Editorial

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

Fairness Falters Off Campus

While we may never know what concessions were put on the negotiating table by the university to reach an agreement on the 2010 Campus Plan, we are sad to learn of yet another area where our school’s administration is willing to compromise for community approval: student justice. The decision Thursday[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Flex Dollars Too Rigid

Although many students jump at the chance to dine anywhere but O’Donovan Hall, being required to purchase $50 to $100 worth of Flex Dollars as part of a meal plan is not a tasteful solution. Georgetown’s Flex Dollars program should be discontinued, and the savings should go toward reducing the[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Pricey Parents’ Weekend

On the surface, scheduling a weekend for parents of students to visit the Hilltop and reunite with their children seems like a thoughtful gesture from the university. After all, what better way to thank parents for paying roughly $60,000 in tuition fees than to present them with the dividends? The[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion