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O’Donovan Defends Free Speech at Georgetown

Former University President Fr. Leo O’Donovan, S.J. headed the university from 1989 to 2001 — a time when free speech issues came to the forefront of university discussion. In 1991, pro-choice group GU Choice — which would eventually become H*yas for Choice — emerged at Georgetown, facing harsh opposition from[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News
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Former University President Fr. Leo O’Donovan, S.J., who served in the position from 1989 to 2001, oversaw numerous changes to Georgetown during his tenure that solidified Georgetown’s values in diversity.

O’Donovan Dicusses GU’s History in Diversity

Former University President Leo O’Donovan, S.J. lead Georgetown from 1989 until 2001. Throughout his tenure, O’Donovan reflected upon the evolving Catholic identity of the institution, charging a faculty study on the university’s identity. He also established the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and hired the first full-time Imam at any American[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

On God, Beau Biden and a Hilltop Dining Hall

Going for food day in and day out at O’Donovan Hall, or Leo’s, students might never have stopped to think of its namesake: former University President Fr. Leo O’Donovan, S.J. With current University President John J. DeGioia having completed his 14th year as president, current students are far removed from[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 1 comment Guide - Top, The Guide
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Mariano Rivera (right) is MLB‘s all-time leader with 652 saves. Rivera, pictured with College of New Rochelle President Judith Huntington, recently bought a church in the New York town.

Q&A: Rivera Discusses Faith

As the 2015 MLB postseason begins tonight with the American League Wild Card game, the Yankees will be looking to defeat the Astros in their first postseason game since 2012. The team is much different from its predecessor of three years ago. The most notable absences are those of Derek[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments Sports, Uncategorized
DEPAOLO: Tulowitzki, Price Acquisitions Poised to Join Other Historic Mid-Season Trades

DEPAOLO: Tulowitzki, Price Acquisitions Poised to Join Other Historic Mid-Season Trades

The Toronto Blue Jays’ sudden dominance since their acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price has many fans in Toronto hoping their team’s 22-year playoff drought — the longest active streak in the four major sports — will finally come to an end. Prior to adding Tulowitzki and Price to[Read More…]

by August 15, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
DEPAOLO: Baseball’s Landscape Has Transformed

DEPAOLO: Baseball’s Landscape Has Transformed

Part of growing up is realizing that many things you thought were true when you were younger are actually false. You gain experience, understand how limited your perspective used to be and learn to embrace change. I feel like the MLB trade deadline has really cemented all these lessons for[Read More…]

by August 1, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
DEPAOLO: Baseball Remains Alive and Well

DEPAOLO: Baseball Remains Alive and Well

After enjoying another MLB All-Star game this week, I soon learned that its ratings had dropped from last year — in fact, they were the lowest All-Star game ratings ever. This can only mean one thing: Baseball is dying. Ok, so that’s an overreaction and I don’t believe it, but[Read More…]

DEPAOLO: Instant Replay Does Not Reduce Excitement in MLB

DEPAOLO: Instant Replay Does Not Reduce Excitement in MLB

If Keith Olbermann is to be believed, baseball fans should be worried about what’s happening to the game they love. Here are the ominous words Olbermann said about America’s pastime during his show on June 29: “In the time since Opening Day 2014 … the entire heart of the game[Read More…]

DEPAOLO: A-Rod’s 3000th Hit Brings Out Complex Emotions

DEPAOLO: A-Rod’s 3000th Hit Brings Out Complex Emotions

Within about a week after the trade was announced in February 2004, I went to Modell’s and got his jersey: Rodriguez, 13. I was 9 years old, and the best player in the game was coming to my favorite team. I wore the pinstripes to school the next day, proud[Read More…]

DEPAOLO: MLB Draft Holds Underrated Intrigue

DEPAOLO: MLB Draft Holds Underrated Intrigue

Monday marks the first day of the three-day Major League Baseball draft, which is taking place in MLB Network’s studios in Secaucus, N.J. The MLB draft draws nowhere near as much attention as the NFL or NBA draft, which makes sense when you consider the reasons why, such as its[Read More…]