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EDITORIAL: Pilot Sunday GUTS Service

When Georgetown University students have time on Sundays to explore Washington, D.C., the lack of Georgetown University Transportation Shuttles limits students’ ability to travel into the city. Students have advocated for more accessible transportation into the District. While the administration has brought some changes, students still lack sufficient weekend transportation[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Foster Respectful Discourse

Rigorous debate is widely accepted as a vital part of students’ formative college years, when their beliefs can be challenged by exposure to diverse perspectives. Yet the attempts to suppress opposing viewpoints and hostile discourse around the recent GU272 referendum proves that Georgetown University students must do better to foster[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Increase Streetcar System

In the 1960s, Washington, D.C., dismantled its extensive streetcar system, abandoning Georgetown neighborhood residents to find accessible transportation to downtown D.C. With the distance from Metro stations, long wait times for buses and high prices for ride-shares, Georgetown residents must decide between a fast commute and reasonable budget. Three years[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Narrow GUSA Policy Goals

Nearly a month after Georgetown University Student Association President Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Vice President Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) were sworn into office, their efforts have been disappointing. Though the pair have just begun onboarding staff, they should ensure that the current passivity of the administration does not[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Vote Yes for GU272 Descendants

Georgetown University would not exist today if the Maryland Society of Jesus had not sold 272 enslaved men and women in 1838 to financially sustain the university. And yet the university’s reconciliation with its historical connection to slavery is largely limited to legacy admissions preference for descendants and renamed buildings.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 3 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Lead Response to Clerical Abuse

This editorial discusses sexual abuse. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. In 2009, Georgetown University and Fordham University were both notified of a sexual predator who had taught at both institutions. While Fordham immediately banned the predator, Fr. Daniel O’Connell, S.J., from campus,[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Support Black Survivors

This editorial discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Last Friday, the Georgetown University S.T.O.P. coalition delivered a petition to the Office of the Provost calling on the university to increase resources for black female survivors of sexual assault.[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Extend Leo’s Dining Hours

Food insecurity should not be a campus reality. But O’Donovan Hall’s restrictive hours and closure during breaks leaves those dependent on the university for food desperately searching for affordable meals. To reduce food insecurity on campus and allow students to use the meal plans they paid for, Hoya Hospitality must[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Expel Frauds, Recognize Privilege in Admissions

On March 12, the United States Department of Justice charged 50 people across eight universities in the largest college admissions scam in history. Five Georgetown University parents and two current students were implicated in the indictment, shocking and breaching the trust of the university community. These two students were complicit[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 3 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Reduce Summer Housing Costs

In the next few weeks, Georgetown University students will hear back from summer internship programs. But for many students with financial need, the university’s prohibitive summer housing costs overshadow the good news of receiving an internship offer in Washington, D.C. Georgetown charges $450.60 a week for summer housing occupied longer[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion