Post Tagged with: "affordability"

EDITORIAL: Our Closing Thoughts

In an eventful year for the university, Washington, D.C., and nation, topics from the protection of free speech to ensuring affordability to the basketball program to the university’s role in the current political landscape predominated campus dialogue. As the editorial board reflects on these issues, one thing is clear: It[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Security Merits Scrutiny

A new university policy gives the Georgetown University Police Department sole discretion over security costs. This policy will prove detrimental to groups that shoulder the financial burden of these events, to students whose Student Activity Fee is unduly allocated to these costs and to the community that will be potentially[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Unaffordability Calls for Reform

In this year’s Georgetown University Student Association election, issues of tuition and college affordability took center stage. While Hoyas perennially doubt that GUSA can effect change within our bureaucratic university, it can help bring about meaningful reform — but only if it first understands the real issues influencing tuition. So,[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Support Distinct Demographics

Among the tumult of the Georgetown University Student Association executive race over the past two weeks, a recurring theme dominated the discussions of both candidates and students: affordability. The issue of rising tuition was a fixture of the platforms, presidential debates and opinion pieces published in The Hoya by each[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LAUREN SEIBEL/THE HOYA
Williams and Ali, who met at a pre-orientation program, are both involved in advocacy efforts on campus.

ENDORSEMENT: Vote Williams & Ali for GUSA Executive

To student observers, the 2017 Georgetown University Student Association presidential election may summon a strong sensation of deja vu. Once again, this election season has seen the introduction of a familiar dichotomy in GUSA presidential politics: the insider versus the outsider. The prominent tickets include two teams of current GUSA[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 4 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
GUSA Candidates Agree: Affordability Above All

GUSA Candidates Agree: Affordability Above All

Despite their different platforms, three of four tickets in the 2017 Georgetown University Student Association presidential elections arrived at a similar conclusion: affordability and tuition hikes presented the most pressing issues facing the university community. Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Jessica Andino (COL ’18) “We know how lucky we are[Read More…]

by February 21, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA
Mack and Andino have presented a platform centered on student health. entrepreneurship and affordability.

MACK & ANDINO: An Entrepreneurial Approach

The most pressing issue affecting Georgetown students is affordability. Becoming a more affordable campus involves much more than just the dollar amount of tuition; it involves every single line item on the university expense sheet and revenue sheet, and how those ultimately affect the cost of attendance for every student.[Read More…]

by February 21, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA
With a platform focused on affordability, Matthews and Matz look to change the institution of GUSA.

MATTHEWS & MATZ: Cutting Costs, Not Corners

The single most pressing issue at Georgetown is the exorbitant cost of tuition. It is a problem that impacts all students. We, John Matthews (COL ’18) and Nick Matz (COL ’18), want to put money back in students’ pockets. This is the driving force behind our platform and what distinguishes[Read More…]

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY DRESSMATE
Dressmate is a company aimed at creating a social network of college women who share formal clothing. Co-founder Christine Young (SFS '18) (far right) is shown here with the Georgetown Dressmate team.

Dressmate Startup Comes to GU

Last spring, Christine Yang (SFS ’18) and Jennifer Simons (COL ’18) were eating pizza during a midterm study break when they fell into a discussion about the many problems that college women face. Both women are interested in fashion and began to consider the difficulty of always wanting to wear[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
The Hidden Costs of Student Healthcare

The Hidden Costs of Student Healthcare

When enrolling at a private school such as Georgetown, there are often “hidden costs” that not all students and their families may be aware of. These costs have the most serious consequences for students from low-income backgrounds and are significant. At Georgetown, the forefront of these hidden costs is the[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 8 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top