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Speaker urges end of electoral college

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03/22/2001

John Feerick, dean and professor of law at Fordham University School of Law, advocated the abolishment of the electoral college at a speech Monday night. “The electoral college is an impediment to the smooth function of American democracy,” Feerick said. Feerick is the first holder of the Peter P. Mullen Visiting Professorship of Law in…

Students and faculty discuss performing arts

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03/22/2001

Georgetown students, faculty and alumni met in Bulldog Alley Tuesday to discuss the future of performing arts at Georgetown. The discussion centered around the developing arts program, in particular the $20 million performing arts center, currently in the building process. The meeting was led by Jos? Bowen, assistant professor of music, Ronald Lignelli, Director of…

Speech gives lesson in Georgetown’s history

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03/22/2001

Rev. Brian McDermott, the rector of Georgetown’s Jesuit Community, and Dr. R. Emmett Curran spoke Monday on Georgetown University’s Jesuit history. The speech was part of Jesuit Heritage Week. Dr. Curran, a Georgetown history professor, spoke on the history of the University, from the founding of the college through the 1950’s. Though most believe Georgetown…

GUSA seeks Academy apology

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03/15/2001

The Georgetown University Student Association passed a resolution Wednesday night calling on members of The Georgetown Academy to issue a full apology for what the association deemed “insulting, slanderous and racist comments” printed in their most recent issue. Assembly members Jamal Epps (CAS ‘01), Aaron Kass (CAS ‘02) and Brian Walsh (CAS ‘02) sponsored the…

O’Donovan discusses plans for final months

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03/15/2001

At a meeting Tuesday, University president Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. said he plans to continue work on the University’s partnership with MedStar Health and the Third Century Campaign before he steps down as president in June. O’Donovan announced his intention to retire last April. At that time, O’Donovan said if everything progressed according to schedule,…

Constitutional Council fails to reach consensus

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03/15/2001

Members of the Constitutional Review Committee were unable to reach a consensus on a revised constitution for student government by the March 15 deadline. The CRC recommended that the Georgetown University Student Association assembly take no action, thereby reverting to the original plans of holding a referendum on the Yard Student Association constitution. The work…

Robberies in Burleith continue

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03/15/2001

On March 5, during spring break , a female Georgetown student was the victim of a robbery at approximately 9:15 p.m. Metropolitan Police Department and Department of Public Safety officers both responded to the situation, but no suspects yet have been identified. Anna Huffman (SFS ‘01) and her mother were walking north on 39th St….

Napster blocks list of songs

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03/15/2001

Representatives of Napster, the free online music-sharing provider announced this week that it would begin blocking users from downloading copy-written songs currently available on the service. This announcement comes after a decision earlier this month by the 9th circuit court of appeals in San Francisco which ruled in favor of the Recording Industry Association of…

AIDS activist addresses students

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03/15/2001

Last night, Dr. Aloku, Secretary of the International African AIDS Network said that in order for the AIDS movement to move significantly forward, it was necessary for activists to “think out of the box.” Aloku, who is also the president of the Nigerian Democratic Movement, said that it was necessary for Africans in the new…

Yard referendum cancelled for March vote

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03/15/2001

Supporters of the Yard Student Association have requested a postponement of the Yard Referendum. The supporters plan to pursue the Yard reform next year, said Nate Willems (SFS ‘01), co-chair of the Yard Steering Committee. This postponement concludes an extended discussion of student government reform, beginning in early January. In response to the call for…


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