Comments on: Does Georgetown want to build a campus in India? http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/06/07/does-georgetown-want-to-build-a-campus-in-india/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: Vox Populi » DeGioia travels to India, talks education partnering http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/06/07/does-georgetown-want-to-build-a-campus-in-india/comment-page-1/#comment-496972 Fri, 19 Nov 2010 18:31:29 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=17902#comment-496972 […] Kapil Sibal met with Spiros Dimolitsas, Georgetown’s chief administrative officer, to discuss the possibility of building a campus in India. At the time, University spokesperson Juile Green Bataille downplayed any potential […]

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By: Comments of the Week: Outsourced. http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/06/07/does-georgetown-want-to-build-a-campus-in-india/comment-page-1/#comment-478857 Mon, 14 Jun 2010 21:25:43 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=17902#comment-478857 […] of the Week: Outsourced. Monday, June 14th, 2010 “Recent Alum” gave us a lesson on literary devices when the SFS v. College debate ignited over possible […]

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By: Vox Populi » Comments of the Week: Outsourced. http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/06/07/does-georgetown-want-to-build-a-campus-in-india/comment-page-1/#comment-478841 Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:01:37 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=17902#comment-478841 […] “Recent Alum” gave us a lesson on literary devices when the SFS v. College debate ignited over possible Georgetown expansion into India: No, it doesn’t sound like irony. It sounds like sarcasm. If you don’t know the difference, you might want to take a break from mocking the College and take one of its English classes. Then you can get back to inflating SFSers’ egos. Talk about parochialism. […]

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By: Chris Heller http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/06/07/does-georgetown-want-to-build-a-campus-in-india/comment-page-1/#comment-478838 Mon, 14 Jun 2010 13:22:23 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=17902#comment-478838 @Modern Language Association

Perhaps a protocol like [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlwCCWGYOGg]?

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By: Modern Language Association http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/06/07/does-georgetown-want-to-build-a-campus-in-india/comment-page-1/#comment-478824 Mon, 14 Jun 2010 06:06:52 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=17902#comment-478824 Vox needs to establish a protocol for denoting sarcasm in comments. The volleying back and forth between commenters leads to monkey’s fists of confusion.

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By: Shruti http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/06/07/does-georgetown-want-to-build-a-campus-in-india/comment-page-1/#comment-478686 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:53:30 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=17902#comment-478686 Actually, an SFS-I (or Georgetown campus in India in general) would be incredibly sweet for several reasons. One: India’s foreign policy is notoriously bad, and part of it might be because Indian educational institutions are poorly equipped to teach IR (except JNU in Delhi, which is great). Second: India’s got tremendous scope for development of educational institutes in general, since we’ve typically been closed off to any foreign investment in education, and infrastructure at educational institutions tends to be poor. Finally, a super selfish reason: at least my degree would be worth something in my home country if the Georgetown brand takes off in India. As things stand now, anytime I say I go to Georgetown to people in India, the response I draw is “what, Georgia Tech?” or “Georgetown? What’s that? Why would you go there?”

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By: Kevin S. http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/06/07/does-georgetown-want-to-build-a-campus-in-india/comment-page-1/#comment-478640 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 13:58:08 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=17902#comment-478640 http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/05/13/will_there_be_an_indian_harvard?page=0,0

Also a reason to emphasize SFS:
http://www.thehindu.com/2009/04/21/stories/2009042156680800.htm

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By: Chris http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/06/07/does-georgetown-want-to-build-a-campus-in-india/comment-page-1/#comment-478577 Tue, 08 Jun 2010 15:22:44 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=17902#comment-478577 The only reason we have a campus in Qatar is because it was paid for by the parents of the students that go there – Georgetown paid very, very little in relation to what the Sheikhs of the area invested. Kind of like why we have the Villa – it was given to us as a gift.

Almost all students that go to SFS-Q come from wealthy families. They go to SFS-Q because they don’t want to leave their families and home countries. I imagine an India campus would have the same demographics and be afforded through the same means. So not wanting a new SFS campus because there are repairs or improvements needed on Main Campus doesn’t really hold water.

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By: SFSer http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/06/07/does-georgetown-want-to-build-a-campus-in-india/comment-page-1/#comment-478575 Tue, 08 Jun 2010 13:18:41 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=17902#comment-478575 I don’t think it’s the SFS that has the international reputation so much as Georgetown overall. I’m an SFS alum and I have spent most of my time abroad since graduation, and I’ve found that while people are very familiar with Georgetown, none know specifically about the SFS. If anything, they know that Georgetown has a renowned “Government” program, which is a department in the College (but where half the classes, admittedly, are SFS).

I love the SFS but SFSers definitely have an inflated sense of the school’s renown and prestige abroad. To be honest I think we’re better off supporting an overall “Georgetown” brand than a narrower “SFS” brand.

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By: Recent Alum http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/06/07/does-georgetown-want-to-build-a-campus-in-india/comment-page-1/#comment-478561 Tue, 08 Jun 2010 10:50:58 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=17902#comment-478561 No, it doesn’t sound like irony. It sounds like sarcasm. If you don’t know the difference, you might want to take a break from mocking the College and take one of its English classes. Then you can get back to inflating SFSers’ egos. Talk about parochialism.

Also, research institutes, professorships, and new programs aren’t “brand-building.” They have direct impact on the quality of students’ experiences. Building a campus in Qatar, on the other hand, was primarily aimed at making Georgetown look good, and it changed very little in the experience of Georgetown’s students. (I’m referring to the ones in DC.)

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