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SCHENDEN: Revolutions of the Heart

SCHENDEN: Revolutions of the Heart

Artistic works rendering the process of conversion and transformation are often externally dramatic – be it Caravaggio’s Conversion of St. Paul or Flannery O’Connor’s Revelation. While such depictions capture the power of human transformation, they also might sway one to believe that a conversion – in belief, attitude, way of[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: When Things Come Up

CARNES: When Things Come Up

Many of us have received that phone call, or that text or email: the one that comes unexpectedly and bears news that we did not want to hear. The illness, or even the death, of a loved one. The loss of a job by a parent or sibling, or concerns[Read More…]

by March 14, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Meaningful Exams For A Meaningful End

One of the most challenging things for a professor to do is to design a truly meaningful and transformative final exam or final paper. Yet, after 21 years of experience in higher education as both a student and professor, I have come to appreciate how powerfully a well-designed exam or[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GRAY: Easter’s Crucial Reflections

GRAY: Easter’s Crucial Reflections

During this challenging winter, I often returned to the final lines of Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind:” “The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” The Romantics in general, and perhaps Shelley in particular, have minimal resonance in the hearts of most[Read More…]

by March 30, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

O’BRIEN: On The Blessing of Our Belovedness

I met Nancy on my first night at Georgetown in August 1984. I had moved into my room on New South 1 (which looks very much the same today) and wandered anxiously over to a party on the Harbin patio. I was overwhelmed and felt way out of my league.[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
O’BRIEN: The Beauty of Our Individual Chaos

O’BRIEN: The Beauty of Our Individual Chaos

A proverb tells us, “God writes straight with crooked lines.” When I look back on my 48-year-old life, I celebrate satisfying successes and reckon with painful regrets and losses. I try to draw connections between all the stops and starts, all the ups and downs, all the straight and curved[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GRAY: Patience is Key to Self-Discovery

GRAY: Patience is Key to Self-Discovery

I’ve been on the road a great deal this academic term, a temporary inhabitant of the terminals in various cities on the East Coast, the West Coast and sites in between. In those journeys it has become clearer and clearer to me that waiting remains a major part of contemporary[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: The High Calling of Bothered Excellence

CARNES: The High Calling of Bothered Excellence

What makes a Jesuit education different? Over the years, I have heard many efforts to describe the unique chemistry of a place like Georgetown. Last week, though, I heard one that was genuinely new for me. A Jesuit who has served as president of two universities summed up our educational[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Janet Zhu

CARNES: The 6 Habits of Highly Effective Hoyas

  Now that the add/drop period has come to a close, we enter a different phase of the semester. The slow, “Georgetown 3-4-5” start is reaching its finale (we had three days of class the first week, four days this week and will have five full days next week). Ready[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

O’BRIEN: Aspiring to Be Free, Good and Loving

With graduation just over a month away, seniors are wisely looking back and trying to make sense of it all. Such reflection is very Jesuit — reflecting on one’s experience to discern its meaning. Memory is a powerful tool as you retrace your steps from New Student Orientation to Senior[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top