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Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan (center) was appointed as Georgetown’s first full-time director for Hindu Life in August, when he also became the first ever Hindu priest Chaplain in the United States.

VIEWPOINT: In Remembering Our Ancestors, A Glimmer of Hope

January 13, 2017 at 2:00 am 0 comments

I arrived on the Hilltop last August from the United Kingdom, a country engulfed in a national identity crisis, to another nation gearing up for a political showdown. Yet, instead of preoccupying myself with an uncertain future, my mind wandered to thoughts of the past. The Seers, Yogīs and asceticsRead More

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Georgetown received its second-largest donation in history Tuesday for the athletics leadership program and Multi-Sport Facility.

VIEWPOINT: An Undue Weight on Athletes

January 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm 2 comments

In December, Georgetown’s Department of Athletics introduced the Drug Screening and Education Program, a new policy that would screen student-athletes for drugs and alcohol. Under the new program, student-athletes are liable to be subjected to both randomized tests and tests on the basis of reasonable suspicion every day, year-round andRead More

VIEWPOINT: Nike Negotiation Calls for Collaboration, Not Confrontation

December 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm 4 comments

Since late 2015, Georgetown students have urged University President John J. DeGioia to cut ties with Nike if the company refuses to sign the university’s Licensee Code of Conduct. That protest culminated earlier today with 17 members of workers’ rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee staging a sit-in at theRead More

VIEWPOINT: In Defense of Lives Worth Living

December 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm 1 comment

At Georgetown, a Jesuit and Catholic university, the most cogent argument against physician-assisted suicide for those who espouse our values is that it is morally wrong, a clear violation of the commandment not to kill oneself or others. But, as befitting an academic environment, the case can be made withoutRead More

EDITORIAL: GUSA Should Engage, Not Influence

December 6, 2016 at 3:20 pm 1 comment

Last Thursday’s Georgetown University Student Association referendums were marked by a constitutional suit filed against members of GUSA’s leadership amid allegations of bribery, electioneering and manning illegal polling stations. Students campaigning against the referendum argued representatives from GUSA attempted to influence voters by offering food at polling stations, along withRead More

EDITORIAL: Make No Exceptions for Nike

December 6, 2016 at 11:44 am 0 comments

With less than a month remaining before the expiration of Georgetown’s contract with Nike on Dec. 31, the university administration is confronted with a choice. It can either renew the deal and allow Nike to continue using the school’s name and logo on its products in the campus bookstore, orRead More

VIEWPOINT: Fight to End Gender Violence

VIEWPOINT: Fight to End Gender Violence

December 6, 2016 at 4:00 am 1 comment

“Women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights,” declared Hillary Clinton at the 1995 U.N. Council on the Status of Women. More than 20 years later, this pivotal speech is still referred to as a global wake-up call regarding daily violations against women’s basic rights. Further, Clinton’sRead More

SISODIYA: Achieving Flow, Maintaining Focus

SISODIYA: Achieving Flow, Maintaining Focus

December 6, 2016 at 3:30 am 0 comments

We all recall times where we just hope we could zone in on the moment, focus on a given assignment without distractions, with the distilled clarity of Bradley Cooper’s character in the 2011 movie “Limitless.”  The reality is that we all have at some point achieved this state of consciousness.Read More

PETROCHEILOS: Obamacare Endures Despite GOP Win

PETROCHEILOS: Obamacare Endures Despite GOP Win

December 6, 2016 at 3:00 am 0 comments

After this election season, the Democrats have become America’s minority party in Washington, D.C. The Republican Party now controls the presidency, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. What was expected by prominent political analysts like Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight to be a decisive Clinton win and a subsequentlyRead More

EDITORIAL: Express Solidarity as Sanctuary

December 2, 2016 at 5:56 am 2 comments

The Georgetown University Sanctuary Movement, a group of students pushing the university to become a sanctuary campus, launched a petition Nov. 23 calling for Georgetown to guarantee the rights of students without documentation as well as “making a commitment to the human rights, safety and dignity of every Georgetown studentRead More