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SHOHET: With Myriad Classes, Explore Interests

SHOHET: With Myriad Classes, Explore Interests

Participating in campus life — whether as a student, faculty member or staff — can wreak havoc on your sense of time. Perhaps I feel this notion more acutely than most, as I work not only with students as an academic advising dean but also in admissions, a field where[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CANLAS: Adopt the Hashtag Education?

CANLAS: Adopt the Hashtag Education?

I recently had a conversation with an advisee about a project called SkillTag. SkillTag was the winner of last year’s Hackathon, a brainstorming event sponsored by the Provost’s Office. Hackathon invited students to think up ideas for defining the skills that undergraduates obtain from a Georgetown education, and SkillTag involves[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Eliminate the Static School

Eliminate the Static School

I look up from my computer and stare at the clock — only 25 more minutes of class. I tune back into the lecture on the rise of the Ottoman Empire as the professor announces that nothing past 1800 will be on the next exam. Everyone around me scribbles, “Don’t[Read More…]

by February 23, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
CIESEMIER & SQUIRES: Lessons from the Edge of a Cliff

CIESEMIER & SQUIRES: Lessons from the Edge of a Cliff

Full disclosure: we cried on Jan. 7. We cried in part because we cry fairly often and were overdue, but mostly because we know that Wednesday, Jan. 7 was our last first day of class. The ritual established for us in August of 1998 has now come to an end.[Read More…]

by January 13, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Predicting Preregistration

Preregistration at any stage can be a very daunting process. Students often spend the entire preregistration period agonizing over which classes to take, which order to take them and how to formulate their schedule, followed by a period of self-doubt. Although Georgetown does a good job making preregistration less stressful[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Wasted Wednesday

For the majority of undergraduates, making it home in time for Thanksgiving dinner later this month will require significant time spent in a car, bus, train, airplane or some combination of the above. This time is usually spent the day before Thanksgiving, a day on which the university holds classes.[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, 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

A Snow Day Solution

When many students were holding their breath in anticipation of a snow day Sunday evening, an email from University Registrar John Q. Pierce dampened the exciting prospect of a three-day weekend. Almost three hours before students received notice that classes had been cancelled Monday, Pierce informed the Georgetown community that the university[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Practical Credit

At the 2014 SkillHack Georgetown hackathon last weekend, a one-credit finance course, “Fresh Finance,” was proposed to correct a perceived lack of basic money management skills among students. The course proposal is practical and highlights an aspect of Georgetown education that is lacking: learning for learning’s sake. Most classes at[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Social Justice Earns Credit

Classes that are more than three credits usually involve extra course hours or lab sessions. But for some students, a fourth credit signifies an engagement with social justice rather than more time in the classroom. Through the Center for Social Justice’s fourth-credit option program, approximately 20 students expand on course[Read More…]

by October 22, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News