Editorial

EDITORIAL: Increase Maintenance Staff

Health and safety issues in Georgetown University student housing go unaddressed by the Office of Planning and Facilities Management for far too long. To address the deplorable conditions of its facilities, Georgetown must hire more facilities and maintenance employees. Mice and rats bring the risk of disease into dorm rooms;[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Adjust Marijuana Punishments

Georgetown University’s sanctioning guidelines provide harsher punishments for marijuana usage than the use of alcohol. The university should remedy this unnecessary discrepancy by revising marijuana-related punishments to be more similar in severity to alcohol-related ones. When Georgetown students are disciplined for possession or use of marijuana or alcohol, their punishments[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Commit Resources to Muslim Life

Muslim students at Georgetown University are too often required to sacrifice elements of their practiced faith. Georgetown must provide its Muslim community with the resources it needs to practice Islam in their day-to-day lives, particularly by providing halal food options and designating a sufficiently large prayer space for Muslim students.[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Pilot 1-Credit Language Courses

To uphold its reputation as a leader in international education and incorporate the demands of students into its curriculum, Georgetown University should run a pilot program across all four undergraduate schools to test the viability of one-credit language classes. Last October, School of Foreign Service Senior Associate Dean Daniel Byman[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Listen to Student RHO Workers

Without student workers employed by the Office of Residential Living, Georgetown University would not function properly. Student employees are vital to the maintenance of the residential communities they serve. They distribute packages, issue communal resources like vacuums and umbrellas and provide loaner keys to students who are locked out of[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Specify GUSA Objectives

The recent swearing-in of Georgetown University Student Association President Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) and Vice President Naba Rahman (SFS ’19) brings to mind their campaign promises of an inclusive and opportunity-driven approach to GUSA. However, the pair must overcome significant shortcomings in its institutional knowledge to enact clear policy priorities.[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Develop Ethnic Studies Programs

Georgetown University’s curriculum does not reflect the academic demands of its underrepresented communities. Ethnic studies programs empower students to learn more about their own cultures and the cultures of other people. The university has recognized the value of these programs in the past, evidenced by the introduction of an African-American[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Respect Civil Disobedience

Georgetown University should not punish students for their disobedience simply because protesters expose problems within Georgetown’s institutions. Georgetown recently vowed not to punish incoming students who were arrested during peaceful protests, joining the announced policies of peer institutions such as Dartmouth College and The George Washington University in an effort[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Recognize H*yas for Choice

Georgetown University should prioritize free speech over religious policy by recognizing H*yas for Choice, a pro-reproductive rights student group. As a university, Georgetown must commit to the free exchange of ideas, rather than prioritizing one belief over another. Club funding must not be based on viewpoint or ideology, despite the[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 6 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Despite Bigotry, Debate Shapiro

Many students — understandably — feel Ben Shapiro’s March 21 lecture on campus, organized and endorsed by Georgetown University College Republicans and Lecture Fund, risks normalizing and legitimizing the transphobic, Islamophobic and anti-Arab views he has espoused in the past. However, these students must not silence Shapiro, an American conservative[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Editorial