Post Tagged with: "service"

SFS: Foreign to Service

We see the legacy of Georgetown’s Jesuits everywhere: all over the historic buildings, on the inscriptions, in the mottos and banners that hang across our campus and in the people we meet everyday. Jesuit Heritage Week is our opportunity to reflect on what has been passed down to us by[Read More…]

by February 3, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Serving the Greater Community

Last Friday’s Editorial “Season’s Givings” was well intentioned, but was based on a very narrow conception of service. Notably, it asserted that the Student Activities Commission “needs to mandate that all student groups that receive funding for events allocate a certain percentage to put on community service functions.” Georgetown’s Center for Social[Read More…]

by December 5, 2011 0 comments Opinion
Winners of Interfaith Essay Contest Announced

Winners of Interfaith Essay Contest Announced

Four students were recognized as winners of the Interfaith Dialogue and Service Video and Essay contest Friday. The contest, which is a part of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge, selected students who addressed ways the university’s Jesuit values affect their respective faith backgrounds and community involvement in their[Read More…]

by December 5, 2011 0 comments News

Caught Up in the Sales

Most of us are familiar with the phrase, “Men and women in the service of others.” It’s a key part of Georgetown’s mission statement and an integral aspect of its identity as a Jesuit institution. The call to service is particularly strong around Thanksgiving and the winter holidays as people reflect[Read More…]

by December 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Metro Stations to Receive Cell Phone Service by 2012

Cell phone service providers will expand coverage to all 47 underground Metro stops within the next few months, according to WMATA spokesperson Dan Stessel. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority project called “Neutral Host” has been a two-year-long collaborative effort with the four major U.S. cell carriers — Verizon, AT&T,[Read More…]

by September 30, 2011 0 comments City News

Caregivers Find Solace, Support Through Med School Program

When Derrick Philson was first asked to participate in a support group for male caregivers of disabled children, he was reluctant to get involved. After Philson’s daughter was seriously injured in a car accident when she was 16, he had trouble believing that there was any program that could provide him with the help[Read More…]

by September 20, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Campus Spotlight: DC Reads

The term “social justice” entered my lexicon at the Student Activities Commission Fair of my freshman year. As my roommate and I stood at the DC Reads table, we listened to the coordinators passionately refer to education inequity as the major social justice issue of our time and describe DC Reads’[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments The Guide

GUSA Must Stress Service

Service to others is one of the ideals upon which Georgetown was founded. Students now have an incredible opportunity to put this principle into practice in an unprecedented way. The Georgetown University Student Association recently established a commission to recommend how to allocate the $3.4 million left over from the[Read More…]

by March 22, 2011 0 comments Opinion, Uncategorized

Mutombo Congratulates Eronini on Scholarship

Patrick Eronini (NHS ’12) downplayed his meeting Monday with Georgetown basketball legend Dikembe Mutombo (SLL ’91) and the reason behind it. “I was pleasantly surprised,” said Eronini, who was informed about the visit just days before. Mutombo and the Merage Foundation for the American Dream awarded Eronini a scholarship this[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Teach for Their Futures

Each year, the process resumes – like clockwork. Seniors feel the jitters with the onset of classes, because they know it’s time to start contemplating post-grad plans. Just in time, Teach For America recruiters hit campus. Though we applaud the organization’s initiative, their recruitment needs modification. To be fair, the[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Opinion