Comments on: Cardinal Newman Society is mad at Georgetown: GUSA edition http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/11/18/cardinal-newman-society-is-mad-at-georgetown-gusa-edition/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: Vox Populi » Catholic University President tells WSJ that same-sex dorms will prevent “hooking up” http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/11/18/cardinal-newman-society-is-mad-at-georgetown-gusa-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-509368 Tue, 14 Jun 2011 17:31:47 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=23474#comment-509368 […] has long been angering conservative Catholic groups for the way we let our students engage in repulsive, amoral activity. And this week, we get an even further downgrade on the scale of Good […]

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By: Vox Populi » Do Catholic universities produce better Catholics? http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/11/18/cardinal-newman-society-is-mad-at-georgetown-gusa-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-502152 Wed, 22 Dec 2010 19:04:14 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=23474#comment-502152 […] CNS, already not  our biggest fans, pointed out these findings at a recent conference of Catholic university presidents held in […]

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By: Vox Populi » GW to offer co-ed housing options http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/11/18/cardinal-newman-society-is-mad-at-georgetown-gusa-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-500026 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 18:01:22 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=23474#comment-500026 […] Association passed a resolution that encouraged discussion about gender-neutral housing that drew the ire of the Cardinal Newman Society. Despite the attention, neither GUSA nor the University have […]

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By: Dan http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/11/18/cardinal-newman-society-is-mad-at-georgetown-gusa-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-497406 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 21:17:59 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=23474#comment-497406 To those students who don’t like seeing Catholic values at their school: You remind me of some of the neighborhood extremists.
Some DC residents buy homes one block from a school that has been here for over 200 years and then complain that they don’t want to live near students. Well, not only is Georgetown a Catholic school, it has been Catholic for over 200 years, and it’s ridiculous to complain that you don’t want Catholic values to be a driving influence on policy at the school. If you didn’t want to attend a Catholic school, why did you enroll?

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By: Ke$ha http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/11/18/cardinal-newman-society-is-mad-at-georgetown-gusa-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-497299 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 06:39:15 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=23474#comment-497299 Pumphouse was great this weekend! Whichever guy bought me all those Jager shots…you have my number. CALL ME!

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By: @RUKiddingme http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/11/18/cardinal-newman-society-is-mad-at-georgetown-gusa-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-497266 Sun, 21 Nov 2010 22:25:20 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=23474#comment-497266 @Bob. Glad you examined the point I was making. Oh wait you didn’t.

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By: @ Gentleman (and others) http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/11/18/cardinal-newman-society-is-mad-at-georgetown-gusa-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-497062 Sat, 20 Nov 2010 06:33:55 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=23474#comment-497062 Personally, I get along better with guys than girls (in general)…I’m not extremely clean and I’m more laid-back, and I find that guys also share similar interests with me and are more fun to be around (as far acquaintances go). As a person in one of the “9 straight georgetown couples” (so true, “not a roommate humper”), I feel that living with a guy (even over the summer) makes it more like what you’d experience in real life, so it’s not like I became a sinful nympho by living with my boyfriend. I have tons of male friends who I’ve gone on trips with or stayed with short term, and I would certainly have to agree with Eileen that it doesn’t make them look amazingly appealing.

I would personally enjoy living with a guy (straight or gay, for that matter) more than a girl, and as far as I know, the colleges that do have gender-blind housing don’t assign it to freshman and make every effort to avoid couples living together.

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By: bob http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/11/18/cardinal-newman-society-is-mad-at-georgetown-gusa-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-497059 Sat, 20 Nov 2010 05:38:50 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=23474#comment-497059 @@RUKiddingme says

right. and making personal attacks on people you don’t agree with is very mature….

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By: Shruti http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/11/18/cardinal-newman-society-is-mad-at-georgetown-gusa-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-496988 Fri, 19 Nov 2010 19:29:13 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=23474#comment-496988 @Gentleman

Yes, as a gay female, I would personally be considerably more comfortable sharing a room with one of my gay male friends. I think that would also be the case if I were a straight female. I think this would be particularly useful in the university apartments, since some of us are closer friends with, and would to share living space with, people of the opposite sex.

It would certainly not be a good idea to randomly assign a roommate of the opposite sex to entering freshmen, but if it’s a personal choice that friends make after thoughtful consideration, that should be allowed.

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By: Eileen http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/11/18/cardinal-newman-society-is-mad-at-georgetown-gusa-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-496956 Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:08:32 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=23474#comment-496956 @Gentleman

As I said in my comment on the CNS blog (thanks, Vox :), I can’t see myself wanting to hook up with a male roommate, and living with someone I was dating would be taking the relationship way farther than I’m willing to go at this point in my life. I’ve never had one, but I have had several male housemates, which isn’t the same but is close enough for these purposes, I guess. Overall, I have enjoyed it – close platonic male friends can be just as much fun to live with as close platonic female friends. I can’t see myself wanting a random male roommate as a freshman, but I might have chosen a male roommate if I had a specific friend I wanted to live with. My sister goes to Vassar, which is pretty hippy and does allow gender-blind housing, but you specifically have to say you’re okay with living with someone of the opposite gender, and apparently they grill you about it to make sure you’re sure – I don’t think that’s a bad plan. Again, I don’t think this should be forced on all students living on campus, but I don’t have a problem with making it an option.

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