Students protest GU’s “institutional racism” in Red Square

From 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. today, a group of six students held firm ground in Red Square. “Georgetown is Institutionally Racist,” one of their signs read. Another sign listed the percentages of students on campus of different races, followed by the phrase “≠ Diversity.” These students are part of a new independent group on campus, […]

Small group of pro-life Catholics protest Sebelius’s lecture at GPPI

  Get the flash player here:   This morning, an informal gathering of about 10-15 pro-life protesters set up shop on Georgetown’s campus. Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, spoke to the Georgetown Public Policy Institute earlier today. According to the Washington Post, an anti-abortion protester interrupted her speech and shouted “You’re a […]

UC students charged for shouting down Ambassador Michael Oren

Last February, Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States was repeatedly shouted down as he attempted to give a speech at the University of California-Irvine. Prior to accepting his position as ambassador, Oren was a faculty member of the School of Foreign Service faculty as a part of the Program on Jewish Civilization. […]

Grad student helps organize protest at Egyptian embassy

Around noon on Saturday several hundred people gathered at the Egyptian embassy to show solidarity with the anti-government protesters in Egypt. The organizer, Mohammad Abdeljaber, is a third-year graduate student in the Department of Arab and Islamic Studies.  Much like the students that coordinated the first demonstrations in Cairo, Abdeljaber used Facebook to get the […]

Students organize flash protest against recent anti-gay hate crimes

Get the flash player here: About 70 students met in Red Square this afternoon for a flash protest against the recent anti-gay hate crimes. The rally was organized by Carter Lavin (SFS ’10), a supporter of LGBTQ rights but not a member of GU Pride.  Lavin said he was so upset upon hearing about […]

Protests against the Iranian Election on Wisconsin Ave.

You may have heard a little something about the Iranian election and how some people are slightly upset about it. Well, the protests in D.C. have largely been based outside the Iranian embassy Interests Section at 2209 Wisconsin Ave. We posted some pictures of the protests in this week’s “The Week in Photos,” but a […]