” a modern classic on the American political system. That young man, Alexis de Tocqueville, forever changed the way Europe viewed a former colony and the way that former colony viewed itself.[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 5 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Assure Free Speech

The Georgetown University Lecture Fund announced this month that the President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards will speak at Georgetown in April, instantly igniting much criticism and controversy. Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit that serves as the largest single provider of comprehensive reproductive health services in the United States, including[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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The GULC received a letter from FIRE, a nonprofit advocating for individual rights at American universities on behalf of students restricted from political campaigning on campus.

GULC Under Fire For Campaign Policy

Georgetown University Law Center Dean William Treanor received an open letter from the Foundation of Individual Rights in Education Feb. 1 urging the university to revise its student organization policy after the center banned students from campaigning for presidential candidates. The GULC cites its tax-exempt status as grounds to prohibit[Read More…]

by February 9, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Hillyer Promotes Free Speech

Quin Hillyer (CAS ’86), contributing editor for the National Review and senior editor for The American Spectator, criticized attacks on free speech at Georgetown and other college campuses and spoke about the true purpose of a university at a discussion in Maguire Hall Tuesday. The event, titled “Free Speech at[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
FLEMING-KLINK: Balancing Respect and Speech

FLEMING-KLINK: Balancing Respect and Speech

Before we left for break, I was sitting in my common room of New South 3 with our two RAs and some fellow NS3ers. We weren’t really talking about anything of particular note, but a little way into the conversation the Office of the President sent out an email notifying[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top