Post Tagged with: "editorial"

Mixed Messages On Student Safety

Following the recent string of sexual assaults, public safety has been a crucial concern for residents and students in the university community. An informed partnership between law enforcement and the media has helped in both reporting and preventing these types of attacks. Unfortunately, this partnership has faltered, spurring harm and[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments Opinion

The Board Lacks Transparent Governance

Tomorrow, the board of directors of Georgetown University will convene to discuss official business that is relevant to current students, alumni and donors. Unfortunately, except for those in the meeting, hardly anyone will know what is discussed. When he met with the student media earlier this month, University President John[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Room to Breathe

Feeling cramped on campus may not be an issue for much longer. On Wednesday, the Student Space Working Group released the result of its comprehensive study on student space, which included recommendations for a much-needed expansion of student facilities. While there remain concerns over the goals’ feasibility and a missing[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Open for Business

Tomorrow the proposal for a business minor will come before the College Executive Committee for approval, potentially allowing undergraduates in the College to expand their academic horizons. Its passage would be a valuable addition to the curriculum and should be affirmed in full. The business minor was first introduced by[Read More…]

by April 27, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Asleep at the Wheel

It was a three-ring circus without a ringmaster. As reported in The Hoya today (“[Weekend GUTS Lack Funding](,” A1), students and the greater Georgetown community could face almost complete loss of weekend Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle service. The situation arises from a discomforting lack of oversight and communication on the[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Fresh Take on Voting Rights

It looks like citizens of the District of Columbia won’t garner congressional representation any time soon. Though a bill that would grant a vote to D.C. in Congress has stalled once again, we believe D.C. should continue to work toward this objective. But the plan of attack should change. Many[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Above the Hype

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon may be on to something. Recently he commented on Georgetown’s selectivity numbers, saying “we do not want more applicants.” Bucking the nationwide trend of excess college marketing, Georgetown has made a decision not to become mired in the numbers game. This unique stance may[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Victims of the System

The recent discussion about reproductive health at Georgetown echoes a broader issue that has been bubbling on the edge of public awareness for the past several years. Washington, D.C., is one of many cities across the nation that has seen a significant build-up of untested rape kits. There have been[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Poor Execution

For those of us who aren’t economics majors, the details of the new campaign by Georgetown, Divest! – and the university’s response to it – may seem somewhat baffling. Anyone who does comb through all of the facts, however, will conclude that Georgetown, Divest! is a group with a good[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments Opinion

DPS: Raise the Bar

The recent sexual assault in Copley Hall and a string of off-campus robberies have Georgetown students again questioning their safety on the Hilltop. Some students have become frustrated after witnessing unprofessional behavior on the part of Department of Public Safety officers. Georgetown students’ Twitter accounts and Facebook statuses are littered[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments Opinion