Georgetown to hold panel at SXSW (yes, you read that right)

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When did Georgetown become hip and indie? Well, maybe when it was asked to present a panel at Austin’s SXSW this March (though Vox still has its doubts about the University’s indie rock talents). Although South by Southwest is most famous for its festivals featuring famous musical acts, film features, and showcase of emerging interactive […]

Georgetown panel to present at national education innovation conference

This past Thursday, Georgetown University announced that it had been selected to attend SXSWEdu 2014, a national convention full of innovators looking for ways to improve the future of education. Georgetown University will send Program Manager for New Media and Digital Strategy Michael Wang, Provost Robert Groves, and Chief Information Officer Lisa Davis to represent […]

While majority of claims dismissed, civil rights aspects of Empower D.C. lawsuit to move forward

The lawsuit filed against Chancellor Kaya Henderson after the decision to shutter 15 D.C. public schools was  evaluated last week by Judge James E. Boasberg of the District Court. The opinion, released last week, granted partial dismissal of the suit, although some of plaintiff Empower D.C.’s central claims were found to have standing. The activists […]

Former Mayor of D.C. Adrian Fenty speaks in Lohrfink

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty addressed students Tuesday night in Lohrfink Auditorium about his controversial education reform. Elected in 2006, Fenty is best known for his takeover of the D.C. public school system—bringing it directly under the mayor—and his controversial appointment of Chancellor Michelle Rhee to make the changes. He focused on two subjects in […]

Principal Pope of Hardy Middle School ousted by Rhee

On Friday afternoon at Georgetown’s Hardy Middle School, D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee proved speculations that she would remove the well-liked Principal Patrick Pope from his post to be correct. The Washington Post‘s Bill Turque reported that before a roomful of incensed parents, Rhee announced that Pope would be leaving after this school year to plan a […]

Rhee to make “major announcement” about Georgetown school, meet with parents

Hardy Middle School Michelle Rhee, the gung-ho, tenure-terminating, union-hated D.C. school chancellor, has more or less left schools in the Georgetown neighborhood alone. In October, however, a Northwest Current article reported that she planned to make a “major announcement” regarding the local Hardy Middle School. Parents of children there quickly grew nervous, not least of […]

In D.C., students graduate with more debt than in any state

Graduates from colleges in the District of Columbia have the highest level of debt in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday by The Project on Student Debt. Students in the District’s class of 2008 averaged $29,793 in debt, placing them ahead of students in Iowa, Connecticut, New York, and New Hampshire, some of […]

Obama administration announces a kinder, gentler FAFSA

As anyone who has ever applied for financial aid knows, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is not exactly user-friendly. With up to 153 questions, FAFSA is a confusing inconvenience for families that are financially literate and a huge stumbling block to claiming Federal aid for families that aren’t (a study by the American […]

College rankings reeling from rigging accuasations

Perhaps not 100% reliable The world of Higher Education has been in a tizzy lately over a couple allegations of ranking rigging. I know what you’re thinking: ‘What? The U.S. News & World Report college ranking system isn’t a pristine, uncorrupted process that results in a completely accurate, objectively true portrait of how colleges and […]

Survey Says: Gay guys get more out of college

There’s a new study out from the University of California at Irvine about sexual orientation and the college experience. The results of the the study, which is based on surveys from more than 40,000 college students, are pretty interesting. The study showed significant differences between to college experiences of straight, gay and bisexual students. Gay […]

Desperately Seeking Syllabus: More than 60 percent of Fall 2009 classes have no syllabi online

A common gripe around pre-registration time and add/drop period is the scarcity of syllabi for Georgetown classes. Anecdotally, we all know the syllabus situation is pretty dire, but just how bad is it? Well, Vox took a look at the Fall 2009 class schedule to see how the numbers break down, and it’s not good. […]