Editorial

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…]

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

EDITORIAL: Dispel Recycling Rumors

Recycling at Georgetown University is needlessly confusing. The university’s failure to explain recycling procedures has muddled student understanding of what should be a simple process, leaving a vacuum for detrimental rumors to fester. Georgetown vastly improved its waste management system with its hiring of a recycling manager in 1989. By[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Reduce GUPD Security Costs

Student organizations at Georgetown University are not able to fully utilize their budgets. A prohibitive Georgetown University Police Department security requirement extorts clubs of money that should be spent on students. Currently, student organizations are required to hire at least one GUPD security officer for events that are “controversial,” have[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Implement Tuition Freeze

Next year, Georgetown University students will not need to pay the Yates Field House standalone fee. Removing the Yates cost, however, hardly distracts from Georgetown’s consistent and hefty tuition increases. The university announced in a Jan. 16 campuswide email that tuition would increase by a net 2.8 percent for the[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Refine Diversity Requirement

A superficial and uninspired execution of the diversity requirement has failed to provide the majority of Georgetown University students with perspectives that reach beyond their own. The diversity requirement, implemented in 2016, was meant to prepare Georgetown students to engage with different traditions and become global citizens. Despite this lofty[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Cease Delays on Title IX Coordinator

This editorial discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Georgetown University wants its students to “be heard,” according to the 2019 Campus Climate Survey marketing campaign. And yet, the university’s prolonged delay in hiring a new Title IX coordinator[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Ease Transition to Live Registration

Over two months after Georgetown University abruptly announced a transition to live registration for classes, the university registrar has failed to respond to pressing student concerns about the new process. Instead, it has abandoned students to grapple with the change on their own. Georgetown’s implementation of the new system replaces[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: No Endorsement, GUSA Candidates Underwhelm

After the tumultuous resignations in the Georgetown University Student Association last fall, this executive election promised a fresh start. Yet, in a campaign season marked by an attractive “Abolish GUSA” movement and another resignation, no ticket offers the solution students need and deserve. Georgetown’s student body needs a strong executive[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion