Editorial

Connect to Steady Progress

As their campaign showed us, incoming GUSA executives Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) and Omika Jikaria(SFS ’15) have the ambition and the determination to enact positive change at Georgetown in the coming year. Past GUSA administrations have chosen to focus on one or two goals early in their tenure before addressing all of their campaign promises. Thus, in the past, students[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Votes of No Confidence

Especially during election season, a common complaint about GUSA is a perception that it has failed to connect to different segments of the student body. Whether that perception is valid or not, GUSA should make it possible for students who feel that way to register it on a ballot. To[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

A Resource for Sharing

The conversation surrounding sexual assault on campus has mainly been driven by student activists and organizations, but the university took an important step forward last Friday by launching sexualassault.georgetown.edu. The website provides information on how to receive immediate help in cases of sexual assault, options for reporting sexual misconduct and[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
Not Easy Living Green

Not Easy Living Green

In the housing lottery, the last rooms to go — besides Village C East — are usually in LXR. So it’s unsurprising that barely any students decided to give up their chance at better housing to live in the Greenhouse Living Learning Community on the dorm’s fourth floor next year.[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Vote Lloyd and Ramirez

Georgetown students have two choices when it comes to their relationship with GUSA: engagement or apathy. As this brief election cycle comes to a close, we urge the former. Yet according to a poll conducted by The Hoya, 28.2 percent of likely voters remained undecided Sunday evening. Those voters as well[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Coordinate the Date

Last year, the Diplomatic Ball and Relay for Life occurred on the same night, frustrating the participants and the orchestrators of both events. What many had hoped was an anomaly is becoming an unfortunate trend, illustrating the need for more centralized communication between student groups. Again, Dip Ball has been[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Biking Up the Hilltop

With a nickname like the Hilltop, it seems implausible that Georgetown would ever receive an award for being friendly to cyclists. Yet, earlier in the academic year, Georgetown became the first school in the District of Columbia to be recognized as a bike-friendly university by the League of American Bicyclists.[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

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