In 2015, readers were drawn to a variety of articles, from Georgetown University Student Association elections to faculty features to opinion pieces urging the Georgetown community to do more to prevent sexual assault. Here were the top ten most read articles on The Hoya’s website from 2015.
JANUARY 23: Two days were added to winter break in the 2015-16 academic year.
FEBURARY 20: Joe Luther (COL ’16) and Connor Rohan (COL ’16) won the GUSA executive election in an unprecedented fashion, having executed an unorthodox, satirical campaign.
JULY 18: A blog post published by several athletes raised severe allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the men’s track and field locker room. In response, Georgetown University officials released a statement detailing an ongoing investigation.
JANUARY 13: President DeGioia donated his entire $400,000 one-time bonus from the Board of Directors in 2012 to the 1789 Scholarship Imperative.
JUNE 3: One Georgetown student, Nina Brekelmans (GRD ’15), died in a fire in a Dupont Circle house fire.
MARCH 20: Professor Matthew Kroenig’s personal experiences, academic accomplishments and family’s star status are profiled.
JULY 29: Olivia Hinerfeld(SFS ’17) discusses the Georgetown community’s shared obligation to work toward a better environment to prevent sexual assault and help survivors.
MARCH 31: The Office of Undergraduate Admissions accepted 3,202 applicants to the Class of 2019 for an overall acceptance rate of 16.4 percent, a rate that remains steady from the previous year.
APRIL 21: The Editorial Board criticizes the Georgetown University College Republicans for hosting author and philosophy professor Christina Hoff Sommers due to her stances on sexual assault and contemporary feminism.
JULY 21: Zoe Dobkin (SFS ’16) writes about fellow student Willa Murphy’s experiences with Georgetown administrators after Murphy was sexually assaulted, and urges the Georgetown community to stand by survivors.