Comments on: Students leaders launch campaign, referendum to oppose satellite dorm http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/09/09/battle-of-the-press-conferences-students-launch-campaign-referendum-to-oppose-satellite-dorm/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: SDR http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/09/09/battle-of-the-press-conferences-students-launch-campaign-referendum-to-oppose-satellite-dorm/comment-page-1/#comment-742967 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:48:38 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=49443#comment-742967 Patricia, the impact students across the country would have on the issue of Syria and fossil fuels is laughably minuscule, and Georgetown already sources much of it’s clothing from responsible sources (although Nike is a clear exception). Put simply the Satellite Campus and other issues specific to the Georgetown and DC community stand a far better chance of positive action than national issues affecting the 300 million people in this country. When you examine Hoya involvement in charitable causes local to the area, multiple groups like DC Reads, The Red Cross, the religious charities have a tangible positive impact on our community. Besides, shouldn’t basic principles of self-determination be at play here? I’m not asking for a popular vote, but a process where all the major stakeholders, students, faculty, staff, and the administration have a say would be a major step forward compared to leaked plans of that already suggest something is in motion.

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By: Anonymous http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/09/09/battle-of-the-press-conferences-students-launch-campaign-referendum-to-oppose-satellite-dorm/comment-page-1/#comment-742966 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:44:35 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=49443#comment-742966 So brave
such wow

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By: David http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/09/09/battle-of-the-press-conferences-students-launch-campaign-referendum-to-oppose-satellite-dorm/comment-page-1/#comment-742964 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:21:46 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=49443#comment-742964 I saw patricia c WITH THE DEVIL.

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By: Macreo http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/09/09/battle-of-the-press-conferences-students-launch-campaign-referendum-to-oppose-satellite-dorm/comment-page-1/#comment-742867 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:03:23 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=49443#comment-742867 RIGHT PATRICIA! Let’s nix the busses to our new satellite campus. If they want to use busses to pollute OUR environment, then the University shouldn’t subsidize them. I’m so glad a semi-anonymous commenter could show us the error of our ways.

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By: JS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/09/09/battle-of-the-press-conferences-students-launch-campaign-referendum-to-oppose-satellite-dorm/comment-page-1/#comment-742866 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:59:47 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=49443#comment-742866 Tip O’Neill has some words of wisdom for you, Patricia.

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By: Kaley http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/09/09/battle-of-the-press-conferences-students-launch-campaign-referendum-to-oppose-satellite-dorm/comment-page-1/#comment-742865 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:56:45 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=49443#comment-742865 Patricia, actually students are already involved with many other organizations with good, important, and humanitarian goals (feel free to look at the Student Activities Commission website if you need a refresher of what those are). However, just because we are involved with one group does not mean we cannot or should not have a say in the future of our campus and home. Vice versa, just because students are voicing their opposition to the satellite campus does not mean that they aren’t involved in other issues/groups. The two are not mutually exclusive.

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By: Patricia C http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/09/09/battle-of-the-press-conferences-students-launch-campaign-referendum-to-oppose-satellite-dorm/comment-page-1/#comment-742857 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:29:19 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=49443#comment-742857 Wouldn’t it be wonderful if students rallied around issues of broader scope and much more significant impact than a satellite campus? Like OPPOSING WAR WITH SYRIA or SOURCING T-SHIRTS FROM DECENT FACTORIES or DIVESTING FROM FOSSIL FUELS?! Bougie Georgetown students are upset about having to take a bus to class while others struggle to simply live- I get why this is somewhat important, but it is unfathomable to me how students can be so selfish. I’d love to see us mobilize around issues that affect others, too, not just ourselves.

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