Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Learning to Dig Deeper

Last spring, I took “Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies,” a course that was informative beyond my expectations. As we moved beyond theory and examined institutions and movements ranging from the military-industrial complex and the prison-industrial complex to globalization, I grew incredulous at how little I truly knew about the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
FLOYD: Education to Advance Equity

FLOYD: Education to Advance Equity

As we begin a new academic year, I am often asked by new students and parents to share what I most like about my role as an advising dean in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Though there are many aspects of this role that I enjoy, what I[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 6 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Cultivating a Culture of Safety and Wellness

As we begin the new academic year, I want to take this opportunity to welcome the class of 2021 and share some important information on how the Georgetown community can care for its members and create a safe, secure campus. It is our highest duty to provide a safe environment[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LARKIN: Inhabiting the Radical Center

LARKIN: Inhabiting the Radical Center

Western liberalism is in retreat. This crisis is bigger than just the wannabe-authoritarian in the White House. Our entire society is losing faith in liberal democracy, and surveys indicate our generation has the most unbelievers by far. This illiberalism has seeped into college students, as it has for Americans across the[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Confessions of a College Virgin

I am a 20-year-old virgin. I already know what you probably think about me. I am also the president of Love Saxa, a group dedicated to healthy relationships and sexual integrity; we often get the reputation as the abstinence club or the anti-same-sex marriage club, depending on whom you ask.[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 18 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Unify to Defend DACA

Georgetown’s strongest asset is its community in diversity. The people on our campus  — the students in particular — cultivate and preserve our tradition of excellence. Due to our unique backgrounds, faith traditions and lived experiences, each of us serves as a valuable piece of the Georgetown puzzle, making our[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
OLSON: In Trump Era, Echoes of Truman

OLSON: In Trump Era, Echoes of Truman

Aug. 8, President Donald Trump declared that if North Korea continued to use its burgeoning nuclear program to threaten the United States, “they [would] be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Trump’s words, which raise the prospect of nuclear warfare to its highest level in[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Stepping Away From Selectivity

VIEWPOINT: Stepping Away From Selectivity

This Sunday at the Council of Advisory Boards Fair, as clubs set up on Georgetown’s front lawn and try to recruit new members, it is difficult not to be optimistic. As students walk through cramped aisles of tables adorned with promotional flyers and Bluetooth speakers, they can consider what possibilities[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Preserving the Free Exchange of Ideas

Last month’s chaos in Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia a mere few hours away, captured headlines long after the protests ended and the streets cleared. The rally and its aftermath brought to the national forefront a number of issues that we must continue to grapple with, including our[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
O’BRIEN: Choosing Less

O’BRIEN: Choosing Less

My family and I recently flew to Croatia, where we travelled out to the rural landscape dotted with houses every couple of miles. We arrived at a home owned by an older woman named Anka who prepared us a traditional Croatian meal in her tiny kitchen, smiling broadly the whole[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top