Post Tagged with: "letter to the editor"

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A More Comprehensive Understanding of Merit

An editorial in The Hoya from Oct. 20 urges Georgetown to cease “the practice of race-based affirmative action” and “evaluate applicants on their merit alone.” The editorial board claims that Georgetown admissions “discriminates against particular demographics” and “specifically against fully qualified Asian students,” while also perpetuating “racist attitudes towards Asians.”[Read More…]

by October 24, 2017 11 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Rodent Problem in Georgetown

To our friends, neighbors and patrons, Due to the current state of construction in our area, it is a constant battle with rodents in Georgetown. We understand that construction is necessary on these blocks, but unfortunately, this has placed us in a position of great vulnerability. On their route to[Read More…]

by October 23, 2017 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Addressing Academic Diversity

To the Editor: Given the pervasive divisiveness that defines our current political environment, let me start with some common ground. The author of a recent column, entitled “Closing the Academic Gender Gap,” argues that Georgetown’s government department has a diversity problem. I agree. The author also argues that Georgetown should[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: End Unpaid Internships

To the Editor: I commend GUSA and The Hoya’s editorial board for speaking out against and seeking solutions regarding the injustice of unpaid internships. However, the problem runs deeper than just here at Georgetown. The entire practice of unpaid internships should be eliminated, not simply because unpaid work is unethical,[Read More…]

by October 15, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Letter to a ‘College Virgin’

To “a College Virgin,” I was sorry to read that you feel as though other Hoyas are judging you for your choice to abstain from sex – I can assure you that this Hoya is not. I cannot speak for the entire student body, but I can add that I[Read More…]

by October 1, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why Are We Surprised?

To the Editor: A recent Pew Research Center study indicates that 73 percent of Jews in America stated that “remembering the Holocaust” is an essential part of what being Jewish means to them. As a student of the Holocaust, I always found that this statistic confounds non-Jews. To them, the[Read More…]

by September 26, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Being Opinionated Will Not Help

To the Editor, In the viewpoint “Learning to Be Fearlessly Opinionated,”  [The Hoya, Sept. 22, 2017, A3] I can relate to a lot of what the author is feeling. As I am more reserved, I tend to keep quiet in social settings, not wanting to stir controversy or contradict what[Read More…]

by September 23, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Expand Advocacy to Protect Dreamers

As a Georgetown alumna and a high school teacher, who over the years has taught many talented, determined students without documentation, I applaud your support of the bipartisan Dream Act. I urge you to go a step further and support the Recognizing America’s Children Act. It is bipartisan legislation in[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: After 52 Years, A Confession

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: After 52 Years, A Confession

Dear Editor: In the fall of 1965, I was a freshman in the Georgetown College living on the fourth floor of Old North. Another freshman, who shall remain unnamed, and I decided to steal the hands from the clock on Healy Tower. We went up through the attic of Healy[Read More…]

by May 4, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Do You Love Medicine?

To all pre-med “Josh” Hoyas, I write this as I sit in the depths of another university’s library, preparing myself for yet another physiology test in less than 36 hours. I was privileged, unlike many Hoyas, to be able to make it through the rigorous curriculum and approval process from[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top