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KHAN: All Speech  Matters

KHAN: All Speech Matters

“I personally am tired of hearing that First Amendment rights protect students when they are creating a hostile and unsafe learning environment for myself and for other students here.” Those are the words of University of Missouri Student Asscoiation Vice President Brenda Smith-Lezama. The greatest invention of free people —[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
KHAN: When the Right Is Left Out

KHAN: When the Right Is Left Out

A true liberal arts education is meant to introduce students to a wide variety of thoughts, and professors are supposed to be the well-intentioned and informed mediators of discussion. However, it is very clear that, as stated by a New York Times reporter in 2010, a “professor is a label[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 22 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Put a Dent in Debt

A Georgetown education is expensive, and the university needs to do more to help its students deal with the rising costs. The upward trend in tuition costs shows no sign of slowing, and students increasingly rely on loans to finance a substantial part of this cost. Student loans notoriously cannot[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Kindling the Fire

Last Wednesday, the Office of the Provost sent an email urging students to attend a series of events called “Ignite the Dream,” an initiative that aims to facilitate a conversation about race, equality and systems of oppression — an especially pertinent set of issues since the coverage of Michael Brown’s[Read More…]

by April 14, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
BASSEY: University Rank Spells Trouble

BASSEY: University Rank Spells Trouble

For those who haven’t heard, President Obama proposed a plan in 2013 to reform the higher education system. His proposal aims to release definitive rankings of universities and colleges. something on which U.S. News and World Report and Princeton Review have always held a monopoly. Although it seems impractical to[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
FIELDS: To Be Effective, Liberal Arts Should Liberate

FIELDS: To Be Effective, Liberal Arts Should Liberate

A Jesuit named John Courtney Murray once warned us in a prophetic book that the freedoms we Americans enjoy are constantly threatened by what he calls “barbarism,” which results from the very nature of humanity. We are at once capable of knowing and doing what is true and good and[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Housing Injustice of 2017

The Housing Injustice of 2017

On those colorful Georgetown University brochures and pamphlets that started coming in the mail my junior year of high school, I remember seeing fun phrases like, “Join us on the Hilltop!” or “Hoya Saxa!” Do you know what fun phrase I didn’t see? “We’re locking you on campus for three[Read More…]

by June 11, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Motives Questioned in First Papal Resignation in Six Centuries

Pope Benedict XVI announced yesterday that he would resign as head of the Roman Catholic Church, becoming only the fifth pontiff to step down from the position in the history of the papacy and the first in over 600 years. Benedict, 85, cited “advanced age” and health as factors in[Read More…]

by February 12, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized
Expanding the Zip Fleet

Expanding the Zip Fleet

One of this week’s most popular IdeaScale proposals suggested that the university add at least one Zipvan to Georgetown’s recently expanded fleet of Zipcars. This would be a worthwhile extension of the university’s contract with the company. Georgetown’s current fleet of eight Zipcars comes in a range of sizes, but Georgetown has yet to contract with the[Read More…]

by February 12, 2013 0 comments Opinion

HEALY: Community Service a Worthwhile Requirement

As the oldest and perhaps best-known Catholic and Jesuit university in the country, Georgetown has a unique opportunity to represent the tenets of that heritage. One of the founding ideals of that Jesuit tradition is that one must use one’s talents not simply to enrich oneself, but to enrich the[Read More…]

by October 29, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News