By Thursday morning, GUSA replaced the poster in Red Square with a handwritten version [pictured left] for students to continue signing.
On Tuesday morning, students noticed that posters mounted in Red Square by the Georgetown University Student Association were missing. The poster, put up on Monday morning, was an open letter to Todd Olson demanding the immediate adoption of the proposed changes to raise the evidentiary standard from “more likely than not” to “clear and convincing.” A set of permanent markers were attached to each open letter for students to sign.
In a press release to students, GUSA announced that the banner, three permanent markers, poster boards and a folder disappeared by Tuesday 8 a.m. “We have asked both Facilities and the Office of Campus Activity Facilities (OCAF) whether they removed the materials on Monday night, and neither department has taken responsibility. We ask that anyone who knows about the whereabouts of the banner contact the GUSA Executive,” the press release read. GUSA intends to replace the banner as soon as possible.
“We are dismayed that, for whatever reason, someone has chosen to stifle free expression on this extremely important issue. However, we are eager to restore this forum for student advocacy, and we intend to quickly replace the banner with a handwritten version.”