Editorials

GSC Sanctions Miss the Mark

GSC Sanctions Miss the Mark

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02/17/2017

On Dec. 8, 2016, members of Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) participated in a sit-in to protest Georgetown’s licensing contract with Nike. Eight of these students have since been found in violation of the Code of Student Conduct for unauthorized access and failure to comply with a university office or law enforcement officer. On Feb. 2,…

Trump Administration Requires Active Resistance

Trump Administration Requires Active Resistance

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02/03/2017

Last weekend, demonstrators filled airports across the U.S. to protest President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order banning refugees, immigrants, and non-citizens from select Middle Eastern countries from entering the U.S. On Sunday, outside the White House, protesters chanted “No Ban, No Wall,” in disagreement with both this ban and the proposed border wall with…

University Must Address Inequality

University Must Address Inequality

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02/03/2017

On Jan. 18, 2017, The New York Times reported on a study by The Equality of Opportunity Project which ranked colleges by how many of their students come from families within the top 1 percent of the income scale versus how many students come from the bottom 60 percent. The study found that of all…

Bowser’s Plan Provides Needed Aid

Bowser’s Plan Provides Needed Aid

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01/23/2017

On Jan. 9, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the city’s intention to allocate taxpayer money to form the Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant Program, a fund designed to support the legal defense of undocumented residents residing in the city. The plan follows similar moves recently taken by other American cities such as Chicago,…

Academic Freedom Exists Past the Classroom

Academic Freedom Exists Past the Classroom

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01/23/2017

Georgetown’s policy on academic freedom states that, “Faculty enjoy academic freedom in the classroom, the laboratory, the studio, the library, and all the domains of their academic activity. Academic freedom promotes intellectual honesty and requires respect for the academic rights of others.” The policy further clarifies that, as with free speech in general, there are…

Georgetown Must Support Undocumented Students

Georgetown Must Support Undocumented Students

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12/02/2016

For those residing in the United States without documentation, including approximately 65,000 students, an uncertain future awaits. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to eliminate the pathway to legal residency for 11 million people. Undocumented students on Georgetown’s campus and across the nation need support in order to access the education many others may take for…

GUSA’s Smoking Referendum Falls Short

GUSA’s Smoking Referendum Falls Short

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12/02/2016

On Thursday, the Georgetown student body had the opportunity to vote on a GUSA referendum regarding a complete ban on tobacco consumption on the university’s main campus. The referendum is a non-binding measure to gauge the student body’s opinion toward such a ban. The poll is simply a barometer, and the administration has been clear…

Organize. Agitate. Unite.

Organize. Agitate. Unite.

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11/18/2016

We had gathered in the Voice office on Tuesday night to watch the election results come in, and as we left we found the above words scrawled across a brick wall in Red Square. They should guide the actions of young liberals as we continue to grapple with the reality of the coming presidency of…

Clinton Must Address the Root Causes of Trump

Clinton Must Address the Root Causes of Trump

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10/29/2016

Soon this circus will be over. And, barring catastrophic polling error, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will have likely won the presidency. She would do well to view Republican nominee Donald Trump not just as a defeated political opponent, but as the symptom of a disease that must be treated. While his candidacy seemed like a…

Vote Hillary Clinton/Timothy Kaine on Nov. 8

Vote Hillary Clinton/Timothy Kaine on Nov. 8

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10/28/2016

Now, more than ever, this country needs a competent and experienced leader to help guide American democracy away from the precipice it has neared during this election cycle. This editorial board believes that the only viable option to serve as the 45th President of the United States is Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. As former…

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