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EDITORIAL: GUSA Promises Remain Unmet

Halfway through the term, the administration of Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) has made minimal progress on the core proposals of its campaign. A lack of cohesive vision and a disparity between the priorities of the president and vice[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Reject Amazon to Defend DC

While Amazon considers Washington, D.C., as one of the potential locations to build its second corporate headquarters, Washingtonians should be wary of this apparent economic boon. Though D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has touted the construction of Amazon’s HQ2 as a way to further expand the local economy, the arrival[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 5 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Broaden Cawley’s Focus

As an institution that promises to prepare its graduates for life beyond the Hilltop, Georgetown University has a responsibility to provide its students with guidance as they seek to chart their path post-graduation. Yet, the Cawley Career Education Center, the primary source of assistance for students’ career-related concerns and queries,[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Treat Adjuncts as Equals

Adjunct professors at Georgetown University now face an uncertain future after the passing of the Oct. 31 expiration of their collective bargaining contract with the university. Georgetown must recognize adjunct professors’ immense contributions by paying them a wage that is livable given the high cost of living in the Washington,[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Redirect Penalties for Sex Work

Last month, D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced a bill to decriminalize sex work in Washington, D.C. Although this editorial board endorses the council’s goal of protecting the safety and rights of sex workers in D.C., it believes the manner in which this bill attempts to do so will[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Eliminate Legacy Privilege

Last week, this editorial board discussed one potential way Georgetown University could re-center its admissions process on student achievement. In this vein, we believe that to truly promote inclusion and opportunity, the university must end its preference of legacy students in admissions. This practice prioritizes students with potentially less merit[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 6 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Confront Abuses of Power

Over the last year, rich, powerful men across myriad industries — from Harvey Weinstein to Bill O’Reilly to President Donald Trump — have been accused of nonconsensual sexual contact, often after years of silencing their accusers. To combat not only the horrific prevalence of sexual assault, but also the all-too-frequent[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 1 comment Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We Are Not Your Racial Wedge

To the Editor, The Asian-Pacific Islander Leadership Forum denounces the recent editorial, “Refocus Admissions on Merit,” published in The Hoya last Friday. We do not stand for the beliefs espoused in this article. While the editorial states that after eliminating affirmative action, the proportion of Asian-American students rose at the[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 5 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Refocus Admissions on Merit

As admissions season gets underway, nearly 20,000 hopeful students will vie for a spot in the Georgetown University Class of 2022. Last year, a mere 15.4 percent of the 21,465 applicants were accepted. In this admissions cycle, Georgetown should evaluate applicants on their merit alone by ceasing the practice of[Read More…]

by October 20, 2017 61 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Defund Intolerance

Love Saxa does not deserve the benefit of university recognition. As a group whose mission advocates against equal rights for the LGBTQ community, Love Saxa fosters intolerance. As such, the club is antithetical to what a university club should be, and it should be ineligible for any university benefits. Love[Read More…]

by October 20, 2017 68 comments Editorial