News Hit: Second month of What’s a Hoya

January 30, 2014

Ambika Ahuja

What’s A Hoya began its second month of sessions on Sunday with a theme of “Cura Personalis,” focusing on health and well-being.

The freshmen-only personal development program, first launched in November, provides 0.1 housing selection points for attendees for every month of participation. According to Megan Murday (SFS ‘15), one of the three coordinators, about 500 students participated in the first series of sessions in November.

The health theme of What’s a Hoya includes discussions on mental health, substance abuse, sexual assault, and neighborhood safety.

The program includes a student-made video called “Sleep When You’re Dead,” which portrays the stressful academic culture at Georgetown, and incorporates interactive text message polling. In a poll administered on Sunday, over 70 percent of the audience said that academics is the most stressful component of their Georgetown experience.

The last session of this theme will be on Feb. 3. The next and final theme of the academic year will be “Community and Diversity.”

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