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

Reading Into Academics

It is a curious phenomenon that at one of the most intellectually rigorous universities in the country, reading doesn’t count for much. Understandably, in the flurry of midterms, papers and extracurricular activities, assigned readings often get pushed to the bottom of many students’ to-do lists. But considering that much of[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Make Your GUSA Vote Count

After enduring much campaigning and commotion, students will be able to cast their online ballots beginning late Wednesday night for the Georgetown University Student Association executive election. It’s important that students make their vote count, quite literally in more ways than one. Voting for GUSA is a small but significant student duty[Read More…]

by February 20, 2013 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Board Stands by Appelbaum and Cleary

Early this morning, an anonymous leak revealed online that GUSA presidential candidate JackAppelbaum (COL ’14) is a member of the Second Society of Stewards. In an interview with The Hoya,Appelbaum confirmed his membership. Yet despite this news, The Hoya’s editorial board stands by its endorsement of Appelbaum and Maggie Cleary (COL ’14). The revelation does not[Read More…]

by February 20, 2013 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Vote Appelbaum and Cleary GUSA Exec

When students go to the polls — or rather, open up their browsers — on Feb. 21, they will cast their votes for the Georgetown University Student Association’s next president and vice president. It is important to remember that the position up for grabs requires more of an ambassador for[Read More…]

by February 15, 2013 0 comments 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