Opinion

WELSH: Choosing Joy Over Job Security

WELSH: Choosing Joy Over Job Security

Tyler Welsh switched his major from economics to English and never looked back. Read about how this decision changed his Georgetown career in the first installment of the Senior Compass Series. Have a reaction to this article? Write a letter to the editor.

by April 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
MOINUDDIN: Simple Promises, Complex Realities

MOINUDDIN: Simple Promises, Complex Realities

Last week, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg travelled to Capitol Hill to testify regarding the company’s knowledge about political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica, which improperly accessed and obtained the information of more than 50 million Facebook users. He spent two days giving testimony to Congress, answering questions ranging from[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On the Issue of Sexual Violence

The Hoya highlighted new research from Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security in its April 5 article “UN Sanctions Can Prevent Sexual Violence in Conflict, GIWPS Report Argues.” Sophie Huvé, the author of the report discussed in The Hoya’s article, analyzed the United Nation Security Council’s use of[Read More…]

by April 17, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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