Editorial

EDITORIAL: Ease International Tradition

On Monday, University President John J. DeGioia issued a statement affirming Georgetown’s commitment to its international students: “Ours is a global community — one made stronger by our religious and international diversity.” DeGioia’s stance is a testament to the fact that international students form the essential fabric of the university,[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Inclusion of Descendants Integral to Reconciliation

In the words of the report commissioned last summer by Georgetown’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation, “Ultimately, reconciliation requires relationship.” Since Georgetown publicly acknowledged its profit from an 1838 sale of 272 slaves to a Louisiana plantation, the university has promised to engage the descendants of the slaves[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Build Coalitions Through Effective Advocacy

Following the mold of the Black Leadership and Latinx Leadership forums, 15 students launched the Asian-Pacific Islander Leadership Forum on March 19 to champion their community’s interests at Georgetown. Even without formal recognition from the university, the group’s contribution to the university’s cultural ecosystem underscores the power of student mobilization.[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Bolster Event Engagement

In anticipation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech today, Georgetown students equipped with sleeping bags camped out near Gaston Hall  before 11 p.m. the night before the 10:30 a.m. event, much like they did when she spoke in 2014. The traditional rite of passage of spending hours in[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Diversify Club Outreach

For students applying to Georgetown’s host of exclusive student groups, surmounting the extensive applications and multiple rounds of interviews is hard enough. For students of color, this proves even harder. In a viewpoint for The Hoya published last Friday [“Correcting GUASFCU’s Closed Culture,” The Hoya, March 24, 2017, A3], Cole[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Progress Through Cooperation

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a global issue, with both sides drawing sympathy and ire from all corners of the world. Here at Georgetown, on-campus dialogue on the subject has had a less-than-shining history and attracts perennial interest from the university community. Last year, Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine erected[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Examine Electoral Reform

Following a year of electoral upsets within the Georgetown University Student Association, GUSA’s much-needed Election Reform Task Force had plenty of fodder for its report presented at the GUSA senate meeting March 19. The year saw the invalidation of results from the Dec. 1 club funding reform referendum, and GUSA[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Toward Inclusive Feminism

In a stirring celebration of girl power, the fourth annual OWN IT Summit hosted more than 500 attendees and 100 speakers during a daylong event Saturday geared toward encouraging the next generation of female leaders. The summit was only one of several events celebrating female empowerment as part of Georgetown’s[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Dangers of the Digital Age

When Georgetown alumnus Jon Ossoff (SFS ’09) launched his bid for a House seat representing Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, his degree from the School of Foreign Service appeared to be an asset in a crowded race of 16 other candidates. Instead, the 30-year-old Democrat’s college years are under scrutiny after[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Invest in Shared Future

The launch of Saxa Fund, a fundraising platform that streamlines the relationship between donors and students, represents an enormous stride for the university in engaging its alumni base. The platform, which aims to “connect creative campus initiatives with community support,” will allow alumni to give tax-deductible donations directly to student-led[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top