Daily Archives: February 14, 2008
In “Williams and Kesten for GUSA” (Editorial, Feb. 14), Sean Hayes (MSB ‘10) and Andrew Madorsky (MSB ‘10) clarified that the proposed $5 admission to Midnight Madness would be voluntary and used for philanthropic purposes.
Just days after scaling back his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex.) railed against the mainstream political establishment in Gaston Hall last night, advocating his libertarian philosophy of limited government and personal freedom.
Deans Jane McAuliffe and Elizabeth Andretta both announced plans to leave Georgetown this summer over the weekend. McAulifee, the Dean of Georgetown College, will become the next president of Bryn Mawr College, the school’s board trustees announced last Friday, and Andretta, Associate Dean and Director of the Undergraduate Program in the School of Foreign Service will serve as the faculty-in-residence at Georgetown’s Villa le Balze in Fiesole, Italy.
“I have one thing to tell you. Everything I say after this one thing is an elaboration on that one thing. Just one thing: the time is now,” Keith Ellison, the Democratic Congressman from Minnesota’s 5th district, told a diverse audience at Georgetown Law School’s Gewirz Student Center on Tuesday night. Ellison’s discussion about bringing change to American politics, titled “Our Time has Come,” was organized by several law center groups.
“I would never whore myself out,” Tim Brown (COL ’09), one of the eight candidates for GUSA, said.
“That’s a campaign promise,” Brown added. “That might be my only campaign promise.”
Thanks to a bill passed by the House on Feb. 7, applying for and receiving financial aid could become a reality for more college students.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke about the need to recruit more American diplomats and strengthen the State Department on Tuesday in Gaston Hall. Rice emphasized the role institutions like Georgetown can play in the future of diplomacy.
As part of the University’s ongoing LGBTQ Initiative, the working groups on resources and education presented their final reports and recommendations to University President John DeGioia last week. A full-time, fully-funded Resource Center remains the primary recommendation from the Working Group on Resources.
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night could keep devoted followers of democratic presidential candidates Senators Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) from stumping for their candidates during Tuesday’s Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia primary elections. Students did everything from canvassing neighborhoods throughout D.C. to standing outside precincts encouraging people to vote.