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DILLON: How ‘Vote’ Became a 4-Letter Word

DILLON: How ‘Vote’ Became a 4-Letter Word

I am struck by the fact that as recently as 47 years ago — within my lifetime — the franchise was restricted to those 21 years of age and older. On July 1, 1971, the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution extended the right to vote to those 18 years and[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
REPUBLIC KOLACHE

Hoya Alumnus Honors Roots With Republic Kolache

Family traditions shape lives. The most recent business venture of Texan native Chris Svetlik (SFS ’09) is a testament to the enduring influence of tradition and heritage. Republic Kolache, co-founded with fellow Texan Brian Stanford, embraces not only Texan culture but also the old customs of Svetlik’s Czech family, the[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Features, Food & Drink, The Guide

Alum to Operate Healey Family Student Center Pub

Mason Inn Owner Fritz Brogan (COL ’07, LAW ’10) will manage the pub in Healey Family Student Center, set to open in fall 2014. The Georgetown University Student Association had previously pushed unsuccessfully to reopen Healy Pub. Former GUSA President Clara Gustafson (SFS ’13) and Vice President Vail Kohnert-Yount(SFS ’13) signed a memorandum of understanding[Read More…]

by April 24, 2013 0 comments News

Alum Sues Law Center for Fraud

Scott Ginsburg (LAW ’78) is suing Georgetown University Law Center for breach of contract and fraud. Ginsburg, a Dallas businessman, donated $5 million to the law center in 2000, designated toward construction of the proposed Scott K. Ginsburg Health and Fitness Center on campus, and another $2.5 million over the next decade. However, the[Read More…]

by March 5, 2013 0 comments News
Graffiti Offers Glimpse Into Conflict

Graffiti Offers Glimpse Into Conflict

We often hear of conflicts in the Middle East through the mouths of the extremists and politicians, not those living in the midst of turmoil. Words & Walls, a new book by AdamHeffez (SFS ’11), gives a voice to those overlooked in the conflict: the locals. He has provided a unique window[Read More…]

by February 20, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Alum Seeks Bipartisanship on Hill

Nearly 27 years after graduating from Georgetown, Representative-elect Filemon Vela (COL ’85) will return to Washington this January to represent Texas’ newly created 34th Congressional District. Vela (D-Texas) is one of 14 Georgetown alumni to be elected to the House in the Nov. 6 election — nine are returning incumbents, while Vela and four[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments City News, News
Riding Waves of Success

Riding Waves of Success

Living in the D.C. metro area, you may be under the impression that the only way to satisfy a shellfish craving (doesn’t everyone get those?) is with a big pile of Baltimore crabs. No longer. Georgetown’s newest restaurant is adding lobsters to the mix. Luke’s Lobster recently opened at 1211[Read More…]

by August 29, 2012 0 comments City News, News
Alum to Document Surging Violence in Syria

Alum to Document Surging Violence in Syria

When Matthew VanDyke (GRD ’04) returned to the United States after being detained for six months in a Libyan prison, he was already planning his next trip to the Middle East. “I’m going to start training … for the next Arab revolution,” he told reporters crowded around him at Baltimore/Washington International Airport when[Read More…]

by August 28, 2012 0 comments News

Alum Challenges GU’s Catholicism

In the wake of a year’s worth of controversy surrounding Georgetown’s Catholic identity, a prominent alum is challenging the university’s right to be affiliated with the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus. Academy Award winner William Peter Blatty (C ’50), best known as the novelist and screenwriter responsible for[Read More…]

by May 17, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Alum Launches Financial Website Aimed at Students

Eighteen months ago, Eric Bell (GRD ’12) left a job at Citigroup to start his own company. Armed with a Georgetown business degree and experience working in wealth management, Bell aimed to create a website that helps young adults understand their finances. “There’s no basic set of skills that people are[Read More…]

by February 27, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized