Post Tagged with: "viewpoint"

SMITH: Fighting for Home

A university creating space for students to find community. A commitment to a nuanced understanding of gender and sexuality. A declaration that religion and identity can intersect meaningfully and peacefully. This is what home looks like. In December, Georgetown approved the creation of a new Living Learning Community, Crossroads, which[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

HUNG: Remain Resilient Amid Challenges

I arrived at my current, soon-to-be-former position by accident. At 11:58 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2014, a mere minute before deadline, I submitted my application to join this nonagenarian newspaper on a whim, never expecting to be accepted, much less become its editor-in-chief. Two weeks and one sartorially misguided interview[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Graduate Students Deserve a Seat at the Table

At a time when national publications like The Atlantic speak of a “Republican war on college,” it is imperative that graduate workers have a say in their wages, hours and working conditions. Over the past year, the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees — a group of master’s and doctoral students[Read More…]

by November 29, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Defending Our Education

The Republican tax bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 16 represents a threat to the livelihoods of graduate students. Right now, tuition for most Ph.D. students is waived — in exchange for their work in research and teaching — and tax-free. The new bill proposes[Read More…]

by November 28, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Amid Rohingya Crisis, International Community Must Act

As the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar rages on, many in the international community have highlighted the inadequate response of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counsellor — a position akin to prime minister —  and international symbol of human rights. Yet, the apathy of the global community in actually addressing[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Equalize Employment Process

I almost missed out on my dream job because of $400 in medical debt. After receiving a job offer, I agreed to undergo a credit check as part of a routine background investigation. My credit report showed two debts from visits to urgent care centers. When my mom lost her[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Taking Pride in Our Stories

On the first day of sixth grade, my father warned me not to get too attached or comfortable, as we would probably not be living in this school district by the end of the year. After an expensive, drawn-out divorce involving encounters with the police and my father losing his[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: As Jesuit Presence Fades, Georgetown Recommits to Its Roots

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by November 7, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Advancing Tuition Transparency

Getting a Georgetown degree is expensive. Right now, Georgetown University’s undergraduate tuition hovers at almost $52,000 per year, a figure that does not even account for necessary expenses such as room and board, books and other supplies. This number also reflects a 3.5 percent increase in tuition from the 2016-2017[Read More…]

by November 7, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: With All Eyes on Virginia, Prioritize Local Politics

VIEWPOINT: With All Eyes on Virginia, Prioritize Local Politics

There is a picture of me from when I was little, holding a poorly colored-in sign reading “What about my future?” while on my dad’s shoulders. We were protesting an education bill in the Idaho State Legislature. Though I may not have understood it at the time, this protest was[Read More…]

by November 6, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top