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For the second year running, Georgetown University ranks third among colleges and universities of its size in contributing graduating seniors to the non-profit organization Teach for America, just after Northwestern University and Harvard University. In the Class of 2012, 61 are now teaching in various high-need public schools across the United States, an increase from 56 from the Class of 2011.
TFA, whose mission is to ensure kids growing up in poverty receive an excellent education, recruits its teachers directly from top-ranked universities across the nation. Georgetown has shown high involvement in TFA throughout the years, with 416 Georgetown alumni having taught as corp members throughout the organization’s 22-year history. With an acceptance rate at roughly 11%, Teach for America looks for applicants with demonstrated leadership ability as well as a deep belief in the potential of all students.
President John J. DeGioia’s take reflects the Jesuit affiliation of the university. “Georgetown and Teach For America have similar goals. We share a mutual commitment to challenging injustices of educational inequality, a goal in keeping with our Jesuit tradition of women and men for others. Students taught here absorb that tradition and naturally lean toward serving in organizations such as Teach For America.”
Photo: by Georgetown University of Von’Travis Dejanaro Crawford (NHS, ’12) who plans to teach science in Dallas-Fortworth for Teach for America
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Look’s like there’s gonna be a new sheriff in town. Georgetown is looking for a new Chief of Police. Last week, the University posted a job opening for the position of Police Chief in the Department of Public Safety on various websites, including the Washington Post.
What this means for the current Chief of Police is unclear. Since June 2010, Vice President of University Safety Rocco DelMonaco (pictured) has exercised operational command of DPS. In his capacity as GU Chief of Police, DelMonaco has recently begun writing a column as a part of Georgetown’s effort to appease the neighbors. In “Rocky’s Reports”, DelMonaco heroically ”separates fact from fiction, sets the record straight, and keeps you in the know on campus and neighborhood public safety matters.”
The search for a new Chief of Police indicates that DelMonaco may be returning to a more limited administrative portfolio. Asked if the search means a reduction of DelMonaco’s authority, Stacy Kerr, University Assistant Vice President for Communications, issued this statement in an e-mail to Vox:
The safety of our students and members of the university community is the top priority for Georgetown. The enhancement of a DPS Police Chief reflects how seriously we take the responsibility of campus safety.
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After Robert Gallucci left us for the MacArthur Foundation last year, the School of Foreign Service has been hunting for a new Dean. And it seems that Georgetown’s looking high and low—even taking the search to the internet! Vox recently found an ad for the position on the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s job posting board.
Besides calling up the amusing mental image of Georgetown’s top administrators trolling the Internet for potential Dean candidates, the posting is also interesting in that it reveals some tidbits about the generally secretive Dean selection process.
The posting was put up on October 23rd, and says that “the School of Foreign Service search committee will proceed expeditiously and has already begun reviewing materials, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.”
Interested parties are instructed to send their nominations or “expressions of interest” to an email account run by executive search consulting firm Spencer Stuart. Unfortunately the ad doesn’t list a salary or position description.
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Won’t you lend a hand to your better-off but over-stressed fellow Hoyas?
When Vox put up a post about a Georgetown sophomore’s quest to find a Personal Assistant last Friday, we unwittingly released quite a firestorm—123 comments and counting, and links from Wonkette and Inside Higher Ed.
We figured it would all blow over soon, the kid would walk away with his ego somewhat deflated, and that would be that. But apparently the post didn’t just inspire an onlaught vicious comments—it also inspired a copy-cat.
The intrepid reporters at the Heckler‘s blog just found a suspiciously similar job posting put up on the on the Student Employment Office website yesterday by a junior in the SFS who’s looking for a “Project Assistant and Task Coordinator.”
While that title sounds much fancier than “Personal Assistant,” it’s essentially the same job (and at the same $10 – $12 per hour going rate):
I am a Georgetown Undergraduate student, seeking a mature individual to help me with daily tasks, organization and errands … A portion of the work should be interesting and engaging (such as correspondence or planning events and logistics), and this is a good opportunity to meet new people.
Please email a resume (if available) and a brief description of your availability and interest. Preference will be given to a Georgetown student or person who lives near campus. Must be reliable and good communicator (regularly checks email, updates me on the status of tasks or problems, etc.). Should have familiarity with GTD and good with computers (but specialized skills can be taught). Non-smoker preferred. Male and female applicants welcome.
Example tasks include: -Manage Email -Drop-off/pick-up dry cleaning -Do Laundry (in townhouse) -File papers -Manage electronic accounts -Input dates into calendar -Shopping and Running Errands -Making orders online -Making appointments and reservations -Making travel arrangements (i.e. taxis, car reservations) -Planning events -Managing written correspondence -Load/Empty dishwasher -Drop-off/pick-up books at library.
Two’s a trend!
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Being a Personal Assistant: If it’s good enough for Anne Hathaway, it’s good enough for you!
Depressing job market got you down? Never fear, your fellow Hoya is here to help!
In what is easily the most absurd job posting ever to be put up on the Student Employment Office website, it appears one Georgetown sophomore is already so busy he feels the need to hire his own personal assistant.
You see, he may not even be an upperclassman yet, but this guy has commitments—he’s a student and a “part time employee in the financial services industry”—and can’t be bogged down with mundane tasks like doing his own laundry. That’s what a PA—who would work an hour per day, five days a week, and receive $12 per hour—is for!
As my PA you will receive an email once a day by 9:00 am with a task list for that day and a time estimate for each task. Important tasks will be bolded on the list and must be done that day (even though everything on the list should theoretically be finished on a daily basis) …
PA example tasks -Organize closet -make bed -Drop off / pick up dry cleaning -Drop me off / pick me up from work -Do laundry -Fill up gas tank -bring car for servicing -schedule appointment for haircut -Pay parking tickets -manage electronic accounts -shopping and running errands -other random tasks.
Preference will be given to applicants who are comfortable with city driving (car will be provided) and who are available when I need to be picked up and dropped off for work. Preference will also be given to Georgetown undergrads for convenience.
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New York City’s plans to build a new series of playgrounds with trained play workers will provide the kiddies with an innovative approach to play—one that nurtures imagination, fantasy with among other things, interactive moveable parts. Their job: show the kids how to use the pulleys, ramps, waterslides, etc. on the new playgrounds.
The idea is to give children more training in social interaction and to nurture their imaginations through these fantastic new playgrounds.
As far as you listless college-aged young adults are concerned, however, there is now a job called a play worker, and it will train and pay you to facilitate safe and stimulating playtime. So, grab your imaginary pirate hats and hop on the ship. Ship sails in May!
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