Post Tagged with: "representation"

VIEWPOINT: Barriers to Representation

For decades, politicians have bellowed that all are equal, that racial barriers are relics of the past and that anyone can be anything in the land of opportunity. The inauguration of our first black president eight years ago was a dazzling affirmation of such a promise; if there was ever[Read More…]

by March 27, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
PETROCHEILOS: Repairing Democracy’s Chasm

PETROCHEILOS: Repairing Democracy’s Chasm

In ancient Athens, the statesman Cleisthenes introduced a political system known as demokratia, or rule of the people.”Democracy is widely considered to be one of the enduring contributions of ancient Greece to the modern world. As a Greek and politically active millennial, I celebrate when the will of the people[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Viewpoint: District’s Need for Statehood

Why should Georgetown students care that Washington, D.C. citizens do not have full representation in Congress? Consider this: Of all the capitals in our world’s democracies, only Washington, D.C. is denied voting representation. As a D.C. citizen, I experience this firsthand. We pay federal taxes yet are not allowed to[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Endorsing a Return to the Plural Voice

This past week, the Georgetown University Student Association learned of changes affecting student representation on the Georgetown University board of directors. Administrators informed the student representatives on the board’s Main Campus Affairs Committee that they would no longer be allowed to regularly attend committee meetings and would instead be working[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
CORREIA: A Place for DC Among The States

CORREIA: A Place for DC Among The States

In 1970, Sam Smith wrote in the D.C. Gazette that the D.C. Statehood movement was not proceeding at the speed most thought it would. “Instead,” Smith wrote, “we have annual piddling negotiations on the Hill that move the cause ahead with all the haste of a paraplegic turtle climbing the[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

GUSA: An Association Lacking Representation

Gerrymandering is frowned upon in representative government. Unfortunately, it seems the Georgetown University Student Association has forgotten the basic principles of this breed of political system. Thursday marks the annual fall tradition of GUSA Senate elections. While upperclassmen usually ignore emails asking them to spare a few minutes and vote online, many[Read More…]

by September 27, 2011 0 comments Opinion