Post Tagged with: "letter to the editor"

Mandatory Minimums a Better Path to Justice

To The Editor: Re: “With Race, Holder’s Weak Action” The Hoya, Sept. 30, A3 I, too, have a bitter taste left in my mouth by the fact that those responsible for the financial collapse of the last decade seemed to have been simply slapped on the hand and told, “Don’t[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Holder Not Responsible for Economic Disparity

To The Editor: I find deeply tenuous Hunter Main’s argument (“With Race, Holder’s Weak Action,” The Hoya, Sept. 30, A3) that Attorney General Eric Holder’s racial legacy is murky due to his failure to prosecute high-level financial executives responsible for excesses of the 2008 recession. While Main accurately explains how[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Responding to Concerns About H.Print

To the Editor: An editorial in last week’s Hoya outlined deficiencies and poor service experienced by several students as they tried to print documents in Lauinger Library over the Labor Day weekend.We looked into the matter and found that the writer’s criticisms were on target – the service failures described[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

It Got Uglier Than You Thought

To the Editor: I read with interest Braden McDonald and Molly Simio’s feature story on the “protest culture” at Georgetown University [“Marching On,” The Hoya, B1, March 21, 2014]. In their recap of the history of campus protest beginning in May, they comment that “Georgetown’s Vietnam era response, while dramatic[Read More…]

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

In Defense of Hip-Hop

To the Editor: Re: “Hip-Hop Unworthy of Academia” Since when has vulgarity been a valid indicator of cultural insignificance, and at what point did we decide that academia’s scope of study should be limited to the sterile? Author Jerry D. Rassias posits that hip-hop is “immoral” and should be viewed[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Uber Is Safer Than You Make It Seem

To the Editor: On Friday, The Hoya published an ill-researched, surface-level editorial (“Uber’s Risky Business,” The Hoya, A2, April 4, 2014) implying Uber is unsafe and calling for more regulation on rideshare operators. What’s missing from this piece is important information about how Uber ensures safety as well as about[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

The Academic Value of Hip-Hop

To the Editor: In his article “Hip-Hop Unworthy of Academia” (The Hoya, A3, April 1, 2014), Jerry D. Rassias thought himself worthy to write about how curse words make him squeamish, how egotism and consumption feed moral depravity and how hip-hop is therefore unworthy of academia. There are many who[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Acknowledging Rape Culture

To the Editor: The recently published piece, “The Veil,” (The Hoya, B1, Mar. 28, 2014) is extremely important. It is vital that we inject nuance into discussions involving the hijab. We need to push back against oppressive versions of “feminism” that declare that male family members control women who wear[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

‘Utraque Unum’ Posters Justified

To the Editor: This Friday, The Hoya published an editorial titled “’Ultraque Unum’ Mistranslated” [A2, Mar. 21, 2014] The piece, which treats Thomas Lloyd and Giuliana Cucci’s drag depiction of prominent Catholics and university administrators, offers support for Lloyd and Cucci’s message, but gives no endorsement to their tactics. Instead,[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

It’s Time to Out GU

To The Editor: Your March 21 editorial “‘Utraque Unum’ Mistranslated” [The Hoya, A2] questions a lack of sufficient “explanation” of the Lloyd-Cucci GenderFunk project. This criticism struck me as missing the point of the artwork, especially since its activist-authors did include an English translation of the Latin, thus making the[Read More…]

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