Post Tagged with: "history"

SCHAUER: Remembering the Blue and Gray

Dahlgren Quadrangle is my favorite place on campus for many reasons: the breathtaking space designed to look like a European monastery, the beautiful chapel completed in 1892, the bubbling fountain that gives us a favorite student tradition. But, the spot is my favorite place on tours for a different reason[Read More…]

by November 14, 2011 0 comments Opinion
A Lifetime Ago: Looking Back at LXR’s Past Residents

A Lifetime Ago: Looking Back at LXR’s Past Residents

At the break of the 20th century, the ground floor of LXR Hall wasn’t housing students; it was housing dead bodies. While today the building serves as a dormitory, its bottom floor functioned as the morgue of Georgetown University Hospital from 1898 to 1947. The hospital originally sat at the corner of[Read More…]

by November 7, 2011 0 comments News

Interviews Link GU’s Past, Future

While thousands of Georgetown hopefuls finalize their applications, over 5,000 members of the Alumni Ambassadors Program are gearing up to interview prospective members of the class of 2016. “The interview adds another layer to the application and gives us a bit more insight into the applicant,” said Colleen Miltenberg, assistant[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Rediscovering WGTB’s Hidden Past

The year is 1975. In January, three men, including former attorney John Mitchell, are convicted for perjury stemming from the infamous Watergate break-in. Five months before, President Richard Nixon resigned in the wake of the scandal. In April, the Vietnam War effectively ends with the fall of Saigon and the[Read More…]

by October 20, 2011 0 comments Campus News

SCHAUER: A Big Job for a Little Bulldog

We’re a few weeks into the year now, folks, and that means many things have started back up again. The Corp is churning out coffee, a cappella groups can be seen spontaneously bursting into song and Hoya Blue is back encouraging all of us to put our best and most-spirited[Read More…]

by September 27, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Halloween Unifies Cultures

It all started with a turnip. A long time ago in Ireland there was a man by the name of “Stingy Jack” who tricked the devil not only once, but twice, into not taking him down to hell. After partaking in a great deal of debauchery, Jack eventually died, and[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion, Uncategorized

New Master’s Program Links GU, King’s College

History professors and scholars from the university and King’s College London convened in Copley Formal Lounge for a two-day, first-of-its-kind Global History forum, “Empires and Globalizations in the Making of the Modern World” this Thursday and Friday. Organized by professor John Tutino, director of the Georgetown Institute for Global History,[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Global Memory a Tool for Progress

As the world becomes increasingly globalized, the economic implications are often a hotly debated topic. Whether one is for or against broader financial integration, it is clear that the world is growing smaller. People, cultures and businesses are becoming more connected across national boundaries. What is perhaps not as often[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Decades of Change at GU Are for The Better

I am one of the longest surviving Georgetown graduates serving on the faculty today. The differences between the Georgetown University of the 1960s and the university we see today could not be more striking, and the changes have all been for the best. In so many ways, Georgetown has gone[Read More…]

by April 13, 2007 0 comments Commentary, Opinion