Editorials


Editorials

Georgetown Must Support Refugees

On June 20, 2016, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced that the number of displaced persons in the world reached a record high at 65.3 million people. Of... Read more

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Prioritize Club Sports’ Space

When the university closed the increasingly hazardous Kehoe Field last February, this editorial board approved of the move. It was right to end the use of Kehoe’s unsafe playing surface,... Read more

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Vote Mack/Andino for GUSA Executive

As the GUSA executive election approaches, the Georgetown community is once again reminded of the student organization that ostensibly serves as the voice of the students to the administration. GUSA... Read more

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Congress Must Stop Obstruction

On Feb. 13, Washington, D.C. citizens and lawmakers held a rally and meeting a block away from the Capitol Building as a part of the burgeoning #HandsOffDC movement. The movement... Read more

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GSC Sanctions Miss the Mark

On Dec. 8, 2016, members of Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) participated in a sit-in to protest Georgetown’s licensing contract with Nike. Eight of these students have since been found in... Read more

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Trump Administration Requires Active Resistance

Last weekend, demonstrators filled airports across the U.S. to protest President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order banning refugees, immigrants, and non-citizens from select Middle Eastern countries from entering the... Read more

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University Must Address Inequality

On Jan. 18, 2017, The New York Times reported on a study by The Equality of Opportunity Project which ranked colleges by how many of their students come from families... Read more

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Bowser’s Plan Provides Needed Aid

On Jan. 9, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the city’s intention to allocate taxpayer money to form the Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant Program, a fund designed to... Read more

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Academic Freedom Exists Past the Classroom

Georgetown’s policy on academic freedom states that, “Faculty enjoy academic freedom in the classroom, the laboratory, the studio, the library, and all the domains of their academic activity. Academic freedom... Read more

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Georgetown Must Support Undocumented Students

For those residing in the United States without documentation, including approximately 65,000 students, an uncertain future awaits. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to eliminate the pathway to legal residency for... Read more

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GUSA’s Smoking Referendum Falls Short

On Thursday, the Georgetown student body had the opportunity to vote on a GUSA referendum regarding a complete ban on tobacco consumption on the university’s main campus. The referendum is... Read more

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Organize. Agitate. Unite.

We had gathered in the Voice office on Tuesday night to watch the election results come in, and as we left we found the above words scrawled across a brick... Read more

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Clinton Must Address the Root Causes of Trump

Soon this circus will be over. And, barring catastrophic polling error, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will have likely won the presidency. She would do well to view Republican nominee Donald... Read more

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Vote Hillary Clinton/Timothy Kaine on Nov. 8

Now, more than ever, this country needs a competent and experienced leader to help guide American democracy away from the precipice it has neared during this election cycle. This editorial... Read more

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Georgetown Should Be Prepared to Cut Ties with Nike

A year has passed since student athletes protested Nike’s labor practices by taping over the Nike swoosh on their sneakers. Still, Nike remains the only licensee whose contract does not... Read more

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Do not ignore “Caeser’s Photos”

On Thursday, Sep. 22, the Intercultural Center unveiled the exhibit “Caesar’s Photos,” focusing on the ongoing civil war in Syria. The conflict, now in its fifth year, has led to... Read more

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Kneel with GU Football Players and Cheerleaders

Last Saturday, in the middle of Homecoming weekend, the Georgetown University football and cheerleading teams lined up on the sideline of Cooper Field for the national anthem, played before the... Read more

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Stand with GU Facilities and Maintenance Workers

Some of the most essential members of this campus community are some of its least visible. Each morning, long before students and professors begin to walk the halls of Georgetown’s... Read more

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GUSA Should Reconsider Position on Greek life

Last week, Georgetown students received two emails regarding Greek life on campus. On September 14, the administration sent out a message reminding students of their unchanged policy on social fraternities... Read more

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Georgetown’s Reconciliation Attempt Falls Slightly Short

Last Thursday, Georgetown University announced the findings of its working group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation. The group’s recommendations include renaming Freedom Hall and Remembrance Hall, offering an apology, engaging... Read more