Foreign students at Georgetown spent $67 million last year

Georgetown University’s 1,882 foreign students spent $67 million during the 2009-2010 academic year, according to a report published by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers. The spending figure is $7 million higher than the previous academic year’s. Across… Read More

Foreign GU students contributed nearly $60 million to US economy in 2008

A globalized economy means we’re all equally subject to hefty tuition bills. Last week, the Washington Business Journal reported that foreign students contributed about $17.6 billion to the American Economy last year, making higher education one of the United… Read More

More parents buying houses for their college-age children

It’s never too early to invest in your dream house! If dorm living’s got you down and you’ve heard the horror stories about local landlords, the Washington Times has a new solution for you: go buy a house… Read More

Georgetown’s yield rate falls by two percent

Turns out last year’s economic nosedive caused more than just the stock market to decline—Georgetown’s yield rate also took a hit. The yield rate, the percentage of students accepted to Georgetown who chose to enroll, dropped to 43… Read More

A novel solution for the unemployed college grad: sue the career center!

If this fail proof tactic didn’t work, there’s always litigation! If you’re one of the many jobless recent grads out there, Monroe College alumna Trina Thompson may have found the perfect solution for you: sue your college’s career… Read More

The Washington Times talks to Nick Troiano (COL ’11) about the plight of the college student

This weekend the Washington Times ran a lengthy feature about the myriad of problems college students are facing in the rough economy (hey, I wonder why no one else has thought of running that…). The article is pretty… Read More

Economy hurting overpriced Georgetown shops, too, Washington Times reports

Economic hardship: not just for the common folk anymore! This weekend the Washington Times reported that the poor economy is having and impact on everyone—even chic Georgetown boutiques! Disbelievingly, they tell tales of outrageous, unprecedented retail behavior, like… Read More

Economy crushes Hoya hopeful’s dreams

Only for the fortunate few, now more than ever The recession has led to a lot of hardship and disappointment all around. This year’s crop of high school seniors deciding where to go to college are in a… Read More

AP-mtvU poll shows college students overwhelmingly happy, kinda concerned about economy

A recently released AP-mtvU poll of 2,240 students at 40 different four-year colleges shows us as a remarkably happy bunch, a little more than half of whom are concerned about the economy. Paradoxically, this year’s poll shows students… Read More

Shitty economy particularly shitty for the Class of 2009

Now, we all know that the economy is awful, but did you know that it’s especially awful for this year’s graduating seniors? A couple recent stories from the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Business Journal paint a… Read More