Post Tagged with: "rights"

EDITORIAL: Fair Treatment for Workers

On a campus that seeks to promote values of care and service, allegations of a poor working environment for university staff are alarming. In a welcome effort to improve the working conditions for university staff, a new contract seeking a 5 percent raise for Georgetown’s facilities workers is currently being[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 2 comments Uncategorized

Labor Rights: A Consumer Issue

As I sit in the back of my macroeconomics class, I behold a sea of illuminated laptop screens. Each screen has the same image: rows and rows of clothes. I see my classmates mindlessly clicking and dragging each item of clothing into the electronic shopping basket. It is hard not[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Stand Up for Worker’s Rights

In January, The Hoya and The Georgetown Voice both published articles about the inadequate housing accommodations offered to Georgetown employees during Winter Storm Jonas. Georgetown presented the workers with the difficult choice of either staying on campus or receiving no payment until the university reopened. Many workers who decided to[Read More…]

by March 15, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Cold Treatment

Cold Treatment

Students and professors alike recently experienced the record-setting blizzard and ensuing four-day weekend that immobilized the District of Columbia. In order to clear the heavy drifts of snow and ice, as well as serve food to snowed-in students, many of Georgetown University’s dining and facilities employees stayed on campus for[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY BIANCA SOLER

The Future of Music Coalition Summit, which took place Monday and Tuesday, focused on challenges and changes in the music industry.

The Changing Face of Music

It was 2000, and Napster — an online service that allowed users to swap and download MP3 files for free — was growing at a viral rate. In just under a year, the site’s 20-million-person user base tripled, as people shared artist discographies and top-10 singles with a single click.[Read More…]

Respect Trans Patients

Respect Trans Patients

This fall, the O’Neil Institute for National and Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center will host a colloquium on the role of law and policy in affirming the rights of transgender individuals, marking a great step forward in the university’s effort to promote diversity and inclusivity. However,[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Work Ahead for Trans Student Rights

This summer was big for the LGBTQ community — particularly the transgender community. Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender and started a documentary series. Another season of “Orange Is the New Black” revealed the very real dangers of transphobia when Sophia, the transgender character, was attacked and then put into[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
CORREIA: A Place for DC Among The States

CORREIA: A Place for DC Among The States

In 1970, Sam Smith wrote in the D.C. Gazette that the D.C. Statehood movement was not proceeding at the speed most thought it would. “Instead,” Smith wrote, “we have annual piddling negotiations on the Hill that move the cause ahead with all the haste of a paraplegic turtle climbing the[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

DC Voting, Statehood Debated

Amid talk of D.C. statehood, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder brought increased attention to the District’s lack of voting representation in Congress in a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus on Sept. 26. Holder, a D.C. resident, gave the speech a day after announcing his plans to resign and focused[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Pro-Life Gives Voice to Unborn

The first amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1791, 15 years after the founding of the United States. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,” it reads. This amendment gives each citizen the power[Read More…]

by February 7, 2013 0 comments Opinion