Post Tagged with: "Diversity"

TOPOROFF: Prayer Services Complement Our Classroom Experiences

Two weeks ago, Campus Ministry held its first religious services open house of the year, a week in which the ministry encouraged students to observe and participate in the services of other religions. But unless you were already practicing a faith, odds are you never heard about it. I, for[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Singing a Cultural Tune

A new breed of singing groups with unique cultural focuses are lending their voices to highlight the Hilltop’s cultural diversity. Chutzpah, an a cappella group comprised of Jewish students, takes its name from the Yiddish word for self-confidence or nerve. Founded in 2009, the group has performed in various concerts[Read More…]

by October 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

GUSA: An Association Lacking Representation

Gerrymandering is frowned upon in representative government. Unfortunately, it seems the Georgetown University Student Association has forgotten the basic principles of this breed of political system. Thursday marks the annual fall tradition of GUSA Senate elections. While upperclassmen usually ignore emails asking them to spare a few minutes and vote online, many[Read More…]

by September 27, 2011 0 comments Opinion
Faculty  Diversity  On the Rise

Faculty Diversity On the Rise

Following a university working group’s recommendation to increase the hiring of diverse faculty members, the percentage of minority faculty members on the main campus has jumped from 12 to 14 percent in 2011. Since the beginning of this year, the university has hired seven minority faculty members, according to Vice[Read More…]

by September 20, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Pluralism in Action: United by Differences

Any kind of conference that attempts to preach or inform on moral issues tends to provoke a degree of cynicism from students. As the freshman class recovered from Hurricane Irene and grew exhausted with NSO’s enthusiastic onslaught of activities, many felt a general reluctance to attend anything structured that was[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Pluralism in Action: United by Differences

Any kind of conference that attempts to preach or inform on moral issues tends to provoke a degree of cynicism from students. As the freshman class recovered from Hurricane Irene and grew exhausted with NSO’s enthusiastic onslaught of activities, many felt a general reluctance to attend anything structured that was designed for[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Bolster Diversity With Expanded Criteria

The first report from the Diversity and Inclusiveness Initiative has been released. While lengthy, its core recommendation is to increase campus diversity. In particular, it calls for increases from members of underrepresented groups – including “need-eligible students, first-generation college goers, African-American students, Native American students and Latino students.” There are[Read More…]

by January 19, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

Lines Drawn by Williams Firing

For 40 years, National Public Radio has been a national treasure. In an age in which the airwaves are inundated with bombast and spin by two-bit shock jocks, our national publicly funded radio station has blossomed with its distinctive, probing, even-keeled and intellectually rigorous content. NPR brings us “This American[Read More…]

by October 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

GU NAACP President Discusses Diversity Issues

The beginning of the semester has been a turbulent time for black students at Georgetown, with racist graffiti and a climbing rope that was initially deemed to be a possible noose found under Healy. The incidents and the university’s response have only intensified the discussion about diversity on campus. THE[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Black House E-mail Campaign Raises Diversity Awareness

In a letter-writing campaign held at the Black House Monday evening, participants responded to a string of diversity-related issues that have arisen on campus this academic year. Monday’s initiative was coordinated by Candace Carrington (COL ’12), Ross Anderson (COL ’11), Liani Balasuriya (COL ’11) and Taelor Conley (COL ’12), all[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News