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GU Day ignites school spirit

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05/03/2001

On Tuesday, the second annual Georgetown Day was marked by a celebratory atmosphere of games, food and performances that culminated in a farewell celebration for outgoing University President Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. According to Jamal Epps (CAS ‘01), one of four coordinators of Georgetown Day, the celebration was created last year in response to the…

Speakers remember GU professor

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05/03/2001

Jan Karski, a former Georgetown government professor, who passed away last July, was honored for his time at Georgetown and for his role as a witness to the World War II concentration camps. A discussion panel held Monday entitled “Jan Karski and Poland in the 21st Century” opened a week of events honoring the life…

University holds farewell week for O’Donovan

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05/03/2001

Georgetown University will hold several farewell celebrations for outgoing University President Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. before he steps down on July 1. Senior Vice President Jack J. DeGioia will replace O’Donovan, who has served as president for 12 years. On Friday afternoon, the heads of all Georgetown campuses will hold a reception for O’Donovan on…

GU’s solution

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05/03/2001

Georgetown Day is a day of “food, fun, games and friendship designed to bring together students, faculty, staff and friends to celebrate the Georgetown community.” GU Day was created last year in response to the slew of hate crimes that hit the University campus. It all began with the destruction of the Jewish Students’ Association’s…

InterHall defends townhouse wiring

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05/03/2001

Students have compiled a report recommending students living in University townhouses have high speed Internet access. According to Gilbert Cruz, InterHall Vice-President for External Affairs, the report was compiled at the request of University Information Services. “The goal [of the report] is to spur University Information Services and other administrative bodies into action concerning the…

Graduate course receives large advance for book

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04/26/2001

A Georgetown graduate course, led by author and entrepreneur Tom Gardner, has received a large advance to write a book on finance. Gardner assigned the writing assignment to his class as part of a six-week project to write, edit and market a bestselling book. “We all thought it was a really weird, really cool project,”…

Muslim Prayer Room vandalized

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04/26/2001

The Muslim prayer room located in the basement of Copley was vandalized sometime between last Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. A heavy antique pillar was found pushed onto the floor and the carpet used for prayer was found crumpled on the floor of the prayer room. Director of the Department of Public Safety William Tucker…

Right to Life demonstration disturbed

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04/26/2001

Students disturbed a demonstration of the Respect Life Week to voice their opposition to the event. GU Right to Life placed 3,753 flags on Copley Lawn Monday to symbolize all the abortions that take place each day in the United States. Jenny Bradley (MSB ‘03), a member of GU Right to Life, said the event…

MPD plans undercover crackdown

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04/26/2001

The Metropolitan Police Department announced measures aimed at underage drinking at a University-Neighborhood meeting. Lt. Brian Bray said the effort would include sending undercover officers into local parties. He said the measures were still being worked out and will proceed carefully. Jeanne Lord, Director of Off-Campus Student Affairs, said she had concerns about how the…

Author criticizes multiculturalism

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04/26/2001

Author and Professor of History and Africana Studies at New York University Robin D.G. Kelley challenged the politics of multiculturalism in favor of a more fluid “polyculturalism” in a talk in ICC Auditorium on Tuesday. Kelley preceded his talk with an appeal to the Georgetown community to develop an African Studies Department of its own,…


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