Post Tagged with: "Progress"

The Process of Becoming America, The Beautiful

James was walking through the High Museum of Art in Atlanta with his brother, Jonathan, when he said something truly profound to him. As they passed by the various works of art, a section of the museum filled with intricate sculptures caused them to pause and take note. In front[Read More…]

by October 1, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Forging a Safer Future Through Gun Control

On Tuesday, Andy Ward and Alison Parker were buried. We failed them. In the past few days, we have been left to make sense of their execution, which was broadcast on live television to an unsuspecting local Roanoke, Va. television news audience during an early-morning report. In the five days[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Work Ahead for Trans Student Rights

This summer was big for the LGBTQ community — particularly the transgender community. Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender and started a documentary series. Another season of “Orange Is the New Black” revealed the very real dangers of transphobia when Sophia, the transgender character, was attacked and then put into[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

BASSEY: Erase Party Labels to Speak Freely

​I don’t know who I am —- at all. But I know what I believe. I am a liberal. I believe in a world where all have room to fail and are able to better their lives, through a combination of hard work and understanding of their struggles. Before I[Read More…]

by April 13, 2015 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
In Defense of the Humanities

In Defense of the Humanities

Last October, the New York Times published an article addressing the decline of humanities programs across the country (available here). The article discusses how in light of economic collapse and a rise of interest in STEM, humanities majors across the country have become less popular. For example, the humanities departments[Read More…]

by September 24, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Progress Is Slow on Disability Access

Students may complain about the inconvenience of the university’s hills and stairs, but for Whitney Weldon (COL ’15), getting around campus is a daily challenge. Weldon navigates campus in a motorized wheelchair, which she says prevents her from reaching some dorms and facilities. “I feel like it’s not really fair[Read More…]

by November 6, 2012 0 comments Campus News
Gray Lauds Improvements in DC Public Education

Gray Lauds Improvements in DC Public Education

In his first State of the District Address, Mayor Vincent Gray spoke of progress in the District, while calling upon its citizens to work together to inhabit a more livable and prosperous “global capital.” The address was held in the theater of Eastern Senior High School in northeast D.C., which[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Making the Grade

Much needed reform promised by the Obama administration has come to the U.S. education system in the form of stimulus dollars, but whether this is change we can believe in has yet to be seen. This week, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee announced that DCPS won $75 million in[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Examine Motivation Behind Push for Progress

While Georgetown students are told that they can specialize in almost any imaginable combination of subjects, there is one course of study that they cannot avoid: competition. Students and faculty alike are in a constant state of agitation to remain a step ahead of the competition. We are all engaged[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion