For much of its history, Georgetown’s student body could be summed up by four characteristics: white, Catholic, from the Northeast, and wealthy. While the image has shifted and student dialogue on diversity has developed significantly, the discussion of wealth and the divisions it creates is still one in its growing stages. “Even ten years ago, […]
Your decision to come to Georgetown probably had something to do with its location in Washington DC. Whether compelled by the capital’s bustling political culture, its robust academic community, the richness of its two and a half century history, or even by its steadily growing arts community, this town’s energy defines all who inhabit it. […]
During spring break, John* (COL ‘15) was with four friends, all men, at a crowded club. As John and his friends moved toward the bar, two girls walked past, the second ran her hand down his chest before she turned to follow him. Before John knew she was there she started kissing him. John […]
WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD is true. I was in his house. His wife carried a tray of coffee and sugar. His daughter filed her nails, his son went out for the night. …. The parrot / said hello on the terrace. The colonel told it to shut up, and pushed himself from the table. My […]
“My first two weeks here freshman year were horrible. I cried every night because that was the first time I had to be in the hearing world 24/7.” Heather Artinian (COL ‘15) is a Justice and Peace Major. She is a student, an activist, a friend, and a daughter. She’s also deaf, and these memories […]
It’s no secret that the Hilltop is teeming with type-A students. Hoyas have ended up at the top of the financial, political, and entertainment worlds. There are a handful of people, however, who have also reached the pinnacle of the sporting world after wearing the blue and gray. Over 30 coaches and athletes affiliated with […]
Right around 4:30 a.m., after another late night of running numbers, Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union CEO Chris Kelly (COL ’14) hits the lights and locks up the back office of the student-run credit union. Kelly regularly spends over 30 hours per week in the Credit Union office, on top of finishing […]
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!