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A Life Lived Where the Wild Things Are

March 18, 2016 at 3:32 am 0 comments

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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

February 19, 2016 at 12:26 am 0 comments

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 theaterRead More

Cawley, Prominent Donor, Dies

November 20, 2015 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Charles Cawley (CAS ’62), whose donations to the university led to the construction of the Davis Performing Arts Center in 2005 and the Cawley Career Education Center in 1994, died at the age of 75 at his home in Camden, Maine, Wednesday morning. The cause of death has yet toRead More

Expression, Untrammeled

Expression, Untrammeled

September 4, 2015 at 3:40 am 0 comments

As the mourners settled back into the pews of Holy Trinity Church after receiving communion, 94 unseen voices rose in song. Heads turned toward the balcony, with slow smiles crossing the faces of the congregation upon recognition — the Chimes, active and alumni, singing “I’ll Fly Away,” had assembled toRead More


Brekelmans, 25, Leaves Textured Legacy

September 1, 2015 at 12:29 am 1 comment

By all accounts, Nina Brekelmans (GRD ’15) was a brilliant student, an exceedingly proficient Arabic and Spanish speaker and an avid long-distance runner. She graduated with a near-perfect GPA in Georgetown’s Master of Arts in Arab Studies program and planned to study the experiences of female runners in Jordan withRead More

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Rev. James Walsh, S.J., Father of Speech Policy, Dies

July 1, 2015 at 3:57 pm 5 comments

“A university is many things but central to its being is discourse, discussion, debate: the untrammeled expression of ideas and information.” With those words, Rev. James Walsh, S.J., opened his preamble to the 1989 speech and expression policy, the first of its kind at Georgetown. The associate professor of theology diedRead More


Georgetown Graduate Dies in Dupont Circle Fire

June 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm 1 comment

Recent Georgetown graduate Nina May Brekelmans (GRD ‘15) died in an electrical fire in her home near Dupont Circle June 3. She was 25. Michael Patrick McLoughlin, 24, also died in the fire, and five others were injured. Although Sherri Kimbel, a representative from the Office of Councilmember Jack EvansRead More


Jack Sr., Former Mascot, Dies

June 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm 1 comment

John S. Carroll, better known as Jack the Bulldog Sr., died yesterday, the university announced this morning on social media. He was 12 years old. “We’ll miss Jack Sr. and the joy he brought to Hoyas for more than a decade,” the university wrote in a Facebook post. Jack Sr.Read More

Former FLL Dean James Alatis died at the age of 88.

Alatis, 88, Fostered Linguistics Growth

March 20, 2015 at 2:57 am 0 comments

When James E. Alatis graduated from the University of West Virginia in 1948, Georgetown was still a year away from establishing its School of Languages and Linguistics. Today, there are 105 students majoring in linguistics at Georgetown, and countless more studying foreign languages. In his 46 years at Georgetown, AlatisRead More

Fr. Patrick Heelan, S.J., who served as the university’s vice president for the main campus and as a professor of philosophy, died on Feb. 1 in his home country of Ireland at the age of 88.

Heelan, 88, Strengthened Community

February 20, 2015 at 2:57 am 1 comment

Fr. Patrick Heelan, S.J., loved to smile. In the midst of any disagreement or serious discussion, Heelan’s smile refused to fade. Heelan was the William A. Gaston professor of philosophy at Georgetown as well as a Jesuit priest, a university administrator and an esteemed philosopher and physicist. Heelan always hadRead More