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VIEWPOINT: Judaism Encourages Free, Responsible Speech

VIEWPOINT: Judaism Encourages Free, Responsible Speech

Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, a 20th-century leader of Jewish thought, once taught that U.S. Jews stand with one foot in the U.S. civilization and one foot in the Jewish civilization. In my experience, the values at the core of each are sometimes congruous; where they are, they fortify and fuel each[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

HAZBUN: Student Groups Must Disinvite Shapiro

Ben Shapiro, a prominent conservative author and speaker who is set to speak on Georgetown University’s campus next month, is openly racist, Islamophobic and transphobic. Bringing Shapiro, a former editor-at-large of Breitbart News, to Georgetown only normalizes such hate. Unfortunately, some Georgetown student organizations have failed to responsibly wield their[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 35 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Francois Valentin

VALENTIN: Necessity of Naming Our Threats

Words matter, especially when you are a president. The presidency of George W. Bush was packed with blunders and poor word choices, many of which have remained the object of ridicule long after his term. However, while leaders must understand the consequences of their phrasing, they should not be discouraged[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
State of the University

State of the University

Early last week, President Joseph Castro of the California State University of Fresno delivered his school’s first “state of the university” address. The address, which kicks off an annual series designed to strengthen relations between Fresno State’s alumni, administrators and surrounding local leaders, is a model of community building that[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Janet Zhu

Remember to Yak Responsibly

At this point, the majority of campus has used, encountered or dismissed the relatively new social media platform, Yik Yak. Especially through peak midterm season, much of the student population has taken to checking “up-votes,” stalking the “hot” feed for the funniest yaks and trying to break the 50k yakarma[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Lagarde’s Speech Attracts Protesters

Lagarde’s Speech Attracts Protesters

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s lecture in Gaston Hall on Thursday morning prompted a student protest of her invitation to campus and of the IMF. In her lecture, Lagarde evaluated the future of the global economy and discussed ideas for resolving international economic problems. About 10 students, unaffiliated[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News
Obama delivered a speech focused on the importance of infrastructure funding Tuesday afternoon on the Georgetown Waterfront.

Obama Enjoins Congress to Fund Infrastructure Improvements

President Barack Obama called upon House Republicans to rally around a new “economic patriotism” with him Tuesday afternoon at the Georgetown Waterfront Park. Although he began on a light note, mentioning the U.S. Men’s National Team’s upcoming World Cup match, and striking an upbeat tone with the importance of infrastructure[Read More…]

by July 1, 2014 0 comments City News, News

McCarthy Speech Faces Protests

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the third-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was interrupted by protestors calling for immigration reform Wednesday evening, the second time a congressman’s speech was interrupted at Georgetown this semester. Three activists interrupted Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) during his[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Frum Predicts Period of Republican Adaptation

David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and former Wall Street Journal editorial board member, said that the Republican Party is well positioned to adapt to the 21st century in a Tuesday address. Frum is founder of the FrumForum — a site dedicated to the modernization of[Read More…]

by February 22, 2013 0 comments News

Karzai to Speak on Campus Friday

Afghan President Hamid Karzai will speak on Afghan-American relations in Gaston Hall Friday, according to Georgetown’s press office. The remarks, titled “Afghanistan Beyond 2014: A Perspective on Afghan-U.S. Relations,” are part of a week-long visit to the United States on which Karzai is expected to request increased U.S. aid to Afghanistan, according to The Wall[Read More…]

by January 7, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News