Editorials


Editorials

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

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Howard Students Take Necessary Action

Hundreds of Howard University students staged a nine-day sit-in late last month to protest misappropriated financial aid funds, long-standing deterioration of housing conditions, and lack of transparency in administrative communications.... Read more

Digital Issue

Student Artists Deserve Better

This week is Arts Week on campus, an annual celebration of the arts and the students who create them. It is also an occasion to remember that the many artists... Read more

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Letter to the Editor: Stay Engaged in Qatar

On the Feb. 9, the Editorial Board of The Georgetown Voice published an article, titled “Time to Quit Qatar,” calling on the university’s leadership to close its Qatar campus. However,... Read more

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Walk Out for Gun Violence Prevention on the 14th

When 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were murdered on Feb. 14 by a former MSD student, the United States once again began... Read more

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D.C.’s Amazon Bid Neglects Residents’ Needs

Earlier this month, consulting firm Hamilton Place Strategies released a report ranking Washington, D.C. the most qualified of the 19 U.S. cities that Amazon is considering for its “HQ2,” the... Read more

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Letter to the Editor: GU’s commitment to migrant worker welfare in Qatar

Since Georgetown’s founding in 1789, Catholic and Jesuit values have driven our educational mission, rooted in social justice, service to others, and the common good. Today, we have become a... Read more

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Vote Nair/Rahman for GUSA executive

This year’s GUSA executive election features another slate of lackluster tickets that fail to inspire excitement or address the apathy towards GUSA from the general student population. This campaign should... Read more

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Fin/App Must Not Repeat Funding Mistakes

This is the most important month of the year for most campus organizations. For two hectic weeks, tickets for GUSA executive compete in a campaign full of profile picture advertisements,... Read more

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Georgetown Should Pay Reparations to the Descendants of the GU272

Maryland Jesuits sold 272 slaves to plantations in Louisiana In 1838, to keep Georgetown financially afloat. In recent years, the university administration has attempted to make amends with the descendants... Read more

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Georgetown Must Make Tuition Affordable

Last month, the office of the provost emailed the Georgetown community to announce that tuition rates for the 2018-2019 academic year would be raised by 3.5 percent. Georgetown is just... Read more

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Time to Quit Qatar

2018 marks the 13th  anniversary of the opening of Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q). Georgetown’s satellite campus in Doha is a joint partnership between the university and the Qatar Foundation.... Read more

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Don’t Forget Austin Tice

Austin Tice (SFS ‘02) is in his sixth year of imprisonment. A freelance journalist, Tice was one of the first on the ground reporting on the Syrian civil war in... Read more

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GUSA Candidates Cannot Ignore Vital Campus Issues

As GUSA elections approach, candidates for both the executive and senate will engage in advertising and discussions concerning a number of campus issues. This editorial board has written extensively about... Read more

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Trump’s El Salvador Decision Advances Inhumane Trend

The Trump administration announced last week that it would end the government’s protections that have allowed certain Salvadorans to live in the United States without fear of deportation. These protections,... Read more

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Georgetown Must Recognize Graduate Student Union

Last month, Georgetown University declined to voluntarily recognize the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE), a graduate student workers’ union. Over 50 percent of graduate student workers, or graduate students... Read more

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J20 Defendants Face a Miscarriage of Justice

Criminal hearings began earlier this month for the more than 230 protesters facing felony charges for destruction of property and conspiracy to riot, based on events that transpired on Jan.... Read more

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Georgetown Must Reckon With Bill Clinton’s Past

In the weeks since The New York Times and The New Yorker reported allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, the floodgates have opened for similar accusations against powerful men... Read more

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State Department Cuts Draw Concern

In the 11 months since his inauguration, President Donald Trump and his administration have weakened and eroded a number of top federal agencies. From the Department of Agriculture to the... Read more