Post Tagged with: "Diversity"

Diversity Initiative Stalled

Three years after University President John J. DeGioia launched his Main Campus Initiative on Diversity and Inclusiveness, several of the project’s main goals have yet to be accomplished. The initiative was introduced by DeGioia in April 2009 in response to a series of bias-related incidents — including offensive graffiti written[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

MSB Wins Award for Diversity

The McDonough School of Business received the 2012 Brillante Award for Educational Excellence from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs at a fundraising gala in Orlando, Fla. last Friday. NSHMBA grants five Brillante awards every year to recognize corporate, educational, membership and volunteer excellence and has honored big name companies[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
New Fraternities Diversify Greek Life at GU

New Fraternities Diversify Greek Life at GU

The first few weeks of fall semester are always a whirl of activity for student groups; club leaders rush around campus, attempting to establish their organizations’ appeal to wide-eyed freshmen and uncommitted upperclassmen. This is especially true for Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a fraternity founded in February by a group of[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
It’s Time to Bridge the Gap

It’s Time to Bridge the Gap

On May 19, 2012, I will graduate from two Georgetowns. The first is the one that everyone knows about. This is the Georgetown of the International Relations Club, The Corp and The Hoya. It is the one that is sold in brochures in the admissions office and promoted during GAAP[Read More…]

by May 17, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Students Seek Concrete Action on Diversity

Still struggling to get many of the recommendations it issued in a 2009 report implemented by the university, the Student Commission for Unity is seeking to revitalize its presence on campus. “Our fight is to make sure that the ideas, recommendations and documents from a few years ago do not[Read More…]

by March 20, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Race: One Dimension of Diversity

There is no denying that diversity of students is a must for higher education, but affirmative action is not the best way to go about ensuring this. The case of Fischer vs. The University of Texas may end up eliminating the use of race in the admissions process to ensure[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Affirming Diversity

The Supreme Court agreed last month to hear a case on affirmative action, and many speculate that the conservative-leaning Court may overturn a previous decision allowing the use of race as a factor in college admissions. As much as the buzzword “diversity” is used around college campuses, we often take[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 0 comments Opinion

A Deeper Diversity

For most of its history, the majority of American higher education has been segregated by law or custom on the basis of gender, religion, national origin or race and ethnicity.  The reason is simple: Americans on the whole have never believed that everyone should be educated. This is true even[Read More…]

by February 27, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Alum Donates $10 Million to Foster Diversity

William J. Doyle (CAS ’72) was received as a guest of honor at Georgetown Thursday in recognition of his recent $10 million gift to the university. Doyle, the president and CEO of fertilizer company PotashCorp, and his wife Kathy made the monetary contribution that endows the Doyle Initiative, an effort to encourage[Read More…]

by February 10, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Applicants More Diverse, Dispersed in Record-Setting Year

Applicants More Diverse, Dispersed in Record-Setting Year

This year’s prospective freshman class set a record with 20,050 applications to the university’s class of 2016. But they also set a record in diversity, as the numbers of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and international students applying to the university continued to rise, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon.[Read More…]

by January 24, 2012 0 comments News