Be wary the next time you head out to an off-campus party—you just might end up on “Drunken Georgetown Students,” a website run by a Burleith resident which publishes photographs and written accounts of off-campus student life.
The site, which dubs Georgetown “AN EAST COAST PARTY SCHOOL,” is run by neighbor and former American University professor Stephen R. Brown. Besides being a place for him to make bizarre claims like, “Unfortunately if two students hadn’t died on campus this year in alcohol related students (and who knows how many more that are ‘in official denial’, it might be amusing,” he makes as suggestions on the site about how Georgetown and Burleith residents can best report student disturbances.
In an interview this afternoon, Brown, a Villanova graduate, said, “I live across from six student houses and two young professional houses. I document what happens in the alley … I report everything to the police that is put on the blog … [The site] is just an attempt to make sure that the University is aware that there’s trouble.”
In addition to publishing photographs of students, Brown also posts residents’ accounts of student activity off-campus.
“I don’t consult with [the students who I photograph.] I’m doing what I’m doing … I have the First Amendment right to photograph whatever is going on,” he claimed.
While the only photographs currently posted to the site are his own, Brown hopes to post other residents’ photographs of students in the future.
“I might run a contest. I was thinking of having a drunken Georgetown student photo contest,” Brown said. “Maybe we could have a urination category.”
After the jump, check out some excerpts Vox plucked from Brown’s site.
On 61D violations
Amazingly enough, a 61D only carries a $35.00 fine so hardly worth the effort. The sign above says “Maximum Fine $500.00…10 days in jail” so I think we need to go for the max….!
On students’ counting skills
We did learn that one of the drunken Georgetown students alcohol games involved counting up to fourteen. I was suprised they could get that high.
On preventing “tragic deaths”
There’s a long history of drunkenness in Georgetown so…if you see bad behavior, make a phone call. You not only help yourself, you help a student perhaps study for an exam or a neighbor write a book. You may even prevent a “tragic death.”
On vague threats to Georgetown students
And if you are living in one of those houses that gets mentioned on this site, make sure that you let the security officials who are doing your background check for a job make sure that you lived there. This little website may stand between you and a good job but if your’re an alcoholic…that won’t really matter.
On Georgetown President Jack “DeJoia”
I wonder what Jack DeJoia is thinking as he tries to build a globally branded University with a bunch of drunken students as his forward advertising campaign?
On frustrations about the private lives of Georgetown administrators:
On the Voice and its “frightening” journalism
This article is quite frightening http://georgetownvoice.com/2009/09/03/from-dry-to-debaucherous-georgetown-through-the-ages/
On a future viral campaign
I am starting a mock advertising campaign referencing Georgetown and binge drinking and if you have any ideas, feel free to submit them. This could be fun!!…and it could be viral!