Post Tagged with: "policy"

VIEWPOINT: Bridging Governmental Gaps

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s last speech as president of Brazil on Dec. 29, 2010, was marked by tears of sadness from his supporters. Da Silva was seen off by throngs of supporters in his home state of Pernambuco, inspired by the optimism he had instilled in Brazil’s working class.[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized

EDITORIAL: Smoking Ban Needs Nuance

Since the beginning of October, two students, Mac Williams (NHS ’17) and Georgetown University Student Association Senator Henry Callander (COL ’18) launched a petition to hold a student-wide referendum to ban any type of smoking on campus. The Smoke Free Georgetown petition itself is very short, with the simple description[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Mental Health Requires Culture of Care

Last year, 58.6 percent of college students surveyed by the National College Health Assessment expressed feeling “overwhelming anxiety” in the last 12 months. Of college students surveyed, 36.1 percent “felt so depressed it was difficult to function.” At Georgetown University, we can see the clench of anxiety or ache of[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Love Fosters Lasting Peace

Love Fosters Lasting Peace

Monday nights for me, since the latter days of August, have meant calls home to my mother, sister and father. I usually ask for a recap of the important things I am missing back in Richmond — only the big ones though, because my mom can really talk — and[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Unconstructive Criticism: ISIS Policy in the GOP Crosshairs

“Weak.” “Misguided.” “An abject failure.” Over the past several months, these criticisms have been hurled at President Barack Obama by an array of pundits and politicians for his policies designed to counter the militant Islamist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. As the 2016 GOP presidential[Read More…]

by June 25, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
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Clinton Encourages ‘Radical Inclusion’ in Lecture

Former President Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) emphasized the importance of inclusiveness in constructing a vision for the future during a speech at Gaston Hall Tuesday, continuing his ongoing Georgetown lecture series. The hour-long lecture was the third annual installment of the Clinton Lectures, a series of four lectures by the[Read More…]

by April 23, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Welcome the Prodigal

As the daunting prospects of next year’s housing dominate campus conversation, a majority of sophomores have been cast adrift by the Office of Residential Living’s new study abroad housing policy for the 2015-2016 academic year, for which deadlines have already passed. Students studying abroad in the fall will be excluded[Read More…]

by February 9, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Students Should Compromise on Free Speech

To the Editor: Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson recently announced key changes to Georgetown’s Speech and Expression Policy. Among these changes are the additions of Alumni Square, Harbin Patio, the Healey Family Student Center patio, the Lau walkway and Regents Lawn to the list of areas where tabling[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Indian Politician Talks Climate Change Policy

Jairam Ramesh, a member of India’s Parliament and a senior political leader in the Indian National Congress Party, spoke about the need for climate change policy in a lecture hosted by the Georgetown-India Dialogue and the School of Foreign Service Asian Studies Program in the Intercultural Center auditorium on Friday.[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Following California’s Lead

Last week, California passed a law defining sexual consent as when both partners affirm the choice to engage in sexual activity, noting that consent cannot be given if either party is unconscious and that consent can be revoked at any time. The Yes Means Yes law gives Californian universities new[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top