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Proposal calls for improved response on GLBT

An ad hoc committee formed by Vice President of Student Affairs Juan Gonzalez met for eight weeks this summer to discuss issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students at... Read more

News

University to increase safety awareness

University administration and the Department of Public Safety are coordinating their efforts to increase safety awareness on campus in response to several burglaries and assaults in the Burleith area. “We... Read more

News

University allowed to postpone BZA orders

The District of Columbia Board of Zoning Adjustment has granted Georgetown permission to postpone implementing BZA orders the University claims would cause “irreparable harm.” Although University officials say that many... Read more

Leisure

Radiohead in the right place

Among this year’s high-profile summer tours, none was more anticipated than Radiohead’s voyage across America. Having debuted 2000’s Kid A at number one on the Billboard charts, as well as... Read more

Leisure

Alternatives to D.C. Tourism

You probably visited Smithsonian’s Air and Space when you were 12 years old. And if you ever take an art class, you’ll most certainly stop by the National Gallery?if you... Read more

Leisure

Welcome Back …

As this is my first column as a Cultural Revolutionary, I thought I might write something so extraordinary, something so completely different, that it would forever shift this column’s reputation... Read more

Leisure

The Others smothers the others

There’s this story that Alfred Hitchcock told to French New Wave director Francois Truffaut about the difference between a suspenseful film scene and a surprising one. If an audience were... Read more

Leisure

Lezhur Ledger

The Leisure Ledger examines certain oddities that pop up in and around the Georgetown University campus. These peculiarities are most commonly things that would go unnoticed and ignored by the... Read more

Editorials

Bush’s summer vacation

President Bush spent the summer the way he probably wanted to: out of the limelight and trying to get business done. Unfortunately, for a president without a national mandate, this... Read more

Editorials

Md. not a merry land for gays

The celebration from last spring following the passage of SB 205?the Anti-Discrimination Act of 2001, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, employment and public accommodation?has become short-lived after the announcement that a coalition of conservative religious and political leaders garnered enough signatures to bring the bill to a state-wide referendum in 2002. Sadly, what was viewed as a step forward for the equal rights of gays will now revert to a tug-of-war battle between special interest groups on both sides of the political spectrum. Similar protections offered to other minority groups remain unavailable to individuals who identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual.

Editorials

Differences getting better

As the new first-years arrive this week and move in, signs are posted on dorm doors designating where each new member of the Georgetown community has moved from. Within hours of arrival, students meet others from competely different religious, economic and ethnic backgrounds. For some, it will be the first time that they have encountered anyone much different from themselves.

Sports

The Sports Sermon

Our summer: Watching NBA summer league games on ESPN2 and wondering why Khalid El-Amin ever got cut from the Bulls. Those no-looks! The hustle! Threeee-cola! And then you realize that... Read more

Sports

Sportsview

One of my favorite American heroes, Lance Armstrong, did it again this summer?he won the Tour de France for the third year in a row! I know there has been... Read more

Sports

Now Batting For the Pink Team

I should have known the direction it was all headed in on the early morning hours of June 2, 2001. The warm New York City breeze was wafting over me... Read more

Features

Breaking the Silence

This story is the second in a series of cover stories on Jesuit identity. The first story appeared April 19, 2001, and focused on Daniel Berrigan, S.J.

The series profiles particular Jesuits who have devoted their lives to various social causes. The articles attempt to explore what it means to be Jesuit, Catholic and socially aware.

Sports

Offense will lead Hoyas into Patriot League

The bad news: With the graduation of Gharun Hester, the Hoya program lost perhaps not only its biggest star, but also its biggest offensive threat. Hester, a Division 1-AA All-American... Read more

Sports

Guard Hunter announces transfer to UNLV

There are few people in the Georgetown sports community who can make an entire crowd rise in anticipation of what is to come next. Now there is one fewer. Explosive... Read more

Editorials

It isn’t a child yet

Last Thursday, with support from the Bush White House, Representatives in the House passed a bill granting legal protection to the human fetus by establishing new criminal penalties for anyone who injures or harms a fetus while committing another federal offense. The bill is known as the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.

Editorials

Wheel of Death

Since 1963, there has not been a single execution of a federally-convicted death-row inmate. The scheduled execution of Timothy McVeigh on May 16 in Terre Haute, Ind., however, will break that streak. Without even addressing arguments for or against capital punishment, the administration of McVeigh’s sentence is generating an inordinate amount of controversy.

Editorials

Almost O’Gone-ovan

Father Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. is leaving us. Unlike many of the high-level administrators who have departed recently or will be departing shortly, O’Donovan will be moving on to a quieter life. It’s no wonder he needs a rest, though, in his 12-year tenure, he has worked hard. It seems fitting to take a look back at what O’Donovan will leave behind from his administration.

Voices

Correction

The article “Catholic activist seeks repeal of Vatican U.N. privilege” (April 5, 2001) contained a factual error. In explaining how Catholic doctrine allows for abortion in certain circumstances, speaker David... Read more

Voices

Letter to the Editor

My name is Kristin Campbell. I am a freshman and a Maryland native. I am writing this letter because I am extremely appalled by the way that go-go music is... Read more

Leisure

Harper does McDonough

We couldn’t find an icepick to jam in our ears, so we decided to go to a concert in McDonough. Despite the fact that sound quality in the gym is... Read more

Voices

One self-indulgent apology

When I was growing up, my dad pulled me aside at one point to impart some advice. He told me something to the effect that I would get to a... Read more

Leisure

Return of the Bewilderbeast

I have always known that in the curious microcosm of indie rock snobbery there is a just less than codified list of groups and individuals that must be on your... Read more