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To Survive a 5G Future, Get a Liberal Arts Degree

To Survive a 5G Future, Get a Liberal Arts Degree

While some of us are still trying to figure out how to update to iOS 10, the fifth generation of the mobile network is looming in the not-so-distant horizon. Just like its 3G and 4G LTE predecessors, 5G comes with the promise of making internet access even faster for the[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 1 comment Business, Business - Top
Hacking a Liberal Arts Education

Hacking a Liberal Arts Education

“And that’s what this last chapter is all about. It could be interesting to dive deeper, but because we are not an engineering school, we can wrap up this class here. Any questions?” Just one. At what university is it remotely acceptable to damn an entire department to mediocrity? At[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHAH & LOWE: Moving Forward, Finding Curiosity

SHAH & LOWE: Moving Forward, Finding Curiosity

You would think, after watching enough pathetic Cubs seasons — the incredulity of our recent success never wanes — I would have fully adapted to my new country. But at Georgetown, I’ve discovered poignantly that being an immigrant is not as much a phase as it is an identity that[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CHIAROLANZIO: The Smart Business of  Liberal Arts Education

CHIAROLANZIO: The Smart Business of Liberal Arts Education

For the past five years, I have had the privilege of directing the George F. Baker Scholars Program, geared toward College students pursuing liberal arts degrees with interests in business careers. George F. Baker, a distinguished financier and philanthropist, believed in cultivating intellectually inspired and socially conscious business leaders. Today,[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MEYERTHOLEN: Scientific Literacy: Left Out Liberal Art

MEYERTHOLEN: Scientific Literacy: Left Out Liberal Art

A few years ago, the Harvard Gazette published an article called “Way to Delay Huntington’s Disease Found.” These words would be music to the ears of families that endure the hardships of Huntington’s disease, a devastating neurological disease that currently has no effective treatment. The article featured the landmark work[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
NAPOLITANO: Defining Professional In Liberal Art Terms

NAPOLITANO: Defining Professional In Liberal Art Terms

This is a provocation, pro-vocation. Until recently, there was a rule buried deep within the College section of the Undergraduate Bulletin, a rule obscure enough that you would have been unlikely to encounter it until you violated it: “No more than four pre-professional courses may be counted towards the degree,[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Georgetown’s dual-degree engineering program with Columbia sees few matriculates each year, with hesitancy to transfer after three or four years.

Gearing Toward Arts and Science

When Luke Gile (SFS ’18) was deciding on college last year, Georgetown seemed to have everything he wanted. Everything, that is, but an engineering program. “I’ve wanted to go to Georgetown ever since I was little and it was kind of a deal breaker for me when they didn’t offer[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
HOWARD: “But Did You Even Read My Resume?”

HOWARD: “But Did You Even Read My Resume?”

Very few of my friends are doing what they’d planned for themselves in college. One chemistry major friend is now an architect; one history major runs his own entertainment agency. Meanwhile, I was pre-med, until I wasn’t.You’ve heard these stories before: plans that didn’t pan out. And you’re also probably[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

GILLIS: Liberal Arts Lay a Flexible Groundwork

In a period when some question the value of the humanities, social sciences and hard sciences, we in the College Dean’s office want to share our perspective. We write from years (and in many cases decades) of experience advising, teaching and mentoring students. We recognize that our reflections arise from[Read More…]

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

In Defense of English Majors

I became an English major because I like to read. In this economy and at a college where most students have their eyes set on high-powered consulting or Wall Street jobs, deciding to have an academic subject inspired by a hobby printed on my degree probably doesn’t seem that well[Read More…]

by July 2, 2014 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide