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Embracing Risk, Speakers Share Perspectives

Embracing Risk, Speakers Share Perspectives

Risk-taking is frightening — but it should be pursued by students. So stood the premise of this year’s TEDxGeorgetown conference. Speakers, including students, alumni, faculty and public figures, discussed the role of risk-taking in their achievements, failures and inspirations. They related their experiences and what it means to break away from the status[Read More…]

by November 16, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
An Ode to Princess

An Ode to Princess

Dear Reader, My dog died recently. She was an almost two-year-old Yorkie that somehow managed to find herself stuck in a Georgetown townhouse with four rowdy football players. Her name was Princess.   Princess was no ordinary dog, she had special powers. Princess had the ability to cheer you up[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
How I Came to Georgetown

How I Came to Georgetown

I was speaking with a friend on Sunday when she asked how I was doing. It’s a question asked so often of us that we rarely give it a thought before offering up the standard answer. Great. Good. Fine. But there was sincerity in her voice that caught me off[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Journeying Through a Refugee Crisis

Journeying Through a Refugee Crisis

I never thought hiking through the Jordanian desert was going to wind me up on the stage of Gaston Hall. One of the people I met on a hike during the second week of my Fall 2014 semester abroad in Jordan was the head of an NGO that ran programs[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Just One of Millions

Just One of Millions

It was Thursday, February 12, 2015 and Elijah Jatovsky and I sat in Arabic media class. I picked up my phone as we were transitioning to another presentation, and I noticed that I got a message from Sami: “Pat. Hey! Yo! Patrick.” My first thought: Why is he messaging me[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Finding Out Who You Are

Finding Out Who You Are

Do you know who you really are? Circle one of the following answers. I’ll tell you what it means when you’re done. I am… An extrovert. An introvert. I make judgments by… Thinking through rational choices. Judging how I feel about them/my gut response. I am… A dog person. A[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
The Principles of Embracing Risk

The Principles of Embracing Risk

We live in a global economy. Risk is unavoidable. Rather than ignoring risk, we should embrace it.  The term “embrace” suggests that we welcome risk — not simply tolerate it. What is risk? When asked what risk meant to them, undergraduates’ responses ranged from extremely negative to extremely positive. The[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Students Share Stories of Risk-Taking at TEDx

Students Share Stories of Risk-Taking at TEDx

Georgetown will host its fifth TEDx conference tomorrow in Gaston Hall. With the theme of “Risk Takers,” the daylong event will be divided into three different sections, with the subthemes “Inspiring the Uninspired,” “Fail Forward” and “High Risk, High Reward.” Each section will feature four speakers highlighting different stages or[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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This year’s TEDx Georgetown board, which consists of 16 members, has met frequently throughout the fall semester to plan the annual speaking event, which returns to campus Saturday for the fifth time with interactive breakout sessions, following a renewed marketing campaign.

In Year 5, TEDx Increases Interactive Programming

TEDx Georgetown will return in its fifth iteration Saturday with 12 speeches centered on the theme of “Risk Takers,” featuring more interactive programming, a larger board and a new marketing campaign. The speaker lineup includes students, alumni, faculty and public figures, including professional poker player Annie Duke and journalist and[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Photos of the Week: Nov. 15

Photos of the Week: Nov. 15

Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 – 21 Photos of the week of Nov. 15 – 21 include the annual TEDxGeorgetown conference, Yeonmi Park speaking at Gaston Hall, GU Fossil Free’s campaign for divestment, GU Dance Company’s annual showcase, Mask and Bauble’s “Sonder,” four basketball games and more.   View[Read More…]

by November 22, 2014 0 comments Photography