Julia Tanaka

Saxa Politica: GU history is far from a fairytale


Once upon a time, Georgetown became the first Catholic university in America to have an LGBTQ center, with not one, but two full-time staffers—an anomaly at the time. Today, the Georgetown LGBTQ Center and student group GUPride serve as pillars of support for LGBTQ students, with regular meetings and programming.  This fairytale is the one…

Laying the foundations: The story of Georgetown’s architecture

Laying the foundations: The story of Georgetown’s architecture


In 1894, Rev. J. Harvey Richards sat at his desk and took pen to paper. He was editing a fundraising speech he was set to give to a group of Georgetown alumni. “Professors from other institutions, seeing our immense buildings and grounds, our numerous”—here he scratched out “professors” and put “instructors” above it in spidery handwriting—“and students, do enquire, ‘What is your endowment? It must be very great!

News Hit: GU tables satellite dorm option


The University has officially taken the satellite dorm off the table in favor of Ryan and Mulledy halls as student housing options, administrators confirmed Monday. This decision comes on the heels of a student referendum that rejected the satellite dorm option. GUSA President Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) and Vice President Adam Ramadan (SFS ’14) told…

The Fashion Issue: Fall 2013

The Fashion Issue: Fall 2013


This season is a melding of hard and soft, meeting at a blurred edge. Pastel colors come together with leather panels, studded sweaters meet tartan skirts. Men’s prints meet womenswear in a houndstooth dress—the bold pattern is almost a neutral. Mixed-media coats paired with delicate, single-soled heels. Mild decadence is in the details, with rich textiles and prints coming together in moody hues. Welcome to fall.

In the Red: The burden of student debt at Georgetown


Leah Brown (COL ‘16) wakes up at 9:30 a.m., finally giving in to her alarm after hitting snooze a couple times. She rolls out of bed and pads into the hallway, slipping into the empty bathroom. After getting ready and dressed, she breakfasts on a piece of fruit she swiped from Leo’s the night before. She has to choose her Leo’s meals carefully and stretch out her 10 meals so they last the week.

Justices ignore historical context in aff. action cases


The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Schuette v. Michigan Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, after hearing Fisher v. University of Texas earlier this term. “Another affirmative action case?” you might ask. While prima facie it may seem necessary to take up two cases on the same issue, both of these cases cannot be…

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