Doubt pushes audience to question the line between truth and lies
Just over a decade ago, The Boston Globe wrote a series of stories about the conviction and sentencing of five Roman Catholic priests for child sex abuse in the Boston... Read more
Domesticity that even our feminists friends will approve of
I’m going to tell you something I don’t readily admit to many people: I knit, I bake, I cook, and I make jams and chutneys and butter from scratch. I... Read more
Dancing the Dream fails to keep emotional images en pointe
Rather than randomly hanging beautiful pictures of beautiful dancers, the National Portrait Gallery examines the history of dance as a visual art form in its exhibit Dancing the Dream, on display until July 14, 2014. The exhibit finds its strength in discussing the historical significance of dance on American cultural identity. At the same time, this focus on history becomes overly intellectual at the price of beauty, which is where the exhibit finds its weakness.
Being white doesn’t mean you’re not Hispanic
At a party early in my freshman year, I told a boy that I was Cuban. He immediately responded, “No you’re not.” As intelligently as I could given the effects... Read more
The Hilltop at your fingertips: Online learning at Georgetown
Last week, Georgetown joined the ranks of Harvard and MIT in offering a range of new digital learning alternatives by launching its first Massive Open Online Course. Through these projects, Georgetown is rapidly moving into the technological arena by making online learning a substantial part of the undergraduate experience. While this puts Georgetown on par with its tech-savvy peers and presents students with a cheaper, more diverse course selection, faculty members on the Hilltop and elsewhere are raising concerns about the pedagogical effectiveness of online courses, in addition to the broader implications for higher education.
Out of left field: The Voice‘s 2013 politics survey
Georgetown University was ranked as the second-most politically active college. Whether it’s the proximity of the Hilltop to the Hill, or the many political figures on campus, Georgetown has a reputation for a strong political culture. The Voice conducted an online reader survey to see if this reputation holds true.
GU Fossil Free pressures University to divest within 5 years
GU Fossil Free, a new student group created last semester, delivered a letter to President DeGioia’s office Wednesday morning requesting that Georgetown University immediately begin a process to divest from coal, oil, and natural gas companies within five years.
Zoning board approves plans for bowling alley in Georgetown Mall
It looks like the Georgetown neighborhood will finally get what it’s always wanted: a bowling alley. Pinstripes, Inc. now has permission to move forward with plans to build an upscale... Read more
HOYAS wireless network eliminated
On Wednesday, Georgetown’s University Information Services removed the WiFi network HOYAS due to its lack of security. According to an email from UIS, the removal is part of the University’s “Fast Deployment Wireless” project focused on replacing first-generation wireless routers. SaxaNet and GuestNet have now completely replaced HOYAS, providing students with safer WiFi networks, Chief Information Officer Lisa Davis said.