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EDITORIAL: Our Closing Thoughts

In an eventful year for the university, Washington, D.C., and nation, topics from the protection of free speech to ensuring affordability to the basketball program to the university’s role in the current political landscape predominated campus dialogue. As the editorial board reflects on these issues, one thing is clear: It[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Artists Take A Stand in 2016-17

Art, as a form of public speech, is inherently political and engages with existing thoughts and ideologies. After a remarkably eventful year in the political and social spheres, art and culture have naturally adopted similar themes. From restaurants to comedy clubs to movie theaters, artists and public figures have been[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, Year in Review
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2016 Election and Policies Spark DC Demonstrations

“This is what democracy looks like!” Groups of demonstrators, most of them young and many of them Hoyas, chanted in unison as they marched down the streets of Washington, D.C., ardent in their protest. On election night, the first in a series of demonstrations changed the landscape of politics in[Read More…]

Students Advocate Progress On and Off Campus

In a year marked by protests in Washington, D.C., following President Donald Trump’s election and his new policies, Georgetown students advocated for progress in areas ranging from workers’ rights to protections for LGBTQ individuals. Workers’ Rights Seventeen members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee staged a 35-hour sit-in at University President[Read More…]

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Top Ten Movies of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, take a look back the year’s best films with our top 10 picks. Click Here to Read Have a reaction to this article? Write a letter to the editor.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Fr. Richard Curry, S.J., 72 Professor of Catholic Studies and Theater Fr. Richard Curry, S.J., who taught for 10 years at Georgetown and founded Dog Tag Bakery, died Dec. 20 from heart failure. The Jesuit was a fervent advocate for veteran and disability rights, serving as the director of the[Read More…]

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Bowser Pushes Initiatives to Accommodate Homeless

In light of an influx of families seeking shelter during a record-breaking winter storm this year, homelessness in Washington, D.C., became an increasingly prominent issue, with Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) recently announcing plans to close the city’s dilapidated D.C. General Family Shelter. According to the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness,[Read More…]

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Kehoe Field’s conditions create challenges for club sports teams.

Complaints and Closures Strain Campus Resources

Faced with increased demand for resources in virtually all aspects of campus, the administration worked to address growing concerns in Georgetown’s academic, athletic and student life. Academic Resource Center With five academic coordinators responsible for the entire student population, the Academic Resource Center faced criticism for its tight quarters and[Read More…]

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In March, the Georgetown Solidarity Committee lauched its Work With Dignity campaign, demanding better recognition of the contribution of workers and improvements to their working conditions.

Students Advocate for Workers’ Rights

In a year dominated by student advocacy efforts to address issues at Georgetown from its history with slavery to divestment, workers’ rights has remained a prevalent issue on campus. Student athletes called for the university to re-evaluate its relationship with Nike, which has been accused of mistreating factory workers, while[Read More…]

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The opinion piece “I Stand With Willa,” co-authored by Zoe Dobkin (SFS ’16) and Willa Murphy, contributed to the movement demanding that the administration amend its response to sexual assault cases.

As Assault Survivors Speak Out, Policies Advance

As the issue of sexual assault on college campuses rose to the forefront of the national consciousness, advocacy efforts for awareness and policy reform at Georgetown also gained traction over the past academic year. From the hiring of the university’s first full-time Title IX coordinator, to the dissemination of the[Read More…]