Commentary

ROGERS: As End Nears, Keep Finals in Perspective

ROGERS: As End Nears, Keep Finals in Perspective

I will never forget a gift that a Jesuit brother of mine named John gave me during my first semester at Fordham University, where I studied philosophy many years ago. The gift came on a cold December morning after I had been studying all day for a final examination I[Read More…]

by April 19, 2013 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
STERN: No Suppression of Stupidity

STERN: No Suppression of Stupidity

A slew of advertisements that are being displayed in Metro stations have caused much public turmoil. Sponsored by the pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative, the ads read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” Are these ads disturbing? Yes.[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
DAVIS: A Level College Playing Field

DAVIS: A Level College Playing Field

Discussing grades with classmates can certainly be an uncomfortable encounter. As awful and over-analytical as this may sound, students typically only ask when they expect to hear lackluster results. Recently, a woman of color spoke to me about an unfamiliar peer who casually interrogated her about the grade she received[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
MORRIS & WEBER: Burgers, Banter and a Faculty Mentor for Life

MORRIS & WEBER: Burgers, Banter and a Faculty Mentor for Life

If you can recall your college tour days, one of the usual major selling points — often shouted as you were herded around a variety of beautiful campuses — focused on the infinite number of dinners you would have with your professors while at that university. What they don’t tell[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
SULLIVAN: What’s in a Name?  For Spaces, Quite a Bit

SULLIVAN: What’s in a Name? For Spaces, Quite a Bit

Space at Georgetown is always in short supply, and for better or for worse this constraint has shaped our history in many ways. The history of our great space disasters and triumphs alone could fill a book — a book likely to be in the “tragedy” genre. But our close[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
HEALY: Seminars a Core Component

HEALY: Seminars a Core Component

After their first few weeks at Georgetown, most students are pretty familiar with their academic distribution requirements. While these requirements differ by school, at their core, they aim to give each student a balanced education in the liberal arts. Students may chafe at being forced to take certain classes, but[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
TISA: Faith, Sexuality in Harmony

TISA: Faith, Sexuality in Harmony

This column is the first time I acknowledge my sexuality in a public record. From here on out, alea iacta est — “the die is cast.” There can be no return, and I feel entirely at peace. Do not interpret the above to say I dedicate myself forevermore to the[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Faith Fortified by Journey Of Adversity and Growth

When my mom decided to pack everything and leave the United States for Jordan with me and my siblings, we didn’t quite understand her decision. We spent four years there. Yet, more than a decade later, I can say with certainty that it was one of the best decisions (if[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

A Liberal Education

My former student sent me a recent column published in Newsweek by its editor, Jon Meacham, on “liberal education,” the basics of which the students are supposed to receive here at Georgetown. The trouble is that few know what those basics are. Meacham, is taken both by Sewanee College in[Read More…]

by January 22, 2010 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Liberal Politics Blur the Line Between Right and Privilege

The concept of rights once commanded respect as a central tenet of our constitutional republic. No longer. Liberals, consistent with their tendency to attack every institution of the American tradition, fail even here to pay any tribute to this time-honored bulwark of liberty. Rather than as fundamental staples which rise[Read More…]

by November 17, 2008 0 comments Commentary, Opinion