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EDITORIAL: Dedicate Resources to CAPS

Nearly every syllabus emphasizes that Georgetown Counseling and Psychiatric Services is at your disposal if you are in need of mental health care. And yet, with student demand for services surpassing CAPS’ ability to provide them, mental health support for Georgetown students is far too often just an illusion. As[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Increase Textbook Transparency

At the beginning of each semester, Georgetown students scramble to find affordable textbooks in the short period between enrollment and when course materials are required for use. As few professors post textbook lists before registration, students are often left with no option but to drop classes or purchase expensive textbooks[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Reduce Burdens for Off-Campus Students

Georgetown University’s Office of Neighborhood Life is designed to assist students living off-campus. Yet in imposing arbitrary penalties and issuing unclear guidelines, the office fails to serve the needs of students. The stated mission of the Office of Neighborhood Life is to “support all students, non-students, and permanent residents” and[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Combat Club Selectivity, Remove Club Applications

At tomorrow’s club fair, undergraduates will navigate crowded tables in the Healey Family Student Center in an effort to find a cause, a team and a community that aligns with their interests. Entry to these clubs should not depend on an application. Clubs provide undergraduates with the opportunity to explore[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 2 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Respect Students, Adhere to Finals Policy

Study days are meant to be an undisturbed time for students to prepare for finals. However, some Georgetown University professors disrupt this time by violating the university’s finals policy. Under the Office of the University Registrar’s current policy, the university designates two to three days after the conclusion of classes[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 1 comment Editorial, Uncategorized

EDITORIAL: Increase Female Representation in Georgetown Leadership

In 1969, Georgetown University finally admitted female students into the college. Nearly 50 years later, the institution’s predominantly male leadership fails to include female perspectives. Since becoming fully coeducational, Georgetown’s female student population has increased, even surpassing the number of male students in recent years, with a gender ratio of[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Expunge Pervasive Mold

Mold has invaded hundreds of dorms already this year, posing serious health risks to students. After years of half-measures and incomplete solutions, Georgetown University must treat this problem as the severe hazard it is. This semester, Georgetown students have seen their health worsened by mold in their dormitories, and the[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Amend Withdrawal Policy

Georgetown University should not penalize students for withdrawing from a course. Under Georgetown’s current policy, students can add or drop courses without penalty during the first week of school. While students do not face GPA penalties for dropping a course during the withdrawal period — the two-month period after add/drop[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Revise Title IX Hearing Process

This editorial discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Survivors of sexual assault deserve every chance to earn justice and have their stories heard. Georgetown University’s Title IX office and Office of Student Conduct, however, fail survivors at every[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Memorialize GU272

Despite its promise to grapple with its ties to slavery, Georgetown University has fallen short in honoring the memory of enslaved people sold to benefit the university. More than two years after the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation offered its comprehensive recommendations, Georgetown has failed to act on[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Editorial