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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

EDITORIAL: In Times of Tragedy, Engage

On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 58 wounded in what was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. One year and four months later, on Oct. 1, 2017, 58 people were killed and roughly 500 injured in a mass[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Inequity of Unpaid Internships

For many students looking to gain valuable work experience and make an income, unpaid internships can be an unfortunate reality. Although the Georgetown University Student Association should be commended for its recent efforts to financially support students pursuing these opportunities, it is vital that both GUSA and the university actively[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Compensate College Athletes

The status quo of compensation in college athletics is broken. The current rules banning student-athletes from being paid allow universities to exploit the unpaid efforts of its athletes. The NCAA should therefore amend its rules to allow student-athletes to not only be fairly compensated for their time dedicated to their[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Reassess Dining Changes

There is a truck in the middle of O’Donovan Hall. The stray Volkswagen vehicle that sits outside Sazón, the “Latin-inspired” concept on the upper level of the hall, is just one of many marks of the ineffective Leo’s redesign. The renovated Leo’s has not only lost its familiar aesthetic but[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Uphold Survivor Protections

The Department of Education’s withdrawal of the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter earlier this week will bring about a shift in policy surrounding sexual assault on college campuses nationwide. As new guidelines are put in place over the coming months, Georgetown University has the opportunity to dictate its policy largely at[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 2 comments Editorial