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URTZ: Privilege Obscures Travel Realities

URTZ: Privilege Obscures Travel Realities

Over the course of my semester in the Middle East, I have been treated with graciousness and hospitality at nearly every turn. This treatment has not been sparked by my charming disposition: Being an American has conferred inherent privilege upon me as I travel abroad. Recognizing the advantages Westerners have[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
URTZ: Learning From Jordanian Hospitality

URTZ: Learning From Jordanian Hospitality

When I lost my credit card in a crowded market last month, I initially felt panic. I frantically shuffled from vendor to vendor, retracing my steps to ask if anyone had seen it. Nobody had. Yet, as I moved up and down the line of stalls, the crowd trailing behind[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

URTZ: While Abroad, Pursue Meaningful Exchange

A few weeks ago, I was hiking with my classmates in Petra, the Bedouin site of ancient Nabatean ruins and a renowned UNESCO world heritage site in Jordan. The narrow canyons and spectacular rock carvings were dotted with vendors selling everything from bottled water to miniature replicas of the site.[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
URTZ: Defeating Drought in the Middle East

URTZ: Defeating Drought in the Middle East

My first week in Amman, I ran out of water in my apartment. Midway through my morning shower the stream slowed to a trickle, before sputtering and completely giving up. The kitchen sink soon followed suit, as did the toilet, washing machine and ice maker. My apartment was bone-dry. Like[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
URTZ: Stopping Traffic in Amman

URTZ: Stopping Traffic in Amman

On a typical morning in Amman, Jordan, the 4.5-mile commute from my apartment in the western part of the city to my school can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, often involving several cancelled Ubers, some haggling over taxi prices and the occasional lie to a police officer —[Read More…]

by September 27, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
URTZ: Where Cigarettes Are Double-Edged Swords

URTZ: Where Cigarettes Are Double-Edged Swords

“Mumkin adhakheen?” Posed less as a question and more as a polite notice for the impending smoke trail, one phrase has pervaded nearly every social interaction I have had since my arrival in Jordan earlier this month. Taxi drivers, lunchtime companions and even my professors have glanced up at me[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA The decision to allow an election follows a nearly two-yearlong push from graduate student workers for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union.

Graduate Workers to Hold Union Election

Georgetown University and graduate student workers have negotiated approval to hold a graduate student union election this spring, a move that follows a nearly two-yearlong push from graduate student workers for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union. Provost Robert Groves and Executive President for Health Sciences Edward[Read More…]

by April 3, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Founded in the early 2000s, Georgetown’s chapter of the national organization boasts a membership of approximately 230 students, most of whom are Chinese nationals and graduate students, according to the organization’s HoyaLink description.

University Student Group Received Funding From Chinese Government

The Georgetown University graduate student group, GU Chinese Students and Scholars Association, has received substantial funding from the Chinese government in years past, though the group has not broken any university funding rules, a recent report from Foreign Policy alleges. The documentation of the funding points to Chinese government involvement[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 7 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA

4 Tickets Enter 2018 GUSA Executive Election

  Four tickets launched their campaigns for the 2018 Georgetown University Student Association executive election early Thursday morning, previewing a season expected to focus on themes of affordability and inclusion. The announced tickets are: Logan Arkema (COL ’20) and Jonathan Compo (COL ’20), Hunter Estes (SFS ’19) and Richard Howell[Read More…]

STEPHANIE YUAN/THE HOYA

In Return to Hilltop, Bill Clinton Calls for Inclusivity and Political Gumption

Former President Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) made his widely anticipated return to the Hilltop on Monday afternoon, lecturing a tightly packed Gaston Hall on his view of today’s global political climate and the role of government in an increasingly interconnected world. “What are our responsibilities to each other, in an[Read More…]

by November 7, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top