Bias-related verbal assault Monday morning

A student was verbally accosted for his perceived sexual orientation by four unknown men at 12:30 Monday morning, according to a Public Safety Alert just sent to students. The incident occurred near 37th and Prospect: On Monday, November… Read More

GUSA Roundup: The Senate is anti-hate crime, anti-snake

GUSA will not stand for these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane campus GUSA FUND: The big news from this week’s meeting was that the Senate passed the long-debated GUSA Fund, which will allow them to fund clubs… Read More

Solidarity writes open letter to DeGioia demanding higher pay for DPS officers

The Georgetown Solidarity Committee just released an open letter to University President John DeGioia demanding better treatment of and higher salaries for Department of Public Safety officers. The letter says that the recent hate crimes have revealed “a… Read More

Vox Talks: Hate Crimes

MPD Chief says recent hate crimes may have been motivated by same-sex marriage debate

In a recent interview with WTOP, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier speculated that the of recent hate crimes in Georgetown may have been motivated by the ongoing debate over same-sex marriage. Lanier, who recently told WTOP that… Read More

Students lay out goals for improving student safety in light of recent hate crimes

Students concerned by the recent anti-gay hate crimes will have the chance to meet with University officials to discuss what can be done to improve student safety today at 8 p.m. in the ICC Auditorium.  In preparation for… Read More

LGBTQ Center Director says yesterday’s anti-gay slur was directed at her personally, not wider LGBTQ community

Subbaraman in the LGBTQ Center LGBTQ Center Director Sivagami Subbaraman told the Voice that yesterday’s incident—which was described in the campus-wide email as “a written slur posted on the door of the LGBTQ Resource Center”—involved a note addressed… Read More

On hate crimes, Chief Lanier says MPD “will do everything in our power to bring those responsible to justice”

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier spoke to WTOP about the recent anti-gay incidents on and around campus and said she believes the incidents qualify as hate crimes. Contrary to what MPD Lieutenant John Hedgecock, who covers Georgetown… Read More

MPD not investigating hate crimes because victims won’t talk to police, Lt. Hedgecock says

At tonight’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting (which Vox will have a full write-up of tomorrow), Lieutenant John Hedgecock said that Metropolitan Police Department was not investigating either of the recent hate crimes because the victims would not talk… Read More

Georgetown students, faculty and administrators gather for vigil for hate crime victims

Get the flash player here: A couple hundred students gathered in Red Square Monday evening holding candles to speak out against the recent anti-gay violence. Representatives of student groups from GU Pride to the Georgetown branch of… Read More