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CARNES: Continuing to Venture Forward

CARNES: Continuing to Venture Forward

Over the stove in my kitchen, I have a small brass plaque that bears an inscription attributed to Michelangelo. It says simply, “I am still learning.” My mother gave it to me on the day I received my Ph.D., offering it as a gentle, slyly humorous admonition to not let[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
RYAN BAE FOR THE HOYA
Educational reform advocate Cathy Davidson argued for a new model of teaching that recognizes privilege in elite institutions and teaches students to recognize disparities around them.

Education Reformist Calls for New Teaching Model

All Georgetown students have benefited from rare good fortune that enables them to attend an elite institution, educational reform advocate, professor and author Cathy Davidson argued at a Riggs Library discussion Wednesday. “Whether you were lucky enough to be born with affluent parents or parents that believed in education and[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
FILE PHOTO: AMBER GILLETTE FOR THE HOYA
Georgetown University's graduate school plans to offer teaching licensure for the first time starting 2018.

Graduate School to Offer Teaching Licensure Starting 2018

Georgetown University plans to offer teaching licensure in 2018 for the first time after the graduate program in educational transformation received accreditation for its teaching certification programs Oct. 17. The master of arts in educational transformation currently offers two concentrations: advocacy and policy, and learning and teaching. Accredited by the[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Former Secretary of Education

Former Education Secretary Spotlights Racial Achievement Gap

Former Secretary of Education John King Jr. said the United States must push for diverse student bodies and teachers in public schools to close the nation’s racial achievement gap, in a lecture organized by the Georgetown College minor in education, inquiry and justice Tuesday. Students of color and low-income students[Read More…]

by October 5, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
FRAME OF REFERENCE: The Journey of the Modern Artist

FRAME OF REFERENCE: The Journey of the Modern Artist

It is often a lonely endeavor for artists, even those who have college degrees, to map a successful journey through the art industry. This is the result of art departments facilitating art practices without producing viable workers; of archaic perspectives that do not classify many art practices as work; and[Read More…]

by August 7, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
FRAME OF REFERENCE: Developing a Stronger Arts Curriculum

FRAME OF REFERENCE: Developing a Stronger Arts Curriculum

Prior to the 19th century, to study the arts was akin to acquiring a vocation. The novice trained with a master and, over years, evolved from apprentice to journeyman to master in his or her own right. This vocational practice, known as the atelier system, plunged beginners into the practice[Read More…]

by June 23, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
ARONSON: Guiding Moral Action Through Empathy

ARONSON: Guiding Moral Action Through Empathy

As a scholar of the Holocaust, I am often called upon by friends, family, colleagues, strangers on the metro and Uber drivers to be the arbiter of a perpetual question: “Isn’t [insert contemporary topic here] just like Hitler/the Nazis/the Holocaust?” The answer I almost always give is a definitive “no.”[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 1 comment 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
JINWOO CHONG/THE HOYA

Georgetown’s interest in the well-being and safety of its students has come to pervade every corner of campus — even the bathrooms. The Stall Seat Journal, a monthly newsletter featured in bathroom stalls across campus, has been an integral part of the social norms campaign at Georgetown since it was founded in 2006.

Stalling Unhealthy Habits from the Bathroom Stall

The university’s focus on the health and safety of students has become so widely promoted that the topic has carried over to the unlikeliest of places: the bathroom stall. Since 2006, as part of the social norms campaign at Georgetown University, the Stall Seat Journal initiative has increased dialogue about[Read More…]

VIEWPOINT: Closing Gap for Women in STEM

When we discuss the involvement of women in fields like science, technology, engineering or mathematics, the data itself tells a story. The Department of Commerce reports that women hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs in the United States, but hold 48 percent of all jobs in the labor[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top