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In Defense of the Humanities

In Defense of the Humanities

Last October, the New York Times published an article addressing the decline of humanities programs across the country (available here). The article discusses how in light of economic collapse and a rise of interest in STEM, humanities majors across the country have become less popular. For example, the humanities departments[Read More…]

by September 24, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Amanda Wynter (COL ’14) is the first known woman to win the Richard T. Merrick Debate Medal, receiving the 139th edition of the Philodemic Society honor, demonstrating the growing presence of women in the club.

Wynter First Woman to Win Philodemic Medal

Amanda Wynter (COL ’14) won the 139th annual Richard T. Merrick Debate Medal for the Philodemic Society this semester, becoming the first known woman to win the award. Wynter’s victory, coupled with the increasing female leadership of the society, demonstrates that the society — which was founded in 1830 —[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY ANDREW MARKOFF

Georgetown’s Debate Team spends countless hours preparing for its competitions. It has won two national championships in the past three years

Dedicated Debaters Win Big

It was 30 seconds before the final round of the National Debate Tournament when Andrew Markoff (SFS ’14) received a final email message from his coach. The subject? Fundamentals. After four years, thousands of hours of preparation and a season full of tournaments, everything had all come down to the[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide

Debate Captains Take Home 2nd Title

Georgetown University Debate Team captains Andrew Markoff (SFS ’14) and Andrew Arsht (COL ’14) won their second national debate championship title at the University of Indiana Bloomington on April 1. After a long tournament that began on March 28, Markoff and Arsht were notified of their win at 2:30 a.m.[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Outside Classrooms, Engaging the Hilltop

College tour guides have to answer dozens of questions. From “What does the blue light do?” to “Do coeds share bathrooms?”, the questions span from normal to bizarre. While many of the questions are regarding academics, the bulk are certainly concerning extracurricular activities. One of the key assets of the[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
Eclectic Group Meets at Mayoral Debate

Eclectic Group Meets at Mayoral Debate

With Mayor Vincent Gray out of town, an unconventional cast of mayoral candidates took to the stage Tuesday evening to explore the future of planning in Washington, D.C., in a debate held at the District Architecture Center in downtown D.C. Sponsored by the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Candidates Spar in VP Debate

The five vice presidential candidates for the GUSA executive advocated their tickets’ respective platforms yesterday in a debate largely centered on funding reform and the student association’s relationship with the student body. Approximately 40 students attended the debate at White Gravenor Hall, which featured one hour of sparring in advance of the presidential debate Feb.[Read More…]

by February 12, 2013 0 comments Campus News

Up to Us Georgetown Debates Debt Crisis

David Edgar (SFS ’15), Agree Ahmed (SFS ‘15) and Warren Wilson (SFS ’15) entered Georgetown in Up to Us, a year-long national competition among universities to raise awareness about the national debt crisis. The contest is sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative University, a college-focused branch of the organization started by former President[Read More…]

by December 4, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Occupy Interrupts Presidential Debate Screening

Members of GU Occupy projected statistics about United States foreign policy, unemployment and military budget on a wall in Lohrfink Auditorium, interrupting a screening of the presidential debate Monday evening. Occupy members refused the moderator’s request to turn off their projector, prompting the audio-video controller to yell and slam his laptop shut,[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
GUSA Presidential Candidates Square Off

GUSA Presidential Candidates Square Off

The seven candidates vying for the GUSA presidency strived to set their platforms apart in this year’s crowded field at a debate Sunday night. The candidates’ opening statements in the Leavey Program Room largely emphasized the components that made their respective plans for the presidency unique, although all the tickets propose several overlapping initiatives.[Read More…]

by February 14, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News