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VIEWPOINT: Menstruation Deserves Attention. Period.

When you see a person begging on the street, how do you feel? Most of us are able to empathize, at least on some level, with being cold or hungry. But how many of us can sympathize with the feeling of blood soaking our underwear? Nearly half of the global[Read More…]

by September 18, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Recommit to Title IX

On Sept. 7, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced President Donald Trump’s administration will open a public comment period, beginning the process to create new regulations concerning Title IX, a federal law stating that access to education should not be denied on the basis of sex. DeVos has targeted several[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Extend Aid to International Students

As campus discourse continues to focus on making Georgetown a vibrant, diverse and welcoming home for all, there is one group that is consistently ignored: international students. The position of international students within the Georgetown community reveals both a weakness in the university’s genuine commitment to diversity and international-mindedness and[Read More…]

by September 11, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Learning to Dig Deeper

Last spring, I took “Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies,” a course that was informative beyond my expectations. As we moved beyond theory and examined institutions and movements ranging from the military-industrial complex and the prison-industrial complex to globalization, I grew incredulous at how little I truly knew about the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Cultivating a Culture of Safety and Wellness

As we begin the new academic year, I want to take this opportunity to welcome the class of 2021 and share some important information on how the Georgetown community can care for its members and create a safe, secure campus. It is our highest duty to provide a safe environment[Read More…]

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

VIEWPOINT: Confessions of a College Virgin

I am a 20-year-old virgin. I already know what you probably think about me. I am also the president of Love Saxa, a group dedicated to healthy relationships and sexual integrity; we often get the reputation as the abstinence club or the anti-same-sex marriage club, depending on whom you ask.[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 51 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Stepping Away From Selectivity

VIEWPOINT: Stepping Away From Selectivity

This Sunday at the Council of Advisory Boards Fair, as clubs set up on Georgetown’s front lawn and try to recruit new members, it is difficult not to be optimistic. As students walk through cramped aisles of tables adorned with promotional flyers and Bluetooth speakers, they can consider what possibilities[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: In Havana, Echoes of Home

VIEWPOINT: In Havana, Echoes of Home

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Cuba with three friends. The news that I was traveling to Havana was not well-received at home in Venezuela. Relations between the Venezuelan and Cuban regimes have been cozy since Hugo Chávez took power in 1998. Close economic and military ties have[Read More…]

by June 29, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Ensure Accountability through Student Input

A little collaboration can go a long way. Earlier this month, the Georgetown University board of directors approved Georgetown’s first Socially Responsible Investing Policy. The policy was formulated over the last year with continuous feedback from GU Fossil Free. Though this policy is not perfect, it is a step in[Read More…]

by June 24, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: At a Journey’s End, Discover What Sets Us Apart

I am neither a senior nor graduating, but I am leaving my position as dean of the Georgetown College after nine years. My own college years, now long passed, shaped my intellect, values and established many life-long friendships. My years as dean have shaped my professional life. It would be[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top