Post Tagged with: "legacy"

SCHENDEN: Leaving a Transcendent Legacy

SCHENDEN: Leaving a Transcendent Legacy

In Robert Bolt’s play “A Man for All Seasons,” there’s a brief but brilliant exchange between Sir Thomas More, lord chancellor of England under Henry VIII, and Richard Rich, a bright and talented young man trying to make a name for himself in the world. Rich is unsure of himself[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
OLSON: Rediscovering JFK’s Legacy

OLSON: Rediscovering JFK’s Legacy

“Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” These words, so memorably said by the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, in his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961, have long inspired me; they have driven me[Read More…]

by June 28, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Voyage Through JFK’s Legacy

The Smithsonian American Art Museum recently unveiled its newest exhibit, “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times,” a fascinating photo gallery that explores and celebrates the life and legacy of the 35th president. Visitors might ask, what exactly is it that makes Kennedy an “American visionary,” and an international[Read More…]

by May 16, 2017 1 comment Features, The Guide
OSIBAJO & BAH: Toward Authentic Reparations

OSIBAJO & BAH: Toward Authentic Reparations

In the last several months, Georgetown has created a new chapter of its history. It is one that will acknowledge the university’s history of slavery and the descendants of the slaves who were sold by the school. As admirable as this new campaign is, it is not without flaws. Over[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Reconcile Through Restoration

Since the reopening of then-Mulledy Hall in 2015 called into question a past steeped with the horrors of the slave trade, Georgetown has struggled to reconcile its Jesuit values with the sale of 272 enslaved men, women and children to a plantation in Louisiana in 1838. The legacy of the[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: A First Lady of Grace

VIEWPOINT: A First Lady of Grace

First lady Michelle Obama’s legacy cannot be written down. Her legacy is not stagnant and cannot be encapsulated solely in the accomplishments that are recorded on paper. It is neither confined to the White House vegetable garden that she planted to launch the “Let’s Move” initiative nor limited to her[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Contextualize Troubling Past

  Adolf Hitler and the evil he epitomizes are ubiquitous once again. I wish I could say that this is the first time since 1945 that this was the case, but unfortunately there have been several other “Hitler waves” at various points in time. With the subject in the news[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Obama Solidifies Substantial Legacy

Presidential legacy is a tricky balance of the good, the bad and the scandalous. Should we remember former president Franklin D. Roosevelt for the New Deal without recalling his policy of Japanese internment? Should the Monica Lewinsky scandal overshadow former President Bill Clinton’s economic policy, which led to a federal[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
RAMLOW: Rodriguez’s Legacy Remains Tarnished

RAMLOW: Rodriguez’s Legacy Remains Tarnished

In the past few years, several baseball icons have retired, among them a group of New York Yankees that defined a generation of Major League Baseball. Now, another iconic figure — Alex Rodriguez — has left the game behind. But where Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter went out with standing ovations around[Read More…]

by August 9, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
Noah Taylor

Our Closing Words

Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, the Georgetown community saw a range of issues sparking activism and dialogue across campus. From continuing efforts to memorialize the university’s history with slavery to improving programs dedicated to addressing mental health issues, our community’s progress this past year found its stride in certain areas[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top