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Julia Allison is a journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, relationship expert, columnist for ELLE.com, star of BRAVO's "Miss Advised," Georgetown graduate & former WIRED cover girl. She's made hundreds of appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, VH1 & MTV, written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post & spoken at MIT, Wharton, Harvard on new media, personal branding, marketing & entrepreneurship.

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‘JUST FRIENDS’ CONTINUES ITS TIMELESS DEBATE



‘JUST FRIENDS’ CONTINUES ITS TIMELESS DEBATE
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
OCTOBER 25, 2002

BY JULIA ALLISON

Like partisan politics in Washington, mixed gender friendships elicit strong and divergent opinions. Can men and women really be friends? From the casual “Sure, why not?” to the hard-line “HELL no!” and all the hesitant “yes … but” qualifiers in between, one thing is certain – it’s complicated.

While most people do acknowledge the theoretical existence of male-female friendships, almost all agree that in practice such ideal relationships are elusive and difficult to maintain.  At best, they are described as precarious balancing acts, requiring constant [read more...]

DATING WITH A LOWERCASE ‘D’



DATING WITH A LOWERCASE ‘D’
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
OCTOBER 4, 2002

BY JULIA ALLISON

Recently I asked a few random Hoyas what strategies they used when “dating with a lowercase ‘d.’” I was met with one of three responses:

1)    Blank stare.
2)    Look of confusion / panic.  “uhhh…dating with a lowercase what?”
3)    Short pause. Realization of what concept means.  Realization that phrase to describe concept is brilliant.  Euphoric expression of joy at concept in general.  Desire to start employing concept immediately.

Okay, okay, response #3 only occurred twice.

Clearly there’s a dearth of knowledge about this process. And if students [read more...]

UNIVERSITY ENFORCING CONDOM POLICY ANATHEMA TO STUDENTS’ FREE SPEECH



UNIVERSITY ENFORCING CONDOM POLICY ANATHEMA TO STUDENTS’ FREE SPEECH
THE HOYA
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
OCTOBER 1, 2002
BY JULIA ALLISON

To the Editor:

Continuing to erode what’s left of the academic right to free speech on this campus, Georgetown’s draconian decision to prevent the condom distribution on residence hall doors sets a frightening precedent.

This is the latest in a series of rights-based infringements on the student body under the questionable premise of “protection.”  In other words, the administration has unilaterally decided the course of action and chosen to act without reason or impetus from actual students.  LGTBQ Center?  Lockdown Policy?  See [read more...]