EDITORIAL: Equalize GU Parental Leave

Academic hierarchy should not determine faculty members’ ability to raise their children. After years of dismissing the concerns of its employees, Georgetown University must take action now to strengthen crucial benefits for nontenured professors. Last month, Provost Robert Groves received a petition signed by 282 individuals asking the university to[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Combat Campus Antisemitism

As the United States mourns another tragedy fueled by bigotry, members of the Georgetown University community — both students and administrators — must look inward to realize the danger of enabling antisemitism on campus. On Oct. 27, a man entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh with an AR-15-style assault rifle[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Church Crisis Demands Introspection

In its efforts to confront the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, Georgetown University has fallen dramatically short by failing to look inward. Georgetown has thus far neglected to take substantive action concerning its relationship to the scandal, failing to acknowledge the crisis’ effects on the university community or revoke[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Preserve Support for GU Women

Amid bad-faith and ignorant attacks from an organization dead set on protecting male privilege, Georgetown University must continue to promote the achievement and success of women. Women face societal discrimination both within and beyond Georgetown’s front gates. To help combat this bias, the university supports an array of programs focused[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Subpar Housing Merits Compensation

Faulty fire alarms. Disruptive, clamorous construction. Severe miscommunication from university officials to endangered student residents. Georgetown has proven unwilling or unable to address a wide array of housing and maintenance problems, many of which detract from residents’ health and safety. While these problems are not new to the Georgetown community,[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Intervene for Safer GU Community

This editorial discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off- campus resources. “I don’t think about it.” When Jackson Katz, co-founder of harassment prevention organization Mentors in Violence Prevention, asked men what they did every day to guard against being sexually assaulted for[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Understand Threats to Free Press

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed for criticizing his government. As students in the United States, we should take this moment to remember that violence against journalists is a more severe problem than we may recognize in our day-to-day lives. In this country, we too often take freedom of[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Reclaim Sellinger for Undergrads

Sellinger Lounge is one of Georgetown University’s best efforts at developing a multifaceted space on campus. However, maintenance problems and confusion over the lounge’s primary goals seriously detract from functionality for undergraduate students. Sellinger, found just outside the university bookstore in the Leavey Center, serves a wide range of people[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 4 comments Editorial
EDITORIAL: On Fair, Explain GU Response

EDITORIAL: On Fair, Explain GU Response

On Sept. 29, Georgetown University professor Christine Fair posted a tweet wishing for the death of 11 U.S. senators. Her comments pushed — but, in the eyes of this editorial board, did not cross — university-established lines surrounding free speech. In choosing not to discipline Fair and instead begin her[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 4 comments Editorial
EDITORIAL: Follow Through on Tobacco-Free

EDITORIAL: Follow Through on Tobacco-Free

Georgetown University must follow through on promises it makes — especially when those promises are related to the health of its students and university community at large. Over the last two years, Georgetown has planned to enforce a tobacco-free policy on its main campus: It aimed to become tobacco- and smoke-free[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 1 comment Editorial