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Georgetown’s Language Landscape Promotes Multiculturalism

Since Georgetown University’s founding in 1789, the school has encouraged students and faculty members to broaden their worldviews and dedicate themselves to others, regardless of cultural and linguistic differences. Back then, the university offered language courses in Spanish, French and English for nonnative speakers, even publishing a pamphlet for prospective[Read More…]

Architectural Ancestry: Georgetown’s Buildings Blend Old and New

Architectural Ancestry: Georgetown’s Buildings Blend Old and New

Healy Hall and Lauinger Library, visible from both the Key Bridge and the front gates of Georgetown University, are what first come to mind when the words “Georgetown” and “architecture” are put together. It is in these buildings, after all, where students congregate to study, attend class and listen to[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, The Guide
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Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice Chair Aminatta Forna led students in discussion of national identity and cultural stereotypes in Trump's America.

Panel Reflects on Cultural Stereotypes in Trump’s America

Conversations on nationality and culture must avoid stereotypes and generalizations, argued the panelists at an event titled “Are we the ‘Other’ in Modern America?” led by Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice Chair Aminatta Forna on Nov. 1. The Lannan Center is dedicated to understanding the role of poetry[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Freer and Sackler Galleries Reopen During Celebration of Asian Culture

Patterned paper lanterns, a vast maze of Asian food stalls and the sounds of traditional Middle Eastern songs greeted visitors of the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery during their grand reopening celebration last weekend. The two-day celebration, “IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food[Read More…]

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Germany’s Election Season Through American Eyes

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Germany’s Election Season Through American Eyes

Angela Merkel’s calm yet determined gaze followed me everywhere in Hamburg, Germany, last weekend. With the parliamentary elections having taken place Sept. 24, seemingly every available sign post and billboard is occupied by the face of a German politician pleading for votes. I accompanied my European Politics class on our[Read More…]

by September 27, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: Walks Through Teotihuacán

POR OTRO LADO: Walks Through Teotihuacán

I have been spending my first month of the fall semester not on the Hilltop, but in Mexico City, where I have been  immersed in a culture filled with the smooth but exhausting Spanish of chilangos — natives to the city — the gloriously deep blue of Frida Kahlo’s house[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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District Launches Annual Creativity Initiatives

Marina Pitofsky is a staff writer for The Hoya. Washington, D.C.’s government will sponsor over 100 art events throughout the city in a monthlong showcase of creativity across the District. Announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Aug. 30, the second annual 202Creates initiative will celebrate arts and cultures in[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Concerts and Festivals: Editor’s Picks

May 23-24, 2016 – Mac DeMarco at the 9:30 Club Over the past 10 years, Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco has cultivated one of the most distinctive sounds of the indie genre, combining soft, echoing guitar arrangements with lazy, lo-fi vocals in what some have described as “slacker rock.” Earlier this[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide
Martin Scorsese on ‘Silence’

Martin Scorsese on ‘Silence’

Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese has become the first filmmaker to participate in Georgetown’s Faith and Culture Lecture Series. On April 11, Scorsese joined University President DeGioia and Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs senior fellow Paul Elie in conversation about “Silence,” his most recent film, discussing the relationship[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 1 comment Features, The Guide

Duality of Cultures Within Art

At first glance, the city of Amman is everything you would expect in the Middle East: military tanks at the airports, women in scarves, people staring at obvious foreigners and quickly hushed criticisms of the government. When I first arrived, it appeared as though Jordan, like the rest of the Middle[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top