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CARNES: Finding Hope in an Age of Survivors

CARNES: Finding Hope in an Age of Survivors

The voice of one of the migrants in the so-called “caravan” passing through Mexico has been echoing in my ears all week. On a podcast, I heard a reporter ask what the hardest part of his journey has been. He said, quite simply, “the walking.” He went on to explain[Read More…]

by October 29, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: On Times of Waiting

CARNES: On Times of Waiting

The siren wailed, just close enough that it could be heard over the din of late afternoon traffic, last Friday in Mexico City. The driver of my car stopped in the middle of the road, as did every other car, and whispered: alerta sisimica. It took me only a moment[Read More…]

by February 20, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Find Hope, Humility In Jesuit Election

CARNES: Find Hope, Humility In Jesuit Election

This week, the eyes of Jesuits around the world are turned toward Rome. Since Oct. 3, 215 delegates have been assembled in a General Congregation — only the 36th in the 476-year history of the Jesuit order — and since Monday, they have been engaged in the election of a[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 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
Janet Zhu

CARNES: The 6 Habits of Highly Effective Hoyas

  Now that the add/drop period has come to a close, we enter a different phase of the semester. The slow, “Georgetown 3-4-5” start is reaching its finale (we had three days of class the first week, four days this week and will have five full days next week). Ready[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: In Silence, We Find Room for Reflection

CARNES: In Silence, We Find Room for Reflection

The life of a university is filled with words. We professors use them constantly, putting one after another for hours on end in our lectures, hoping to communicate the wisdom and knowledge our research and study have produced. We assign hundreds, or sometimes thousands of pages of reading, again filled[Read More…]

by January 28, 2014 0 comments Opinion

CARNES: A Virtuous Take on Citizenship

Georgetown students love politics. As a professor of government, this is a very good thing for me. It means that my classes are always full, students actually do the reading for my courses — at least most of the time — and there is always a group eager to debate[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments Opinion