POORTEN: Embody Jesuit Values in Daily Actions

POORTEN: Embody Jesuit Values in Daily Actions

“Jesuit values” has become a phrase often seen and often referenced, but seldom processed as a part of Georgetown’s day-to-day experience. We see these phrases all over campus — at least, when we’re looking. They are on banners draped from lamp posts, carved into concrete foundations, painted on the walls[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Uncategorized

VIEWPOINT: Combat Curricular Eurocentrism

One of the supposed hallmarks of our university is its international focus and unwavering dedication to creating capable students who can thrive anywhere. Yet a look at the languages offered at Georgetown clearly indicates that our university is not as truly committed to the global perspective as it openly boasts.[Read More…]

by October 24, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A More Comprehensive Understanding of Merit

An editorial in The Hoya from Oct. 20 urges Georgetown to cease “the practice of race-based affirmative action” and “evaluate applicants on their merit alone.” The editorial board claims that Georgetown admissions “discriminates against particular demographics” and “specifically against fully qualified Asian students,” while also perpetuating “racist attitudes towards Asians.”[Read More…]

by October 24, 2017 11 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Championing Equity and Opportunity

I have always longed to teach. When former Secretary of Education John King Jr. spoke at Georgetown on Oct. 3 and, in his remarks, called on the audience to be “champions of equity and opportunity,” this idea resonated deeply with me. Still, as a low-income and first-generation college student without[Read More…]

by October 23, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: Letting Others In

RIOS: Letting Others In

Each of us can have an immense influence on the self-care of those around us. We should always be cognizant of how we can help lift people up, allowing them to realize their true self-worth. Along the same lines, we should let others help us when we feel vulnerable. By[Read More…]

by October 23, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Rodent Problem in Georgetown

To our friends, neighbors and patrons, Due to the current state of construction in our area, it is a constant battle with rodents in Georgetown. We understand that construction is necessary on these blocks, but unfortunately, this has placed us in a position of great vulnerability. On their route to[Read More…]

by October 23, 2017 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Refocus Admissions on Merit

As admissions season gets underway, nearly 20,000 hopeful students will vie for a spot in the Georgetown University Class of 2022. Last year, a mere 15.4 percent of the 21,465 applicants were accepted. In this admissions cycle, Georgetown should evaluate applicants on their merit alone by ceasing the practice of[Read More…]

by October 20, 2017 61 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Defund Intolerance

Love Saxa does not deserve the benefit of university recognition. As a group whose mission advocates against equal rights for the LGBTQ community, Love Saxa fosters intolerance. As such, the club is antithetical to what a university club should be, and it should be ineligible for any university benefits. Love[Read More…]

by October 20, 2017 68 comments Editorial

VIEWPOINT: Allow Self-Determination for Catalonia

I support Catalan self-determination — self-determination, not independence. The distinction here is negligible in practice but essential in theory. I believe that Catalans, citizens of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, deserve the right to determine their own future, and most importantly, to decide whether that future rests in[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
LITTLE: Ignite Community Connections

LITTLE: Ignite Community Connections

Saint Ignatius of Loyola often ended his letters to Jesuits going on missions with the expression ite, inflammate omnia — “go, set the world on fire.” The connections students make at Georgetown are what sustain this flame throughout their journeys, and the faculty, deans and other mentors on campus are[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top