Based on reader comments on the Voice’s and The Hoya’s websites, students reacted almost uniformly to students chaining themselves to the statue of John Carroll as part of a Plan A: Hoyas they agreed with the protest’s cause, but not with the way in which it was executed. And with protesters demanding the on-campus sale of condoms as if it was a matter of life or death and shouting fabrications at families visiting for Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program weekend ... it was hard to disagree.
A prominent national figure in a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy group is pressuring Georgetown’s administration to better ensure the safety of Georgetown students following what he characterizes is a feeble response from the University to the homophobic hate crimes that occurred on campus in the past few years.
Amid a series of massive snow storms that have broken the 1899 record for seasonal snowfall in the District, Georgetown University has canceled classes at its campuses for a fourth consecutive day. In addition to preventing faculty and staff from safely reaching campus, the most recent blizzard has disrupted food deliveries and frustrated professors’ lesson plans. In an e-mail to the Voice, Provost James O’Donnell explained the University has been discussing potential closures with faculty every day, and that every day there are a few faculty who are in favor of keeping school open. But the general consensus has typically been in favor of closing the University, especially at the beginning of the week.
When Georgetown’s LGBTQ community won their decades-long battle for a resource center in fall 2007, the biggest beneficiaries were expected to be current LGBTQ students. But according to LGBTQ Resource Center Director Sivagami Subbaraman, even greater success has centered around alumni.
On Tuesday in Copley Formal Lounge, the architects of Georgetown University’s 2010 Campus Plan presented to the campus community the tentative blueprint for the next decade of the University’s development. The presentation was attended by about 20 staff and faculty, and hosted by five top University administrators. Halfway through the presentation, only two students were in the audience.
At 9:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning early last April, seventeen Georgetown students gathered in the ornate Hall of Cardinals on the Healy Building’s second floor for an intimate meeting with a man whom most of their peers had only ever seen from a distance. Following greetings from an uncomfortable-looking Daniel Porterfield (COL ‘83), Georgetown’s vice president for strategic affairs, the students—representing campus groups dismayed by the content of The Hoya’s recent April Fools’ Issue—sat down and waited to be joined by the man they were there to see, Georgetown University President John DeGioia.