Vox was saddened to learn of the death of Georgetown undergraduate Mark Adamsson (SFS ’15) in the Dominican Republic, “where he was traveling on spring break with a number of his Georgetown classmates,” according to an email by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson. We’ve asked Olson to contact us when he has any more information for the media.
Olson’s full email is posted after the jump.
PHILADELPHIA—The NCAA Tournament bubble might have just burst for the Georgetown men’s basketball team (17-13, 8-10 Big East) in their regular season finale, as they let a prime résumé-building opportunity go to waste against No. 6 Villanova (28-3, 16-2 Big East) in a 77-59 loss on Saturday afternoon.
“We have to play better than we did today,” Georgetown head coach John Thompson III said following the loss.
The Hoyas encountered difficulties right from the opening tip, with five turnovers in the opening five minutes of the game. As a result, the Wildcats jumped out to a 14-7 lead, from which they never looked back.
“We have a small margin of error. We came out early and had unnecessary, unforced turnovers,” Thompson said. “[Our] turnovers led to transition baskets for them, which … got them going. We tried to claw back and had some missed opportunities.”
For the game, the Blue and Gray had 18 total turnovers, which the Wildcats converted into 22 points. Georgetown sophomore guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who finished with 14 points and a team-high five rebounds, believes that the Blue and Gray were overzealous on the offensive end compared to their last three games, where they only had 17 turnovers combined.
“We were just trying to make home-run plays instead of being simple, playing how we usually play,” Smith-Rivera said. “We just forced a lot of things that we shouldn’t have. They came up with steals and got a lot of transition baskets.” Read More
Update 6:30 p.m.: Assistant vice president for communications Stacy Kerr sent Vox a written statement about the bomb threat:
At approximately 4:30 p.m., the Georgetown University bookstore in the Leavey center received a call from an unidentified male that he had left a package in the bookstore. When asked what was in the package, he replied a bomb. The Department of Public Safety and MPD were notified. The Leavey Center was evacuated. An alert was sent to our campus community. MPD arrived on the scene and swept the building. No packages were found. An all-clear has been given.
Update 6:12 p.m.: DPS and the Metropolitan Police Department have finished investigating and have issued the all-clear. Operations in the Leavey Center have returned to normal.
The bomb threat has caught the attention of the Associated Press and many national news agencies have issued a brief bulletin about the alert. ABC News reports that the University reported a possible suspicious package at 4:42 p.m., and MPD had sent its explosive ordinance disposal team, according to Hugh Carew, MPD spokesperson.
Vox has reached out to the Office of Communications for comment.
Original post: The Department of Public Safety alerted members of the Georgetown community by text, phone and email today at 4:45 p.m.that there was a report of a bomb threat at the Leavey Center near the campus bookstore.
At press time, DPS refused to comment when called about the alert.
Leavey Center, pictured above on the right, appears quiet as only Vox assistant editor left on campus observes the scene from the relative safety of Darnall Hall.
Vox will keep you updated as much as possible as more information becomes available.
Photo: Georgetown Voice/Kenneth Lee
Given the recent conflict in Ukraine, Vox will be quoting Russia’s enigmatic and typically shirtless leader.
How do you make a sequel for a movie where 95 percent of the cast dies at the end? Vox has no idea, but if you’re into purple blood, body piercings, and elephants – go see it and let her know.
Putin says: ”Russia cannot ignore calls for help and it acts accordingly, in full compliance with international law.”
An unknown murderer on a plane at 40,000 feet up, killing every 20 minutes. Who will save the day? He’s no Samuel L. Jackson, but Liam Neeson will have to do.
Putin says: “There is no such thing as a former KGB man.”
Connor Jones, the Voice’s editor-in-chief, sat down with University President John J. DeGioia on Tuesday to the most pressing issues on the Hilltop of late. This week’s print edition contained the interview’s highlights. Jones’ full interview with DeGioia, which includes discussion on socioeconomic diversity, free speech, and Jesuit ideals, follows.
CJ: In real terms, the total cost of attendance at Georgetown has risen 22 percent in the past 10 years. In the same time, the average cost of attendance at private four-year colleges and universities nationwide has risen 22 percent. Is curbing the cost of attendance a priority to keeping Georgetown accessible for students of all backgrounds?
DG: There’s an important balance that we engage in responding to the expectations of our students and our families, the needs of our faculty, and the competitive context in which we are situated and then the financial reality that’s affecting many of our families, particularly over these last six years, beginning with the financial crisis in 2008.
We were very intentional about slowing the cost of growth. We’ve had the slowest trajectory for cost increases over these last roughly six years. We had the smallest year-over-year increases for about three years in a row. We were below the national number and these were the smallest growth rates in forty years both nationally in that period and at Georgetown. The impact of that is, well, the bottom line is, we were growing slower nationally, but also against our competitive peer group, which is very important.
Need something fun to look forward to upon your return to the District after spring break? Vox has the perfect solution. On Wednesday, March 19, Typhoon, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, and Wild Ones will grace us with their gorgeous orchestration, moving lyrics, and whimsical pop, respectively.
While all three acts fall into the broad category of indie rock, this may be one of the most diverse set of bands you will see sharing a stage at the 9:30 Club, which is why Vox assures you that their March 19th show will be one not to miss.
Portland, Oregon collective Typhoon is most notable for the large number of people who make up the band. By “large number,” Vox means twelve. That is, twelve people playing twelve different parts on stage at the same time and sounding incredible. The size of their ensemble is something we don’t see much of in indie music, especially with the recent trend towards more minimalistic arrangements.
Live it up in D.C. over Spring Break
Mamma Mia at the National Theater: For those of you who happen to be staying local this weekend, there is no better way to start off Spring Break (and lift your spirits after a dark week of midterms) than watching Mamma Mia at the National Theater. Although tickets are a bit of an investment starting at $48, it is definitely worth it (especially if you have a profound love for 1970′s Swedish pop music). Shows this weekend will be on March 7th at 8 pm, March 8th at 2 pm and 8 pm, and March 9th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.
ScHoolboy Q at the Fillmore : Come check out the West Coast rapper whose new record, Oxymoron, took the number one spot on the Billboard charts this week at Fillmore Silver Spring. Tickets are $25 for general admission, and the show starts at 11 pm.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design announced Feb. 19 that they would be entering a historic collaboration with George Washington University.
While this collaboration would mean that the Corcoran Gallery and Corcoran College would no longer be independent institutions, it would increase the access of the Corcoran’s collection to the general public, while also maintaining the historic building and increasing the scope of Corcoran College and its programs.
As Interim Director and President of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design, Peggy Loar said, “This coalition among our three institutions will open important new possibilities for Washington, D.C.” The Gallery would be open and free for all museum-goers and help support the “Corcoran’s dedication to art and mission of encouraging American genius.”