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Training to Be a Team Player

I know this much is true: I belong on the sidelines. Most of my childhood (read: life) has been marked by failed forays into the world of athletics. In gymnastics class, at age four, my instructor was so frustrated by my inability to execute a cartwheel that she invented a[Read More…]

by April 13, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Proposal Fragments Curriculum

Georgetown’s institutional arrangements embody a subtle but profound philosophy about the relationship of the “Many and the One.” Each of us at once belongs to a specific school as well as a university. We are part of a collegium – a gathering of colleagues, of particular people bound in a[Read More…]

by April 13, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Extreme Weather Punctuates Warming

Back in mid-March, when the weather cracked the 70-degree mark for the first time this year, my friend introduced me to a great saying. Across a table at Leo’s, he grandly announced that we were basking in “double appendage” weather. That is, the temperature was finally within the narrow range[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Deaf, Dumb and Third Eye Blind

Well, at least no one shot a gun at a toilet this time. Unfortunately, that was one of the few positives of the Spring Kick-Off Concert on Saturday night. I had had high expectations ever since Georgetown Program Board released the band lineup a few weeks ago. Like many of[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

UConn Women’s Moment in Spotlight Unjustly Short-Lived

My beef this week is with the little amount of fanfare and publicity that the UConn women’s basketball team is getting. With men’s college basketball just ending, Major League Baseball and the Masters underway, and the NHL and NBA playoffs just around the bend, UConn women’s basketball has essentially been[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Sports

Hope Springs Eternal on Easter Morning

Guadalupe led our group from Georgetown to the wall on the edge of San Salvador’s central park. It looked very much like the Vietnam War Memorial on the National Mall – slabs of granite with etched names that were too numerous to count. 25,000 names, she told us, out of[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Kansas State Overachieving in the Shadow of No. 1 Kansas

After my foray into the opinion page in Friday’s issue to talk about the GUSA election (everybody should vote today!), it is good to be back writing about college basketball. Let’s look at a couple of surprising teams under the radar and analyze the end of Georgetown’s heartbreaking loss to[Read More…]

by February 22, 2010 0 comments Sports

For Future Team, Former Yank Damon an Utter Steal

The Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day and the NBA trade deadline have all come and gone. Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow, it’s 70 degrees and sunny somewhere in Florida (or Arizona). Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s baseball season again.   By the end of the weekend, all pitchers and[Read More…]

by February 18, 2010 0 comments Sports

Examine Motivation Behind Push for Progress

While Georgetown students are told that they can specialize in almost any imaginable combination of subjects, there is one course of study that they cannot avoid: competition. Students and faculty alike are in a constant state of agitation to remain a step ahead of the competition. We are all engaged[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Tebow’s Ad in Wrong Forum

My beef this week is with Tim Tebow’s pro-life advertisement that is supposed to air sometime during the Super Bowl. Every year, about 100 million people tune in to watch the Super Bowl, usually making it the most watched television event of the year. The game is always a great[Read More…]

by February 4, 2010 0 comments Sports, Uncategorized