Daily Archives: April 25, 2013
In the moments before his Elements of Political Theory class, Father James Schall, S.J., stood in the hall, chatting with early-comers about the weather, the readings, and other courses. Schall not only knew all of his current students by name, but also recalled almost all of his recent students. He made introductions among the students standing in front of him, and a large, comfortable conversation started.
On Tuesday, student group leaders received an email announcing the formation of the Student Group Union, a student group alliance created in response to perceived transparency issues with the way the Student Activities Commission allocates group funds. Emma Green (COL ’12), a former Philodemic Society treasurer, is heading the initiative. In the email, Green wrote that the SGU would be a way to increase dialogue among student organizations and with the administration.
At a forum on the proposed New South Student Center on Monday, architects from SmithGroup, Georgetown University Student Association senators, and University administrators revealed updated designs for the project and indicated that students would still have more opportunities to provide input on the final design of the center.
Georgetown’s new Science Center, conceived and designed from the start to emphasize interdisciplinary learning and research, has excited science faculty with the prospect of increased opportunity for cross-department interaction and easier exchanges of ideas once the building opens. But while they look forward to the advantages of moving into the state-of-the-art space, department chairs are emphasizing the importance of continued funding and support for science programs at Georgetown as the school attempts to stay competitive among top-tier institutions.
After a rocky start to the season, the Georgetown women’s soccer team (10-4-0, 4-2-0 Big East) defeated conference rival Pittsburgh 6-0 on North Kehoe Field this past Sunday. The six-goal explosion was a scoring high for the Hoyas this season, with senior forward Camille Trujillo contributing two to bring her career goal tally to 28, enough for second on the Hoyas’ all-time list.
Students making their first tour of Georgetown are first directed to Leo’s, then introduced into the cult of Hilltop mythology centuries-old buildings, a legendary basketball team, Bill Clinton. Somewhere over the years, “Hoya Saxa” became part of that arsenal. We chant it, we wear it, we tell the story. We love it.
If you’re unfamiliar, the tale goes something like this: once upon a time, Georgetown boasted a stellar football team, who kicked and pummeled their way to victory every week on Copley lawn. Fans would watch from the stone wall bordering the lawn.
If a manager or coach can win a championship during his tenure with a team, he is almost always considered a success. If he wins two titles—the first breaking an 86-year championship drought and the second coming just three years later—then he surely must be considered a messiah.
Such is the story of Terry Francona, former Red Sox manager and franchise legend. Winner of two World Series, in 2004 and 2007, Francona guided the Sox to eight straight winning seasons and five playoff appearances.
At the end of next year’s NFL season, the AFC and NFC champions will head down to New Orleans for the Super Bowl. However, as of this past Tuesday, the stadium hosting the game will not be called the Louisiana Superdome, as it has been the previous six times it hosted the event. Instead, the teams will be trading blows in the newly licensed Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The road stretch of their Patriot League schedule has yet again bested the Georgetown football team. After crushing Marist last weekend with a historic offensive performance, the Hoyas fell 35-18 on the road to Bucknell. The team failed to put up much of a fight early on, falling into a 28-0 hole by halftime.