Why so many student groups want weeks dedicated to their causes


The month of March here at Georgetown can certainly be characterized as madness—and no, sadly not the basketball kind. Unless you have had your head in the sand (or perhaps in the snow that Vox no longer will be acknowledging) for the past month, you have most likely encountered various student groups adamantly promoting their […]

H*yas for Choice hosts Choice Week for the seventh consecutive year


It seems that every group on the Hilltop wants your attention this month. Hot on the heels of Georgetown Water Week and the Center of Social Justice’s Education Week, H*yas for Choice is hosting its seventh annual Choice Week. This year’s theme, “My Choice, My Voice,” is about both women’s right to reproductive choice and free […]

GUSA begins to clarify University free speech policies


Sunday’s GUSA meeting featured a presentation by current GUSA President Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) on the University’s free speech policy and what has been done to modify it since the Free Speech Forum in January and the following H*yas for choice incident. With input from student groups and the campus-wide form distributed via email, Tisa co-authored a […]

H*yas for Choice Tabling Update 2.0: Free speech policies to be clarified at later date


At Thursday’s Free Speech and Expression Committee meeting, H*yas for Choice President Laura Narefsky (COL ’14) and Vice President Abby Grace (SFS ’16) had two specific requests for the University. In an email to Vox, Grace listed the first as a formal written apology stating that the University made a mistake in expelling them from […]

H*yas for Choice tabling update: Free speech policies remain unclear


Following GUPD’s removal of H*yas for Choice from Healy Circle last Monday morning, Vox contacted University administrators to clarify the University’s existing Speech and Expression Policy. The disparity between President Nate Tisa‘s (SFS ’14) and Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson’s interpretations of policies and GUPD’s removal of the organization from Healy Circle has sent mixed messages to […]

H*yas for Choice forced to move table from Healy Circle to outside gates


Members of H*yas for Choice attempted tabling in Healy Circle this morning to test statements that GUSA President Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) and Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson made at Thursday’s forum on free speech, but GUPD officers forced them to move outside the gates within 18 minutes, according to Abby Grace (SFS ’16), Vice President of […]

Free speech panel faces tough questions from marginalized groups


The GUSA executive and the Georgetown University Speech and Expression Committee held a forum on free speech titled “Free Speech in the Digital Age: Are There Boundaries?” in the Lohrfink Auditorium last night. The panel consisted of GUSA President Nate Tisa (SFS ’14), Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., Professor Marcia Chatelain, and former Chair of the […]

This Week in the Voice: Adjunct professors and condoms for all

In this week’s feature, News Editor Lucia He looks into the problems associated with a growing number of adjunct professors and the shrinking number of full-time professors. Kerry Danner-McDonald, an adjunct professor in the Theology department, agrees, and adds that time constraints also limit the chances for adjuncts to conduct their own research. “A full-time professor […]

President DeGioia announces changes in health insurance plans, Georgetown’s insurers will cover contraception

In possibly the most exciting email about health insurance ever, University President John DeGioia announced today that as part of the reforms accompanying the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the insurance providers that service Georgetown University will be required to pay for preventive services for women, without subjecting patients to co-payments. As outlined by […]

Prefrosh Preview: Illicit Activities

For this edition of Prefrosh Preview, we’ll be tackling various vices you might be interested in engaging in during college: drinking, drugs, sex and smoking. As a disclaimer, Vox isn’t advocating underage drinking or the use of illegal drugs, and most of this information comes from outside sources, not firsthand experience. Drinking Despite what some […]

Prefrosh Preview: Illicit activities

Below, we’ve republished Juliana Brint’s August 2009 post about “all the various vices you might be interested in engaging in during college: drinking, drugs, sex and smoking.” And here’s our disclaimer: Vox isn’t endorsing any of these activities. (And most of the advice and information came from outside sources.) Alcohol Georgetown is definitely a drinking […]