Tag: Admissions

Missing GAAP: Class of 2024 meets Georgetown from afar

Missing GAAP: Class of 2024 meets Georgetown from afar

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05/15/2020

As students wait to hear whether or not they can return to campus in the fall, the newest Hoyas wonder when they will see Georgetown for the first time. The journey to college for the class of 2024 has already taken an unorthodox turn, with virtual Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program (GAAP) weekends replacing in-person visit…

Georgetown administration responds well to Covid-19

Georgetown administration responds well to Covid-19

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03/29/2020

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many universities have struggled to make the best decisions regarding instructional continuity and student safety. Georgetown has been transparent, communicative, and receptive to student opinions, which has made the transition easier for students and staff. This editorial board feels that the administration has done well in this…

End Legacy Admissions

End Legacy Admissions

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01/31/2020

In 2014, Johns Hopkins University quietly removed its admissions’ consideration of legacy status. This January, their university president went public with the change in The Atlantic, noting dramatic increases in diversity Hopkins saw as a result of the elimination.  At Georgetown, applicants with legacy status are twice as likely as non-legacy applicants to be accepted….

Georgetown Should Commit to Ethical Data Use

Georgetown Should Commit to Ethical Data Use

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01/17/2020

Many colleges and universities have opted to begin using technologies that track the behavior of prospective and enrolled students online and on campus, respectively. This editorial board believes Georgetown should preemptively commit to the ethical use of data collection technology, both with respect to admissions and student life. As The Washington Post reported in 2019,…

Nationwide Admissions Scandal Implicates Former Georgetown Tennis Coach, Parents

Nationwide Admissions Scandal Implicates Former Georgetown Tennis Coach, Parents

By: and
03/12/2019

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts unsealed two indictments against members of the Georgetown community Tuesday morning. One named former Georgetown men’s and women’s tennis coach Gordon “Gordie” Ernst as a defendant, and the other included the parents of four students admitted to Georgetown, at least three of whom eventually matriculated. Ernst…

Admissions Equity Requires Broader Consideration

Admissions Equity Requires Broader Consideration

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10/27/2017

Last week, The Hoya’s editorial board argued that, because it leaves qualified Asian-American students disadvantaged when applying to Georgetown and other elite colleges and universities, race-based affirmative action should no longer be included in the university’s admissions policy. This editorial board applauds attempts to address obstacles facing Asian-American students, and we hope this conversation continues and…

University Must Address Inequality

University Must Address Inequality

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02/03/2017

On Jan. 18, 2017, The New York Times reported on a study by The Equality of Opportunity Project which ranked colleges by how many of their students come from families within the top 1 percent of the income scale versus how many students come from the bottom 60 percent. The study found that of all…

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