Editorials

Vote Yes on the GU272 Referendum

Vote Yes on the GU272 Referendum

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04/09/2019

This Thursday, April 11, students will have the opportunity to vote on the GU272 referendum.  The referendum, if passed, would demonstrate student support for creating a reconciliation fund to benefit descendants of slaves sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838 to keep Georgetown University afloat. The fund will be comprised of a $27.20 mandatory student…

Abolish the Selective Service System

Abolish the Selective Service System

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03/15/2019

When a group of students felt that opposition to the war in the Vietnam needed a platform at Georgetown, they founded The Georgetown Voice 50 years ago. As we speak with some of our alumni about their experiences during the Voice’s early days, the draft is a common thread. It was a dark cloud hanging…

The Voice at 50: Our First Year (1969)

The Voice at 50: Our First Year (1969)

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03/04/2019

The Voice published its first issue on March 4, 1969. To celebrate, we’re re-publishing articles about previous anniversaries we’ve found in our archives. In this piece, the first editorial board writes a short reflection on the first year of the Voice.  By the Editorial Board for the Voice‘s 3-month anniversary *** The nearly complete academic year 1968-1969 has…

Take the Campus Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey

Take the Campus Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey

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02/27/2019

Georgetown released its second campus Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey on Feb. 1. The survey, which runs through March 1, allows students to inform the university of their experiences with sexual assault and harassment during their time at Georgetown. This survey, created by the American Association of Universities (AAU), is being offered to students at…

Transparency is Key for Sustainability Initiatives

Transparency is Key for Sustainability Initiatives

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02/15/2019

The university has taken a variety of steps to reduce its environmental impact, including on- and off-campus solar projects to generate more renewable energy. While these plans are well-intentioned, issues during their implementation have muddled their potential positive effects. This editorial board believes that the university must take steps to increase the transparency of sustainability…

Replace Jack the Bulldog with a Rescue

Replace Jack the Bulldog with a Rescue

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02/15/2019

A series of Jack the Bulldogs have been at Georgetown for 57 years. He became the university’s official mascot after a committee of students raised funds to invest in a bulldog in 1962. After a brief lapse in the 80s and 90s, different Jacks have been living on campus continuously since 1999. The specific species…

Nemazi/Wolfe Offer Best, but Imperfect Choice for GUSA Executive

Nemazi/Wolfe Offer Best, but Imperfect Choice for GUSA Executive

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02/07/2019

The Voice editorial board has decided to endorse the Sina Nemazi (COL ’21) and Roya Wolfe (SFS ’21) ticket for GUSA executives. They’re good candidates, especially with Nemazi’s GUSA experience, Wolfe’s clear passion, and their actionable policy proposals. But they’re not perfect: Their proposals need improvement, and Nemazi’s debate appearance left much to be desired….

Don’t Deny D.C. Statehood

Don’t Deny D.C. Statehood

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02/01/2019

The 35-day government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history, threw D.C. residents into the national spotlight, but also brought an unintended consequence for statehood advocates. Washington City Paper argued that local and national news coverage of the shutdown inaccurately portrayed D.C. as solely a government town, populated entirely by transient federal employees, promoting an incomplete…

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