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SHETTY & TRIVEDI: The Lasting Value of Peers in Education

SHETTY & TRIVEDI: The Lasting Value of Peers in Education

Professor Steenhuisen was just the sort of sweet, grizzled presence that I needed to ease into university life. She posed questions to students with immense tenderness, smiling at every response as if she had never heard anything as poignant in her 20 years at Georgetown. During my last visit to[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHETTY & TRIVEDI: Levels of Learning In a New Curriculum

SHETTY & TRIVEDI: Levels of Learning In a New Curriculum

This piece was inspired by the “Designing the Future of the University” course taught by Randy Bass and Ann Pendleton-Julian. When we look at college in the future, we should really be paying for an experience, not for disparate knowledge. Knowledge is more accessible than ever today. How do we[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHETTY & TRIVEDI: Behind the False Buzz of Buzzwords

SHETTY & TRIVEDI: Behind the False Buzz of Buzzwords

What is “social impact”? Why does Georgetown crowd its campus with a consortium of seemingly undifferentiated innovation centers? What’s the difference between the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation and the Georgetown Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI)? Is the Beeck Center’s mission to promote students in their effort to produce[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHETTY & TRIVEDI: Bridging Technology and the Public Sector

SHETTY & TRIVEDI: Bridging Technology and the Public Sector

“The artificial barrier that has kept the technology industry and the public sector separated on different evolutionary paths is porous right now, and if enough people cross over, it can be destroyed.” — Mikey Dickerson In 2014, Mikey Dickerson was working as a site manager for Google, leading an international[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHETTY & TRIVEDI: Understand Yourself To Better Serve Others

SHETTY & TRIVEDI: Understand Yourself To Better Serve Others

We think there’s something to be said about getting away —about serving others only after we’ve learned to understand ourselves. Last fall, one of us had the pleasure of meeting a young Filipino man, Rizal, in the heart of Manila. Rizal was passing through Manila en route to his home[Read More…]

by September 22, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
TRIVEDI & SHETTY: Reconciling Creativity With Public Service

TRIVEDI & SHETTY: Reconciling Creativity With Public Service

When the two of us look at life after college, there seems to be a clear fork in the road between private sector jobs that aim to give students the best outlet for learning and public sector positions that offer little in the way of creative thinking. While Georgetown may[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top