Comments on: Free speech panel faces tough questions from marginalized groups http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/01/17/free-speech-panel-faces-tough-questions-from-marginalized-groups/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: Fareed http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/01/17/free-speech-panel-faces-tough-questions-from-marginalized-groups/comment-page-1/#comment-761436 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 21:28:55 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=55011#comment-761436 I disagree with your ethic of institutional change, DR. For one, private universities have a chimeric identity in that they are private institutions acting in the public interest and taking public money. That public aspect is, by the way, why Georgetown must abide by D.C. anti-discrimination law in recognizing GU Pride.

Anyway, Georgetown is first and foremost a prestigious university, and that’s how it markets itself. We should be able work for progressive change within that institution, just as others are working for change within the Church.

More to the point, though, I don’t think that student activity money should be controlled by the administration. The fee is a separate levy and should be under the control of GUSA.

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By: DR http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/01/17/free-speech-panel-faces-tough-questions-from-marginalized-groups/comment-page-1/#comment-761411 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 01:02:59 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=55011#comment-761411 It’s nice to see Olson giving a reasonable response to the situation. Georgetown has been a Catholic university for over 200 years, and the opinions of a few students don’t change the fact that every GU student chose to attend a Catholic school. A few activist students should not feel entitled to have the rules changed to meet their agendas.

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