Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

At Home and Abroad, Problems Plague Next President

By Carol Lancaster December 7, 2007

I was walking across campus last week and noticed the leaves on the magnificent elm tree in front of White-Gravenor starting to turn yellow. The thought occurred to me that by the time those leaves begin...

Book Writing an Addiction for Professors

By Carol Lancaster November 9, 2007

Well, I just finished another book. "Finished" is a bit of a euphemism, since I really only finished a draft that is now ready be read by my peers — hopefully without embarrassing me too seriously. But...

Missing a Foggy Day in London

By Carol Lancaster October 25, 2007

LONDON — I write this column from London, where I am spending six days between classes, giving several presentations on my books and current research. And indulging in a bit of nostalgia. Three decades...

Civil Service Distrusts Academics

By Carol Lancaster October 11, 2007

I have lived in two worlds as a professional — nearly 15 years in the U.S. government and 25 years in the academy. Sometimes I am asked what are the differences and similarities between being a professor...

How Can Universities Use Their Megaphones’

By Carol Lancaster September 27, 2007

There is nothing like a good bout of the flu (which I suspect my students have generously shared with me) to make one consider the meaning of life and other elevated thoughts. My particular elevated thought...

US Forces Both the Problem and the Solution in Iraq

By Carol Lancaster September 13, 2007

All of the news this week is about Iraq, after the report from General David Petraeus on the impact of the troop surge. Petraeus followed last week's report from retired U.S. Marine General Jim Jones (SFS...

Summer Provides An Opportunity To See, Not Just Study

By Carol Lancaster August 30, 2007

"So, how was your summer?" This is the question faculty and students will be asking one another this week. For faculty and increasingly for students, the answer isn't expected to be about where you...

Real-World Experience Provides Real Education

By Carol Lancaster April 23, 2007

Spring semester is quickly winding down. For freshmen, it must be a relief to be still standing, having survived the first demanding year of college. Piece of cake. Sophomores and juniors are looking forward...

Decades of Change at GU Are for The Better

By Carol Lancaster April 12, 2007

I am one of the longest surviving Georgetown graduates serving on the faculty today. The differences between the Georgetown University of the 1960s and the university we see today could not be more striking,...

Somebody Help Me, I Think I’m Becoming a Libertarian

By Carol Lancaster March 26, 2007

Ages ago, when I was an undergrad at Georgetown, I was a content, optimistic liberal. Yes, there were lots of terrible problems in the world, but I thought governments could and should help solve them....

Tenure Track Isn’t Always Smooth, But It Works

By Carol Lancaster February 27, 2007

Students at Georgetown — and at most universities — study with a variety of types of professors: tenured profs, tenure-track profs, visiting profs, distinguished profs in the practice of whatever,...

Don’t Look to Iraq to Model Preventive Wars

February 6, 2007

It was reckless to engage in preventive war in Iraq. This is old news. But it raises four fundamental questions about the future of U.S. foreign policy that we must try to answer: Is preventive war ever...

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