Opinion

Student Employment at Risk in Jobs Bill

While most of us were in the midst of cramming for exams and drinking countless cups of coffee to stay awake last December, the House of Representatives passed the Jobs for Main Street Act. According to the Web site of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the goal of[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Establish Snow Day Policy

This February’s Syracuse-like winter weather inconvenienced students, faculty and staff alike. The university and its employees should be commended for staying ahead of the storm, keeping sidewalks clean and ensuring the continuation of basic services at O’Donovan Hall and Lauinger Library. Its decisions to cancel the Presidents Day holiday and[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Round Two: Angert-Kluger for GUSA

Who do you choose in a battle between experience and fresh thinking? This year’s Georgetown University Student Association presidential election pits achievement against untested but impressive enthusiasm. The ambitious goals put forth in the campaigns have upped the ante when it comes to improving student life. Each of the four[Read More…]

by February 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Redeal Card Check Legislation

In the days when I was a registered Independent, I used to say that the Christian right scared me away from the Republicans, and the Democrats’ powerful union allies made me queasy. As I’m now fully aware, my attempt at evenhanded parallelism was unfair to unionized Americans. Still, my attitude[Read More…]

by February 18, 2010 0 comments Opinion, Uncategorized

Scheduling Change

First, I want to thank Provost James O’Donnell for his efforts during what surely must be a stressful week. He and his staff are to be commended for their continued efforts to make our Georgetown learning experiences as valuable as possible, and his efforts to find new ways to connect[Read More…]

by February 11, 2010 0 comments Opinion, Uncategorized

If It’s Not Broken…

I will never forget my first Georgetown University Student Association Senate meeting as a newly elected senator in my junior year. We went to an ornate room in Healy Hall and congratulated each other for being so esteemed. It was a microcosm of the old-style GUSA: A bunch of resume-packing[Read More…]

by February 10, 2010 0 comments Opinion, Uncategorized
Realities of Snowpocalypse

Hearkening Back to Snow Day Exhilaration of Childhood

Snow days are magical. As a kid growing up in Chicago, I cherished snow days because they were so elusive. There was not lack of snow, but the city was well bolstered against most types of weather attacks. If a snowstorm hit, but the snow stopped falling by the wee[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Examine Motivation Behind Push for Progress

While Georgetown students are told that they can specialize in almost any imaginable combination of subjects, there is one course of study that they cannot avoid: competition. Students and faculty alike are in a constant state of agitation to remain a step ahead of the competition. We are all engaged[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Working for Labor Justice

Georgetown has been at the forefront of an historic campaign for worker justice, worker rights and the legal accountability of corporations in Latin America. One year ago, Georgetown students and Honduran workers held a press conference in Red Square to demand that the university cut its licensing contract with Russell[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion, Uncategorized

Bill Eases Loan Process

Last September, the House of Representatives passed the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009, which increased the maximum amount of Pell Grant awards and converts all federal student loans to a direct loan program. The Senate ought to pass this important piece of legislation, as it would make[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion