Editorials

Increase transparency and reevaluate priorities in tuition increases

Increase transparency and reevaluate priorities in tuition increases

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12/07/2018

The first Hoya Roundtable of the 2018-19 academic year, held on Nov. 5, addressed the current tuition rate and projected increases. Provost Robert Groves and university representatives attempted to answer questions and provide rationale behind the university’s decision to increase the 2018-19 tuition by 3.5 percent, along with increasing other costs. This editorial board believes…

Uphold Women’s Rights on Campus

Uphold Women’s Rights on Campus

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11/09/2018

In a political climate that increasingly seems to be divided by gender, the National Coalition for Men is bringing the fight to Georgetown’s campus. On Oct. 3, the organization filed a complaint against Georgetown University alleging that the university “is in violation of Title IX because it offers resources, funding, fellowships, and scholarships that are…

U.S. Must End Alliance with Saudi Arabia

U.S. Must End Alliance with Saudi Arabia

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10/26/2018

On Oct. 2, journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian citizen and U.S. resident who frequently criticized the Saudi government, disappeared after visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. In the weeks since his disappearance, evidence has been brought forward that Khashoggi was murdered on the order of senior Saudi officials, possibly including Mohammed bin…

GUSA Fails Students

GUSA Fails Students

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10/12/2018

In GUSA’s recent elections for its new class of student senators, all seven of the elected freshmen are male. Though eight of the 21 freshman candidates were women and a majority of the first-year class is female, the freshman senate class will be dominated by male representatives. An optional survey conducted by GUSA following the election found…

Prioritize Educational Access for Low-Income Students

Prioritize Educational Access for Low-Income Students

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10/12/2018

Georgetown’s Community Scholars Program (CSP) celebrated its 50th anniversary last week. Run by the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, CSP’s stated mission is “to contribute to the successful retention and graduation of undergraduate students who are often first-generation college students, and typically represent diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.” Each year, the program brings together…

D.C. Council Must Uphold Initiative 77 Vote

D.C. Council Must Uphold Initiative 77 Vote

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09/28/2018

On Sept. 17, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson held an open forum on whether the council should move forward with a proposed bill to overturn Initiative 77. Initiative 77, which requires employers to pay their tipped workers the same minimum wage as non-tipped workers, passed with 55 percent of the vote in June during the…

Preserve Ballot Access and Vote, Dammit!

Preserve Ballot Access and Vote, Dammit!

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09/28/2018

On Nov. 6, voters will go to the polls for Election Day 2018. While pundits often decry young voters’ poor turnout, being a college student provides extra challenges to voting, namely the process involved in absentee voting. Requesting an absentee ballot often needs to be done by mail, and the ballot then needs to be…

Remove Power Design from D.C. Apprenticeship Program

Remove Power Design from D.C. Apprenticeship Program

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09/14/2018

The D.C. attorney general’s office recently filed a lawsuit against Power Design, a Florida-based electrical contractor. The lawsuit alleges that Power Design, known for its work on D.C. buildings, is at the nexus of one of the largest wage-theft scandals in the city’s history. Construction companies are required to employ a certain number of apprentices…

A Call for Reckoning over Sexual Assault

A Call for Reckoning over Sexual Assault

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09/13/2018

Content Warning: Sexual Assault This Tuesday, Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) resigned from his position as president of the GUSA Executive, after Vice President Naba Rahman (SFS ’19), chief of staff Aaron Bennett (COL ’19), and a number of other members of the executive resigned their positions (resignations which all but Nair have since rescinded). While…

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