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Sometimes, if you work hard enough and you want it bad enough, you can exceed even your own expectations.
That is certainly the case for junior attack Molly Ford of the Georgetown women’s lacrosse team — The Hoya’s selection for Female Athlete of the Year.
Two probable cases of swine flu were reported in Washington, D.C., today on the campus of The George Washington University.
According to The GW Hatchet, two female freshmen have been treated for the disease and neither was hospitalized.
A former U.S. senator, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and the managing editor of PBS’s “Washington Week” are among those who will speak at Georgetown’s 210th commencement ceremonies, the university announced Wednesday.
As freshman Emily Infeld, junior Renee Tomlin and seniors Christine Whalen and Maggie Infeld approached the start line of the 4x1500 meter relay, one of the competing members of the squad from the University of Washington sheepishly asked, “Hey, did you guys race at [Arizona State] a couple of weeks ago?”
It was do or die – and the Hoyas did not have enough to get it done.
The Georgetown Israel Alliance celebrated the 61st anniversary of Israeli independence on Wednesday with a party in Sellinger Lounge co-sponsored by the Jewish Student Association.
As Georgetown students solidify their summer plans, university officials announced yesterday that they have taken steps to secure the future of the School of Foreign Service by naming professor Carol Lancaster (SFS ’64) as interim dean.
Fans squinted and trophies glistened in the bright sunlight as they were awarded one by one to each member of the Georgetown women’s lacrosse team, after it cemented the Big East championship Saturday. With its commanding 18-6 win over the Cincinnati Bearcats (5-10, 0-7), the Hoyas took home the conference title to cap the regular season (11-4, 6-1 Big East).
I think the Republicans have finally cracked.
I mean, we all know that they were headed for the brink when Sarah Palin was hailed as the savior of the party, but dressing up like 18th-century colonials throwing tea into Boston Harbor?
Last summer, Francesca Hemsey (MSB ’11) awoke every morning excited for another day in L’Aquila, Italy. Touring the piazzas, eating fabulous food, conversing with Italians from all over and people-watching at cafés were just some of the non-academic aspects of her summer study abroad experience.
If you’ve ever had an 8:50 a.m. class on a Friday, you probably know what it’s like to fantasize about a professor not turning up. Fidgeting as we watch the clock, we pray for a natural disaster, a freak snowstorm — anything to avoid an impending test and to allow us to catch up on sleep.
One of the clients of National Student Partnerships wanted to start a nonprofit organization of her own. This particular client collaborated with Katie O’Hare (COL ’10), the student volunteer she was working one on one with, to write letters and tried to secure funds in order to start an organization to help children that were involved in gangs.
In a unanimous vote on April 7, the D.C. Council approved a new measure to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. While the vote remains preliminary, a final vote is expected sometime in early May, according to The Washington Post.
A small, accidental fire broke out in the basement of Tip Top Cleaners, down the street from Dixie Liquor on M Street on Saturday around 5 p.m.
According to Alan Etter, a spokesperson for the D.C. Fire Department, Tip Top suffered $100,000 in damages.
According to The Washington Post’s blog, D.C. Wire, the fire began at around 5 p.m. in the afternoon Saturday. No injuries were reported.
Sure, maybe the win could have come easier. But, in truth, there could not have been a more ideal outcome for Georgetown’s Friday night game against Syracuse (8-3, 2-1 Big East).
With the last of former Head Coach Patrick Knapp’s players gone, coming off the first winning season under Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy, and welcoming in a nationally-ranked freshman class, the Hoyas were expected to continue to improve. By winning 20 games for the first time since the 1992-1993 season and making the deepest postseason run in school history, Georgetown did just that.
Louisville entered the 2009 baseball season as the favorite to win the Big East. The Cardinals touted the No. 23 spot in the national rankings had a third-baseman (junior Chris Dominguez) who turned down a fifth-round selection in the MLB draft by the Rockies. It was all about the Cardinals in 2009.
Georgetown’s Department of Public Safety has failed to report a total of 65 incidents, ranging from cases of indecent exposure and unlawful entry to armed robbery and sexual assault via Public Safety Announcements, over a 29-month period, a recent investigation by The Hoya has found.
After reading last week’s editorial about the decline of the traditional newspaper (“A Dying Breed?,” The Hoya, March 20, 2009, A2), I realized that pursuing a career in journalism is about as practical as becoming a beeper salesman or buying AIG stock. The fact is print newspapers cannot keep up with this new sensation they call the Internet.
While Mexico has long been a popular destination for Georgetown spring breakers, the violent drug wars taking place in the country dissuaded many students from crossing the border this year.
Apple, Inc.’s design plans for a store at 1229 Wisconsin Ave. have, after a 15-month-long ordeal, been approved by Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission, the Old Georgetown Board and, yesterday, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.
Dean of the School of Foreign Service Robert Gallucci will be stepping down from his position on July 1 to become the next president of The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Something was off Saturday evening at Verizon Center.
Sure, Georgetown beat a weak DePaul, but for the first time in three years, the Hoyas were not crowned Big East championships at the end of the regular season. They weren’t even in the top 10.
