Editorial

BOD Breaks the Bubble

A university’s board of directors should reflect not just a school’s identity nor its most powerful alumni, but also its priorities and goals as an organization. Georgetown’s recent decision to appoint D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson (SFS ’92, GRD ’07) as a member of its board of directors shows[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROSENBERGER: Challenge To Reject Rejection

ROSENBERGER: Challenge To Reject Rejection

In my estimation, a fair number of the students dedicatedly reading The Hoya these first weeks are eager freshmen. Some want to better know the campus they’ve stepped onto, while others are just itching to join the flagship of Georgetown’s journalistic efforts. Admittedly, others read just so they don’t appear[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Identifying Progress

Through the developing discussion of trans issues at Georgetown, the university has reached a considerable benchmark in its history, with transgender students more welcomed on campus and issues that concern them gaining wider attention. More progress, however, can still be made, especially in the area of simple administrative policy. Foremost[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
David Chardack

No, You Didn’t Hear Us

While Leo’s will never have trouble retaining the freshmen and sophomores who often purchase larger, more expensive meal plans as part of their mandated procurement, the dining hall’s elimination this year of the 45-block meal plan robs juniors and seniors of flexibility in dining options. They claimed to hear us[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 13 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Almost Painless Printing

When University Information Services updated the printing system across campus this summer, it appeared to be a move in the right direction. The clunky desktop-based setup has been abrogated in favor of placing printers on a Georgetown-wide system. But all this new fancy printing equipment is to no avail if[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Constructing Better Access

This year will surely be one of the most inconvenient for Georgetown students in recent memory. With construction crews ready to start on a variety of projects around campus, blocked pathways and roundabout routes will be a hallmark of this year. But the inconvenience of extra walking time will be[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Senior Housing Certainty

Although Georgetown has long boasted that it meets 100 percent of students’ demonstrated financial need, this aid still came into question for some seniors. Because housing eligibility is not guaranteed for seniors, some students have gone months without knowing where they are going to live, or if their financial aid will[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Coors Light Clemency

No week of a student’s life is more socially excruciating than the first week of college. The new liberties associated with living on one’s own, combined with the pressure to find friends within the first few weeks of college, can lead to understandable lapses in judgment, especially when it comes[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
A Legacy in Progress

A Legacy in Progress

Embarking on his 14th year in office, University President John J. DeGioia is now Georgetown’s longest-serving president. While this feat is merely statistical, its arrival indicates that DeGioia’s legacy will likely be one of the most significant in Georgetown’s modern history. DeGioia’s forte lies with augmenting the university’s presence among[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Safety First, Guns Second

For decades, Washington, D.C., had some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation — banning both the ownership of handguns and the ability to carry guns in public spaces. But recent court decisions have chipped away at the foundation of D.C.’s gun control framework. Not only do these[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top