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LEE: Challenge Cultural Binaries

LEE: Challenge Cultural Binaries

Introducing myself became a burden when I arrived at Georgetown University. I opened my mouth to give a breezy response about where I’m from, just as others did, but I struggled to find the right words. I was born in South Korea, but that’s not quite where home is. I[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

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
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | The African American studies department, launched only three years ago, lacks the infrastructure for comprehensive courses confronting issues like microaggressions, according to Steven Botsoe (COL '20)

Students of Color Recount Campus Microaggressions

Often unnoticed, uncomfortable and perhaps unintentional, microaggressions are a common offense to people of color. At Georgetown University, minority students regularly encounter microaggressions despite university efforts to build a diverse community, according to several students in interviews with The Hoya. Leslie Hinkson, an assistant professor of sociology at Georgetown, defines[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Features
ILLUSTRATIONS BY EMILY SHAMBAUGH/THE HOYA | Students ranked sexual assault policy as the most important issue in today's election in a Wednesday night poll by The Hoya.

Students Set to Vote for President Amid Declining Trust in GUSA

As Georgetown University Student Association executive candidates seek to make their platforms relevant to students, trust in student government remains low, raising fears of low voter turnout. Of the respondents, 2 percent rated their current trust in GUSA as strong, while 38.9 percent listed their trust in GUSA as weak,[Read More…]

AMBER GILLETTE / THE HOYA | Clockwise from left to right: Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Aleida Olvera (COL ’20); Nicki Gray (NHS ’20); Sina Nemazi (COL ’21) and Roya Wolfe (SFS ’21); and Ryan Zuccala (MSB ’20) and John Dolan (MSB ’20).

Voting Rules Affect GUSA Campaign Strategy

Throughout the campaign season for this year’s Georgetown University Student Association executive election, the four tickets have focused not only on their policies, but also the rules and processes of the race. In today’s election, the ballots will offer voters the opportunity to rank candidates by order of preference. Unlike[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Features, News, News - Top

Medical School Launches Campaign to Reduce Bias

A campaign aimed to educate and spread awareness about microaggressions in the medical field launched at the Georgetown University School of Medicine this week. The campaign will include 17 educational posters on microaggressions: brief, often-used phrases that are degrading either intentionally or unintentionally. The posters will be placed around the[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top

President Trump Calls for Unity in State of the Union

President Donald Trump called for unity across party divides while remaining firm on hardline stances on immigration in his second State of the Union speech before a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Feb. 5. Members of Congress can move the country forward if they mend division along party[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin Says Republicans ‘Fed Up’ After Government Shutdown

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin Says Republicans ‘Fed Up’ After Government Shutdown

Congressional Republicans are likely to cooperate with Democrats even without obtaining provisions for President Donald Trump’s border wall to avoid another government shutdown, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) said at an event Monday. The sole path towards preventing another shutdown is Senate Republicans defecting from[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHRIST | Temperatures  dropped to 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit on Jan. 29. The city gave a cold weather emergency alert because of the low temperatures, opening all low-barrier shelters during the extreme weather period.

Polar Vortex Temperatures Harm DC Homeless Community

Individuals experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C., faced increased risk of hypothermia from freezing temperatures and extreme wind chill brought by last week’s polar vortex. The Arctic cold front plunged 72 percent of the continental U.S. population into record-breaking freezing temperatures, according to CNN. In D.C., temperatures dropped to a low[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top