Fandom Meets Handgun Scare at Midnight Madness

As Midnight Madness drew to a close on October 16, rumors swirled around McDonough Gymnasium that a shot had been fired inside the building. Anne Kenslea (COL ’13) didn’t hear a gunshot, but she recalled being on the verge of panic. “We were all worried that something had actually happened,[Read More…]

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Business Minor Approved

The Executive Curriculum Committee for the College passed plans for a business minor Tuesday night, finalizing a year-long process begun when the College Academic Council proposed giving students in the College the option to study business. According to College Dean Chester Gillis, lengthy negotiations between the College and the McDonough[Read More…]

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Divestment Coalition Receives Negative Response from GU

The administration dealt a blow to Georgetown, Divest!, a coalition of students on campus that wants the university to divest from companies that may profit from human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine, on Tuesday. Assistant Vice President for Business Policy and Planning LaMarr Billups wrote a letter to Georgetown,[Read More…]

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H1N1 Outbreak Mitigated by Preparation

As the H1N1 pandemic swept the nation last fall, 738 Georgetown students reported symptoms related to this particular strand of flu to the university, according to James Welsh, assistant vice president for student health. Four hundred seventeen students were treated at the Student Health Center or the Georgetown University Hospital,[Read More…]

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New Course Streamlines Economics

This fall, students with high school experience in introductory economics will have the chance to take a condensed, one-semester course that comprises both micro- and macroeconomics. The economics department added the three-credit ECON 003: Principles of Economics to its fall course listings to serve as the introductory class for students[Read More…]

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Georgetown Players Split: Children’s Theater, Improv

This month the Georgetown Players voted to split into two groups: the Georgetown Improv Association and Georgetown University Children’s Theater. “We’ve been informally talking about it for a while and perhaps formally decided to split last spring,” Jed Feiman (COL ’12), the new executive producer of the Improv Association, said.[Read More…]

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Former Polish President Leaves

Ending his four-year term as a Georgetown University Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership, former President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski delivered a farewell speech in the Fisher Colloquium, focusing on the future of Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. Kwaśniewski, who served from 1995 to 2005 as the Polish[Read More…]

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Leaky Cauldron Webmistress Discusses Magic Behind Career

Melissa Anelli (COL ’01), webmaster of The Leaky Cauldron, a popular Harry Potter fan site, bewitched students in Lohrfink Auditorium Wednesday evening with her wizard world expertise. The event, originally scheduled to occur Feb. 10, was postponed until April 28 due to the record-breaking amounts of snowfall that occurred early in the semester. Anelli told[Read More…]

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Resident Designs Contentious Web Site to Pressure University

This past week, one small Web site detailing the unruly behavior of Georgetown students off-campus garnered national attention (Saxaspeak [first reported]( on the site Tuesday morning). While students have expressed outrage at its content, the site’s creator maintains that his target is not students, but rather the university administration. “I[Read More…]

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Washington Blade Returns

The oldest LGBT newspaper in the country will hit the stands again this Friday after going bankrupt in November 2009. It has been publishing under a different name since then. The Washington Blade has chronicled the gay rights movement since its inception in 1969. It is considered America’s gay newspaper[Read More…]

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