Post Tagged with: "government"

SCHALL: Books a Gateway to Truth

A professor who has been many years at a school is often asked by visitors: “Do you notice any difference between current students and those from previous decades?” I always answer that question pretty much the same way: “Look, all the students I ever have are around 20 years old.[Read More…]

by October 26, 2012 0 comments Opinion

The Price of Security

With the heat of election season rising, most political conversations focus around the immediate question of who will be the next president, but the 2010 film S.O.S.: State of Security explores deeper, more lasting political issues. This documentary, directed by Academy Award-nominated Michele Ohayon and screened by Hoyawood on Oct.[Read More…]

by October 26, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Scott Brown Urges Bipartisanship

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) emphasized the need for bipartisanship and cooperation in order to solve the country’s pressing issues while addressing a crowd of over 200 students Thursday evening. “What I’ve been trying to do is bring everybody together, Democrats and Republicans, to find those people of good will who care very[Read More…]

by October 14, 2012 0 comments News

Nine GU Alumni Run for Congress

Though the Hilltop provides a front-row seat every two years to the spectacle of congressional elections, this year, nine Georgetown alumni will be a part of the action themselves. The congressional candidates — seven Democrats and two Republicans — continue a long tradition of a strong Georgetown alumni presence in[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

STIRRETT: Long-Term Welfare Reform

From the Super Committee to the Simpson-Bowles Commission, it seems like every bipartisan effort to avoid a looming debt crisis has ended up in the garbage can. The deficit is one of the most depressing and frustrating issues to follow in American politics because it constantly seems to be at[Read More…]

by April 13, 2012 0 comments Opinion

STIRRETT: Mending DC Government

Bar none, the District of Columbia’s greatest failing over the past few decades has come from a stunning lack of political leadership. D.C. Councilman Marion Barry’s antics, from drug abuse to alleged corruption, are really just the tip of the iceberg. Considering the spate of recent corruption scandals, it is[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 0 comments Opinion
Congressman Talks Israeli Policy

Congressman Talks Israeli Policy

Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spoke about human rights and the stability of Israeli democracy in Copley Formal Lounge Monday night. Frank has represented Massachussetts’ fourth congressional district since 1980 and is the first openly gay member of Congress. His speech was the first event in Israel Week, which is sponsored[Read More…]

by November 14, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Italian Ties That Bind

Italian Ties That Bind

Opening the university’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the unification of the Italy, Italian Ambassador Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata stressed the importance of the ties between Italian and American culture Friday. The day’s events in Lorhfink Auditorium, which focused on Italian politics, culture and identity, were organized by the Italian Department, the Embassy of Italy[Read More…]

by October 18, 2011 0 comments Campus News, Uncategorized

GUSA Plans Site for Student Feedback

In an effort to better align themselves with student concerns, the Georgetown University Student Association is developing a website to gather suggestions for potential projects. President Mike Meaney (SFS ’12) and Vice President Greg Laverriere (COL ’12) campaigned last winter with the promise to launch a website that allows for[Read More…]

by October 18, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Aid in Question as Shutdown Looms

The clock is ticking on a government shutdown that would have negative implications for the university and the District. Congress and President Obama have until 11:59 p.m. today to finalize and sign a budget extension, or all of the non-essential functions of the federal government will grind to a halt.[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments City News, News