Liberal Arts Hoya Series

In January 2015, the Georgetown College Dean’s Office launched an opinion series in The Hoya, Georgetown’s oldest and largest student newspaper. 

“The Dean’s Desk” explores the value of a liberal arts education during a time in which some question academic pursuits in the humanities, social sciences, and hard sciences. 

“We are eager to share our perspective from years of experience in advising, teaching, and mentoring students like you,” Dean Chester Gillis wrote in his introductory article.

During the spring and fall 2015 semesters, several of the College’s advising deans addressed a variety of topics, from dealing with information overload to how college choices factor into life post-graduation.

All articles in the series appear below:

January 13, 2015
Dean Chester Gillis: Liberal Arts Lay a Flexible Groundwork

February 3, 2015
Associate Dean Tad Howard: “But Did You Even Read My Resume?”

February 24, 2015
Associate Dean Bernie Cook: The New Normal of Online Class

March 24, 2015
Assistant Dean Marlene Canlas: Adopt the Hashtag Education? 

April 14, 2015
Senior Associate Dean Anne Sullivan: The Gift of an Honest Student's Question

September 15, 2015
Assistant Dean Jessica Ciani-Dausch: The Business of Processing Knowledge

September 29, 2015
Senior Associate Dean Sue Lorenson: The Real Value of the Hashtag Education

October 20, 2015
Assistant Dean Joe Napolitano: Defining Professional In Liberal Art Terms

November 3, 2015
Assistant Dean Ed Meyertholen: Scientific Literacy: Left out of Liberal Art

November 17, 2015
Senior Associate Dean Thomas Chiarolanzio: The Smart Business of Liberal Arts Education