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KABOT: Bridging Differences Through Inquiry

KABOT: Bridging Differences Through Inquiry

Who I am as both a Jew and a person begins with my grandparents’ bookshelf. Their bookshelf was my first window to my Jewish heritage, with stories that took me from the Old City of Jerusalem to the Sea of Galilee. These tales of people, places and pain allowed me[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Judaism Encourages Free, Responsible Speech

VIEWPOINT: Judaism Encourages Free, Responsible Speech

Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, a 20th-century leader of Jewish thought, once taught that U.S. Jews stand with one foot in the U.S. civilization and one foot in the Jewish civilization. In my experience, the values at the core of each are sometimes congruous; where they are, they fortify and fuel each[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Picking Up the Pieces

CARNES: Picking Up the Pieces

By this point in the semester, week four, things have mostly calmed down. My students and I have found our rhythm, and we have begun to settle into the work of examining our world’s political systems and learning from one another. But this year, more than others, I feel a[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
DANKENS: Is Real-Life Conversation A Lost Art?

DANKENS: Is Real-Life Conversation A Lost Art?

I looked on anxiously as my sister typed out a few words, furrowed her brow and then deleted them with a sigh. As the clock on our kitchen table ominously reminded us that time was running out, neither the nimble movements of her fingers nor her clear absorption in the[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

No More Distractions

The Georgetown University College Republicans hosted Christina Hoff Sommers, an author and philosophy professor known for her criticism of contemporary feminism and her disavowal of a so-called “rape myth,” last week. By giving Sommers a platform, GUCR has knowingly endorsed a harmful conversation on the serious topic of sexual assault.[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 79 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Worlds Away in Jordan, Identity Remains Masked

Worlds Away in Jordan, Identity Remains Masked

On the first day of my semester abroad in Amman, Jordan, my program director explained to my group that if we were not Muslim or Christian, “It’s easiest just to tell people you’re Christian.” I did not think it would be particularly hard to avoid telling people that I was[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 3 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Pizza Nights in Italy Leave a Lingering Taste

As I write my final column for the semester, I am currently recovering from my weeklong Italian food coma.  For my final travel break, I toured Italy from Milan to Rome, including a few destinations in between, with two of my Georgetown friends, Sydney and Megan.  Although all the places[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
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Through Insomnia, Finding My Georgetown

On Saturday, May 17, I will receive my diploma exactly four years to the day after I received my acceptance letter off the Georgetown waitlist. It doesn’t get more full circle than that. In hindsight, it would be almost impossible to enumerate the things I’ve learned here. At first, when[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
HEYMANN: For Academic Apathy, Remedy in Discussion

HEYMANN: For Academic Apathy, Remedy in Discussion

I fear apathy. I truly do. Last week, I was walking to White-Gravenor Hall, and in typical springtime fashion, the campus was alive with an abundance of activity. GUGS was out grilling, student grou ps peppered the lawn, music was playing and conversation mingled pleasantly with the warm, damp sky.[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top