Daily Archives: February 4, 2010
Georgetown University Student Association President Calen Angert (MSB ’11) and Vice President Jason Kluger (MSB ’11) announced their intention to run for reelection last Sunday. Incumbents running for reelection is unprecedented in recent GUSA history, according to GUSA Parliamentarian Sam Ungar (COL ’12). “There is apparently no evidence that any president has run again since at least 2003, and none have won re-election since at least 2000,” Ungar said.
Father John Witek, S.J., an Asian history professor who had taught at Georgetown for over 35 years, died Sunday morning at the age of 76. Witek died of cancer, according to Father John Langan, S.J., Jesuit community rector. Witek’s academic accomplishments include editing a Chinese-Portuguese dictionary written by the first two Jesuits in China and the Monumenta Sinica, a collection of letters sent between travelling Jesuits in the sixteenth century.
Beginning with the class of 2012, the Trans-State Actors in World Politics concentration will no longer be offered to International Politics majors in the School of Foreign Service, Dean Bryan Kasper announced last week. Professor George Shambaugh, the International Politics Field Chair, said that the decision was made with faculty-wide consultations. According to Shambaugh, there was no significant opposition to the decision.
In the midst of a public and bitter battle between the Georgetown University Student Association and the advisory boards that disperse funds for student programming over the fate of the funding allocation process, GUSA President Calen Angert (MSB ’11) has nominated Kate Petersen (COL ’11), a former Student Activities commissioner, to be the first chair of the GUSA Fund.
On Sunday afternoon, a man unaffiliated with the University fell off the Leavey Center bridge, after allegedly shoplifting textbooks from the University bookstore. According to Joseph Smith, associate director for the Department of Public Safety, the suspect had shoplifted two textbooks, each valued at $177. Smith said he dropped a duffel bag containing the textbooks over the side of the bridge before climbing over the bridge wall. The suspect did not attempt to jump directly off the bridge, but rather tried unsuccessfully to climb down it before falling.
Tempers flared, voices were raised, and motives were questioned. Monday’s meeting of Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission was like any of their other meetings over contentious issues, except for one thing: no one blamed Georgetown students.
“I came out the day after the election—November 5, 2008.”
After spending eleven months working for John McCain’s presidential campaign, Carlos Hernandez (SFS ’11) was exhausted.
The long-standing rift between the Georgetown University Student Association and the advisory boards that dole out funding to clubs has come to a head, with potentially disastrous implications for student organizations.
Twelve years after District of Columbia voters expressed their overwhelming support for legalizing medical marijuana, the local government is finally poised to put the will of the people into effect. A bill currently under review by the D.C. Council would provide long-awaited relief to those suffering from many serious ailments while minimizing the risk of congressional interference.