Editorials

Support Georgetown’s Black Survivors

Support Georgetown’s Black Survivors

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02/27/2020

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault  ************************************************************************************************************************* It is extraordinarily powerful to watch determined students demand their rights before senior members of the university administration. Members and supporters of the Black Survivors Coalition have been occupying Healy Hall since Feb. 24 to protest the university’s inadequate response to demands for improved sexual assault resources…

Say no to cashless policies

Say no to cashless policies

By:
02/14/2020

In the District, restaurants and businesses alike are following an increasing nationwide cashlessness trend, a move that has been met with backlash. At Georgetown, The Corp made the switch in 2018, with all seven campus locations exclusively accepting cashless payment in the form of a GOCard, credit card, or debit card. But some cities are…

Get Lost, Jack Evans

Get Lost, Jack Evans

By:
02/14/2020

For 10 glorious days in January, Ward 2 and D.C. were rid of Jack Evans. Now, Evans is running for his old seat, and a split field of Democrats threatens to reelect him. It is up to them and the voters to send Evans packing. Georgetown’s former member of the D.C. Council had been investigated…

Vote Gonzalez Porras and Figueroa-Flores For Fundamental Change

Vote Gonzalez Porras and Figueroa-Flores For Fundamental Change

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02/05/2020

After meeting with all three tickets in this year’s GUSA executive election, this editorial board is endorsing the ticket that truly inspired us. Arisaid Gonzalez Porras (COL ’21) and Anahi Figueroa-Flores (COL ’21) have spent their time at Georgetown mobilizing the campus’ immigrant community and its allies through their leadership of Hoyas for Immigrant Rights…

Vote Yes to Divest

Vote Yes to Divest

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02/05/2020

After seven years of advocating for Georgetown to divest from the fossil fuel industry, GU Fossil Free (GUFF) will hold a divestment referendum on Feb. 6 alongside the GUSA executive election. It will provide an opportunity to assess student support for better, environmentally conscious investment practices. This editorial board encourages students to vote Yes on…

Vote! Not everyone can

Vote! Not everyone can

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01/31/2020

The Iowa Caucuses are only three days away. After over a year of campaigning and endless polls and punditry, we will finally have a real idea of which candidates people actually support. Of course, what the people in Iowa think is not a representation of what the rest of America thinks, given its overwhelmingly white…

End Legacy Admissions

End Legacy Admissions

By:
01/31/2020

In 2014, Johns Hopkins University quietly removed its admissions’ consideration of legacy status. This January, their university president went public with the change in The Atlantic, noting dramatic increases in diversity Hopkins saw as a result of the elimination.  At Georgetown, applicants with legacy status are twice as likely as non-legacy applicants to be accepted….

Reform O’Connor Conference, confront Georgetown’s identity

Reform O’Connor Conference, confront Georgetown’s identity

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01/24/2020

For the 21st year, Georgetown will host the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, which the university website touts as the nation’s largest student-run pro-life conference. For the last two decades, the conference has operated under the name of a homophobic leader, invited harmful speakers to campus, failed to promote pro-life ideology across the entirety of…

Support the New and Improved Women’s March

Support the New and Improved Women’s March

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01/17/2020

Last January, our editorial board wrote that there were several fundamental problems with the Women’s March. Even though we stood by the movement’s founding principles, we advocated sitting out the march. Last year’s Women’s March was regarded by many as evidence the grassroots uprising grew out of anger at President Trump’s election and was unsustainable….

Georgetown Should Commit to Ethical Data Use

Georgetown Should Commit to Ethical Data Use

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01/17/2020

Many colleges and universities have opted to begin using technologies that track the behavior of prospective and enrolled students online and on campus, respectively. This editorial board believes Georgetown should preemptively commit to the ethical use of data collection technology, both with respect to admissions and student life. As The Washington Post reported in 2019,…

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