Post Tagged with: "academics"

EDITORIAL: Streamline Student Input

Georgetown University’s current system of processing and implementing student input regarding academic curricula is ineffective. By assembling a semesterly forum for student input with a review board of diverse deans and faculty, the university will be better equipped to address community concerns. Georgetown recognizes the value of student voices, as[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Editorial
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Top-Ranked Seniors Honored For Success in Academics

Five students earning the highest cumulative grade point averages across Georgetown University’s four undergraduate schools will be honored this commencement weekend as valedictorians and Dean’s Medal recipients. Jenny Franke (COL ’18), a biochemistry major and economics minor, and Kevin Yuan (COL ’18), an economics and Japanese double major and mathematics[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

MUCHOW: Re-Engineering Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs seek to transform ways of doing business to create better results. But we can re-engineer how entrepreneurship is taught at Georgetown University so it can better meet the real problems entrepreneurs face when they leave the classroom to start companies. Georgetown has made real progress in the teaching of[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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WGSTea: Perspectives on Feminism

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Georgetown University’s women’s and gender studies program. Despite its limited resources — just two full-time faculty members and no access to tenure lines — the program offers an essential interdisciplinary academic space for not only its own majors, but students across disciplinary focuses and career[Read More…]

by April 3, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

MASON: An Education That Provokes

Outing myself as a women’s and gender studies major used to be harder than outing myself as a lesbian. I used to mention it quietly after announcing my government major, so white, middle-aged men I introduced myself to at my father’s retirement ceremony would not ask the inevitable follow-up questions:[Read More…]

by March 28, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
TESTING TRUISMS: You’ll Change Your Major More Than Once in College

TESTING TRUISMS: You’ll Change Your Major More Than Once in College

Many of us dread the inevitable question from our relatives and family friends: “What do you plan to do after college?” Narrowing your interests to a single major is challenging enough, and deciding the direction of a 40-yearlong career path can seem impossibly restrictive. While some individuals have known since[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

BLAIR: Demanding More Than the Minimum

I did not hear of Georgetown University’s women’s and gender studies program until I was well into my freshman year in 2012. That day, I had stepped away from my study cave on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library to visit a new friend for dinner. As we prepared pastelitos,[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

SIZEMORE-BARBER: Driving Visionary Feminism

On March 15, the women’s and gender studies program commemorated its 30th anniversary with a conference celebrating gender scholarship. Panelists and audience members alike discussed the paradoxical experience of being a feminist in the age of President Donald Trump — when every day seems to bring both energized outrage and[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
FRAME OF REFERENCE: Developing a Stronger Arts Curriculum

FRAME OF REFERENCE: Developing a Stronger Arts Curriculum

Prior to the 19th century, to study the arts was akin to acquiring a vocation. The novice trained with a master and, over years, evolved from apprentice to journeyman to master in his or her own right. This vocational practice, known as the atelier system, plunged beginners into the practice[Read More…]

by June 23, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Disability Studies Minor Approved

After about three years of advocacy by the Disability Studies Minor Working Group, Georgetown is set to offer a new minor on disability studies this fall after it was approved by the Georgetown College Executive Council on Monday. With the introduction of the minor, the university is set to join[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top