Justin Peligri

Don’t write off affirmative action

Now, we’ve heard a lot from the Supreme Court this week about a series of issues. And as we’ve had a chance to think about this ruling in particular, some have probably decided that the lower court might be right. After all, isn’t affirmative action an outdated practice? Do ethnic minorities still need a leg up in the college admissions process?

Justin Peligri: Words matter in sexual assault policy

Words matter. And they are especially important when etched into University policy that affects the safety and security of thousands of students, professors and staffers. An 8,000-word sexual assault policy is the most recent string of words that holds this kind of influence. And in a Faculty Senate meeting Friday, professors scrutinized its wording, unfairly […]

No papers, no reports, no summaries

The Student Association’s town hall with administrators Monday was an opportunity for University leaders to quell student concerns. But while it may have appeased some, it left others scratching their heads.

GW reaches out to foreign students

Korean native Jee Won Choi said she struggled to overcome culture shock while transitioning to college life two years ago. It was hard to assimilate into the wider University culture, so she opted to live with a Korean roommate and make Korean friends. As she ends her sophomore year, she says she still doesn’t know […]

Honors professor to join students in Mount Vernon residence hall

Philosophy professor Mark Ralkowski knows it takes more than two classes a week to understand Plato. When he becomes the first faculty member from the University Honors Program to move onto the Mount Vernon Campus in the fall, Ralkowski, who studies the Classical Greek philospher, hopes to engage his students in intellectual conversations outside of […]