Law students deliver petition to University, escalating demands for contraceptive coverage

Over 700 students signed a petition to the University last Thursday calling for contraceptive coverage in the student health plans for the coming academic year. The letter was jointly signed by law student Sandra Fluke and Georgetown’s Law Students for Reproductive Justice. This action followed a similar petition from the Law Center’s faculty, in which […]

DeGioia presents award to Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush for contributions to US-Afghan Women’s Council

“There is an Afghan proverb: A good year is determined by its spring. I think that is a worthy proverb to keep in mind, and indeed it is a call to action for us to be sure that the spring sets the pace for the kind of good year we hope to see in Afghanistan,” […]

DeGioia responds to attacks against Sandra Fluke

Friday March 2, Georgetown University President John DeGioia sent an email to the Georgetown community commending law student Sandra Fluke for her civil discourse about birth control and criticizing the media for the personal attacks against her. A few weeks ago, Fluke testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about the university’s student health insurance’s […]

Happy Presidents’ Day from Vox!

While GUSA and the Republican Party are hard at work grooming our next presidents, we’re taking this Presidents’ Day off to appreciate the accomplishments of the University’s very own fearless leader. Presidents’ Day shouldn’t be about just George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Comments of the Week: Winter is coming

A laptop was reported stolen from a New South dorm room last Thursday. PSA questions the brainpower of the laptop’s hapless owner: As much as I’d like to think that GU students are reasonably intelligent, it sure seems to me that there should be a required course for all incoming frosh on “lock your door.” […]

Full transcript of campus media interview with President DeGioia

Last week, reporters from the Voice and the Hoya participated in University President John J. DeGioia‘s semesterly interview session with campus media organizations. While we’ve highlighted several of the important takeaways from the interview on both Vox and in our print edition, published yesterday, here we offer the complete transcript of the interview. DeGioia: It […]

Town hall sheds some light on the ongoing search for a new provost

In August, approaching the end of a ten-year term in office, Provost James O’Donnell announced his decision to step down from the position at the end of this semester. Last night, the University’s provost search committee convened a town hall of students, faculty and administrators to discuss its search for a new provost. The town hall was […]

DeGioia views his presidency as a balancing act

University President John DeGioia has sometimes been perceived by Hoyas, including the editorial board of the Voice, as being disconnected from the everyday life of the student body. In Vox‘s previous life as a columnist, we criticized DeGioia for his distance during campus crises, including the DMT lab and noose-that-turned-out-not-to-be-a-noose incidents last year. In his semesterly […]

President DeGioia adopts stern tone on Sweeney arrest

In an interview with campus media last week, President John DeGioia discussed Georgetown’s response to the November arrest of Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) in Cairo for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at security forces. Before reflecting on the broader dynamics of the situation, DeGioia made clear his position on student  involvement in political activities and protests while […]

President DeGioia enthusiastic about University’s initiatives in India

In his semesterly interview with campus media last week, President John DeGioia discussed the growth of Georgetown’s connections in India and his optimistic vision for the future of the University’s initiatives there. In 2009, Kapil Sibal, the Indian Minister of Human Resources and Development, visited Georgetown, participating in a two-hour workshop and delivering a speech. During the same […]

President DeGioia reflects on the previous semester

On Wednesday evening, President John DeGioia held his biannual conversation with campus media. Over the hour-long discussion, DeGioia discussed a wide variety of subjects, including the capital campaign, the campus plan, campus safety, Georgetown’s major construction projects, diversity initiatives, and the University’s international programs. Next week, the Voice will offer complete analysis of President DeGioia’s press conference. Before […]