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

“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 died[Read More…]

by July 1, 2015 5 comments Campus News, News

Georgetown Graduate Dies in Dupont Circle Fire

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 Evans[Read More…]

by June 5, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Jack Sr., Former Mascot, Dies

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…]

by June 3, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Former FLL Dean James Alatis died at the age of 88.

Alatis, 88, Fostered Linguistics Growth

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, Alatis[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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

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 had[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 1 comment Campus 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
Karen Gale poses with her daughter, Justine Underhill (COL ’11), who remembers her for her creativity and passion.

Pharmacology and Neuroscience Professor Dies at 65

Karen Gale, a professor of pharmacology and neuroscience at Georgetown for 37 years, lived her life as a mentor to her students, colleagues and daughters, with a devotion to fostering creativity, thinking outside of the box and promoting diversity wherever she went. Gale died Aug. 21 from cancer at a[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Andrea Jaime (NHS ’17) died of bacterial meningitis Tuesday in Bolivar, Colombia, the country where she was born.

Jaime Remembered for Selflessness, Passion

Andrea Jaime (NHS ’17) brought her focus and passion to her studies of health sciences, her desire to help others and her friendships. A human science major who dreamed of one day becoming a doctor in the Army, Jaime died from a case of bacterial meningitis on Tuesday at MedStar[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News
John Courtin (CAS ’70, LAW ’78)

Alumni Association Fixture Dies at 65

John Christopher Courtin (CAS ’70, LAW ’78), a 2014 recipient of the John Carroll Award and former executive director of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, died after a prolonged illness at the age of 65 on June 29. Born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., where he went to Canisius High[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Tombs, 1789 and F. Scott's founder Richard McCooey with his wife Karen. McCooey lived most of his life in Georgetown.

McCooey, Tombs Founder, Dies at 83

In 1962, Richard H. McCooey (C ’52) established two properties on 36th Street, with the aim of giving back to his beloved university. His brainchildren — The Tombs, 1789, and later, F. Scott’s — would prove to have an outsized, indelible effect on Georgetown. McCooey died Aug. 6 in Greenwich,[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 3 comments City News, News