Editorial

A Capitol Idea for GUTS

If there’s one place Georgetown students can be counted on to intern every semester, it’s Congress. With this trend in mind, the university has added a new Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle bus that will make the commute from the Hilltop to the Hill easier. While the exact logistics of the[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

From Heartland to Hilltop

It is no surprise that Georgetown admits and enrolls more students from certain schools than others. In an interview for a news article earlier this month, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon noted how Georgetown has long been a destination for students of the nation’s top preparatory schools and how[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MEGAN SCHMIDT

A Next Step for DC Adjuncts

Adjunct faculty in Washington, D.C., organized through the Service Employees International Union made major progress in an attempt to create a much-needed common labor agreement. At the national town hall event hosted by Georgetown last Monday, where adjunct professors are in the process of negotiating their first union contract, 40[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Bridging an Academic GAAP

“Congratulations on your acceptance to the Georgetown Class of 2018!” reads the GAAP website on its page for admitted students. The Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program provides one of the most crucial services to the Georgetown community each year. The open house weekends work wonders to convince admitted students who may[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion - Top

Nas’ Appeal to Academia

Yesterday’s conversation between sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson and rapper Nas captured the attention of the student body with a truly dynamic exchange in Gaston Hall. While the thrill of hosting a popular music artist added a new dimension to the traditionally political and academic guests who speak in Gaston,[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Brothers and Sisters in Service

Despite the status of Alpha Phi Omega — the only Greek organization officially recognized by the university — social fraternities and sororities have grown in popularity on campus in recent years. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Kappa Gamma and, most recently, Kappa Alpha Theta are making a name[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
JANET ZHU

Needless Loss for Newsprint

Last week, the Georgetown University Student Association Finance and Appropriations Committee unilaterally killed the Collegiate Readership Program. Collegiate Readership, funded by GUSA since 2008, distributes free copies of The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today to Hilltop newsstands each weekday, costing the student association $14,000 each year.[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 5 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

The city of Washington, D.C., looks undeniably different today than it did 20 years ago. A growing Metro system, a shrinking unemployment rate, a sharp decrease in violent crime and a revitalized downtown are just a few of the accomplishments that D.C. can boast since the beginning of its social[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 8 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
JANET ZHU

A Point for Grading Clarity

Nothing is more frustrating to a motivated student than teetering on the cusp of a higher grade. As some students claim, it’s almost more painful to earn a 89.5 percent than to earn a 85 percent. Especially in disciplines like English, history and philosophy — in which participation is a[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

‘Utraque Unum’ Mistranslated

In recent years, Red Square has become the focal point of student free speech. From this month’s XL Dissent protests against the Keystone pipeline to the constant presence of unrecognized student groups like H*yas for Choice, individuals have come to Red Square to demonstrate their support for clear and open[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top