Editorial

EDITORIAL: Let Larry Sing

EDITORIAL: Let Larry Sing

Larry Calloway just wanted to sing. Calloway is a driver for the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle and is known on campus for singing during bus rides. He also gives short motivational pep talks to passengers as they depart. His words are often laden with Christianity, praising God and Jesus, but[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 21 comments Editorial
EDITORIAL: Cultivating a Safe Community

EDITORIAL: Cultivating a Safe Community

This article discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for on and off-campus resources. Credible sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have continued a discussion about misconduct ignited by the #MeToo movement. Georgetown University must seize this moment to better prevent and prepare[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Protect Workers From Exploitation

For the last decade, workers at Epicurean and Company have been pleading for help against an employer seemingly uninterested in treating them fairly. Georgetown University is long past due to take up the workers’ cause by investigating Epicurean’s labor practices. Historically, Epicurean has underpaid, threatened and generally mistreated its employees.[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Encourage Internships Across GU

On campus tours and in promotional materials, students and administrators alike emphasize Georgetown University’s geographic and institutional proximity to impressive internship opportunities. Academic policies across all four undergraduate schools should consistently reflect this advantage by giving students appropriate course credit for part-time internships during the academic year. By ensuring all[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Subsidize Student Access to DC

Living in Washington, D.C., presents nearly-unlimited opportunities that too often go unappreciated by Georgetown University students. Bound by the ties of classes and clubs, we find ourselves wondering whether a trip into the District is worth the time and money. This problem can be simply addressed: The university should join[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 4 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Hear Hoyas Out on Hiring

Students deserve administrators who are compatible with their priorities and able to communicate effectively with the undergraduate community. When these officials are hired without help from students who work closely with — and best understand — the responsibilities of the jobs, important goals are compromised. Certain officials at Georgetown University[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: For Student Trust, Rebuild GUSA Executive

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on and off campus. The resignation of Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) from the Georgetown University Student Association presidency has bred distrust in an administration that ran on a promise of representing[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: ADA Needs a Georgetown Ally

Georgetown University is notoriously unfit for individuals with physical disabilities. Elevators break, buttons to open doors are nowhere to be found and students are left searching for university support. Unfortunately, the university has not yet established an effective framework for addressing its accessibility problems, nor has it made the existing[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Cancel Pre-Thanksgiving Class

A disjointed policy regarding the week of Thanksgiving break leaves Georgetown University students frustrated and stressed. Under current policy, Georgetown observes a four-day weekend for Thanksgiving, cancelling classes on the holiday and the Friday after. The Wednesday before, however, carries a full academic schedule. This policy, much maligned by students[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Streamline Student Input

Georgetown University’s current system of processing and implementing student input regarding academic curricula is ineffective. By assembling a semesterly forum for student input with a review board of diverse deans and faculty, the university will be better equipped to address community concerns. Georgetown recognizes the value of student voices, as[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Editorial