Post Tagged with: "reform"

En Route to Disaster

What can people do with 30 minutes of their time? Read a book to their children. Write back to their grandmother. Sleep in. Work for wages. These are some of the things the Office of Transportation Management and the Office of Planning and Facilities Management neglected to consider when they[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Hoyas For Mental Health

The proposed anonymous undergraduate peer-to-peer support network, in conjunction with Counseling and Psychiatric Services, represents a promising step toward mental health reform that students and administrators should endorse. As the Georgetown University Student Association Executive Mental Health Committee continues talks with the administrators this week in the hope of launching[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Odd Man Out

The Odd Man Out

In retrospect, the summer of 2015 will belong to Donald Trump. The Republican presidential candidate has enthralled both the media and the nation with his bombastic rhetoric and unabashed dismissal of political correctness. His platform on immigration, specifically, has alienated millions of Hispanic residents and thrown reason and logic out[Read More…]

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

Reassessing the Problem of Public Education

Public education is becoming more and more standardized. While the benefits and drawbacks may be debatable, the fact that it indirectly disfavors students in poor, often urban school districts is not. Last year was the first time that more than half of Washington, D.C.’s charter school students scored proficient or[Read More…]

by August 2, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

McCarthy Speech Faces Protests

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the third-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was interrupted by protestors calling for immigration reform Wednesday evening, the second time a congressman’s speech was interrupted at Georgetown this semester. Three activists interrupted Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) during his[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Campaign Finance Reform on Table

The D.C. Council heard Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie’s (D-Ward 5) campaign-finance reform bill, a legislation package to close loopholes and increase transparency nearly two years in the making in response to several high-profile corruption cases, last week. The bill would close the LLC loophole, which allows certain business owners to contribute[Read More…]

by November 5, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

GUSA Explores Student Activities Funding Reform

The GUSA senate established a subcommittee on funding reform Sunday, coming toward the end of a year in which student activities funding plateaued and approximately 63 percent of funding requests were met. Finance and Appropriations Committee member Robert Shepherd (MSB ’15) proposed the creation of a subcommittee on spending reform[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Dreamers Share Stories

Dreamers Share Stories

In an effort to show the human side of the immigration rights debate, the Georgetown University Office of Federal Relations is compiling a short film featuring interviews with three undocumented Georgetown students. “They talked about what they would like to do if they’re able to stay in the United States,”[Read More…]

by October 28, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Stylistic Changes Preview Larger Push for Code of Conduct Reform

Stylistic and organizational changes to the Code of Student Conduct intended to clarify the disciplinary process are set for implementation by the end of the summer in anticipation of substantive changes to the document this fall. The revised code will do away with the category A, B and C violation[Read More…]

by August 7, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

SAC Issues Reform Plan at Town Hall

The Student Activities Commission unveiled plans for a new funding system to a roundtable of student group leaders Wednesday night in response to student complaints over SAC’s programming-arc funding model. “I want to stress that we’re presenting a draft — nothing here is set in stone,” SAC Chairman Andy Koenig[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments Campus News