Remember that time you (a stupid act) in hopes that you could (a sexual activity) with (object of your sexual desire)? Well, now you can tell the internet about it!
Worsthookups.com, a site that chronicles “golden hookup experiences that are worth sharing with the world,” launched earlier this month under the watchful eyes of three current Georgetown students and one NYU student.
“After a traumatizing hookup experience, [we] looked for a place to post the story online and realized that no such website existed—and so began WorstHookups.com,” one founder, an MSB student in the Class of 2011 who requested anonymity, wrote in an e-mail. “WorstHookups.com provides people an opportunity to post their stories anonymously in a place where the people will appreciate them.”
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In the wake of the Hoya‘s April Fools’ Issue last spring, President DeGioia held a town hall meeting and announced the creation of three working groups to address diversity issues in terms of admissions, academics and student life at Georgetown. DeGioia promised that these groups—comprised of administrators, faculty and students—would be doing work over the summer and issuing a report this semester.
So what were they up to exactly this summer? We checked in with Rosemary Kilkenny, Georgetown’s Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Equity to see how their summer assignments went.
The academics working group outlined a document that compares Georgetown’s curriculum to that of “similar” schools. The purpose of this document was to examine whether or not Georgetown’s curriculum placed enough importance on cultural diversity. Factors mentioned in the outline include whether the curriculum requires the study of various cultures, what percent of students are ethnic studies majors, and an analysis of minority enrollment in relation to these factors.
The admissions working group addressed the huge discrepancy between the percent of admitted black students and admitted white students who end up attending Georgetown. According to Kilkenny, approximately 25 percent of admitted African American students attend Georgetown, as opposed to between 70 and 80 percent og admitted white students. This finding led the admissions group to think about how Georgetown packages itself as a community in terms of cultural diversity.
In terms of student life, Kilkenny brought up the apparent social segregation that takes place on campus, citing Leo’s specifically as a particularly flagrant example. The participants of the student life working group have been studying and analyzing integration within several student groups and activities on campus this summer.
Sound like exciting stuff to you? If you’re interested in joining one of the working groups you should contact Rosemary Kilkenny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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