Updated: Interior of Dahlgren Chapel vandalized overnight

Update, 5:15 pm: According to Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry, the crucifix was damaged in a minor way, though it did not constitute “desecration,” which is property damage with intent to religiously offend. “The preliminary investigation indicates … that there was no evidence of desecration, and desecration means property damage […]

GUSA candidates react to vandalism of Red Square flag poster

Last night, the large American flag turned campaign poster that the Malkerson-Cleary ticket put up in Red Square was vandalized with the words “U.S. WANTED FOR MURDER!” The Department of Public Safety classified the incident as vandalism, and Colton Malkerson (COL ’13) promised in a Youtube video filmed from the scene to return the flag […]

Public Safety Alert: Bias related graffiti found in New Research Building

Earlier this evening, the Department of Public Safety reported that bias related graffiti had been found in a men’s bathroom stall in the New Research Building. According to the report, the defacement contained “racial, anti-Semitic, and anti-religious remarks,” and was reported by a member of the medical center staff. The Metro Police Department’s Hate Crimes […]

GoCard machine stolen from Henle laundry room

A GoCard machine used for operating laundry facilities in Henle Village was stolen between midnight and 9 a.m. on Tuesday.  Denise Fung, area coordinator for Henle, emailed residents on Wednesday informing them that the community will likely be billed between $2,000 and $3,000 for the cost of replacing the machine. The cost will be split […]

Vandals damage O Street townhouse, students yet to be blamed

Last Saturday, a fence surrounding a townhouse on the 3200 block of O Street was vandalized, according to a post on the Georgetown listserv. This is about when we figured that the poster, Robert Laycock, would accuse Georgetown students of the damage. Let’s just say he surprised us. “[S]everal individuals, probably inebriated, pulled off the […]

Rope found in Healy sub-basement not a noose

The rope found this week hanging in a Healy Hall sub-basement was not a noose, according to Associate Vice President for Communications Julie Green Bataille. “[N]ew details have come to light that lead us to believe the rope in question has actually been in this area for some period of time coiled up and was […]

Racist graffiti, vandalism, and “possible noose” found near Georgetown tunnels

11:50 a.m. update: This morning, a University official told local television news outlets that the rope has been identified as a piece of climbing equipment, not a noose. The official also confirmed that the graffiti was not a recent act. After discovering “a loose hanging rope with a knotted loop at one end” in a […]

Windows smashed on 36th Street

Several windows of businesses on 36th Street, including Wisemiller’s Grill’s, were smashed at 1:55 a.m. this morning, according to Department of Public Safety Officer Hariri. As you can see in the photo, the window on the door to Wisey’s was shattered.  According to Hariri, the windows of three other businesses on the same block were […]

Georgetown American Apparel threatened over “Legalize Gay” T-shirts

Yesterday morning the American Apparel store on M St. received a call threatening to break their windows if they didn’t remove the “Legalize Gay” T-shirts displayed there, according to Washington City Paper‘s The Sexist blog: Around 10:30 a.m., visual merchandiser Walter Reed fielded a call from a male who was “enraged for no reason.” “He […]

Georgetown’s failure to address Friday’s reported rape is unacceptable

Editor’s Note: The following is personal commentary about the University’s treatment of last Friday’s reported rape. It should not be taken as objective coverage of the incident or the editorial position of the Voice as a whole. Last Friday, a Georgetown student was reportedly raped in her residence on the 3500 block of O Street. […]

DeGioia Community Meeting Liveblog

DeGioia Community Meeting