Daily Archives: October 14, 2010
Plan A Hoyas for Reproductive Justice, the reproductive advocacy group that drew attention this spring when its members chained themselves to the statue of John Carroll, is alive and well—but the average student would never know it. Plan A was created last year to demand the on-campus sale of condoms, access to rape kits at Georgetown University Hospital.
“Come out, come out, come out!” Echoing the words of famed San Francisco politician and gay rights advocate Harvey Milk, that is what GU Pride Co-Programming Chair Lisa Frank (COL ’13) said when asked about the message of Georgetown’s Coming Out Week. GU Pride is hosting a series of events as part of National Coming Out Week for the sixth consecutive year.
On Wednesday evening, Georgetown PhD candidate Conor Williams (GOV ’11) discussed his entry to the Washington Post’s “America’s Next Great Pundit” essay competition with the Voice. At the time of publication, Williams’ essay about the impact of the D.C. mayoral election on education reform, “Real Education Reform,” was in fifth place.
Georgetown’s new science center could receive a major boost in funding thanks to a application recently submitted by the University for $90 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds. Associate Vice President of External Relations Linda Greenan announced the application at an Oct. 4 meeting of Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Comission.
The closer we get to the midterms, the less Democrats and Republicans can agree on. The Republicans are the party of no; the Democrats are the party of “maybe, after I’m reelected.” National leaders could use a lesson from our peers in the Georgetown University College Democrats, the Georgetown University College Republicans.
Zara Khan (SFS ’07) has had enough. During her 18 months as the program coordinator of the International Development certificate—the most popular certificate in the School of Foreign Service—the SFS deans have repeatedly slashed the certificate’s budget, despite a meteoric rise in enrollment in the certificate.
There’s nothing new about a young filmmaker venturing out on his own and making an independent pet project. Most of the time, these are low-budget affairs that shuck special effects in favor of small-scale stories and clever writing. Some are brilliant, but budgetary restraints and production limitations guarantee that most are just film festival fodder.
Most seniors will spend their final year taking classes they’ve put off since they were freshmen, and then either applying to graduate school or frantically begging for employment. So Bill Ward (COL ’11), who already has a job lined up at Morgan Stanley, is liable to make his classmates pretty envious.
There’s a whole lot to look forward to this weekend—convincing your visiting parents to buy you everything you can’t afford, kicking off the basketball season, and seeing Despicable Me in the ICC auditorium. But for those of you still looking to fill your planners, there’s the Georgetown Improv Association’s first show of the semester, Holy Moly!
Song Islands Volume 2 is like an ice cream cone completely covered in ketchup: there’s something of value in there somewhere, but you’re so afraid to take that first bite that you’ll never find out exactly what that is. Mount Eerie frontman Phil Elverum tries to represent a wide variety of styles with his compilation album.