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Navigating Farmers Markets

In the final section of Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, the well-known journalist and food intellectual writes about his attempts to create a meal using only ingredients he foraged for, produced or hunted himself. After baking his own bread, hunting down the pigs for the entree and gathering wild mushrooms in the[Read More…]

by May 16, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Winners of Interfaith Essay Contest Announced

Winners of Interfaith Essay Contest Announced

Four students were recognized as winners of the Interfaith Dialogue and Service Video and Essay contest Friday. The contest, which is a part of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge, selected students who addressed ways the university’s Jesuit values affect their respective faith backgrounds and community involvement in their[Read More…]

by December 5, 2011 0 comments News

A Triumph Over Terror and Party Politics

I will never forget last night. The news crackled across Facebook and Twitter like lightning, as an exponentially larger web of people pulsed with the rumor that Osama bin Laden, the face of evil in our country, had been killed. As news outlets began to confirm reports, I broke loose:[Read More…]

by May 2, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Pell Grants Avoid Major Cuts

After several months of negotiations between Congress, the White House and the Department of Education, Pell Grant funding and other federal sources of financial aid have emerged from the budget process relatively unscathed. The negotiated continuing resolution allocates $23 billion to the program and maintains the maximum annual Pell Grant[Read More…]

by April 29, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Youth Skeptical of Government

Though college students are often involved in volunteer work and online political activity, they continue to distrust the federal government, a recent survey conducted by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government said. According to the survey, the percentage of college students who said that they do not trust the federal[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Up Close and Presidential

Up Close and Presidential

Georgetown’s proximity to the center of the nation’s political scene is often pegged as one of its perks. For a select group of students, however, being part of the action is an everyday occurrence. According to the White House, at least 21 current students and alumni across all of the[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Hundreds Head to Egyptian Embassy and White House for Protest

Hundreds Head to Egyptian Embassy and White House for Protest

  Chants of “Obama, Obama you should know — Mubarak has to go!” filled the air in front of the Egyptian Embassy and the White House on Saturday, as hundreds gathered in D.C. to show their support for the political protests mushrooming in Egypt. Georgetown students joined in the demonstrations,[Read More…]

by January 29, 2011 0 comments City News, News
Cooking Up a State Dinner

Cooking Up a State Dinner

When I woke up on Wednesday morning, I could not have anticipated that that evening I would be standing alongside international media giants in the White House. The day marked the second of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s three days in Washington, D.C., and the evening’s state dinner already promised to[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Professor Joins White House Staff

Georgetown grad Denis McDonough (MSFS ’96) was appointed deputy national security adviser to President Obama two weeks ago. He is replacing Thomas Donilon, who was promoted to the position of national security adviser earlier last month. “For years, I have counted on McDonough’s expertise and counsel on national security issues,”[Read More…]

by January 19, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Econ. Professor Appointed To White House Position

Economics professor Arik Levinson is taking a break from the classroom this academic year to assume a temporary post on the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers researching environmental economics. William Jack, an associate professor of economics, will act as the director of undergraduate studies position during Levinson’s sabbatical. “This[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 1 comment Campus News, News