Opinion

CACERES: Carving Spaces for WOC Mental Health Support

My culture — Dominican culture — prevents my community from recognizing mental illnesses among the women. My family describes certain aunts as “nervous,” instead of possibly dealing with anxiety, or the great-aunt as “very organized and particular,” instead of someone who might have OCD; even the cousin who likely has[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Reconciling Jesuit Teachings With Abuse

VIEWPOINT: Reconciling Jesuit Teachings With Abuse

This viewpoint discusses sexual abuse. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Our senior year began after the Pennsylvania grand jury report named 300 Catholic priests across the state who had sexually abused children over a span of 70 years. The sexual abuse crisis[Read More…]

EDITORIAL: Georgetown Silence Fails Survivors, Students

EDITORIAL: Georgetown Silence Fails Survivors, Students

This editorial discusses sexual abuse. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Georgetown University has irrevocably harmed survivors and students by failing to identify and acknowledge former university priests credibly accused of sexual abuse. University President John J. DeGioia named four abusive priests in[Read More…]

VIEWPOINT: Continue Trusting Georgetown Jesuits

VIEWPOINT: Continue Trusting Georgetown Jesuits

This viewpoint discusses sexual abuse. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. After The Boston Globe’s investigation of clerical sex abuse was released in 2002, many of us Catholics were shocked to learn that some of the priests we considered part of our family[Read More…]

EDITORIAL: On Housing, Increase Accountability

By now, concerns about Georgetown University housing sound like a broken record: Students implore the university to address rats, mold, gas leaks and collapsing roofs, while university officials fail to prioritize student safety. This pattern of negligence has made starkly clear that Georgetown on its own cannot be trusted to[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: End Collective Punishment

A student unscrewed lightbulbs multiple times in Kennedy Hall elevators, according to a Nov. 19 email to Kennedy residents from Residential Living. Instead of finding and punishing the student responsible, Georgetown threatened to fine hundreds of students in the residence hall. The university’s current system of collective punishment — in[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Discovering Hinduism in Āratī

Each Sunday evening as I enter Georgetown University’s Jewish prayer room, Makóm, for weekly Āratī, herbal incense and the soft hum of the harmonium greet me. After I grab a comfortable pillow and find a spot, I close my eyes and begin meditating with the rest of my Hindu community,[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Sustain Activism for Survivors

This editorial discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. For many on our campus, particularly survivors of interpersonal violence, the fall 2018 semester was emotionally exhausting. Highly publicized allegations of sexual assault pervaded our communities, both on and off[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Divest From Fossil Fuels

Despite preaching the perils of climate change in the classroom and promoting values of stewardship, Georgetown University invests part of its endowment in the fossil fuel industry. Georgetown University Fossil Free published an op-ed in The Hoya five years ago to publicize its proposal calling on the university to divest[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Build GSP Allyship

Next week, the Georgetown Scholars Program launches its fifth annual #GSProud campaign, an initiative dedicated to celebrating first-generation and low-income students on the Hilltop and building allyship on campus. Too often on campuses of elite, predominantly white institutions, low-income and first-generation college students are burdened with educating those around them[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top