Editorials


Editorials

Community action must accompany Amazon’s move to the District

Amazon’s “HQ2” is coming to the D.C. metropolitan area this year. In an editorial last March, we noted our concerns about the possible negative effects of Amazon coming to D.C.... Read more

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Time is up to revoke honorary degrees given to McCarrick and Wuerl

As a prominent Catholic institution, Georgetown has the capability and responsibility to take public, tangible action to address the clerical sex abuse crisis; yet the university has failed to use... Read more

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Speak Out: Protect Survivors and Reject Proposed Changes to Title IX

Content Warning: Sexual Assault The Department of Education has released new Title IX guidelines—rules about how cases of sexual assault can be handled by schools. The release on Nov. 16... Read more

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Increase transparency and reevaluate priorities in tuition increases

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... Read more

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Uphold Women’s Rights on Campus

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... Read more

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U.S. Must End Alliance with Saudi Arabia

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... Read more

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GUSA Fails Students

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... Read more

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Prioritize Educational Access for Low-Income Students

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... Read more

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D.C. Council Must Uphold Initiative 77 Vote

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... Read more

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Preserve Ballot Access and Vote, Dammit!

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,... Read more

Opinion

Remove Power Design from D.C. Apprenticeship Program

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... Read more

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A Call for Reckoning over Sexual Assault

Content Warning: Sexual Assault Editor’s Note: Nair wrote in a June 28, 2019 email to the Voice that “No complaint has ever been lodged against me regarding my conduct with either... Read more

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Georgetown Must Revoke Honorary Degrees from McCarrick and Wuerl

A recent report issued by the Pennsylvania Attorney General exposed rampant clerical sexual abuse of children in six of the state’s Catholic dioceses. Over 1,000 victims have been confirmed in... Read more

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Dear incoming students…

Welcome to Georgetown. Here at the Voice, we have a yearly tradition of writing a letter to incoming students. In the past, we wrote of the need to “be flawed... Read more

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ICE out of D.C.

Of all of the issues that played out on the national news cycle this summer, perhaps none seemed as urgent as that of American immigration policy. While the border region... Read more

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Support GUAPA’s Petition to Keep GUPD Unarmed

This editorial was originally written in response to GUAPA’s letter to President DeGioia from May 5, 2018. On May 5, 2018 Georgetown United Against Police Aggression (GUAPA) delivered a letter... Read more

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GUPD Should Not Be Armed

The GU Advocates for Responsible Defense (GUARD) presented the Office of the President with a letter arguing that GUPD officers should be trained and equipped with firearms on April 13.... Read more

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D.C. General Demolition Ignores Safety Concerns of Homeless Residents

During her first mayoral campaign in 2014, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser vowed to close the D.C. General Family Shelter, the former hospital that served as the city’s primary homeless shelter... Read more

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Media Must Cover Police Shootings Responsibly

Within the last three weeks, there have been two high-profile police shootings of unarmed black men. On March 18, Sacramento Police officers shot and killed Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s... Read more

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Teacher Walkouts Show Unfair Conditions

Teachers across the country are walking out of classrooms for better pay and support from their state governments. Starting in West Virginia, where a nine-day strike resulted in a 5... Read more