University President John J. DeGioia said that Georgetown will be delaying faculty and staff increases until January 2010 and will have smaller salary increases this year during a Student Town Hall Meeting last night in the Intercultural Center Auditorium.
The statue of beloved former professor Jan Karski was recently vandalized with paint, according an e-mail sent to students by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson, and Vice President of Mission and Ministry, Fr. Philip Boroughs, S.J., last night.
PHILADELPHIA — Take a look at the stat sheet and see that Georgetown turned the ball over a whopping 25 times, including eight by junior forward DaJuan Summers, scored six points over the final nine minutes, and allowed Villanova to get to the line 27 times.
Georgetown’s senior class has not been around for long, but they certainly have made their mark.
On paper, Georgetown and Villanova have much in common. Each team boasts a talented backcourt led by a savvy veteran and flanked by highly touted sophomores.
But in reality, the two squads, which have met five times in the past two seasons, have proceeded in considerably different directions.
Georgetown’s tuition will increase by 2.9 percent for the 2009-2010 school year, the university announced yesterday, while need-based financial aid may increase by as much as 18 percent.
Though the construction of the new science center has been delayed due to the economic crisis, the plan to enrich and improve Georgetown’s science program is still underway.
A model struts down the runway in a floor-length gown. Photographers from major media outlets capture the moment as celebrity fashion icons appraise the design with a knowing eye.
Two female graduate students were robbed on Saturday at approximately 2 a.m., according to a public safety announcement released Sunday by the Department of Public Safety.
With a chant of “N-I-T’ drifting down from the visiting fans’ section and fifteen seconds left to play, Jessie Sapp and Chris Wright shared a dejected low-five that seemed to convey a shared respect for an all-out effort that was just not enough.
Your vision is constantly being blocked by a mass of bodies as you try to keep an eye on a small white rubber ball, weighing only five ounces, while making defensive calls for your teammates. That ball may only weigh five ounces, but the offense has athletes who will hurl it at you at 90-some miles per hour while you wear little protective equipment besides a helmet.
On Sunday, Feb. 8 at approximately 4 a.m., a student was choked and punched in Village A, according to a report from the Metropolitan Police Department.
Two days before Transition 2009, an event co-sponsored by Georgetown and Politico, featuring David Plouffe, President Obama’s former campaign manager, the university’s Office of Communications announced that Plouffe’s speech would be closed to the press.
If there were no controversy surrounding a progressive student movement — one that sought to create equity through rigorous research, passionate dialogue among all people on campus and thoughtful recommendations to enhance our community — something would be amiss. I wish only that the controversy would be constructive, rather than divisive and misinformed.
Georgetown at lowly South Florida is not generally a crucial game, but this year it is. The Hoyas (13-10) must win to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive. Tune in to The HOYA's live blog to keep track of all the action: http://blogs.thehoya.com/paranoia/hoyasusfblog/
Throughout my term as GUSA president, I have been a steadfast supporter of the efforts of the student association’s Student Commission for Unity to research diversity issues at Georgetown because I believe that fostering unity and celebrating diversity are central to our mission as a Jesuit university.
The Student Commission for Unity announced a decision to break away from the Georgetown University Student Association on Sunday night, following a Feb. 8 vote on the issue by the SCU.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. ⎯ When the final buzzer sounded, the Hoyas walked off the Carrier Dome court with their seventh loss in their last eight games. But for an eight minute stretch at the end of regulation, they looked like the team that started the season 10-1 and cracked the Top 10 in the national rankings.
Establishments that violate underage drinking laws will now receive a slap on the wrist for first-time offenses, according to a new law passed by the D.C. Council last month.
With GUSA elections for president and vice-president of the executive council approaching, six pairs have officially stated their plans to run.
The man responsible for an Oct. 3 bias-motivated assault of a Georgetown medical student was sentenced to 35 months in prison by D.C. Superior Court last Friday.
Earlier this week, the Licensing Oversight Committee recommended that the Georgetown not renew its contract with the Russell Corporation, an apparel manufacturer for the university, in light of allegations of union-busting against the company. The university followed through on this recommendation on Wednesday.
Though few would have predicted it when the season began, Georgetown’s postseason aspirations are on the line tomorrow against Cincinnati.
Following the impeachment and conviction of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, on Jan. 29, his successor, then-Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn (SFS ’71), was charged with restoring honor to the Illinois statehouse.
Another high-profile politician is joining the Georgetown faculty.
University officials announced Wednesday that former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) has accepted Georgetown’s offer to teach in the School of Foreign Service next fall.
Give at least some of the credit for this watershed victory, the Hoyas first in six tries, to team manager Chris Golski (COL '09).
As Jessie Sapp tells it, Golski approached Sapp after yesterday’s practice eager to run the senior guard through a few extra shooting drills.
If you have ever spent — as I have — more than several hours at once in the stifling, windowless crypt known as the second floor of Lauinger Library, you will surely understand the sheer joy that comes when you’re finally able to leave.