Editorial

EDITORIAL: Alleviate Transportation Costs

From weekend trips to downtown Washington, D.C. to internships on Capitol Hill, university admissions officers and Blue and Gray tour guides extol the social, academic and professional opportunities that students gain from living in the nation’s capital. They portray access to the nation’s capital as one of the defining features[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Amend Attitudes Toward Clubs

As club selectivity continues to concern students and plague clubs across campus, it is time to recognize that the ultra-exclusivity of many of Georgetown University’s clubs is rooted in the fact that they blur their purported functions with their roles as social organizations. To end club exclusivity, the most selective[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Re-Evaluate Study Abroad Fees

Under the current system, Georgetown University students who study abroad are often paying exorbitant fees for insufficient support. Foreign students who matriculated directly into the London School of Economics’ one-year exchange program for the 2017-18 academic cycle were charged an annual tuition fee slightly above $25,000 at the beginning of[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: GUSA Promises Remain Unmet

Halfway through the term, the administration of Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) has made minimal progress on the core proposals of its campaign. A lack of cohesive vision and a disparity between the priorities of the president and vice[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Reject Amazon to Defend DC

While Amazon considers Washington, D.C., as one of the potential locations to build its second corporate headquarters, Washingtonians should be wary of this apparent economic boon. Though D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has touted the construction of Amazon’s HQ2 as a way to further expand the local economy, the arrival[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 5 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Broaden Cawley’s Focus

As an institution that promises to prepare its graduates for life beyond the Hilltop, Georgetown University has a responsibility to provide its students with guidance as they seek to chart their path post-graduation. Yet, the Cawley Career Education Center, the primary source of assistance for students’ career-related concerns and queries,[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Treat Adjuncts as Equals

Adjunct professors at Georgetown University now face an uncertain future after the passing of the Oct. 31 expiration of their collective bargaining contract with the university. Georgetown must recognize adjunct professors’ immense contributions by paying them a wage that is livable given the high cost of living in the Washington,[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Redirect Penalties for Sex Work

Last month, D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced a bill to decriminalize sex work in Washington, D.C. Although this editorial board endorses the council’s goal of protecting the safety and rights of sex workers in D.C., it believes the manner in which this bill attempts to do so will[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Eliminate Legacy Privilege

Last week, this editorial board discussed one potential way Georgetown University could re-center its admissions process on student achievement. In this vein, we believe that to truly promote inclusion and opportunity, the university must end its preference of legacy students in admissions. This practice prioritizes students with potentially less merit[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 6 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Confront Abuses of Power

Over the last year, rich, powerful men across myriad industries — from Harvey Weinstein to Bill O’Reilly to President Donald Trump — have been accused of nonconsensual sexual contact, often after years of silencing their accusers. To combat not only the horrific prevalence of sexual assault, but also the all-too-frequent[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 1 comment Editorial