Post Tagged with: "communication"

VIEWPOINT: The Benefits and Joys of Talking to Strangers

VIEWPOINT: The Benefits and Joys of Talking to Strangers

I graduated Georgetown University as an English major with no job. Spoiler alert: I’m doing just fine. I have a creative job at Framebridge, an online custom framing startup, doing work I care about and doing it well. But the road to get there wasn’t easy; it took lots of[Read More…]

by October 3, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
DANKENS: Is Real-Life Conversation A Lost Art?

DANKENS: Is Real-Life Conversation A Lost Art?

I looked on anxiously as my sister typed out a few words, furrowed her brow and then deleted them with a sigh. As the clock on our kitchen table ominously reminded us that time was running out, neither the nimble movements of her fingers nor her clear absorption in the[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
CARNES: Investing in the Hard Discussions

CARNES: Investing in the Hard Discussions

We live in a broken world. This semester, I have been teaching a new course on the politics of inequality. Each week my students and I try to better understand how socio-economic status, race, religion, gender, education, geography, politics and history have contributed to the chasms we observe today. At[Read More…]

by March 2, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Decades Later, Novel Teaches The Importance of Communication

As I was reading “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” a weird fictional book, “Encyclopedia Galactica,” kept popping up in my mind. Intrigued, I decided to do a random Google search to see what would turn up. Lo and behold, I discovered that this fictional book actually originated from another fictional[Read More…]

Mayday on McCarthy Six

Mayday on McCarthy Six

The Office of Residential Living is responsible for ensuring student safety, health and well-being. Although these three words are subject to different interpretations, Residential Living proudly claims on its website that the organization’s mission is “to help students create homes away from homes and become part of their community here[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Profs Flunk Feedback

What’s worse than writing a final paper? Writing a final paper and never hearing a word in response. Often when term papers are assigned as a final exam, professors will not provide students with feedback or an explanation of their grading decision. This practice prevents students from using these assessments[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Communication Failure Will Cost Dems Next Week

If the latest polls are any indication, Republicans stand a good chance of recapturing Congress next week, not to mention a majority of governorships and state legislatures across the country. Republican voters are as enthusiastic as ever, thanks in no small part to the emergence of the Tea Party movement,[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Failure to Communicate

Last Thursday, the campus was thrown into a state of anxiety after a lengthy and detailed email, sent to the entire university community, told of a “possible noose” found in the subbasement of Healy Hall. When word broke the next day through campus media that the rope was, in fact,[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Opinion
`Hate Free’ Week: Dispel Campus Prejudice

`Hate Free’ Week: Dispel Campus Prejudice

“We are all fragile, we are all broken people,” Fr. Rick Curry, S.J. said in a tightly packed Healy Hall classroom Thursday evening. “If we connect in our brokenness, then I think we have a chance.” Curry’s words captured the mood of students who participated in the first-ever “Hate Free[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News