A trail of discarded printer boxes, old newspapers and awell-worn refrigerator leads from the hallway into the The Georgetown Voice newsroom, whose bare walls are just the mostvisible signs of something unusual.
The wheels are once again in motion forGeorgetown's student newspaper The Hoya to become independent from theuniversity.
The U.S. Department of Education has decided that universities cannot forbid a sexual assault victim from disclosing to the public the outcome of his or her accused assailant’s student disciplinary proceeding.
In 2001, Dieringer was drugged and raped by a fellow student. But like many victims of crime on university campuses, she was not granted access to the results of her perpetrator’s hearing. Since the incident, Dieringer has tried to speak out against what she calls Georgetown’s unfair disclosure policies and FERPA’s overly broad protection for student criminals.
The U.S. Department of Education has initiated an investigation into Georgetown University for its handling of sexual assault cases that go through its judicial process.