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Obama Taps Alum for Chief of Staff

Obama Taps Alum for Chief of Staff

President Obama announced the selection of Georgetown alumnus Denis McDonough on Jan. 25 to serve as his fifth White House chief of staff. As the position does not require Senate confirmation, McDonough (G ’96) assumed the position immediately following the president’s announcement. The appointment of McDonough, 43, who previously was[Read More…]

by January 29, 2013 0 comments City News, News
Undergrad Launches Bid for Council Seat

Undergrad Launches Bid for Council Seat

Many Georgetown students past and present have political aspirations. But Rashawn Davis (COL ’14) stands out from the pack, for he has already begun his campaign. Davis has his sights set on May 2014, when the people of Newark’s West Ward will vote for their city councilman. Davis spent the first 12[Read More…]

by January 25, 2013 0 comments City News, News
Bowling Alley Wins Approval

Bowling Alley Wins Approval

Pinstripes, a chain that combines bowling and fine dining, scored a victory Tuesday when Board of Zoning Adjustment members unanimously approved its bid to open a location in the Shops at Georgetown Park. The BZA approval came less than two weeks after Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, which oversees the Georgetown area, opposed Pinstripes’[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Professor to Be Nominated Defense Secretary

Georgetown University professor Chuck Hagel will reportedly receive President Obama’s nomination for Secretary of Defense on Monday, according to a Washington Post article. Hagel, a Vietnam War veteran and Republican senator from Nebraska from 1997 to 2009, has taught at Georgetown since 2009. His course is titled “21st Century Geopolitical Realities.” Hagel has taken many[Read More…]

by January 6, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Small Fire Forces Southwest Quad Evacuation

Small Fire Forces Southwest Quad Evacuation

A small fire originating in the overhead light in room 604 of Kennedy Hall caused the evacuation of the entire Southwest Quad late Sunday evening. Residents of McCarthy, Kennedy and Reynolds Halls waited on MultiSport Facility for about 30 minutes before the Department of Public Safety gave the “all clear” signal. While[Read More…]

by December 10, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Fiscal Cliff Threatens Student Aid

The impending “fiscal cliff” for the budget deficit, which would cause a combination of automatic federal tax increases and spending cuts early next year, could compromise the availability of federally funded financial aid programs to Georgetown students. Unless Congress can agree on a deficit-reduction deal before it adjourns Dec. 21,[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments City News, News

GU Hosts Sticka’s Final ANC Meeting

For the first time in six years, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E held its monthly meeting on Georgetown’s campus Monday night. ANC 2E04 Commissioner Jake Sticka (SFS ’13), who suggested the meeting take place on campus instead of its traditional location at nearby Georgetown Visitation School, said that the change is indicative of the new partnership the university[Read More…]

by December 4, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Alum Seeks Bipartisanship on Hill

Nearly 27 years after graduating from Georgetown, Representative-elect Filemon Vela (COL ’85) will return to Washington this January to represent Texas’ newly created 34th Congressional District. Vela (D-Texas) is one of 14 Georgetown alumni to be elected to the House in the Nov. 6 election — nine are returning incumbents, while Vela and four[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Speechwriting Group Takes Off

Max Harris (COL ’15) returned to campus this fall hoping to find an internship as a speechwriter in the D.C. area. But when he never got a job offer, he decided to create one of his own, partnering with six other students to form the Georgetown Speechwriting Advisory Group. GSWAG is a student organization dedicated[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Campaign for Georgetown Remains On Track

One year after its public launch, Georgetown’s capital campaign has secured $935 million and is on track to reach its $1.5 billion fundraising goal ahead of schedule. The campaign, titled “The Campaign for Georgetown: For Generations to Come,” began collection donations in 2006 and entered its public phase Oct. 28,[Read More…]

by October 30, 2012 0 comments News