Opinion

MOINUDDIN: Enrolling in the Digital Classroom

MOINUDDIN: Enrolling in the Digital Classroom

As Georgetown University students, we participate in our classes in a fairly consistent way throughout each academic semester. Our experience includes walking across campus, finding a seat before a lecture starts, participating in discussions, writing notes based off PowerPoint presentations and putting pen to paper during exams. While subject matter[Read More…]

by January 24, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
RICE: More Than an Education

RICE: More Than an Education

People always think they have you “figured out” by just observing simple, everyday things. They think they know what kind of person you are based on the way you dress, how you talk, how you look or where you come from. People generally look at those things and associate them[Read More…]

by January 23, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

GINSBERG: Bring Men’s Basketball Back Home

“Home Sw33t Home.” The motto on this year’s We Are Georgetown shirt is intended to honor new basketball head coach and program legend Patrick Ewing (CAS ’85), who wore the number 33 during his four years on the Hilltop. However, this motto also underscores a sad irony: The Georgetown Hoyas[Read More…]

by January 23, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Accept GAGE Vote

Having opened the door for an election on graduate student unionization in a Jan. 9 community-wide email, Georgetown can no longer refrain from recognizing graduate students as workers. The administration must agree to the Georgetown Alliance for Graduate Employees and the American Federation of Teachers’ proposal for said vote to[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Promote Inclusive Spaces

With over 5,400 undergraduate students living on campus, Georgetown has an obligation to provide spaces where students can feel comfortable and thrive emotionally and psychologically. Such a responsibility aligns with the university’s broader mission to “care for the whole person”. But until last December, ten years after the university-sanctioned “Out[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
Crafting the List of Contradictions

Crafting the List of Contradictions

Upper-Middle Class/Person of Color. Algerian/American. First-Generation American/Elite University Student. Queer/Muslim. Indigenous Ancestry/Settler-Colonizer. These words are not a list of oxymorons or incompatible identities. A slash does not represent “or” — a slash symbolizes “and.” And the periods? They symbolize “and” as well. I am a living proof that these slashed[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
PARKER: Knowledge as Power

PARKER: Knowledge as Power

Many of Georgetown University’s sexual health policies directly threaten the sexual health and safety of its students — STI screening protocol, disparities in levels of sexual education and past biases in pregnancy services referrals, to name a few. However, Georgetown has recently made advancements toward making better sexual health options[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LAMBROZA: Revise Georgetown’s Sexual Assault Procedures

Allegations of sexual assault and harassment spanning from Hollywood moguls to members of Congress have left our nation steeped in the tumultuous and divisive conversation about sexual misconduct While these accusations have earned the attention they deserve in the public realm, they also open a space for Georgetown to reflect[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
MOINUDDIN: Shrouding Blockchain’s Promise

MOINUDDIN: Shrouding Blockchain’s Promise

One of the most significant technological developments of 2017 revolved around the interest, obsession and speculation of cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin. While there is a place for discussing their worth and application, the recent uptick in public interest of these monetary vehicles problematically shrouds their true significance: the value of blockchain[Read More…]

by January 11, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Top Viewpoints and Columns of 2017

VIEWPOINT: As Jesuit Presence Fades, Georgetown Recommits to Its Roots The number of Jesuit professors teaching at Georgetown University has dropped dramatically over the last several decades. Nevertheless, the university is more committed to its Jesuit roots than ever.   VIEWPOINT: Address Accessibility Shortcomings Georgetown’s commitment to cura personalis should[Read More…]

by December 29, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top