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O’Donovan speaks on life at GU

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03/29/2001

Last Thursday, University President Leo O’Donovan, S.J., spoke on his life at Georgetown, from his undergraduate days to his tenure as president. The speech was the concluding address of the first annual Jesuit Heritage Week. O’Donovan began by describing the influence Georgetown’s Jesuit identity had on him and then spoke on the effects of a…

Yard referendum cancelled for March vote

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03/22/2001

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…

Sweep of local bars leads to student arrests

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03/22/2001

Twenty-two Georgetown students were arrested over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend by the Metropolitan Police Department at four Georgetown bars. Last Thursday night, 18 students were charged with underage possession of alcohol, one for underage drinking and one for drinking in public. All of the students were brought to the 2nd District headquarters after being…

Residence halls to be locked 24 hours a day

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03/22/2001

Doors to University residence halls will be locked 24 hours a day starting in the near future, University officials said. Students will only be able to gain unaccompanied access to a dorm if they live in that building and use their student ID in the outside card readers. The move is part of an ongoing…

First GUSA funding board meets

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03/22/2001

The funding board of the Georgetown University Student Association was called for the first time ever this Wednesday. The funding board was established by the GUSA’s funding proposal that was approved by the University Board of Directors this February. The board is composed of seven voting members including the GUSA president, the student chairs or…

Donations to benefit student activities

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03/22/2001

Alumni will receive a solicitation later this week asking for donations for student activities. The solicitation will allow alumni who have graduated in the past 10 years to donate money to the student activities endowment or to earmark funds to specific student clubs and organizations. Previously, alumni who wanted to donate to student activities through…

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…

General Hospital

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03/22/2001

A long festering problem in the District seems to finally be coming to a head, and the health of many of our city’s poorest residents is at stake. D.C. General Hospital, the financially unstable public hospital that has for months has been teetering on the brink of fiscal ruin, seems finally ready to take the…


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