Post Tagged with: "academics"

Taking Time Off, Learning Life Lessons

While most students begin courses at Georgetown just months after graduating from high school, some accepted students are opting to take a gap year before embarking on their university careers. The Wall Street Journal reported in December that a Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles[Read More…]

by April 5, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Report: Alcohol, Studying Key to GPA

A study by Todd Wyatt, a doctoral student at George Mason University, has found that the “work hard, play hard” attitude of students at many elite universities negatively affects their GPAs. The study indicates that drinking is equivalent only to time spent studying as the most significant predictor of students’[Read More…]

by April 5, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Rethinking Best Fit, GU School

Each year, applicants to Georgetown are asked to check a small box next to the name of one of the undergraduate schools. They write essays explaining their interest in that specific school: the dream of being the next Secretary of State, a love for the liberal arts, a passion for[Read More…]

by April 1, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Blogs Becoming a Classroom Staple

Not just the tech-savvy take to the blogs at Georgetown. Required blogging has made its way into a number of classes in recent years, as professors find greater value in establishing a discussion forum outside of the classroom. There are approximately 50 course blogs in operation this semester, according to[Read More…]

by February 15, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Provost’s Initiative Evaluates Student Academic Experience

Likening American academia to a rusty automobile industry, government professor Mark Rom argued that University Provost James O’Donnell’s call for an academic review gives Georgetown a chance to improve by taking stock of its past highs and lows. As Georgetown prepares for its 10-year reaccreditation procedure, the Office of the[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News