Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Dining With the Jesuits

To many students they are friends; to others, spiritual mentors. Since Georgetown University’s founding, their intellectual and spiritual tradition has been intertwined with the institution’s mission and today they play vital roles as professors and leaders on campus. Regardless of faith, all students can benefit from meeting the Jesuits. Take[Read More…]

by January 20, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
O’HARA: Diversify Artwork Acquisition Practices

O’HARA: Diversify Artwork Acquisition Practices

In 1985, a group of female artists gathered in New York in an almost superhero manner for the sole purpose of fighting sexism and racism in the art world. That spring, the Museum of Modern Art hosted an exhibition displaying international paintings and sculptures; of the 165 artists featured in[Read More…]

by January 20, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized
CARNES: Thinking in Centuries

CARNES: Thinking in Centuries

At Georgetown University, we think in centuries. We dream big. As I like to tell incoming students, we have a vision here that is expansive, that recognizes in each present moment an arc extending far into the future. And this perspective charges the start of this new semester with immense[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Reduce Burdens for Off-Campus Students

Georgetown University’s Office of Neighborhood Life is designed to assist students living off-campus. Yet in imposing arbitrary penalties and issuing unclear guidelines, the office fails to serve the needs of students. The stated mission of the Office of Neighborhood Life is to “support all students, non-students, and permanent residents” and[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Combat Club Selectivity, Remove Club Applications

At tomorrow’s club fair, undergraduates will navigate crowded tables in the Healey Family Student Center in an effort to find a cause, a team and a community that aligns with their interests. Entry to these clubs should not depend on an application. Clubs provide undergraduates with the opportunity to explore[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 2 comments Editorial, Opinion
BIGGIO: Sharing Identity Through Tinder

BIGGIO: Sharing Identity Through Tinder

Near the end of my senior year of high school, I made my first Tinder account. I did so while sitting in a local hookah lounge, heavily motivated by the app’s growing popularity and a personal urge to participate in as many 18-and-over activities as possible. My teenaged foray into[Read More…]

by January 17, 2019 1 comment Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: For Georgetown, Protest O’Connor Conference

On Jan. 19, Georgetown will host the 20th Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life. Student awareness of the event remains surprisingly low despite its self-proclaimed status as the “largest collegiate pro-life conference in the nation,” the controversial speakers it invites and the alarmingly consistent presence of high-profile Georgetown administrators at the[Read More…]

by January 16, 2019 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LANDRE: Acknowledge Disability as Diversity

LANDRE: Acknowledge Disability as Diversity

It took me a long time to consider myself “disabled.” I know that sounds strange coming from someone who, wheelchair and all, is a veritable poster child for the term. Yet growing up, “disabled” conjured images of sick people on television or patients in the hospital where my mom worked.[Read More…]

by January 16, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Name MedStar Pavilion for Eileen Niedfield

In February 2018, the Georgetown Women’s Alliance embarked on an effort to increase the university’s memorialization of women at Georgetown, which currently pales in comparison to the countless portraits of men hung across campus. The portraits now hanging in Hoya Court memorialize the efforts of pioneering women across Georgetown’s campuses[Read More…]

by January 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Recognize Privilege in Safety

I have enjoyed reading Hannah Urtz’s (SFS ’20) column over the course of the semester. Yet I was disappointed that her recent article on Western privilege in the Middle East lacked sensitivity to the security threats that face Israelis — and enough awareness of the author’s own privilege as a[Read More…]

by December 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top