Voice’s On-Campus Choices: Being Hate-Free and Happy

Don’t Be Hatin’

“Hate Free Georgetown”—a week of events intended to bring different groups on campus together in response to bias related incidents this past Fall, will run March 15 through March 20 and is sponsored by a variety of campus groups, including GUGS, Hoya Blue, The Corp, Groove Theory, GU Pride, nomadictheatre, and campus a capella groups.

Events include a “Dance Day” on Monday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Red Square, GUGS burgers in Red Square from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, a “Field day” on Healy lawn on Friday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. with games like capture the flag and tag, and a “Performance Festival” Saturday from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in McNeir auditorium featuring nomadictheatre and a capella performances, and student-written scenes about non-violence.

HFG will be tabling in Red Square Monday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. where students can sign pledges of support and get HFG Georgetown buttons, allowing entry into the events later in the week. See the full list of HFG events.

The Business of Happiness

Join President DeGioia and Washington, D.C. business leaders Monday at 4:30 p.m for a panel discussion on the “Double-Bottom Line”—the concept that success in business is driven by both fiscal results and a positive impact to people and society. Panelists include Ted Leonsis, former AOL vice chairman and author of The Business of Happiness; Tom Adams, founder and CEO of Rosetta Stone; Donald Graham, chairman of the Washington Post Company; Sheila Johnson, co-founder of BET; and Joseph Robert, chairman and CEO of J.E. Robert Companies, Inc.

The event will be held in the Lohrfink Auditorium in the Rafik B. Harari Building. Space is limited and students should RSVP to attend. For those unable to attend, the MSB will also have a webcast of the event.

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