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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/06/2011

A planning bombshell for GU


Yesterday, the Office of Planning issued its report on Georgetown University’s 10-year campus plan. And it’s a doozy. The screaming highlight is that OP is recommending that GU house 100 percent of undergrads in GU-housing by the fall of 2016.

In case you’re just joining us, in GU’s proposed campus plan, it proposes to cap its traditional undergrad at 6,652. In addition, it proposes to increase its overall cap (i.e. undergrad plus grad) to 15,000. This would represent an increase of approximately 1,000 (they originally proposed 16,133, but pulled it back in its pre-hearing submission).

OP supports GU growing its overall caps, however with graduated (no pun intended) increases. The reports calls for the total to remain at current numbers for the next two academic years. In 2013 it would rise by about 500 and then afterward, if GU meets certain conditions, the total would rise by another 500 or so. So the end result would be about 1,000 new graduate students, which is roughly what GU was requesting, minus the phase in.

[Continue reading Topher Mathews’s post here at The Georgetown Metropolitan.]

Topher Mathews blogs at The Georgetown Metropolitan . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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