Post Tagged with: "professors"

EDITORIAL: Enshrine Ideological Diversity

One of the hallmarks of higher education is the opportunity to understand and grapple with a wide range of ideas. Yet, Georgetown falls short on its commitment to this ideological diversity in the makeup of its instructional corps. The university must work to remedy its lack of politically conservative professors[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Value Faculty, Protect Union

Georgetown’s original collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union Local 500 is set to expire June 30. Since the contract was first ratified in October 2014, adjunct professors — who are more professionally and economically vulnerable than full-time tenured faculty — have seen improvements in compensation and new[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Meeting Professors In Their Natural Habitat

This fall, I started playing weekly tennis games with one of my professors. I had taken a course with him in the spring, we had become friendly and both enjoyed tennis, though we both found discovering people to play with difficult. Nothing about this felt odd until I started telling[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Economics professor Billy Jack (right) and public policy professor James Habyarimana received a $3 million grant from USAID for a project to improve road safety in East Africa.

Profs Receive USAID Grant

The United States Agency for International Development awarded the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, known as gui2de, a $3 million grant to expand a road safety intervention project in East Africa. The USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures offered the grants to support Stage 3 of the Zusha study[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News

Outside Classrooms, Engaging the Hilltop

College tour guides have to answer dozens of questions. From “What does the blue light do?” to “Do coeds share bathrooms?”, the questions span from normal to bizarre. While many of the questions are regarding academics, the bulk are certainly concerning extracurricular activities. One of the key assets of the[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
For 2 Professors, Like Father, Like Son

For 2 Professors, Like Father, Like Son

Underclassmen looking to take “International Relations” with professor Keir Lieber this semester may have been confused after searching his last name on MyAccess and finding mainly courses above the 300 level. That’s because “Lieber” returns search results for both Keir and his father, Robert Lieber, who is also a professor[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Reading Into Academics

It is a curious phenomenon that at one of the most intellectually rigorous universities in the country, reading doesn’t count for much. Understandably, in the flurry of midterms, papers and extracurricular activities, assigned readings often get pushed to the bottom of many students’ to-do lists. But considering that much of[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
Professors Caught Amid Town-Gown Tension

Professors Caught Amid Town-Gown Tension

Georgetown professors who live near campus in West Georgetown and Burleith seem to be caught between two opposing worlds. What Mayor Vincent Gray at an Oct. 3, 2011, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E public meeting dubbed Georgetown’s “creeping presence” into the surrounding area has drawn scores of complaints from aggrieved neighbors. According to Anna von der Goltz,[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 0 comments News
For Alumni Turned Professors, Continuity Amid Change

For Alumni Turned Professors, Continuity Amid Change

Professors at Georgetown who also call the university their alma mater are relatively rare. But for the alumni who do go on to become part of the Hilltop’s faculty, Georgetown provides a home for the natural progression from student to teacher, despite the sometimes overwhelming changes the campus has undergone[Read More…]

by March 26, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Faculty Honored At Convocation

Georgetown honored 15 recently tenured or promoted faculty members at the Fall Faculty Con-vocation ceremony Wednesday afternoon in Gaston Hall. The faculty members are from multiple schools and departments within the university. “Through your work, your scholarship and your teaching, you have helped to enrich our tradition and deepen our[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News