Post Tagged with: "editorial"

Game Plan

Despite the criticism it has drawn from some observers, the recent proposal to implement a diversity requirement in the undergraduate curriculum is admirable. But before taking any concrete steps, the university must carefully prioritize its goals. The plan outlined by the Academic Working Group of the Diversity Initiative includes the[Read More…]

by April 13, 2010 0 comments Opinion

One Year Later, Still Work to Be Done

To the Reader: A year ago, The Hoya failed in its mission of providing the Georgetown community with reliable, responsible journalism. This failure came in the form of the annual April Fools’ humor issue. A far cry from responsible journalism, the issue was deemed by many to be offensive and[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Baby Steps for MyAccess

Despite the distractions of refreshingly warm weather and looming finals, pre-registration is on the top of most students’ to-do lists. Anyone who has begun exploring next semester’s course catalog will have noticed that MyAccess is to start providing textbook information for many courses. The addition is a simple one that[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized


The Arabic department, one of the toughest programs at Georgetown, has changed the make-up of courses offered after the second level for Modern Standard Arabic. The problem? No one remembered to inform the students until they started heading off for Easter break. In the past, the Arabic department offered only[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Think Outside the Internship Box

The hunt for the perfect summer internship consumes many a college student between January and April of every year. Internships provide students the chance to explore (or weed out) possible career paths, wear fashion-forward business suits and pack real-world experience into the all-important résumé. This year, however, the typical ambitious[Read More…]

by March 30, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Over the Top

The stunt pulled by Plan A: Hoyas for Reproductive Justice this past weekend was both disrespectful and immature. The coalition overstepped its bounds by disregarding the university Speech and Expression Policy at a time when the university had opened itself up to several hundred visitors. Plan A’s demonstration ambushed unsuspecting[Read More…]

by March 30, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

FEMA’s Long Road to Recovery

Nearly six weeks after the fact, President Obama has declared the post-Snowmaggedon District a major disaster area. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Wednesday that federal aid will be available to the District to aid the recovery from the record snowstorms that battered the mid-Atlantic in February. With the cherry[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Ripple Effect: Abuse Shakes Catholic Faith

With the latest scandal in the Catholic Church arguably reaching all the way to the Vatican, it’s time for the Church to set the record straight. Enough is enough. The recent expose of the sexual abuse cover-ups in the Irish Church and elsewhere in Europe has become a public relations[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Plan A Mans Up With Bro-Choice Panel

The Student Activities Commission’s decision to provide university funding for Monday’s Bro-Choice 2: A Panel on Male Activism in the Pro-Choice Movement triggered alarm for many who believe the event conflicted with the university’s Jesuit identity. The university administration, however, rightly showed restraint in deciding not to intercept the funding.[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

On the Job: Student Guard Safety

Any student who lives in a campus residence hall knows that GOCard swiping procedures are often ignored. Too many student guards fail to check the identification of residents who forget their GOCards and instead let them slip by the guard desk. This situation is both worrisome and easily rectified. There[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion