Opinion

The Verdict 9-17-10

JUST MISUNDERSTOOD – Fox News recently ranked Jack the bulldog one of “College’s Most Dangerous Mascots.” They obviously have never met Jack. ASS EXODUS – On Thursday afternoon the Leavey Center was evacuated due to a gas leak originating from a conference room. IMPROVING INCLUSIVENESS – Earlier this week, Newsweek[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments Opinion

GOP Fracas In the First State

Call it the Delaware Debacle. On Tuesday night, the First State went last (on the 2010 primary calendar, that is) and featured a marquee Senate showdown. After Joe Biden’s elevation to the vice presidency, his seat was filled by his compadre Ted Kaufman, who opted against seeking the remainder of[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Mixed Messages On Student Safety

Following the recent string of sexual assaults, public safety has been a crucial concern for residents and students in the university community. An informed partnership between law enforcement and the media has helped in both reporting and preventing these types of attacks. Unfortunately, this partnership has faltered, spurring harm and[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Thai Democracy Still Faces Hurdles

Last Spring, Thailand’s pro-democracy movement became the latest symbol of resistance to authoritarianism. Known as the Red Shirts, it followed the lead of movement leaders in Iran, Burma and elsewhere. Red Shirt protesters brought Bangkok to a standstill, in what was, in effect, a short-term, concentrated civil conflict. After eight[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Sweating in the Heat of the D.C. Sun

Washington in the Summer is a strange combination of the look of Europe with the weather of Asia. The dress code doesn’t change very much, and the pace of life stays more or less the same, but for three miserable months, the city is attacked horribly by a calculated and[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments Opinion

The Board Lacks Transparent Governance

Tomorrow, the board of directors of Georgetown University will convene to discuss official business that is relevant to current students, alumni and donors. Unfortunately, except for those in the meeting, hardly anyone will know what is discussed. When he met with the student media earlier this month, University President John[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments Opinion

School Scores Hardly Tell the Whole Story

Few would deny that the arrival of 75 million federal dollars on the doorstep of Washington, D.C.’s struggling public school system seems like a very positive development. Here in D.C., where the test score gap in elementary school reading proficiency between black and white students reached 51 percentage points in[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Opinion

NYC Mosque: Right to Build

Last year, I wrote a viewpoint for The Hoya about honoring the memory of Sept. 11 (“Missing the Anniversary of 9/11,” Sept. 15, 2009, A3) and the need to recapture the sense of unity the country experienced in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy. Preventing a massive wave of anti-Muslim[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Power To the People

With Iran creeping closer and closer to nuclear arms capability, discussions have focused on how the global community is going to halt progress, or at least delay the inevitable. The United States estimates that Iran could achieve its goal within a year, and diplomats and politicians from each country have[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Teach for Their Futures

Each year, the process resumes – like clockwork. Seniors feel the jitters with the onset of classes, because they know it’s time to start contemplating post-grad plans. Just in time, Teach For America recruiters hit campus. Though we applaud the organization’s initiative, their recruitment needs modification. To be fair, the[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Opinion