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Accept GAGE Vote

Having opened the door for an election on graduate student unionization in a Jan. 9 community-wide email, Georgetown can no longer refrain from recognizing graduate students as workers. The administration must agree to the Georgetown Alliance for Graduate Employees and the American Federation of Teachers’ proposal for said vote to[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Promote Inclusive Spaces

With over 5,400 undergraduate students living on campus, Georgetown has an obligation to provide spaces where students can feel comfortable and thrive emotionally and psychologically. Such a responsibility aligns with the university’s broader mission to “care for the whole person”. But until last December, ten years after the university-sanctioned “Out[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Inclusion Without Age Limits

As students navigated through the flyers, banners and sign-up sheets at the biannual Council of Advisory Boards Fair last Sunday, they were invited to sample the diverse range of student organizations at Georgetown. Yet for many the enthusiasm of CAB Fair fades to disappointment as they discover the acceptance rates[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Encouraging Hoya Creativity

As students scramble to secure internships before the summer, they may find their options falling into one of three categories: the lucrative but demanding financial and consulting services, the generally unpaid government and nonprofit work and the creative industries that lie between the other two. Financial and consulting services are[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

We Can Do Better Too

When it comes to issues that affect our community, campus media can be an essential tool to bring attention and pressure. However, when such bodies, including this independent editorial board, do not provide sufficient ways to resolve the issues others raise, we fail to fulfill our purpose as a body[Read More…]

A Loss for Students

In a secretive bait-and-switch this month, the university administration quietly took the famous Brown House — 3616 N St. NW — out of the housing lottery, assigning it for renovation and repurposing it as faculty housing in the coming year. Over 500 students have reacted strongly to this cloak-and-dagger move,[Read More…]

Debate Over Division

Georgetown students and community members this week had an unprecedented opportunity to engage deeply with issues of reproductive justice and Catholic teachings on life. Following the Georgetown University Lecture Fund’s invitation to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, numerous Catholic and anti-abortion organizations demonstrated against what they viewed as a disregard[Read More…]

Immoral Connections

The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, tucked away in a corner on the second floor of the Intercultural Center, is responsible for fostering better relations between the Muslim world and the West through various lectures and events. The center also lists Ibrahim Kalin, the chief adviser to[Read More…]

Make Audits Public

A recent external review audit has revealed grave shortcomings within Georgetown’s Academic Resource Center, a tutoring and consultation service available to undergraduate and graduate students. According to the full report, which was leaked to The Hoya, conducted by academic professionals in October 2015 and submitted to campus administrators in January,[Read More…]

Let’s Finance Guidelines

The Finance and Appropriations Committee has an immense responsibility: allocating funds toward activities that benefit Georgetown students. As it stands, the obligation to balance the supplementary funding needs of existing groups, new organizations that need a helping jump start and capital improvements that advance the quality of student life is[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top