Students and University respond to “Drunken Georgetown Students” site
In recent days, both the University and students have responded to “Drunken Georgetown Students,” the website that’s fueled rampant procrastination all week long.
In an e-mail statement, Director of Media Relations Andy Pino wrote, “[The University does] not believe the site is a constructive attempt to improve safety or quality of life issues in our community, and we believe it runs contrary to the collaborative efforts we’ve engaged in with many of our neighbors.”
One student, who declined to be named, even made a video titled “Fun with Stephen Brown.”
“I just wanted to comment on Mr. Brown’s godawful blog while standing up for my fellow constantly intoxicated Georgetown students,” the student said in an e-mail.
Vox has also learned that Brown has been photographing student parties since last summer.
After the jump, hear from some of the students who Brown has photographed.
Natalie Murchinson (COL ’10) said that Brown took pictures of two parties she had over the summer. At a June party, students at Murchinson’s house spotted Brown photographing them from behind a fence. Later, when she went to apologize to him, she said he was “ranting” at her and “being very accusatory.”
Her housemate had a similar experience with him in August, when she went to bring guests inside from the parking spaces behind their house.
“My roommate saw a guy in the alley and told him she was getting people out from the parking lot,” Murchinson said. She added that when her roommate attempted to apologize to Brown, he told her to “shut the fuck up.”
Another student, who wished to remain anonymous because she fears harassment from Brown, approached Brown in mid-March after she discovered he was photographing students who were sitting on the roof of her Burleith home.
“We weren’t being loud or drunk. We were sitting up there getting sun,” the student said. “[Brown would] take a photo, walk down the street, and then come back again and take more photos … After I approached him, he hid behind the bushes and just kept going.”
“We can tell that some of the older neighbors don’t like us,” she continued. “They think we’re stupid drunk people, but we’re not.”