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The School of Foreign Service is considering altering its core corruciulm in mid-March, according to Associate Dean Daniel Byman.

SFS Plans Academic Restructuring

The School of Foreign Service Dean’s Office is actively considering restructuring the curriculum of the SFS with new course offerings and updated core requirements in the lead-up to its centennial celebration, with initial changes set to be announced in mid-March. Currently, students in the SFS must enroll in a proseminar[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 7 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
NGUYEN: Beating My Second-Year Slump

NGUYEN: Beating My Second-Year Slump

I am the epitome of the sophomore slump. When the year began, I was keen on buckling down hard on academics, knowing that I had left a few extra GPA points left unclaimed last semester. The semester started off better than I expected; my classes were more rigorous than before,[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Common Core Falls Short Without Support

When our D.C. Reads coordinator tries to secure the attention of his tutors and our tutees, he calls out: “Raise the bar!” We all clap twice and respond: “Nallestars!” When I first walked through the doors of John Carroll Nalle Elementary School, I saw dozens of colorful certificates plastered to[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

OWSIANY: Make Equality A Priority

Last year as a news writer for The Hoya, I covered the New York Times’ first annual ranking of socioeconomic diversity on college campuses. This year, Georgetown plummeted in the rankings from 46 to 88. While reading The Hoya’s coverage of the drop, I noticed the same line touted that[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Care For Mind & Body

Care For Mind & Body

The university has done well in showing its concern for its student-athletes, who know the risks associated with the sports they play. The recent hiring of a full-time club sports physical trainer, as well as the dedicated physical therapy staff for varsity athletes, demonstrates administrators’ resolve to protect their student-athletes.[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
2,000 Years of Busyness

2,000 Years of Busyness

Early on in “War and Peace”, the old prince Nikolai Bolkonsky says to his son Andrei, “Only fools and profligates can be unwell, my boy, and you know me: I’m busy from morning till evening, I’m temperate, and so I’m well”. At Georgetown, busyness similarly confers a badge of honor[Read More…]

by February 9, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rethinking the Dangers of Plagiarism

To the Editor: Just the utterance of the word “plagiarism” can elicit fear in students and professors alike. Most students have come to understand its parameters within an academic setting, but they do not always grasp how it translates to the real world. During a writing seminar that I recently[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Why You Should Rethink Studying Abroad

Why You Should Rethink Studying Abroad

Georgetown makes studying abroad almost effortless. Walk into the office of international programs, attend an info session and fill out an application that certifies you have a pulse and a GPA above 3.0. By making study abroad the default semester-away experience, Georgetown nudges students in this direction. In fact, more[Read More…]

by July 25, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
HEYMANN: For Academic Apathy, Remedy in Discussion

HEYMANN: For Academic Apathy, Remedy in Discussion

I fear apathy. I truly do. Last week, I was walking to White-Gravenor Hall, and in typical springtime fashion, the campus was alive with an abundance of activity. GUGS was out grilling, student grou ps peppered the lawn, music was playing and conversation mingled pleasantly with the warm, damp sky.[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MEGAN SCHMIDT

Obliged to Provide Access

When Heather Artinian (COL ’15) reached out to the Academic Resource Center to request a sign language interpreter for a Georgetown University Student Association-sponsored LSAT prep course, she was issued a flat denial. Citing budget restraints and a lack of legal obligation, the ARC denied Artinian’s request, consistent with the[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top