Daily Archives: April 25, 2013
The Hoya has decided to postpone independence for at least one year for financial reasons, according to Kevin Barber (COL ’11), the chair of The Hoya’s Board of Directors. Barber said that “the additional expenses we’d incur going independent” had affected their decision. “Like all papers, we’ve experienced declines in revenue,” Barber said.
When members of Plan A: Hoyas for Reproductive Justice chained themselves to the statue of John Carroll in Healy Circle to protest the University’s sexual health policies last month, alumnus Fiore Mastroianni (COL ’09) wrote on Twitter: “Georgetown administrators negotiate with pro abortion hooligans. Future donations from me: $0.” A few days later, Alexa Rozell (SFS ’11) found her own reason not to give to Georgetown, writing on Twitter: “Like I was going to give any money to Georgetown after grad, but bringing Karl Rove to campus is the nail in the coffin.”
After the student town hall meeting in response to last year’s April Fool’s issue of The Hoya, President John DeGioia announced a commitment to recruit more Georgetown applicants from underrepresented groups. Although the specific initiatives of the Admissions Working Group—established following last year’s town hall—were made after this year’s pool had been admitted, a detailed profile of students admitted to Georgetown’s class of 2014 shows marginal increases in ethnic diversity.
Although the Metropolitan Police Department has already increased patrols in some areas near the University in light of recent violent crime, an April 10 sexual assault in Copley Hall and an April 16 sexual assault on the 3300 block of Prospect St. NW have done little to assuage students’ fears that crime is on the rise in Georgetown.
This year, the big show in Washington local politics will be the mayoral primary race between incumbent Adrian Fenty (D) and D.C. Council Chair Vincent Gray (D). But even with Fenty’s obsession with working out and Gray’s resemblance to actor Vincent Price, the most entertaining competition may be the race to fill the chairman’s seat that Gray is vacating.
Dear Sonny Jr.,
Last time you wrote you said you wanted to hear some of the old stories back when we had the bar up in Beacon. Your mother won’t be too happy I’m telling you, but you’re old enough, and I’m sure you could use a good laugh with all the tests and essays you have.
“How are you going to discourage students from bringing their cars? How do you discourage them, outside of shooting them?” a Georgetown resident exclaimed at a meeting organized by the Citizens Association of Georgetown Monday night.
We got fooled again. Just as it seemed that Congress would pass the D.C. Voting Rights Act, which would give Washington a voting delegate in the House of Representatives, D.C.’s non-voting delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) decided not to introduce the legislation this week.
Despite the shocking number of sexual assaults at Georgetown this semester, the University administration has yet to comment on the crimes. Thus far, administrative officials have not publicly announced plans to address the numerous safety issues for students both on and off campus.