Post Tagged with: "editorial"

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

EDITORIAL: Respecting Honorable Service

During an Illinois senatorial debate last week, incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk (R–Ill.) disparaged House Representative Tammy Duckworth (D–Ill.) as she discussed her family’s service in the American Revolutionary War and her general perspective of American military interventions abroad. Kirk replied to her remarks by saying, “I had forgotten that your[Read More…]

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

Maintain Johnson’s Invite

With every graduating class, both at Georgetown and at other elite universities, there is always talk of who will deliver the commencement address. This year, a leading health educator will share her years of wisdom, a globally recognized filmmaker will highlight the importance of environmental conservation and an innovative CEO[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Let’s Finance Guidelines

The Finance and Appropriations Committee has an immense responsibility: allocating funds toward activities that benefit Georgetown students. As it stands, the obligation to balance the supplementary funding needs of existing groups, new organizations that need a helping jump start and capital improvements that advance the quality of student life is[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Fight For Campus

Last April, over a third of the undergraduate student body rallied to advocate for a student voice in master planning by participating in the “Let’s Not Get Screwed Again” campaign. The movement pushed for issues regarding off-campus housing, building renovations, new construction and the need to create space for student[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Our Trojan Horse

It is hardly a surprise that the recent release of the 10th Annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card, a set of rankings evaluating universities on accessibility of sexual health resources and information available to students on campus, placed Georgetown 112th of 140 schools. The fact that the university dropped 19[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top