Opinion

Defining Identity and Responsibility in Twelve Words

My father is a man of few words. He has always relied on his actions to speak for him. That’s why I remember so vividly the few life-defining conversations he had with me when I was growing up in the suburbs of Phoenix in the 1960s and ’70s. One of[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Course Option Merges Service and Academics

To the Editor: As the Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice, I applaud your raising the issue of integrating service with academic study (“Fortify Study With Service,” The Hoya, April 13, 2010, A2). While the 4th Credit Option for Social Action is one way, we have a more[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

April 23, 2010: The Verdict

**Springsteen Sighting** Students spotted the legendary Bruce Springsteen in Leo O’Donovan Hall and Healy Circle yesterday. “The Boss” was reportedly on campus with his daughter, an accepted student to the Class of 2014. *Thumbs Up* **Clean-Up Climb** Twenty Nepali climbers will trek to heights of more than 8,000 meters above[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Above the Hype

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon may be on to something. Recently he commented on Georgetown’s selectivity numbers, saying “we do not want more applicants.” Bucking the nationwide trend of excess college marketing, Georgetown has made a decision not to become mired in the numbers game. This unique stance may[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Victims of the System

The recent discussion about reproductive health at Georgetown echoes a broader issue that has been bubbling on the edge of public awareness for the past several years. Washington, D.C., is one of many cities across the nation that has seen a significant build-up of untested rape kits. There have been[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Diversity Needed Beyond Classroom

Cura personalis, the Jesuit motto integral to a Georgetown education, is an important part of what makes our university special. With this in mind, the Academic Working Group of the Initiative on Diversity and Inclusiveness recently became the third group of University President John J. DeGioia’s Diversity Initiative to release[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Proposal Embraces Wide Variety of Options

To the editor: As members of the Academic Working Group of the Diversity Initiative, we would like first to express our appreciation for all the feedback, suggestions and constructive criticism we have received thus far, and secondly to clarify a few points in response to the thoughtful comments that appeared[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

April 20, 2010: Thumbs Down

**Explosive Delays:** Georgetown students studying abroad are facing difficulties returning home as ash from Iceland’s erupting volcanoes continues to inhibit air travel over European countries. *Thumbs Down* **Rainy Days:** Despite the poor weather conditions, Relay for Life went ahead as scheduled marking its fourth year of leading the campus community[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Golden State May Vote Red in 2010

Today, the “Golden State” is anything but golden. Wracked by severe budgetary crises and an untenable political system, California, once the paragon of the American Dream, teeters on the precipice of disaster. Diverse perspectives assign the blame: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the state constitution, political parties or the “culture of Sacramento.”[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Coffee Party Finds Middle Grounds

The Tea Party protests last week remind us that while incivility and fiery rhetoric make great headlines, they serve as a meager path to progress. The fringe element of the Tea Party undermines the movement’s message and alienates many Americans, including those who share concerns about increased taxes and spending.[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion