Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Justice Delayed on McCarrick and Wuerl

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. By delaying the revocation of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s honorary degrees, Georgetown University is actively undermining its own efforts to address the sexual abuse crisis wracking the Catholic[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Understand Threats to Free Press

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed for criticizing his government. As students in the United States, we should take this moment to remember that violence against journalists is a more severe problem than we may recognize in our day-to-day lives. In this country, we too often take freedom of[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Editorial
VIEWPOINT: Judaism Encourages Free, Responsible Speech

VIEWPOINT: Judaism Encourages Free, Responsible Speech

Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, a 20th-century leader of Jewish thought, once taught that U.S. Jews stand with one foot in the U.S. civilization and one foot in the Jewish civilization. In my experience, the values at the core of each are sometimes congruous; where they are, they fortify and fuel each[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Prioritize Health, End Corp Tobacco Sales

The harmful effects of tobacco, as well as the addictive nature of nicotine, have been known since the early 1950s. The danger of second-hand smoke has been clear since the ’90s. Yet Georgetown University and Students of Georgetown, Inc. — commonly known as the Corp — have not yet made changes[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Reclaim Sellinger for Undergrads

Sellinger Lounge is one of Georgetown University’s best efforts at developing a multifaceted space on campus. However, maintenance problems and confusion over the lounge’s primary goals seriously detract from functionality for undergraduate students. Sellinger, found just outside the university bookstore in the Leavey Center, serves a wide range of people[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 4 comments Editorial
LEVY: Resilient in the Face of Disaster

LEVY: Resilient in the Face of Disaster

The Komodo dragon is no pushover; the reptile, native to Indonesia, is as fearsome as its name sounds exotic. Komodo dragons wrestle with each other as fiercely as they do tenaciously. They are enormously strong and can inflict disastrous wounds on each other. But the losers in such bouts are[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOSCO: What Flannery O’Connor Tells Us About Race

BOSCO: What Flannery O’Connor Tells Us About Race

Each year Italy Reads, a festival in Rome for Italian high school students and teachers, reads a specific author from the United States as a way of exploring various themes and issues about the U.S. This year, I led a master class and gave a lecture on Flannery O’Connor, the[Read More…]

by October 16, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
EDITORIAL: On Fair, Explain GU Response

EDITORIAL: On Fair, Explain GU Response

On Sept. 29, Georgetown University professor Christine Fair posted a tweet wishing for the death of 11 U.S. senators. Her comments pushed — but, in the eyes of this editorial board, did not cross — university-established lines surrounding free speech. In choosing not to discipline Fair and instead begin her[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 4 comments Editorial
EDITORIAL: Follow Through on Tobacco-Free

EDITORIAL: Follow Through on Tobacco-Free

Georgetown University must follow through on promises it makes — especially when those promises are related to the health of its students and university community at large. Over the last two years, Georgetown has planned to enforce a tobacco-free policy on its main campus: It aimed to become tobacco- and smoke-free[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 1 comment Editorial
URTZ: Defeating Drought in the Middle East

URTZ: Defeating Drought in the Middle East

My first week in Amman, I ran out of water in my apartment. Midway through my morning shower the stream slowed to a trickle, before sputtering and completely giving up. The kitchen sink soon followed suit, as did the toilet, washing machine and ice maker. My apartment was bone-dry. Like[Read More…]

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