Amy Schumer Acts After A Hoya’s Open Letter

50742-show-93986Yes, it is possible to love Amy Schumer even more than you already do.

She is remarkable not only for her unapologetic boldness, humor, confidence and ownership of her sexuality in Hollywood, but for using the voice that she has made for herself for a serious and urgent purpose — to combat gun violence in America. Her commitment follows an  open letter written by Sarah Clements (COL ’18).

“Amy Schumer, I and many other Millennials look up to you so much. You are our generation’s epitome of what it means to be a strong, powerful, self-aware champion for the experiences and truths of being a woman and an American today. I admire your unapologetic, unwavering stature and your ability to laugh at yourself while actually pinning the joke on the audience to address often uncomfortable truths.”

Clements, from Newtown, Conn., is a gun reform advocate whose mother is a survivor of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting. Her July 31 letter, published on Medium, garnered national attention, including media coverage in major news outlets and an appearance by Clements on MSNBC. Schumer responded the next day.

Schumer and her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), have paired up to fight our country’s epidemic of mass shooting through the introduction of new legislation. Both the new effort and the open letter were referenced in Schumer’s Aug. 3 appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” making it the second time a Hoya’s work on gun control has made its way to Comedy Central.

giphy-2We love you Amy Schumer and we admire you, Sarah Clements.

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Georgetown for Gender Equality

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BREAKING NEWS:

What do Twitter, Vodaphone and Georgetown all have in common?!
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Yeah, buddy at first we were stumped too, but it’s:

GENDER EQUALITY.

As part of Emma Watson’s…

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Well yes, her. But, really more her:

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Anyway… As part of Emma Watson’s He for She campaign, major companies and universities have committed to joining in and taking concrete steps toward gender equality as part of the UNWomen’s IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative. We here at 4E are glad to hear it!

In fact, if you see John DeGioia around campus we urge you to give him a huge shout out for his pledge to advance gender equality through “the research compiled by Georgetown’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security, which will soon unveil a new study on women’s political participation in ending conflict” as well as “implemented a new on-campus education program to help students and faculty identify harassment and sexual misconduct”, and for the overall mention in TIME!

Check out the complete article here!!

And, a last HOORAY!

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Swipe for Burgers: For a Limited Time Only

Meal Swipes Hoya Court

Have you, the curious Georgetown student, ever wondered what life would be like if you could extend your precious meal swipes beyond the reaches of Leo’s and Einstein’s? Well, have we got news for you!

According to Georgetown Dining (@gtowndining), you can use your meal swipes at any of the three establishments in Hoya Court from today, Dec. 8 to Saturday, Dec. 13! Now a meal swipe can get you meals from Elevation Burger, Subway or Salad Creations. Sadly, the times when you can use your meal swipes are limited, and can only be used from 4:30 p.m. to close Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to close on Saturday, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Props on the vegetarian and (relatively) healthier options, Hoya Court! (Also props on using #TreatYoSelf in your Twitter announcement.) This experiment in meal swiping will hopefully be more convenient for students living in Henle or Darnall, while also serving as a reprieve from Leo’s food and Einstein’s bagels. Remember, this ends Dec. 13, so get those wraps/flatizzas/burgers while they’re hot.

This post has been updated.

Photos: Twitter, alumni.georgetown.edu