Georgetown protester chains self to statue
Who says student protest is dead?
Julia Shindel, a senior at Georgetown, chained herself to a statue of university founder John Carroll a few weeks ago in a three-student protest against lack of access to birth control on the Catholic university's campus.
Her story is told today in a podcast as part of a new series called "Say Something: College Life. One Student at a time." It's a new project of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
(We at the Post, of course, have Jenna Johnson, who chronicles student life and culture more or less full-time, in print and on the Campus Overload blog.)
Julia recounts a rather dreary eight hours, exposed to the elements ("I have never been so cold in my life") and to the comments of visiting parents, one of whom tells her, encouragingly, that Georgetown's stance is "truly medieval".
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Daniel de Vise
June 24, 2010; 11:51 AM ET
Categories: Students | Tags: Georgetown University protest, Georgetown birth control protest, Georgetown student chained to statue, Georgetown student chains self to statue
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