Editorial

GUSA Dishes Up Old Fix

It’s commendable that GUSA wants to make food services better, but the senate’s newest creation of the Subcommittee on Food Service may prove hard to swallow. Last year’s Georgetown University Student Association elections saw multiple candidates campaign on improving food services, highlighting the genuine need on campus for a concerted[Read More…]

by February 5, 2013 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
Putting the ‘GO’ in GOCard

Putting the ‘GO’ in GOCard

A weary freshman finally musters up the motivation to do laundry, packs up all of his clothes into his hamper and rides the elevator all the way down to the basement ofHarbin Hall. He loads all of his clothes into the washer and walks over to the GOCard swipe machine — only to[Read More…]

by February 5, 2013 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Uncategorized

A Global Hilltop

Beginning in fall 2013, Georgetown will offer coursework through EdX, a massive open online course platform launched in May by Harvard and MIT. These courses are not limited for enrollment to those currently on the Hilltop but rather are available for free to anyone with Internet access. EdX aims to[Read More…]

by February 5, 2013 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
No Time for Tardiness

No Time for Tardiness

Many of us are familiar with the cliched movie scene of a tardy high school student stumbling into class a few minutes late. He sits down sheepishly as the teacher cracks a one-liner at his expense, but all is forgotten and class moves on. College academics, however, are a bit[Read More…]

by January 29, 2013 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Gen Ed Adds Missing Link

As Georgetown reexamines its general education requirements for English, the proposal under consideration entails an obligatory first-year writing seminar and a broader array of options for fulfilling the Humanities and Writing II requirement. We support these initiatives, which will place greater emphasis on developing writing skills for all students. Of[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
GAVIN & HONJIYO: Church Community Goes Unappreciated

GAVIN & HONJIYO: Church Community Goes Unappreciated

Imagine asking three of your peers — people in their late teens or early 20s — about their religious affiliations. On average, according to a recent survey from The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, one of these three people will say that he doesn’t affiliate with any one[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Part Time Pays Off

Many students fantasize about prolonging their years spent on the Hilltop, but the reality of some undergraduates’ finances and futures can make studying part time as a senior a more practical option. The university could do more to make part-time accommodations easily accessible to these upperclassmen. There are two main[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

The Credit They Deserve

Internships are not just a tool for building resumes; they can give students the chance to gain significant, real-world experience that can’t be duplicated in the classroom. Since internships are often unpaid positions, the university should make it a point to facilitate academic compensation in the form of course credit.[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Heed the Homeless

There are nearly 12,000 homeless people living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, one in six of whom is a child. Students need to walk only a few blocks to M Street to get a glimpse of how serious the District’s homelessness pandemic has become. It should weigh on the[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Diversity at a Standstill

The Initiative for Diversity and Inclusiveness was launched in 2009 in response to campus sentiment that there was too much talk and too little action on improving diversity. Three years later, the initiative itself has fallen victim to that same fate. University President John J. DeGioia introduced the initiative in[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion