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EDITORIAL: Inequity of Unpaid Internships

For many students looking to gain valuable work experience and make an income, unpaid internships can be an unfortunate reality. Although the Georgetown University Student Association should be commended for its recent efforts to financially support students pursuing these opportunities, it is vital that both GUSA and the university actively[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Compensate College Athletes

The status quo of compensation in college athletics is broken. The current rules banning student-athletes from being paid allow universities to exploit the unpaid efforts of its athletes. The NCAA should therefore amend its rules to allow student-athletes to not only be fairly compensated for their time dedicated to their[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Reassess Dining Changes

There is a truck in the middle of O’Donovan Hall. The stray Volkswagen vehicle that sits outside Sazón, the “Latin-inspired” concept on the upper level of the hall, is just one of many marks of the ineffective Leo’s redesign. The renovated Leo’s has not only lost its familiar aesthetic but[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Uphold Survivor Protections

The Department of Education’s withdrawal of the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter earlier this week will bring about a shift in policy surrounding sexual assault on college campuses nationwide. As new guidelines are put in place over the coming months, Georgetown University has the opportunity to dictate its policy largely at[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Correct Off-Campus Penalties

For Georgetown University students, living off campus is often perceived as a privilege — an honor afforded only to seniors and graduate students. Yet many of the policies imposed on off-campus students are unfairly levied and unreasonably severe. Under Georgetown’s current policy, students living off campus can face double penalties[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Enshrine Ideological Diversity

One of the hallmarks of higher education is the opportunity to understand and grapple with a wide range of ideas. Yet, Georgetown falls short on its commitment to this ideological diversity in the makeup of its instructional corps. The university must work to remedy its lack of politically conservative professors[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Give Credit to Latinx Studies

Today marks the beginning of the 2017 Latinx Heritage Month. First sponsored by the university in 2014, this monthlong period of celebration and discussion of Latinx culture is just one of many efforts Georgetown has made in recent years to support its Latinx community. For example, after advocacy by the[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Religious Tests Unfit for Court

Last Wednesday, Amy Coney Barrett, one of President Donald Trump’s 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominees for a judgeship, sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation hearing. During the questioning, several members of the committee, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), implied that Barrett’s Catholic faith would compromise her[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 4 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Give Greek Life a Bid

Each fall, the Division of Student Affairs sends out an eerily familiar email. Disseminated by Jeanne Lord, associate vice president and dean of students, and co-signed by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson, this message annually reminds students that “Georgetown University does not support a social Greek system.” Per[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 7 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Amend NSO to Calm Chaos

As newly minted Hoyas stepped onto campus a few weeks ago to begin their Georgetown careers, they were faced with a weekend of excitement, exhaustion and chaos — New Student Orientation. While NSO teaches new students valuable information about life at Georgetown, structural flaws in the four-day program’s activities reduce[Read More…]