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SCHENDEN: Leaving a Transcendent Legacy

SCHENDEN: Leaving a Transcendent Legacy

In Robert Bolt’s play “A Man for All Seasons,” there’s a brief but brilliant exchange between Sir Thomas More, lord chancellor of England under Henry VIII, and Richard Rich, a bright and talented young man trying to make a name for himself in the world. Rich is unsure of himself[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Embracing the Mid-Semester Rhythm

CARNES: Embracing the Mid-Semester Rhythm

During my first two years of college, I rowed crew. OK, I didn’t actually “row” — at least not most days. I was a coxswain. Still, the experience taught me a tremendous amount. Perhaps the most significant lesson I learned was about what our coach called “the middle thousand,” and[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOSCO: Unite in Celebration of Differences

BOSCO: Unite in Celebration of Differences

As a new member of the Georgetown community, I have been spending lots of time exploring the campus, learning about its history and meeting wonderful faculty, staff and students since my arrival on campus in early August. In particular, I have been taken with the Latin words on the seal[Read More…]

by October 12, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SCHENDEN: Life as Pilgrimage

SCHENDEN: Life as Pilgrimage

Last weekend, the Catholic Ministry hosted our Loyola retreat for first-year students at the Calcagnini Contemplative Center, Georgetown’s retreat center in Bluemont, Va. The Loyola program serves as the first in a four-year series of retreats — Loyola, Montserrat, Manresa and La Storta — named for key moments in the[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Rules for Returning Hoyas

CARNES: Rules for Returning Hoyas

At Georgetown, New Student Orientation offers a marvelous, nearly round-the-clock set of activities to welcome new Hoyas, introducing them to our community and offering them an array of tools to succeed. Sometimes I wonder if we ought to do something similar for returning Hoyas. Returning has its own dynamics, with[Read More…]

by September 14, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: What We Carry With Us

CARNES: What We Carry With Us

About four years ago, on a late April afternoon, I found myself racing through Dahlgren Quadrangle when I saw two students sitting on a bench. As I got closer, I recognized them as seniors who I had once taught and often saw around campus. I approached them to say hello,[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SCHENDEN: Revolutions of the Heart

SCHENDEN: Revolutions of the Heart

Artistic works rendering the process of conversion and transformation are often externally dramatic – be it Caravaggio’s Conversion of St. Paul or Flannery O’Connor’s Revelation. While such depictions capture the power of human transformation, they also might sway one to believe that a conversion – in belief, attitude, way of[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: When Things Come Up

CARNES: When Things Come Up

Many of us have received that phone call, or that text or email: the one that comes unexpectedly and bears news that we did not want to hear. The illness, or even the death, of a loved one. The loss of a job by a parent or sibling, or concerns[Read More…]

by March 14, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Meaningful Exams For A Meaningful End

One of the most challenging things for a professor to do is to design a truly meaningful and transformative final exam or final paper. Yet, after 21 years of experience in higher education as both a student and professor, I have come to appreciate how powerfully a well-designed exam or[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GRAY: Easter’s Crucial Reflections

GRAY: Easter’s Crucial Reflections

During this challenging winter, I often returned to the final lines of Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind:” “The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” The Romantics in general, and perhaps Shelley in particular, have minimal resonance in the hearts of most[Read More…]

by March 30, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top