Post Tagged with: "Diversity"

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Addressing Academic Diversity

To the Editor: Given the pervasive divisiveness that defines our current political environment, let me start with some common ground. The author of a recent column, entitled “Closing the Academic Gender Gap,” argues that Georgetown’s government department has a diversity problem. I agree. The author also argues that Georgetown should[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Creating a More Inclusive GULC

At a time when the law is more important than ever, the Georgetown University Law Center is now accepting the GRE graduate school entry exam — in addition to the law school aptitude test as a part of its application process, joining the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Fighting a Campus Class Culture

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Fighting a Campus Class Culture

In light of the recent article in The Hoya highlighting the fact that legacy students are twice as likely to be admitted to Georgetown, it is clear that the university must continue working to ensure a diverse student body. To do so, Georgetown must empower students who come from low-income[Read More…]

by June 11, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Curating a Diet of Diversity

VIEWPOINT: Curating a Diet of Diversity

In second grade, my teacher announced our class would be hosting a “cultural day,” during which all students were invited to bring in a favorite dish representing their culture. I had no problem choosing mine: borek, a delicious combination of phyllo dough, parsley and feta cheese. Borek was hands-down the[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Diversify Club Outreach

For students applying to Georgetown’s host of exclusive student groups, surmounting the extensive applications and multiple rounds of interviews is hard enough. For students of color, this proves even harder. In a viewpoint for The Hoya published last Friday [“Correcting GUASFCU’s Closed Culture,” The Hoya, March 24, 2017, A3], Cole[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Correcting GUASFCU’s Closed Culture

VIEWPOINT: Correcting GUASFCU’s Closed Culture

This semester, Students of Georgetown, Inc. welcomed a new group of baristas, cashiers and accountants that I imagine must be among the most wonderfully diverse assemblies of individuals to ever be embraced as “Corpies.” The same day, my own organization, the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union, admitted[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 5 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
OSIBAJO & BAH: More Than a Seat at the Table

OSIBAJO & BAH: More Than a Seat at the Table

The most effective conversations on diversity and inclusion are the ones focused on solutions that take into account the nation’s history of discrimination. For this reason, conversations that have surrounded the concept of minorities having “a seat at the table” have neglected to mention that, historically, having a seat has[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
OSIBAJO & BAH: The Myth of the American Dream

OSIBAJO & BAH: The Myth of the American Dream

It the turn of the 20th century, the notion of “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” infiltrated American ideology. Because of men like Horatio Alger, who wrote novels on achieving this great social advancement and popularized the rags-to-riches narrative, the United States became a mass consumer of the “self-made man.”[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
BILLINGSLEA: Embracing Engagement Spurs Growth

BILLINGSLEA: Embracing Engagement Spurs Growth

“Hey, did you watch ‘House of Cards’ last night?” or “What did you think about the class discussion on gender inequality?” Just like that, you engaged someone else. It does not matter the topic — the purpose is to get the conversation started. When I interact with my advisees, conversations[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

OSIBAJO & BAH: Resist Self-Segregation

Last semester, as I looked around my dinner table at O’Donovan Hall, I found myself with a group of women who resembled me completely. For the first time, it dawned on me that there was a greater reason that led me, a black woman, to instinctively befriend other black women.[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top