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Women in Comedy Stand Up and Stand Out

Jim Gaffigan (MSB ’88), Mike Birbiglia (COL ’00), Nick Kroll (COL ’01) and John Mulaney (COL ’04) — all names that could sell out comedy clubs across the country. At one point, they called the Hilltop their home. And, incidentally, all of them are men. The overwhelming maleness of Georgetown’s[Read More…]

Friendship in Bloom: The Symbolism of Cherry Blossoms

Friendship in Bloom: The Symbolism of Cherry Blossoms

On March 27, 1912, two women stood in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., and planted the first two cherry blossom trees in the United States. These two women, former first lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Iwa Chinda — wife of the Japanese ambassador — planted the first of[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 1 comment Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
Letters from the White House

Letters from the White House

The head of state. The commander-in-chief. The leader of the free world. The president of the United States is referred to by many titles, but none quite encapsulate Americans’ relationship with their elected leader — sometimes tenuous, sometimes deferential, but always intrigued. Unbeknownst to most students, an intimate glimpse at[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
Ending the Boys’ Club

Ending the Boys’ Club

Dwight Eisenhower has just been inaugurated as president. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg have been executed. The first successful open-heart surgery has been performed in Philadelphia. All of this happened in 1953. And Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service just opened its doors to the Class of 1957, which, for the first[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments The Guide