Post Tagged with: "Higher Education"

MOINUDDIN: Enrolling in the Digital Classroom

MOINUDDIN: Enrolling in the Digital Classroom

As Georgetown University students, we participate in our classes in a fairly consistent way throughout each academic semester. Our experience includes walking across campus, finding a seat before a lecture starts, participating in discussions, writing notes based off PowerPoint presentations and putting pen to paper during exams. While subject matter[Read More…]

by January 24, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Class of 2022 Early Action Applications Hit Record High

This year’s early action applicant pool was Georgetown’s largest ever, leading to an early action acceptance rate of 12 percent — a near-historic low — for the second consecutive year. Georgetown admitted 1,002 of 8,383 early applicants to the Class of 2022, according to records provided by Dean of Undergraduate[Read More…]

by December 19, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization Jacques Berlinerblau’s most recent book, “Campus Confidential,” advocates a renewed focus on teaching, not research, among professors.

Q&A: Professor Criticizes University Tenure Process

Professors must rededicate themselves to the primary responsibility of the university: teaching. This is the argument of professor Jacques Berlinerblau, director of the Center for Jewish Civilization in the School of Foreign Service. In his most recent book, “Campus Confidential,” Berlinerblau argues that the current structure of higher education and[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News

Marco Rubio’s Practical Higher Education Plan

My great-great grandfather emigrated from Italy just before 1900. His father was a weaver from a small town outside of Naples. His grandfather was a cooper. Needless to say, these weren’t lucrative professions. My great-great grandfather settled in New Haven, Connecticut with his few possessions where he worked as a[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Banco Santander Executive Chairman Ana Botín and University President John J. DeGioia signed an agreement on a $2 million, 5-year social economy initiative, entailing annual roundtables and a think tank.

Santander Endows $2M Initiative

Banco Santander, the Eurozone’s largest bank, has pledged $2 million to Georgetown University to fund a new social economy initiative. Banco Santander Executive Chairman Ana Botín and University President John J. DeGioia signed a memorandum of understanding to launch the initiative April 7. The partnership is set to last five[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GILLIS: Liberal Arts Lay a Flexible Groundwork

In a period when some question the value of the humanities, social sciences and hard sciences, we in the College Dean’s office want to share our perspective. We write from years (and in many cases decades) of experience advising, teaching and mentoring students. We recognize that our reflections arise from[Read More…]

by January 13, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

New York Times Ranks Colleges By Socioeconomics

In response to the U.S. News and World Report National University Rankings, The New York Times will release its own college ranking system, focusing on socioeconomic diversity, at its Schools for Tomorrow conference Sept. 8 in New York City. The rankings will be based on the ability of the universities[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Send Your Kid to Georgetown

Send Your Kid to Georgetown

When I first read William Deresiewicz’s piece in the New Republic, “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League,” I thought I must have gotten it right by coming to Georgetown instead of an Ivy League school. But alas, I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve played the game that[Read More…]

by August 7, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Why MOOCs Won’t Make It Up The Hilltop

Last night, as I was having a drink with some new friends, I saw why online education has yet to disrupt the Hilltop, and probably won’t for the foreseeable future. Sitting and talking with other interns in D.C. for the summer, from Harvard, Vanderbilt, Brown, Georgetown and Bowdoin, I saw[Read More…]

by July 10, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Scholastic Affirmation Without Grade Inflation

From kindergarten onward, parents send their children to school expecting that they will return home having learned something. If not a fact or a skill, the thing that parents trust our schools to teach young Americans is that they have potential: to provide some form of positive reinforcement, to say,[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top