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EDITORIAL: Correct Off-Campus Penalties

For Georgetown University students, living off campus is often perceived as a privilege — an honor afforded only to seniors and graduate students. Yet many of the policies imposed on off-campus students are unfairly levied and unreasonably severe. Under Georgetown’s current policy, students living off campus can face double penalties[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Enshrine Ideological Diversity

One of the hallmarks of higher education is the opportunity to understand and grapple with a wide range of ideas. Yet, Georgetown falls short on its commitment to this ideological diversity in the makeup of its instructional corps. The university must work to remedy its lack of politically conservative professors[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Give Credit to Latinx Studies

Today marks the beginning of the 2017 Latinx Heritage Month. First sponsored by the university in 2014, this monthlong period of celebration and discussion of Latinx culture is just one of many efforts Georgetown has made in recent years to support its Latinx community. For example, after advocacy by the[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Religious Tests Unfit for Court

Last Wednesday, Amy Coney Barrett, one of President Donald Trump’s 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominees for a judgeship, sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation hearing. During the questioning, several members of the committee, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), implied that Barrett’s Catholic faith would compromise her[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 4 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Give Greek Life a Bid

Each fall, the Division of Student Affairs sends out an eerily familiar email. Disseminated by Jeanne Lord, associate vice president and dean of students, and co-signed by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson, this message annually reminds students that “Georgetown University does not support a social Greek system.” Per[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 7 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Amend NSO to Calm Chaos

As newly minted Hoyas stepped onto campus a few weeks ago to begin their Georgetown careers, they were faced with a weekend of excitement, exhaustion and chaos — New Student Orientation. While NSO teaches new students valuable information about life at Georgetown, structural flaws in the four-day program’s activities reduce[Read More…]

EDITORIAL: Preserving the Free Exchange of Ideas

Last month’s chaos in Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia a mere few hours away, captured headlines long after the protests ended and the streets cleared. The rally and its aftermath brought to the national forefront a number of issues that we must continue to grapple with, including our[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

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: Value Faculty, Protect Union

Georgetown’s original collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union Local 500 is set to expire June 30. Since the contract was first ratified in October 2014, adjunct professors — who are more professionally and economically vulnerable than full-time tenured faculty — have seen improvements in compensation and new[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Maintain Effective Expression

In 1989, when Georgetown University first implemented its policy for free speech and expression, Rev. James Walsh, S.J., its creator, explained that at the very core of a university is the “untrammelled expression of ideas and information.” This dedication to a constructive exchange of ideas was not reflected in last[Read More…]

by November 2, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top