Opinion

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Our Failure To Achieve Intersectionality

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Our Failure To Achieve Intersectionality

June 23, 2017 at 5:00 am 0 comments

As we sat listening to activist Shaun King and Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson speak to an auditorium full of social justice advocates just days after the 2016 presidential election, a question rang out from the audience that confounded both of us: “It just seems like black people’s freedomsRead More

O’BRIEN: Seize Opportunities To Recharge, Reflect

O’BRIEN: Seize Opportunities To Recharge, Reflect

June 16, 2017 at 3:28 pm 1 comment

During the school year, Georgetown students devote a substantial amount of time and energy to their classes in order to thrive academically. The majority of the student body also engages in clubs, attends some of the myriad events on campus and involves themselves in an array of extracurricular activities. SchedulesRead More

OLSON: Through Travel, Bridge International Divisions

OLSON: Through Travel, Bridge International Divisions

June 14, 2017 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

I have always loved to travel. My family has taken me on wonderful adventures around the world, and at Georgetown I have attempted to take every opportunity I can to explore new places and broaden my worldview. My travels have allowed me to appreciate the importance of inclusion and multiculturalism.Read More

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Fighting a Campus Class Culture

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Fighting a Campus Class Culture

June 11, 2017 at 5:35 pm 1 comment

In light of the recent article in The Hoya highlighting the fact that legacy students are twice as likely to be admitted to Georgetown, it is clear that the university must continue working to ensure a diverse student body. To do so, Georgetown must empower students who come from low-incomeRead More

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VIEWPOINT: At a Journey’s End, Discover What Sets Us Apart

May 19, 2017 at 5:30 am 0 comments

I am neither a senior nor graduating, but I am leaving my position as dean of the Georgetown College after nine years. My own college years, now long passed, shaped my intellect, values and established many life-long friendships. My years as dean have shaped my professional life. It would beRead More

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VIEWPOINT: Sharing in Resilience, Solidarity

May 19, 2017 at 5:28 am 0 comments

Stories are power. Our journeys at Georgetown University have been marked by moments of bravery, resiliency and solidarity. As we graduate, we leave behind networks of people who have shared their struggles with us and who have listened to ours. We are connected through a shared bond of trust, whichRead More

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VIEWPOINT: Seize Opportunity in Our Choices

May 19, 2017 at 5:15 am 0 comments

On Aug. 28, 2013, then-President Barack Obama stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to address a crowd of tens of thousands in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. That event happened to coincide with my first class at Georgetown — “Microeconomics.” It was myRead More

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VIEWPOINT: Learn to Love the ‘In-Betweens’

May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am 1 comment

I am terribly afraid of the “in-betweens” in life — the gray spaces: having one foot in the door, one foot out and not really belonging anywhere. Yet, that is exactly where I found myself when I transferred to Georgetown my sophomore year. After I made the decision to transfer,Read More

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VIEWPOINT: Our Love of Others Defines Us

May 19, 2017 at 4:30 am 0 comments

On a Kairos retreat, a contemplative retreat rooted in Ignatian spirituality, during my senior year of high school, my theology teacher gave a stirring reflection in which he revealed the difficult life lessons he learned from losing his young son and — years later — his wife to cancer. TheRead More

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VIEWPOINT: The Moments That Make Us Hoyas

May 19, 2017 at 4:15 am 1 comment

“When did you realize you were a Hoya?” is common question I was asked on the Hilltop — a question which helped me define the precise “moment” I felt I belonged here. This was the moment I felt I was not just a college student anymore, but a part ofRead More