Opinion

EDITORIAL: Give Credit to Latinx Studies

Today marks the beginning of the 2017 Latinx Heritage Month. First sponsored by the university in 2014, this monthlong period of celebration and discussion of Latinx culture is just one of many efforts Georgetown has made in recent years to support its Latinx community. For example, after advocacy by the[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Religious Tests Unfit for Court

Last Wednesday, Amy Coney Barrett, one of President Donald Trump’s 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominees for a judgeship, sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation hearing. During the questioning, several members of the committee, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), implied that Barrett’s Catholic faith would compromise her[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 4 comments Editorial
CARNES: Rules for Returning Hoyas

CARNES: Rules for Returning Hoyas

At Georgetown, New Student Orientation offers a marvelous, nearly round-the-clock set of activities to welcome new Hoyas, introducing them to our community and offering them an array of tools to succeed. Sometimes I wonder if we ought to do something similar for returning Hoyas. Returning has its own dynamics, with[Read More…]

by September 14, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Recommit to Title IX

On Sept. 7, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced President Donald Trump’s administration will open a public comment period, beginning the process to create new regulations concerning Title IX, a federal law stating that access to education should not be denied on the basis of sex. DeVos has targeted several[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SEGELSTEIN: An Open Letter to Catholic Freshmen

SEGELSTEIN: An Open Letter to Catholic Freshmen

You’ve heard his name before, and you’ve likely walked past him countless times. But don’t be deceived by his immobility — he was well-travelled. Born in 1735, the steward of the Healy Gates was educated in Northern France. He had been a member of the Society of Jesus for 20[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Extend Aid to International Students

As campus discourse continues to focus on making Georgetown a vibrant, diverse and welcoming home for all, there is one group that is consistently ignored: international students. The position of international students within the Georgetown community reveals both a weakness in the university’s genuine commitment to diversity and international-mindedness and[Read More…]

by September 11, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: When I Was You

RIOS: When I Was You

To all of the new transfer students: Two years ago, I was you. Georgetown University was new, but being at college was old. Saying goodbye to my parents was not weird the second time, and I knew not to bring so much unnecessary stuff to school with me. Still, I[Read More…]

by September 10, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Give Greek Life a Bid

Each fall, the Division of Student Affairs sends out an eerily familiar email. Disseminated by Jeanne Lord, associate vice president and dean of students, and co-signed by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson, this message annually reminds students that “Georgetown University does not support a social Greek system.” Per[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 7 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Amend NSO to Calm Chaos

As newly minted Hoyas stepped onto campus a few weeks ago to begin their Georgetown careers, they were faced with a weekend of excitement, exhaustion and chaos — New Student Orientation. While NSO teaches new students valuable information about life at Georgetown, structural flaws in the four-day program’s activities reduce[Read More…]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Expand Advocacy to Protect Dreamers

As a Georgetown alumna and a high school teacher, who over the years has taught many talented, determined students without documentation, I applaud your support of the bipartisan Dream Act. I urge you to go a step further and support the Recognizing America’s Children Act. It is bipartisan legislation in[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top