Post Tagged with: "administration"

Brown House: An Institution of Student Life

Brown House: An Institution of Student Life

As of fall 2016, 3616 N St. NW will no longer be used for undergraduate student housing. Instead, Brown House is slated to be repurposed for Office of the Provost “strategic needs,” the purpose of which is unknown to students. Despite student activists regularly engaging with knowledgeable administrators on the[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Stand Up for Worker’s Rights

In January, The Hoya and The Georgetown Voice both published articles about the inadequate housing accommodations offered to Georgetown employees during Winter Storm Jonas. Georgetown presented the workers with the difficult choice of either staying on campus or receiving no payment until the university reopened. Many workers who decided to[Read More…]

by March 15, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
FILE PHOTO: MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
Student activists, including author Zoe Dobkin (SFS '16), back left, carry a mattress during October's Carry the Weight event, a day of sexual assault awareness at college campuses across the country.

I Stand With Willa, I Stand With Survivors

In the spring of 2013, Willa Murphy was violently raped by a fellow Georgetown student. It was such a traumatic experience that it took over a year after her rape before she was able to tell anyone, not uncommon for survivors. It was only in June 2014, after she had[Read More…]

Engaging the Wrong Community

Engaging the Wrong Community

The number of complaints we’ve heard about Counseling and Psychiatric Services is unacceptable. With mental health at the forefront of national dialogue, it is no wonder that students have penned op-ed after op-ed after op-ed decrying what they perceive as CAPS’ failure to provide adequate treatment. While we urgently need to improve CAPS (and student government is trying),[Read More…]

Michelle Xu

5 Steps to Fight Ableism at Georgetown

In mid-September, both Copley elevators broke down, stranding every physically disabled student living on campus. After the Healey Family Student Center opened this semester, it took over a month for automatic buttons to be installed in the only available entrance. Last spring, a deaf student was denied access to American[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 10 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Dialogue of Distrust

When reports that the university is considering mandating a third-year meal plan surfaced late on a Wednesday night, students understandably responded with outrage at what was correctly interpreted as an affront to the idea of a working relationship between students and administrators. Less than 48 hours later, representatives of three[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Admin Size Holds Steady

While many private universities nationwide are rapidly growing their administrations, Georgetown is bucking the trend with just a 1.5 percent increase in its full-time staff-to-faculty ratio between the years 2003 and 2011. Among member schools of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education, a group of 33 of Georgetown’s peer institutions,[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Who We Are to Judge

In the minds of many newspaper readers, the ethical editor suspends personal belief when on the job, having been trained in techniques that strip subjectivity from news reporting. Like a judge in the courtroom, editors in the newsroom are expected to flip a switch and become robotic reviewers of fact.[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Vice Provosts Start Term

In an effort to restructure leadership on campus and to increase focus on interdisciplinary study, three new vice provost positions, created by Georgetown Provost Robert Groves last January, have been filled by current professors at Georgetown. Georgetown’s new vice provost for research is biology and psychology professor Janet Mann. Public[Read More…]

by October 8, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

GUSA Challenges Keg Rules

The GUSA senate unanimously passed a resolution Sunday calling for an end to the one-keg limit for on-campus parties and for disciplinary rules and expectations for weekend nights to be applied to socializing on Georgetown Day. Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson said he would consider the proposal. “It is possible,”[Read More…]

by April 16, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News