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… Read More

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… Read More

Georgetown ranks high in graduation rate study, other D.C. schools flounder

The American Enterprise Institute just released a study of graduation rates of four-year colleges, “Diplomas and Dropouts: Which Colleges Actually Graduate Their Students (And Which Don’t).” The results, which are based on the percentage of students who graduate… Read More

Georgetown’s Teach For America involvement remains high

This year’s Teach for America statistics are in and Georgetown has a predictably strong showing. In addition to making the list of 15 schools where TFA is the number one employer of graduating seniors, we also made the… Read More

Georgetown named 5th best college for African-Americans

Yay. We only lost to four historically black colleges and universities. I’m a little surprised by this ranking because I never hear about Georgetown as a particularly great place for African-American students, but hey, hurray for Georgetown. I… Read More

So long to the SAT? Not for Georgetown.

In last week’s issue, Eric Pilch argued that the SAT plays an outsized role in college admissions – and it looks like some very powerful people agree with him. A commission of college admissions officers (including Georgetown’s Dean… Read More

Georgetown degree pays for itself…in 20 years

Foreplay, dessert after dinner, and long presidential campaigns–in our society, good things come to those who wait. Business Week clarifies the old axiom–good things come to those who wait, but it helps to have an Ivy League degree…. Read More

It’s hard out there for a provost

I’ll be honest: I’ve never really understood what the job of provost entails. I know it’s a vaguely important position, a step below President and outranking all the various Vice Presidents and Deans. Beyond that, I’m clueless. So… Read More

Hoyas have 13th highest graduation rate in NCAA tourney, study says

According to a study released on Monday, Georgetown graduates 82% of its basketball players, clocking in at thirteenth among the 65 teams in the NCAA tournament. The report, released by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport… Read More