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Dean Deficit Hurts the College

In the fallout from last week’s norovirus outbreak, Provost Jim O’Donnell instructed ill students to contact their dean to have their absences excused. If you’re in the College, you probably had to reach for a campus directory to look up the name of “your dean.” The College Deans’ Office has[Read More…]

by October 10, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

‘Dumbest Generation’ Disagrees

On Thursday, Mark Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University, disappointed Georgetown students. It’s not that he chose to speak on why our generation is “The Dumbest Generation” because of our technology use, an inflammatory statement that could easily have caused offense, but that he didn’t present his argument well[Read More…]

by October 7, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

‘Dumbest Generation’ Disagrees

On Thursday, Mark Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University, disappointed Georgetown students. It’s not that he chose to speak on why our generation is “The Dumbest Generation” because of our technology use, an inflammatory statement that could easily have caused offense, but that he didn’t present his argument well[Read More…]

by October 7, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

GU Must Stop Force-Feeding Students Leo’s Meal Plans

As more than 212 students across campus suffered the effects of the norovirus, many older students across were happy to be free from the demanding meal plan requirement forced upon freshmen and sophomores. Last week’s outbreak sheds light on a fundamentally unfair burden; It is time we allowed everyone, not[Read More…]

by October 7, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Smoking Rules Shouldn’t Be Hazy

The poet Bryan Bale wrote of being enclosed “within a swirl of moonlit mist,” an experience that many students wading through the dense smoke cloud outside the library at night can understand. There are several areas on campus where some students exhale smoke while others hold their breath. Students should[Read More…]

by October 3, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

GU’s Quick Reaction to Explosive Crisis Was a Welcome Surprise

The university has been criticized on many occasions for taking too long to respond to large-scale issues that need to be dealt with immediately. In regards to the ongoing norovirus crisis, however, the university’s actions have been just the opposite. The first broadcast e-mail, warning students about the outbreak, was[Read More…]

by October 3, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Don’t Force Students to Pay for Tickets They Don’t Want

It is an unfortunate but readily observable fact that women’s sports teams at Georgetown do not get the same level of support as men’s sports teams. This is true across the board; the three most-attended sports are men’s basketball, men’s lacrosse and football. While the Editorial Board strongly believes that[Read More…]

by September 30, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Letter to Alumni Should Have Comforted, Not Insulted

For many alumni, the current financial crisis is a catastrophe. Many face losing their jobs, their homes and their financial security. With many former Hoyas in the financial field, Georgetown endeavored to show compassion and sent a letter expressing its sympathy to the alumni in the New York area. Showing[Read More…]

by September 30, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Nation’s Capital Must Lead LGBTQ Rights Movement

According to Washington insiders, District of Columbia’s City Council members David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94) and Jim Graham are planning on presenting a same-sex marriage bill to their peers as early as this coming January. And Mayor Adrian Fenty and at least 10 of the Council’s 13 members are[Read More…]

by September 26, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Clubs Deserve a Place to Work

In April of this year, the Student Activities Commission notified student clubs with offices in the Leavey Center that their offices were under-utilized and, as a result, they were going to be converted into storage space and shared meeting rooms. Sophia Behnia (COL ’09), chair of SAC, blindsided the leaders[Read More…]

by September 23, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized