Opinion

A Divestment Promise to Match Divestment Principles

April 22, 2014 at 12:00 am 1 comment

Just over a year ago, University President John J. DeGioia led presidents of other Washington-based colleges and universities in taking the District of Columbia College and University Sustainability Pledge, committing to develop a comprehensive sustainability plan to help advance Mayor Vincent Gray’s goal of making D.C. the “greenest college” townRead More

One Year to the Finish Line: A Runner’s First Boston Marathon

One Year to the Finish Line: A Runner’s First Boston Marathon

April 21, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

I grew up watching thousands of marathoners race through my town every April. Mile 13 is a few blocks down the road, so by the time runners pass my street in Wellesley they know that they’ve made it halfway to Boston. Most people look exhilarated, but others are more apprehensive.Read More

MLB Finally Gets It Right

MLB Finally Gets It Right

Living on the Sideline

April 16, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

After much controversy and debate, instant replay has fully made its way into Major League Baseball. In recent years, MLB has come under fire for lagging behind its peers in the adoption of instant replay. The NFL, NHL and NBA all incorporated replay into their respective leagues years ago. TheRead More

The Cross-Cultural Significance of Storytelling

Sound-Off

April 15, 2014 at 9:43 am 0 comments

I used to like to think of myself as a writer, as one who takes a story and tells it to the world. I used to hope that some thing I wrote would make some one feel some way. I don’t anymore. I write because I am a listener, notRead More

What Do You Mean, I’m Waitlisted?

What Do You Mean, I’m Waitlisted?

Sound-Off

April 15, 2014 at 9:36 am 1 comment

Georgetown University is set to charge, as its sticker price, a staggering $46,200 for the 2014-2015 school year. Its tuition increase of 4.3% outstrips the U.S. inflation rate for 2013, which averaged 1.47%. This trend of increases in tuition costs being greater than the rate of inflation has become anRead More

MEGAN SCHMIDT

Obliged to Provide Access

April 15, 2014 at 1:57 am 0 comments

When Heather Artinian (COL ’15) reached out to the Academic Resource Center to request a sign language interpreter for a Georgetown University Student Association-sponsored LSAT prep course, she was issued a flat denial. Citing budget restraints and a lack of legal obligation, the ARC denied Artinian’s request, consistent with theRead More

Amid TV and Politics, Called to the Classroom

April 15, 2014 at 1:53 am 0 comments

In just a few days, I will deliver my final lecture of the semester in my “Women in American Politics” class here at Georgetown. Of all the lectures I give annually on campuses across the country, this is one of the most important. The words I share with my studentsRead More

JANET ZHU

Fueling a Fervor for the Arts

April 15, 2014 at 1:50 am 0 comments

I am fairly certain that I got into Georgetown because of my experience as an actor. When I sat down with my school guidance counselor to go over the details of my application to Georgetown, I vividly recall his eyebrows arching as he read over the details of my workRead More

A Fanfare for Fiction

April 15, 2014 at 1:37 am 0 comments

As another school year begins winding down and the Hilltop again begins the finals crunch, student anxiety becomes an unmistakable undercurrent of university life. Partial salvation, however, can be found in a familiar but estranged source – the oft-forgotten love of fiction. Despite their hectic schedules, students should consider settingRead More

LLOYD: Show Love Through Action

LLOYD: Show Love Through Action

QUEERA PERSONALIS

April 15, 2014 at 1:35 am 0 comments

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of being part of the Georgetown delegation to the inaugural “IgnatianQ” Conference at Fordham University. This conference was a chance for LGBTQ students to network and affirm our experiences. During the keynote, Fordham theology professor Patrick Hornbeck reflected on the need for us toRead More