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Where Are the Female STEM Majors?

Where Are the Female STEM Majors?

Choosing a major can be one of the most consequential, agonizing decisions that we make in our college careers. Unsurprisingly, male and female students tend to choose different majors. We most often hear in the popular press about low female participation in STEM and economics majors, which boast higher starting[Read More…]

by March 16, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
2,000 Years of Busyness

2,000 Years of Busyness

Early on in “War and Peace”, the old prince Nikolai Bolkonsky says to his son Andrei, “Only fools and profligates can be unwell, my boy, and you know me: I’m busy from morning till evening, I’m temperate, and so I’m well”. At Georgetown, busyness similarly confers a badge of honor[Read More…]

by February 9, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Common App, Common Sense

Common App, Common Sense

As a new crop of freshmen arrives on the Hilltop next week and scores of overachieving high schoolers begin applying over the next few months, the time is right to reconsider our school’s application process. Ever since my senior year of high school, I’ve been frustrated that Georgetown is not[Read More…]

by August 22, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Send Your Kid to Georgetown

Send Your Kid to Georgetown

When I first read William Deresiewicz’s piece in the New Republic, “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League,” I thought I must have gotten it right by coming to Georgetown instead of an Ivy League school. But alas, I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve played the game that[Read More…]

by August 7, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Why You Should Rethink Studying Abroad

Why You Should Rethink Studying Abroad

Georgetown makes studying abroad almost effortless. Walk into the office of international programs, attend an info session and fill out an application that certifies you have a pulse and a GPA above 3.0. By making study abroad the default semester-away experience, Georgetown nudges students in this direction. In fact, more[Read More…]

by July 25, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Why MOOCs Won’t Make It Up The Hilltop

Last night, as I was having a drink with some new friends, I saw why online education has yet to disrupt the Hilltop, and probably won’t for the foreseeable future. Sitting and talking with other interns in D.C. for the summer, from Harvard, Vanderbilt, Brown, Georgetown and Bowdoin, I saw[Read More…]

by July 10, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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The theme of TEDx Georgetown's second annual conference, held in Sept. 2012, was "Power 2020."

TED and the Interesting Ethos at Georgetown

  I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the interaction of presentation, speech, and ideas. From books such as “Talk like TED,” released this year, all the way back to Plato’s “Gorgias,” the power of the spoken word has captivated us. One of the major criticisms of TED argues that[Read More…]

by June 26, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Reconsidering the Humanities Crisis, Part II

Reconsidering the Humanities Crisis, Part II

Homo sum: humani nil a me alienum puto (I am human: I consider nothing human alien to me) -Terence, Heauton Timorumenos As I discussed in a previous column, the humanities crisis may not be as dire as it has seemed in the national media. However, the humanities do face serious opposition.[Read More…]

by June 12, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Reconsidering the Humanities Crisis, Part I

Reconsidering the Humanities Crisis, Part I

Over the past year, the humanities have come under close scrutiny in our public discourse. Last summer, Harvard released a report that showed a decline in enrollment in humanities majors. In January, President Obama took a shot at art history majors in a speech on education and the job market. All the[Read More…]

by May 29, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top