What did you miss? Read THE FEED’s top stories of the year.

From national trends to the groundbreaking work taking place right here on Georgetown’s campus, THE FEED’s 2019 stories captured critical developments shaping access and affordability in higher education.

See below for the most popular stories of 2019—and help guide our 2020 coverage by taking our 60-second survey or emailing us at feedmail@georgetown.edu.


What does the future of equitable higher education look like? 18 schools come to Georgetown to develop answers.

Teams from public colleges and private universities confronted some of the toughest questions in higher education and collaborated on how to improve their students’ experiences and outcomes. More >

Meet two remarkable students in Georgetown’s graduating class of 2019

Georgetown University’s Class of 2019 graduated in May, having won prestigious awards, pursued academic research, studied abroad, served their communities—and, in some cases, overcome extreme hurdles. Here are a few of their stories. More >

Adanna Johnson on Georgetown’s whole-institution approach to equity and inclusion

Adanna J. Johnson, Ph.D., the associate vice president leading Georgetown’s Office of Student Equity and Inclusion, spoke with Georgetown Magazine about the university’s whole-institution commitment, how Georgetown works differently, and what success looks like. More >

UVa bringing back binding early decision in an unusual move for a public flagship

The university had previously eliminated early decision to increase economic diversity but now says its reintroduction will not jeopardize those gains. More >

Reality check: College admission rates are higher than you think

Every spring brings renewed attention to the ultra-low acceptance rates at the nation’s most highly selective colleges and universities, but that fixation overlooks the experience of most undergraduate applicants. More >

Villanova wins! …If your March Madness bracket reflects income mobility.

The 74 reimagined how a March Madness bracket of NCAA Tournament contenders would look if it reflected not men’s basketball scores, but measurements of how well each college increased students’ economic opportunity. More >

What awaits low-income students on elite college campuses?

WAMU’s Joshua Johnson sat down with Georgetown Scholars Program Executive Director Melissa Foy and Harvard University Assistant Professor Anthony Abraham Jack to discuss how colleges can better support low-income, first-generation, and underserved students. More >

Georgetown shares next steps on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia announced plans for a new philanthropically supported initiative that will fund community-based projects with Descendant communities. More >

The little-noticed new tax on students with large financial aid packages

Tax rates originally established to address generational transfers of wealth are now affecting low- and middle-income college students who received scholarships or grants that cover non-tuition expenses. More >

Georgetown Pivot Program graduates its first cohort

Fifteen fellows have completed Georgetown University’s Pivot Program, which offers a certificate in business and entrepreneurship for formerly incarcerated Washington, D.C., residents who show strong leadership potential. More >


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New bill would require federal data collection on food, housing insecurity

Lawmakers hope that standardized data will help clarify just how many college students are food or housing insecure—the first step toward getting students fed and graduated.