Post Tagged with: "letter to the editor"

Levels of Learning Lacks Awareness

In their column, Naman Trivedi (SFS ’16) and Rohan Shetty (MSB ’16) criticize “formalized, course-based teaching” at Georgetown for “fail[ing] to make learning integrative and high-impact” (“Levels of Learning in a New Curriculum,” Nov. 10, 2015, The Hoya). Without citing evidence or data to support this view, they then propose[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Catholic Vision of Sexuality

As a recent alumnus who “feels that Georgetown must change to include more church teaching,” I very much appreciated Lexi Dever’s viewpoint (“The Georgetown That Saved Me,” Oct. 30, 2015, The Hoya). I am glad that Dever has found a home on the Hilltop; Georgetown is in need of a[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Space For South Asian Culture

In response to Piyusha Mittal’s viewpoint (“Making Space for South Asian Culture,” Oct. 2, 2015, The Hoya), it is important to note that, over the course of the last year, Georgetown University and the School of Foreign Service Asian Studies Program have worked to engage South Asia in a more[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

What Has Become of Us?

To the Editor: My undergraduate class will celebrate its 20-year reunion at the end of May. Though I have attended in the past, I’ll stay home this year for the sake of my classmates. I would be such a downer complaining about what the university has become. (I’m sure they’ll[Read More…]

by May 14, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

In Defense of “I Was Mugged…”

To the Editor, When I first published my article, “I Was Mugged And I Understand Why,” I could never have predicted the response it would receive. I hope this letter clarifies some of the points that have been wildly misread. To be perfectly clear, I do not condone violence against anyone,[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 18 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rethinking the Dangers of Plagiarism

To the Editor: Just the utterance of the word “plagiarism” can elicit fear in students and professors alike. Most students have come to understand its parameters within an academic setting, but they do not always grasp how it translates to the real world. During a writing seminar that I recently[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Why I’m Proud I Changed My Last Name

To the Editor: I read Jasmine White’s “Why I Won’t Ever Change My Last Name” with curiosity … and indignation. I am a Class of 2014 alum and have been married a whopping five months. So clearly, I have lots of life experiences to speak to some of the issues in[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 10 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Catholicism’s Exploration of Scripture

To the Editor: “Born-again” Christian preachers demonstrated at Georgetown’s front gates last Wednesday, warning of the dangers of Catholicism and its inability to lead us to salvation. The event didn’t really draw my attention, except for one thing: a pamphlet they were distributing titled “What Roman Catholics Find When They[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Old Leo’s Policy Flexible, Not Fraudulent

To the Editor: In an article titled “Leo’s Limits Meal Swipe Use” from Oct. 10 [A5], The Hoya described Aramark and the administration’s motivations and students’ reactions to the recent enforcement of meal swipe limits at Leo’s. The administration cited the abuse of the previously flexible policy in which students[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

SAC Needs Nothing More Than a Diet

To the editor: Patrick Musgrave, chair of SAC, recently wrote an article in which he proposed many steps to help get student groups more funding for their activities. The solution, however, is so much simpler than either he or anyone else seems to recognize. In one fell swoop, SAC could[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion