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EDITORIAL: Examine Electoral Reform

March 24, 2017 at 3:00 am 0 comments

Following a year of electoral upsets within the Georgetown University Student Association, GUSA’s much-needed Election Reform Task Force had plenty of fodder for its report presented at the GUSA senate meeting March 19. The year saw the invalidation of results from the Dec. 1 club funding reform referendum, and GUSARead More

EDITORIAL: Toward Inclusive Feminism

March 24, 2017 at 2:15 am 0 comments

In a stirring celebration of girl power, the fourth annual OWN IT Summit hosted more than 500 attendees and 100 speakers during a daylong event Saturday geared toward encouraging the next generation of female leaders. The summit was only one of several events celebrating female empowerment as part of Georgetown’sRead More

EDITORIAL: Dangers of the Digital Age

March 21, 2017 at 4:30 am 3 comments

When Georgetown alumnus Jon Ossoff (SFS ’09) launched his bid for a House seat representing Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, his degree from the School of Foreign Service appeared to be an asset in a crowded race of 16 other candidates. Instead, the 30-year-old Democrat’s college years are under scrutiny afterRead More

EDITORIAL: Invest in Shared Future

March 21, 2017 at 3:30 am 0 comments

The launch of Saxa Fund, a fundraising platform that streamlines the relationship between donors and students, represents an enormous stride for the university in engaging its alumni base. The platform, which aims to “connect creative campus initiatives with community support,” will allow alumni to give tax-deductible donations directly to student-ledRead More

EDITORIAL: Georgetown Basketball Must Confront Off-Court Issues

March 17, 2017 at 4:00 am 2 comments

If six consecutive losses and two straight losing seasons are not enough to irredeemably smear Georgetown basketball’s national reputation, Hoya fans have another reason to be dispirited. The university’s lackluster response to an increasingly embarrassing performance demonstrates that the program’s woes extend far beyond the court. Exasperation with the basketballRead More

EDITORIAL: Reconcile Through Restoration

February 28, 2017 at 4:00 am 0 comments

Since the reopening of then-Mulledy Hall in 2015 called into question a past steeped with the horrors of the slave trade, Georgetown has struggled to reconcile its Jesuit values with the sale of 272 enslaved men, women and children to a plantation in Louisiana in 1838. The legacy of theRead More

EDITORIAL: Clarify Free Speech Policy

February 28, 2017 at 2:30 am 6 comments

Georgetown University received a dubious distinction last Wednesday after landing on the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s list of the 10 worst colleges for free speech. For a university that has, in the past two years, hosted speakers of every ilk and creed, from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) toRead More

EDITORIAL: Heeding Moral Imperatives

February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am 2 comments

The Georgetown University Faculty Senate, a governing body of 75 full-time faculty members who advise President John DeGioia, approved a resolution last week condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, promising to support and protect all university faculty, staff and students who stand to be harmed by the travelRead More

EDITORIAL: Support Distinct Demographics

February 24, 2017 at 12:29 am 0 comments

Among the tumult of the Georgetown University Student Association executive race over the past two weeks, a recurring theme dominated the discussions of both candidates and students: affordability. The issue of rising tuition was a fixture of the platforms, presidential debates and opinion pieces published in The Hoya by eachRead More

Williams and Ali, who met at a pre-orientation program, are both involved in advocacy efforts on campus.

ENDORSEMENT: Vote Williams & Ali for GUSA Executive

February 22, 2017 at 5:51 pm 4 comments

To student observers, the 2017 Georgetown University Student Association presidential election may summon a strong sensation of deja vu. Once again, this election season has seen the introduction of a familiar dichotomy in GUSA presidential politics: the insider versus the outsider. The prominent tickets include two teams of current GUSARead More