Post Tagged with: "memorial"

Noah Taylor

Setting Paths for Reconciliation

With President John J. DeGioia’s remarks in Gaston Hall on Sept. 2, Georgetown is beginning to undertake a new phase of efforts to confront its history with one of America’s original sins: slavery. Some of the recommendations made by the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation include providing an[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Life Lived Where the Wild Things Are

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by March 18, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Peace Corps Plans Memorial in DC

After receiving authorization from Congress in January 2014, the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation will move forward with its plan to construct a commemorative sculpture in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 53-year history of the service organization. Roger Lewis, chairman and president of the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation, explained that the[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Carol Lancaster (SFS '64) at SFS commencement exercises in 2013.

Former SFS Dean Carol Lancaster Dies at 72

Carol Lancaster (SFS ’64), former dean of the School of Foreign Service, died early this morning, University President John J. DeGioia announced in a campus-wide email. She was 72. “I can only begin to express the extraordinary impact Carol had on our community; she touched so many lives as an[Read More…]

by October 22, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News
Students lit candles in memory of the victims of the Israel-Palestine conflict at a vigil on Thursday night.

Vigil Honors Victims of Israel-Palestine Conflict

In commemoration of the lives lost during this summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas, J Street U Georgetown hosted an apolitical candlelight vigil in Red Square in an attempt to humanize the usually politicized debate. With the media coverage of the violence filled with statistics, J Street U wanted to[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News
Mark Adamsson (SFS ’15), second from left, was admired by his French professor for sitting in the front row of class and actively participating in discussion, displaying motivation and a flair for languages.

Junior Dies of Heart Failure

Mark Adamsson (SFS ’15), an international student remembered as a friend, scholar and athlete, died from lung and heart failure because of medical reasons during spring break in the Dominican Republic. He was 22. The university held a memorial service for Adamsson on March 18 in Dahlgren Chapel, which was[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Madeline Albright, fourth from right, was among among the dignitaries at the Václav Havel Place memorial dedication Wednesday.

Havel Memorial Dedicated

Dignitaries, faculty and students gathered in Gaston Hall and Alumni Square courtyard Wednesday to dedicate a memorial to former Czech President Václav Havel. Georgetown established the Václav Havel’s Place memorial in Alumni Square in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, the Václav Havel Library in Prague and the[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Velvet Revolution Leader Honored in Alumni Square

Velvet Revolution Leader Honored in Alumni Square

To foster U.S.-Czech relations, Georgetown University, in conjunction with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will honor the late Czech President Vaclav Havel with a memorial in Alumni Square. The memorial and dedication Oct. 2 is part of the Czech embassy’s Mutual Inspirations Festival, now in its third year, which seeks to highlight[Read More…]

by September 13, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Veterans Spruce Up WWII Memorial

For a dozen students volunteering at the World War II memorial Saturday morning, raking leaves meant more than cleaning up a national monument — it was about honoring history. The group was led by the Georgetown University Student Veterans Association, an organization that seeks to support veterans during their time[Read More…]

by October 25, 2011 0 comments News

Faculty Mourn Former Econ. Professor’s Death

F. William McElroy, professor emeritus in the economics department, died Oct. 13 at age 71 following a battle with lung cancer that fatally weakened his immune system. “He was a wonderful man with a thorough understanding of both mathematics and economics,” said professor emeritus of economics George Viksnins, McElroy’s longtime[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News