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CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE: LGBTQ Activists Fight for University Recognition

In September 2007, a Georgetown University student was attacked by a group of men, including another Georgetown student, according to The Hoya and The Washington Examiner. The attackers yelled homophobic slurs at the victim, who suffered cuts, bruises and a broken thumb. The incident was just one example in a[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
DENNIS KIM FOR THE HOYA Former Georgetown University Senior Vice President of Development Dan Porterfield (COL '83) (left) and Provost's distinguished Professor of History and African-American Studies Marcia Chatelain (right) discussed student involvement in the creation and expansion of the LGBTQ resource center at an event honoring the center's 10th anniversary Oct. 15.

LGBTQ Resource Center Owes Success to Student Activism, University Official Says

Student activists brought about the establishment of the LGBTQ Resource Center and their energy helped sustain the center, Dan Porterfield (COL ’83), Georgetown University’s former senior vice president of development, said Monday at a discussion in honor of the 10th anniversary of Georgetown’s LGBTQ Center. The event, cohosted by the[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Over 1,300 Individuals have signed a Student Authored petition, requesting the university to rescind the degrees of Cardinals Wuerl and McCarrick.

Student-Led Petition Gains Traction

A petition urging Georgetown University to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl for their roles in widespread reported sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church has been signed by 1,376 individuals. McCarrick has been under fire since June, when allegations of sexual misconduct against men and[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
GUSA President Kamar Mack, left, Chief of Staff Brody Loan and Vice President Jessica Andino.

Halfway Through Term, GUSA Executive Revisits Campaign Promises

After Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) won the 2017 GUSA executive election in February by a 34-vote margin, they promised to establish a “Fresh GUSA” focused on affordability, health resources and student entrepreneurship. Since then, Mack and Andino have[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Student activists discussed their experiences on Georgetown’s campus in a Pass the Torch event Monday.

Student Activists Share Georgetown Experiences

A panel of student activists reflected on their personal stories, inspirations and visions for the future of student activism in the Healey Family Student Center Monday evening. The event, titled Pass the Torch: A Celebration of Student Activism, was the second part of the three-part Ignite the Dream: Race and[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Walter Kelly (COL '16) uses his experience with spoken word performance to bring the video's message to life.

Film Asks ‘Am I Next?’

In the days following the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, LaDarius Torrey (COL ’17) was told by his father, “Honestly, in America, you don’t have to do much besides being a black man to be accused of some horrendous crime, or actually be shot and then portrayed as a criminal.”[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 2 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Two ASB trips collaborated on an ad-hoc border wall to raise awareness of immigration issues Friday in Red Square.

ASB Wall Breaks Borders

The Alternative Spring Break border awareness program aimed to generate discussion on immigration issues after two ASB groups returned from the 1,951-mile Mexican border over spring break by constructing an ad hoc border fence in Red Square 28. The wood and plastic fence, manned by ASB members, was built[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Clinton Pushes India Ties, Student Activism

Clinton Pushes India Ties, Student Activism

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton directly challenged the throng of students crowding the upper floor of Gaston Hall this morning to work toward improving the system of higher education in India. “A democracy depends on education and an educated citizenry. At the highest levels of government, we are committed[Read More…]

by October 14, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Growing Pains: At GU, There’s Room to Improve

Through my last two years as vice president of the Georgetown University Student Association and in an assortment of other roles in offices across campus, I’ve gotten an inside look into how Georgetown functions both as a university and as a business. I’ve seen Georgetown engage in capital campaigns, build[Read More…]

by May 19, 2011 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top