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VIEWPOINT: ‘I Had Little Hope’: CAPS Fails LGBTQ Students

This article discusses suicide and self-harm. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on and off campus. The first time I seriously considered suicide, it was 2014 and I wasn’t depressed. I was 15 and closeted. Growing up in an extremely orthodox Catholic home, I knew my[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Student activists, including author Zoe Dobkin (SFS '16), back left, carry a mattress during October's Carry the Weight event, a day of sexual assault awareness at college campuses across the country.

I Stand With Willa, I Stand With Survivors

In the spring of 2013, Willa Murphy was violently raped by a fellow Georgetown student. It was such a traumatic experience that it took over a year after her rape before she was able to tell anyone, not uncommon for survivors. It was only in June 2014, after she had[Read More…]

The Invisible Patient

The Invisible Patient

In a GUSA campaign cycle enlivened by satire, only two things remained sacred: sexual assault and mental health reform. In a conversation with GUSA President Joe Luther, he told me they refused to satirize these two issues because both have true victims and radical consequences in students’ lives. I’ve experienced[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Joining the Academy

For those of you entering the gates of Georgetown for the first time, the university can feel like a world away from anything previously known. It is, in fact, a refuge – a place of contemplative thought and serious scholarship, one of the great repositories of heritage and tradition in[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Opinion