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Readership Program Renewal Delayed

Readership Program Renewal Delayed

The relaunch of the Collegiate Readership Program has been postponed as it waits to collect the necessary funds from its sponsors. The program, which provides free copies of The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today at four different locations throughout campus, had been on hiatus during the[Read More…]

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Heckler Reopens Doors to Dialogue

As roughly 65 members of the university community poured into a White-Gravenor classroom on Dec. 15 to discuss Georgetown Heckler articles deemed racially insensitive, the role and voice of student publications was once again put into question on the Hilltop. At the two-hour community forum, then-Heckler Editor in Chief Jack[Read More…]

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Science Center Underway

After construction of the planned science center was halted amid the recession, the university has been given the green light to resume construction this semester as a result of a $6.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Standards and Technology. “The receipt of this grant and moving forward on[Read More…]

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Memories from Championship Days

Like so many wannabe politicos, I enrolled at Georgetown determined to study government, volunteer for national political efforts and make good “connections.” Four years later I left Georgetown having learned from a broad spectrum of the humanities departments, spent most of my energy focused on campus, and made some truly[Read More…]

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Roots Extend Beyond Graduation

Congratulations to The Hoya for 90 excellent years as a vital voice in the Georgetown University community. One of Georgetown’s enduring values is a commitment to continuously building a vibrant, engaged community: one that responds to both individual and collective gifts, needs, backgrounds and concerns, and serves as a launching[Read More…]

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Getting the Scoop in the Age of PR

When I graduated in May 2001 with a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, the commencement speaker singled me out at the time as the oldest person, at 68, to have earned a law degree from the school. Today, at 77, it appears I’m the oldest reporter at The Washington[Read More…]

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Twelve Tweets For the Future

As the first investor in and strategic adviser to Twitter, each of my 11 lessons learned at Georgetown is fewer than 140 characters in length: 1) Learn now, train later. Fr. Otto Hentz, S.J. taught me that undergrad is your one chance to Learn with a capital L. Forget your[Read More…]

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Words of Wisdom Voiced From the Trenches

My experience as a reporter in D.C. started with four years of working for zero compensation: no money, no course credit, not even a free T-shirt. You could say that was excellent training for today’s lousy journalism market. But my time at Georgetown University – during which I wrote for[Read More…]

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Field Work Grounded in The Classroom

The classrooms were filled with the lingering haze of gray ash. The metal desks where students so recently listened to lectures were twisted by the heat into grotesque shapes. Blackened bubbles of paint streaked down the walls. The roof was completely burned away. The chalkboards showed a few recognizable marks[Read More…]

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Philly P’s Appeal Hearing Ends in Deadlock

A final decision was not reached by the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment at the Jan. 12 appeal hearing of Philly Pizza & Grill. Until the next hearing, which will take place on Feb. 9, Philly Pizza will continue to operate under its stay of enforcement granted Nov. 17, which[Read More…]

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