Editorial

A Practical Credit

At the 2014 SkillHack Georgetown hackathon last weekend, a one-credit finance course, “Fresh Finance,” was proposed to correct a perceived lack of basic money management skills among students. The course proposal is practical and highlights an aspect of Georgetown education that is lacking: learning for learning’s sake. Most classes at[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Giving Voice to Survivors

On Feb. 10, GUSA and university administrators introduced to the Code of Student Conduct a new alcohol amnesty policy for cases involving sexual assault, which protects students who report sexual assault from being charged with an alcohol violation. This long-awaited shift in campus policy is a commendable example of the[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

An Appropriate Audit

On the first day of class it is common for teachers to tell students that participation will account for a large portion of their grade. Because this assessment is often based on a teacher’s subjective observations, it is only fair that students have access to the grade associated with this[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
Making Campus a Canvas

Making Campus a Canvas

Wellesley College made headlines last week after unveiling the “Sleepwalker,” a 5-foot-9 realist statue of a man wandering around campus wearing only his underwear. Some residents of Wellesley objected to the piece as a potential trigger for survivors of sexual assault or as simply distasteful; others defended the statue as[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

A Finals Examination

Finals are creeping up faster than most of us would like to admit. While cumulative examinations have value in the sense that they hold students accountable for the semester, there is ample room for improvement in exam execution. We offer these 10 suggestions as a way to test the Georgetown[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 0 comments Editorial

Small Talk, Big Impact

Not all small talk is of small importance, especially when it reflects serious social trends on campus. With students in the throes of the semester, hardly a conversation goes by on the Hilltop without an enumeration, and occasional exaggeration, of how much stress either party is under. There is nothing[Read More…]

by November 18, 2013 0 comments Editorial

The Science of Success

It is encouraging to see the Undergraduate Science Research Fair place a greater emphasis on including and engaging students on the forefront of research projects. Last Wednesday’s research fair, an annual event in Sellinger Lounge put on by Georgetown Psi Chi, the international honor society of psychology, featured posters and[Read More…]

by November 18, 2013 0 comments Editorial

Admitting Room to Improve

The September release of enrollment statistics for Georgetown’s graduate programs has left many wondering how to address a lack of diversity in admissions practices. Admissions to these programs have drastically underrepresented black and Latino students, reflecting a grim reality for academic diversity. In response, the university should refocus efforts on[Read More…]

by November 18, 2013 0 comments Editorial

Substance Over Style

“Find X.” “If you could choose to be raised by robots, dinosaurs or aliens, who would you pick?” “What does Play-Doh have to do with Plato?” For Georgetown students who applied to many different colleges, these real questions on college applications might trigger unpleasant memories. As noted Saturday by The New York[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

A Worthwhile Incentive

There are few circumstances that can truly be considered a win-win — and, let’s face it, even fewer when the parties involved include students and the administration. More often than not, the best that can be hoped for is compromise. However, in the Georgetown University Student Association’s What’s a Hoya? initiative, we’re[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Editorial, Opinion