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NHL 1st-Round Predictions

Tomorrow the “third half” — the Stanley Cup Playoffs — of the NHL season begins. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are a grueling two-month meat grinder of skill and endurance. With the first round getting underway we decided to share with you our picks. The first round is arguably the most[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Excitement Abounds In the Sporting World

When those who follow sports refer to the “sports world,” they are generally referring to the athletes, players, coaches and insiders who make one of the globe’s most compelling industries tick. While covering those who directly affect the outcomes of games makes sense, the sports world could not function like[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Qatar Preparations Flout Human Rights

We wish we could write about this year’s unprecedented Final Four lineup, compare the contracts of Max Scherzer and Miguel Cabrera, analyze the sudden dominance of the Boston Bruins or comment on the unionization of Northwestern’s football team. In fact, we wish we could write about any of this week’s[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Trade Exemplifies Changing League

While Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby have always garnered the most attention since the 2004-2005 lockout, Martin St. Louis was just as instrumental in the motivation behind reshaping and restructuring the NHL. St. Louis was everything the league wanted out of its modified game: speed, finesse, elusiveness and intelligence. On[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Playoff Expansion Would Come at a Price

You wouldn’t know it from looking out the window, but warmer weather, along with the sports that accompany it, is on the way. Major League Baseball is ramping up spring training, and the NFL is getting set to host major meetings soon. Those meetings could have a significant impact on[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Sports

Grading Software to Aid Students, Profs

EdX, the consortium of universities, including Georgetown, that offers Massive Open Online Courses for free, introduced experimental software last week that uses artificial intelligence to grade and provide feedback on essays. “The goal of edX’s open-ended assessment tool kit is to help students learn through relevant feedback systems,” edX Director of Communications Nancy Moss[Read More…]

by April 12, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Amid Budget Woes, Science Initiative to Study Brain

On April 2, President Barack Obama formally announced an initiative designed to help researchers better investigate the complex structures and functions of the brain at the White House, a move that could have immediate implications for research initiatives at Georgetown. The $100 million Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative is the government’s largest[Read More…]

by April 9, 2013 0 comments News

DeGioia Attends Pope’s Installation

While Pope Francis was installed as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, University President John J. DeGioia watched proudly among the U.S. presidential delegation to the Vatican. “I don’t know what I did to deserve the honor,” DeGioia said. “It was an incredible honor to join the vice president and the delegation.”[Read More…]

by March 22, 2013 0 comments News

First Jesuit Elevated to Papacy

Nearly an hour after white smoke began billowing out of the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday afternoon, Fr. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., formally introduced himself to the world as Pope Francis. The choice of Francis, who previously served as the archbishop of Buenos Aires, was a surprise to the many faithful observers[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments News

NAACP President Emphasizes Social Justice

Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, called for the Millennial generation to advance the cause of social justice during an event in St. William’s Chapel Tuesday evening. Jealous impressed upon the audience that devotion and determination lead to success. He[Read More…]

by March 13, 2013 0 comments News