Opinion

CARNES: Living in Liminality

CARNES: Living in Liminality

It is April, and in the Jesuit community that means that Fr. Otto Hentz, S.J., has begun offering his annual daily prayer of petition at our evening Mass, “for students, and especially seniors, at this ambiguous time of the end of the semester and preparing for graduation.” That word —[Read More…]

by April 16, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Commit Resources to Muslim Life

Muslim students at Georgetown University are too often required to sacrifice elements of their practiced faith. Georgetown must provide its Muslim community with the resources it needs to practice Islam in their day-to-day lives, particularly by providing halal food options and designating a sufficiently large prayer space for Muslim students.[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Pilot 1-Credit Language Courses

To uphold its reputation as a leader in international education and incorporate the demands of students into its curriculum, Georgetown University should run a pilot program across all four undergraduate schools to test the viability of one-credit language classes. Last October, School of Foreign Service Senior Associate Dean Daniel Byman[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 2 comments Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Club Culture Requires Direct Fixes

Last April, over a dozen club leaders came together for a meeting to resolve an issue that, as of late, has been a topic of much discussion: club culture. After serving as a member of the working group created from that meeting, I have come to see that the largest[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

GOLDSTEIN: Solving the Club Culture Crisis

“Club culture” is one of Georgetown University’s most profound social crises — but it is also our most solvable. Our community has been denouncing club culture since at least 2013, when the student-made film “Sleep When You’re Dead” highlighted the central role of exclusive clubs in Georgetown’s social life and[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

ARKEMA, HUERTA & RICHARDS: Protect Workers, Stop Lobbying

Georgetown University’s employees should not have to choose between risking their jobs and caring for their sick family members. Yet, the Georgetown administration may be creating this impossible choice for many of its employees — and workers throughout D.C. — by lobbying for harmful, anti-worker changes to the Universal Paid[Read More…]

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

PERALTA: Hopes of an Incoming Hoya

I never imagined I would one day have the opportunity to attend my dream college. My parents migrated to a small border town in southern Arizona from northern Mexico in the late 1990s, when they were fortunately granted a visa. Like other immigrants, they left behind their previous life as[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

TAHABSEM: Reject Anti-Palestine Bias

Support for Palestinian rights and pro-Palestine student organizations at Georgetown University is too often unnecessarily and undeservedly derided. And while this problem is not exclusive to Georgetown, what is unjust beyond our campus remains unjust within it. Last week, a Palestinian flag was hung in Red Square by pro-Palestine student[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
GORORDO: Rethinking Social Impact

GORORDO: Rethinking Social Impact

When I was a student at Georgetown University 15 years ago, the Jesuits inspired me to think about a future that put purposeful and positive social change at the center of my life. They taught me the importance of asking questions, embracing difficult conversations, never accepting the status quo and[Read More…]

by April 9, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Listen to Student RHO Workers

Without student workers employed by the Office of Residential Living, Georgetown University would not function properly. Student employees are vital to the maintenance of the residential communities they serve. They distribute packages, issue communal resources like vacuums and umbrellas and provide loaner keys to students who are locked out of[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Editorial