Post Tagged with: "low income"

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
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

A Different Metric

While Georgetown’s steep drop from No. 46 to No. 88 in The New York Times’ College Access Index rankings might seem concerning, the rankings do not reveal the full picture. The university has prioritized funding full scholarships and meeting the financial needs of students in spite of a small endowment,[Read More…]

by October 1, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Strive Emphasizes Collaboration for Higher Education

Strive Emphasizes Collaboration for Higher Education

For a high school graduate, the prospect of attending college in the fall may seem daunting. Among these rising first years’ worries are being able to make new friends, maintaining stellar grades and involving themselves in as many extracurricular activities as possible. Coming from all over the world to many[Read More…]

by January 25, 2013 0 comments The Guide