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EDITORIAL: Support Hammock Initiative

Georgetown Students for More Hammocks, a student-led movement for more hammocks on campus, began last semester with an ethics project in professor Jason Brennan’s “Moral Foundations of Market Society” class in the McDonough School of Business. With the assignment to, “do something good with $1,000,” a group of eight students[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Plan’s In Our Hands

The 2010 Campus Plan, drafted without student input, is widely regarded as a concession to the neighborhood. From implementing the infamous three year housing requirement to creating new dorms with the promise to further clutter an already crowded campus, the 2010 plan precipitated a number of unpopular policies that radically[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Respect Trans Patients

Respect Trans Patients

This fall, the O’Neil Institute for National and Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center will host a colloquium on the role of law and policy in affirming the rights of transgender individuals, marking a great step forward in the university’s effort to promote diversity and inclusivity. However,[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Get Off the Stage

During World Bank president Jim Yong Kim’s speech at Gaston Hall on March 18, GU Fossil Free stormed the stage, presenting a banner that quoted Kim: “Corporate leaders should not wait to act until market signals are right & national investment policies are in place” and “Divest now GU Fossil[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 16 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Avoid Empty Rhetoric

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress on Tuesday was nothing if not controversial. Both the timing of his arrival and the content of his address polarized groups on Georgetown’s campus and across the nation. It is important, however, to take the claims and justifications of both sides of[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Welcome the Prodigal

As the daunting prospects of next year’s housing dominate campus conversation, a majority of sophomores have been cast adrift by the Office of Residential Living’s new study abroad housing policy for the 2015-2016 academic year, for which deadlines have already passed. Students studying abroad in the fall will be excluded[Read More…]

by February 9, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Spend D.C. Surplus Wisely

Nearly a month into her first term, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser faces an important challenge regarding her administration’s priorities. The District reported a $204 million surplus this past fiscal year, giving Bowser a chance to alter the city’s budget moving forward. Due to an expected spending shortfall of more[Read More…]

by February 5, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Upgrade to Safer Rides

Those of us who live in and around Georgetown’s campus appreciate the usefulness of SafeRides. Whether it’s walking home late at night after studying or returning home after a night out, SafeRides is a safe and convenient way to get to our destination. But despite its usefulness in theory to[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Closing the Wage Gap

For recent college graduates, Washington, D.C., stands tall as a beacon of opportunity. With thriving post-recession job sectors and entry-level positions in politics, business and the like, D.C.’s government is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live for young professionals. What these rankings mask is a far[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

CISR, Stall No More

After a prolonged debate, the Committee on Invests Social Responsibility rejected GU Fossil Free’s plan for divestment and suggested in its place an alternative that would enact change over a lengthened period of time. CISR recognizes the “real dangers of climate change” and “broad range of moral concerns” regarding investment[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top