Post Tagged with: "finals"

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
Holiday Housing

Holiday Housing

Georgetown students living on campus are required to leave their dorms within 24 hours after the last final exam is offered. Some students face uncertainty regarding housing arrangements over winter break, stemming from independence or unstable home situations. The Georgetown Scholarship Program, Students of Georgetown, Inc., the Georgetown University Student[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Reclaim Your Nature

November can be a daunting month. Largely free of exams and punctuated by a sorely-needed Thanksgiving break, the month seems relaxing and refreshing. But as seasoned Hoyas know, the halcyon weeks whiz by, Thanksgiving dinner wraps up and students are packed on Lau 3 reviewing slides for that dreaded “Econometrics”[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 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

Struggling to Take a Break

As we sat in our cubicles in Lau during finals, flipping through the readings we never read over the semester, we may have regretted the time wasted scrolling down Facebook and wished we had been more productive. We may have wished we had gone to every lecture, met with our[Read More…]

HEYMANN: For Academic Apathy, Remedy in Discussion

HEYMANN: For Academic Apathy, Remedy in Discussion

I fear apathy. I truly do. Last week, I was walking to White-Gravenor Hall, and in typical springtime fashion, the campus was alive with an abundance of activity. GUGS was out grilling, student grou ps peppered the lawn, music was playing and conversation mingled pleasantly with the warm, damp sky.[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Fanfare for Fiction

As another school year begins winding down and the Hilltop again begins the finals crunch, student anxiety becomes an unmistakable undercurrent of university life. Partial salvation, however, can be found in a familiar but estranged source – the oft-forgotten love of fiction. Despite their hectic schedules, students should consider setting[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROGERS: As End Nears, Keep Finals in Perspective

ROGERS: As End Nears, Keep Finals in Perspective

I will never forget a gift that a Jesuit brother of mine named John gave me during my first semester at Fordham University, where I studied philosophy many years ago. The gift came on a cold December morning after I had been studying all day for a final examination I[Read More…]

by April 19, 2013 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
ROGERS: As End Nears, Keep Finals in Perspective

ROGERS: As End Nears, Keep Finals in Perspective

I will never forget a gift that a Jesuit brother of mine named John gave me during my first semester at Fordham University, where I studied philosophy many years ago. The gift came on a cold December morning after I had been studying all day for a final examination I[Read More…]

by April 19, 2013 0 comments Opinion
As End Nears, Keep Finals in Perspective

As End Nears, Keep Finals in Perspective

I will never forget a gift that a Jesuit brother of mine named John gave me during my first semester at Fordham University, where I studied philosophy many years ago. The gift came on a cold December morning after I had been studying all day for a final examination I[Read More…]

by April 18, 2013 0 comments Opinion