Post Tagged with: "letter to the editor"

Shortsighted Fans Are the Crisis at Hand

To the Editor:   I’m not much of a letter writer, but the editorial, “A Program’s Identity Crisis” (The Hoya, A2, March 22, 2011), was so misguided as to deserve a response. I can only presume the writer(s) are somewhere in the Class of 2011 or 2012, which means surely[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments Opinion

No Identity Crisis Here

To the Editor: The editorial “A Program’s Identity Crisis” (The Hoya, A2, March 22, 2011) asked, “Would Georgetown basketball, and the university on the whole, still retain its identity if [it adopts a win–at-all-costs approach]?” No, it would not. The success of Georgetown’s basketball program has always been measured by[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Pub’s Past Was Great, Future Should Be Too

To the Editor:   The vision of a University Center in Healy basement belongs to Sue Palmer Johnson, the director of Student Activities in the early 1970s.  I was fortunate to work with her, other administrators, and many fellow students in opening the Café in 1973 and the Pub in[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Questioning the Role of Humanitarian Enforcer

To the Editor: In regard to the editorial, “Getting This One Right” (The Hoya, A2, March 22, 2011), I believe there is a larger question to be raised concerning the humanitarian intervention in Libya. One of the stated goals of the United Nations is to mitigate threats to “international peace[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments Opinion

What One Author Should Learn From His Jesuit Education

It is said that Mark Twain wrote, “When I was 14, my father was so ignorant that I could hardly stand to have the man around. But when I got to 21, I was astonished as to how much the man had learned in 7 years.” Hopefully, this will better[Read More…]

by March 3, 2011 0 comments Opinion

The Effects of DADT Repeal Remain Delayed

Regarding The Hoya’s 1/25/11 article “‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal’s Effect on ROTC Limited,” I think it is important to note that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) has not yet completely gone away since its December repeal. Though Congress finally passed a bill to repeal this 17-year-old law, which barred[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 0 comments Opinion

North Korean Atrocities Are No Laughing Matter

I was shocked and disgusted after reading “Scandalous Halloween Costumes Put the `Ho’ in Hoya” (THE GUIDE, Oct. 22, 2010, G14). Although I am generally an avid reader of your weekly and usually excellent newsmagazine, I was thoroughly disillusioned by what I saw as a tasteless, insensitive and offensive piece[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Military Policy Recalls Rights Struggles of Past

TO THE EDITOR: While “`Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Protects Personal Privacy in Military” (THE HOYA, Oct. 22, 2010, A3) proposes a decent argument on the sacrifice of certain inalienable rights upon enlisting or being commissioned, the “problems” it describes in the beginning are the same “problems” one might have brought[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Shutting Out Minority Voices Harms All

TO THE EDITOR, “`Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Protects Personal Privacy in Military” (THE HOYA, Oct. 22, 2010, A3) relies on two offensive premises to defend the military’s unwise and discriminatory policy. First, Ardelean asserts that DADT’s harmful effects can be ignored because most service members are not gay and the[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Coburn’s Haiti Aid Opposition Misrepresented

To The Editor: Bethany Imondi’s viewpoint “Aid to Haiti Should Not Be Political” (The Hoya, Oct. 8, 2010, A3) exemplifies what is wrong with liberals on campus. Instead of doing independent research about current issues, they simply parrot what they have read on leftist websites such as and[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments Opinion