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Tombs, 1789 and F. Scott's founder Richard McCooey with his wife Karen. McCooey lived most of his life in Georgetown.

McCooey, Tombs Founder, Dies at 83

In 1962, Richard H. McCooey (C ’52) established two properties on 36th Street, with the aim of giving back to his beloved university. His brainchildren — The Tombs, 1789, and later, F. Scott’s — would prove to have an outsized, indelible effect on Georgetown. McCooey died Aug. 6 in Greenwich,[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 3 comments City News, News

In Memoriam

Bess Rosenzweig Recent Alumna Ten weeks after her graduation from Georgetown, Bess Rosenzweig (COL ’13) died in a plane crash in Kenya on July 25 that also claimed the lives of her mother and the plane’s pilot. According to friends, the psychology major with a minor in French and a[Read More…]

Mark Adamsson (SFS ’15), second from left, was admired by his French professor for sitting in the front row of class and actively participating in discussion, displaying motivation and a flair for languages.

Junior Dies of Heart Failure

Mark Adamsson (SFS ’15), an international student remembered as a friend, scholar and athlete, died from lung and heart failure because of medical reasons during spring break in the Dominican Republic. He was 22. The university held a memorial service for Adamsson on March 18 in Dahlgren Chapel, which was[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Junior Dies During Spring Break

Mark Adamsson (SFS ’15) died while on spring break in the Dominican Republic, Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson said in a campus-wide email, today. Adamsson was travelling with fellow Georgetown students. “I am deeply saddened by this news and know that it is difficult for the many members[Read More…]

by March 9, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

In Death, a Humbling Moment of Humanity

We’ve heard the sons of Harvard tell how Crimson lines could hold them, as the Georgetown fight song pokes fun of a so-called rival up north, but now, I write about Harvard as a friend. On Feb. 10, slightly after midnight, a Crimson daughter named Angela Mathew was killed in[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Opinion
Quinn was well-known at Yates, where he taught boxing for 10 years.

Quinn, GU Boxing Champion, Dies

  Most Georgetown students may not know the name Tom Quinn (CAS ’55), but many would recognize him. The United States Marine, actor and Georgetown boxing legend-turned-coach was a fixture of the front desk at Yates Field House, swiping GO-Cards early in the morning.Quinn died of complications from diabetes at a[Read More…]

by January 28, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News
Economics professor Adhip Chaudhuri in his Intercultural Center office in the early 1980s. Chaudhuri, who taught at Georgetown for 34 years, died at 62 after a three-year battle with cancer Jan. 13.

Chaudhuri, Economist and Father, Dies

A professor at Georgetown for 34 years, Adhip Chaudhuri was, in many senses, a lifelong student. Chaudhuri, who retired last year, died Jan. 13 after a three-year battle with lung cancer. He was 62 years old. While his field was economics, Chaudhuri’s currency was knowledge. It was a trait he[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Reacts to Mandela’s Death

The world came to a collective pause Thursday to mourn the death of human rights leader Nelson Mandela. A prolific anti-apartheid activist and the first black president of South Africa, Mandela, 95, died in his house surrounded by family. In a television address to the South African people Thursday, President[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments News

Legendary English Professor Knoll Dies

One word comes up in every conversation about Wayne Knoll: love. An English professor and former Jesuit priest, Knoll, 80, died Nov. 10 after a three-month battle with an incurable and inoperable cancerous tumor. He joined the Georgetown faculty in 1972 and taught here for 41 years. “Wayne said that[Read More…]

by November 21, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Sheehan, First Mascot, Dies at 54

Patrick Sheehan (CAS ’81) embodied Hoya spirit. As Georgetown’s first costumed mascot, he entertained crowds at basketball games during his four years on campus as a human-sized Jack the Bulldog. Sheehan, 54, died in a car crash Saturday when the town car he was riding in was hit by an[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News