Anna Bank

Safeway closes


Georgetown’s Safeway supermarket on Wisconsin Ave and 34th Street will close for renovations on Sunday, with plans to re-open in March 2010. During the construction, Safeway will waive its delivery fee for orders placed online.  The minimum charge for delivery is $50, though multiple students can pool separate orders together, according to Craig Muckle, Safeway’s…

The non-crisis of obscure grad speakers


GW’s got Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel; Stanford’s got Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. NYU will host Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Franklin & Marshall is planning to welcome former Secretary of State Colin Powell. And Arizona State University even managed to net President Barack Obama, despite its absurd refusal to grant him an honorary degree.
Meanwhile, we Georgetown students are still waiting to hear who will speak at the Commencements for each of the undergraduate schools this May, and if the last few years are any indication, the speakers addressing the Class of 2009 won’t have nearly the same A-list cred.

Science requirements urged for SFS, MSB


Professors and administrators called for the creation of a science requirement for students in the School of Foreign Service and the McDonough School of Business in a report released this week, while noting that the University’s limited science resources would complicate the implementation of such a requirement.

Students observe El Salvador election


A brutal drama about the assassination of a Latin American priest might not be at the top of most students’ must-watch lists, but for the 10 students who participated in Campus Ministry’s spring break trip to El Salvador, it was riveting.

Bias may have motivated Harbin assault


Georgetown’s Department of Public Safety and Bias Reporting Committee are investigating last week’s assault outside Harbin Hall to determine whether the crime was racially motivated. A separate investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department is ongoing. The assault, which took place late last Monday night, became public last Tuesday when DPS released a public safety alert….

A Plebeian Guilt Complex


Susan B. Anthony once said, “If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools, they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.” Much like the famous suffragette, I used to be a public school diehard who believed that no thinking person could in good conscience attend or send his or her children to a private school, while pretending to care about the quality of public education.

He said, She said, God said?


I didn’t even think of “Lord” as a particularly male word until the first time I heard a rabbi awkwardly trying to cut it out. That’s become the norm these days for reading aloud from a traditional prayer book: convoluted verbal gymnastics and ad-libbed word substitutions that make everyone, reader and listener alike, uncomfortable. Replacing every “He” with “God” sounds like a good idea until you listen to it for thirty seconds—that’s when you realize pronouns are a great invention.

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