IRC to hold “Mea Culpa” forum for raunchy joke email
Restoring their august image
Apparently, the apology email that followed the IRC listserv antics wasn’t enough for the Georgetown International Relations Club chair Jasdeep Singh’s (SFS `10) conscience. They’re holding a forum “open to the entire Georgetown community” tomorrow at 8:15 in ICC 104, according to a press release:
It will be an opportunity for those affected to voice their thoughts in a productive discussion, and for us to initiate the healing process. We respect that it will take time to regain the confidence of the Georgetown community, but the IRC is committed to this end.
Initiate the healing process, eh? From the gravity of their attitude, you’d think the IRC grievously damaged University property or had overseen the commiting of several hate crimes. Instead, one of their alumns sent a raunchy email to their listserv without most current members’ knowing.
In an interview, Singh said the forum was the IRC’s idea, not the University’s, and he’s not sure what to expect tomorrow night, and denied that the IRC is as bacchanalian as the email made them out to be.
“There have been complaints, but I can’t speak to the volume. … We’re hoping to entertain all feedback, and how we can address this incident to move forward,” he said. “There was never talk about having any sort of boys’ night.”
I guess hearing apologies rather than apologias isn’t really something to complain about, but I suspect the bulk of those “affected” by the email are already members of the IRC. What do you think?
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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since it’s posting date in 2009.