Post Tagged with: "legacy"

Justice Scalia (CAS ’57), who died Saturday, was highly involved in Georgetown groups, here pictured, center, with the Who’s Who club.

Antonin Scalia Remembered for Values, Wit

In many ways, he fit the archetype of the contemporary Georgetown student. He originated in New Jersey; he attended a Jesuit high school in New York; and he was rejected from his dream Ivy League university. Multitalented and overly committed to extra curricular activities at the Hilltop — from theater[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
OWSIANY: Greeks Exclude by Class

OWSIANY: Greeks Exclude by Class

Students at elite universities — the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard, for example — have written about the challenges of participating in college social life for low-income students over the past few years. Their comments resonated: tales of pretending to study rather than spend half a paycheck on a night[Read More…]

by November 5, 2015 11 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
How Sweet The Sound

How Sweet The Sound

Barack Obama’s presidency has had no shortage of hard knocks. An obstinate and childish Congress, very public and embarrassing fumbles (especially of the foreign affairs variety), and a critical and unforgiving media have often left the president looking haggard, defeated and hopeless. His meteoric campaigns and explosive early speeches and[Read More…]

by July 4, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
A panel discussed the legacy of former SFS Dean Carol Lancaster in Copley Formal Lounge on Monday.

Panel Reflects on Lancaster’s Legacy

Four panelists discussed the legacy of former School of Foreign Service dean Carol Lancaster (SFS ’64) Monday afternoon in the Copley Formal Lounge. Melanne Verveer, executive director of Georgetown’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security, led the discussion with Berkley Center Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall, Distinguished Professor in the Practice[Read More…]

by April 14, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Legacy Status Tips Admission Scales

Legacy Status Tips Admission Scales

Amid recent challenges to affirmative action in Texas, California and Michigan, the common practice of legacy preference, which advantages the children of alumni during the university admissions process, has also been called into question, prompting debate over its benefits and potential concerns. Georgetown’s admissions office does consider legacy preference: In[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 5 comments City News, News, News - Top

Never too Early, Never too Late

With the revolution of social media, it has become a way of life to receive a reminder of a friend’s birthday on Facebook. Just press the “1” to wish your friends a Happy Birthday on their special day. But the flipside is that there is nowhere to hide when it’s[Read More…]

by January 18, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
A Legacy in Progress

A Legacy in Progress

Embarking on his 14th year in office, University President John J. DeGioia is now Georgetown’s longest-serving president. While this feat is merely statistical, its arrival indicates that DeGioia’s legacy will likely be one of the most significant in Georgetown’s modern history. DeGioia’s forte lies with augmenting the university’s presence among[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Clinton Reflects on Choices, Hints at Future

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed her new book, “Hard Choices,” at The George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, which sponsored the event in partnership with Politics and Prose bookstore as part of “The Newsmakers Series” on Friday. “I think we have to ask ourselves what it means today to[Read More…]

by June 14, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Chimes Continue Late Founder’s Legacy

Chimes Continue Late Founder’s Legacy

As the clock on Healy Tower struck midnight Thursday night, the Georgetown Chimes performed their weekly recital in Dahlgren Quad, the newest of Georgetown’s oldest a cappella group’s long list of traditions. Frank Jones (LAW ’48) founded the all-male Chimes when he came to Georgetown in 1946. Sixty-seven years and 240 Chimes[Read More…]

by January 25, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

JTIII’s Legacy Hinges on 2011-12

Last year when Georgetown was bounced early in the NCAA tournament yet again, I saw a joke by a sportswriter on Twitter. “Let me rank the John Thompsons:,” it read. “1) John R. Thompson Jr., 2) John R. Thompson Sr., 3) Everyone Else, 4) John R. Thompson III.” Before you[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns