Capital Campaign Weekend Rundown

It’s kind of unmissable, but this weekend is the launch of the public phase of the For Generations to Come Capital Campaign. It’s a time for alumni and beneficiaries to come to campus, reconnect with old friends, and, most importantly, make it rain. Here’s Vox‘s guide on how to party like it’s 1789.

Think About It: An Afternoon of Ideas

From 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Lohrfink auditorium, the University and the Lecture Fund are hosting speakers ranging from John Thompson III to Madeleine Albright to give lectures. The topics are Action (Alonzo Morning), Play & Profit (Paul Tagliabue & JTIII), Cures for All (Lucile Adams-Campbell and Howard Federoff), A New World Order (Madeleine Albright and Prince Turki al-Faisal), The State of Capitalism (Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin), and Innovation (Ted Leonsis). Doors open at 2:00, but since Lohrfink only seats 400, getting there earlier is advisable.

Campus Lights Celebration

At 6:30 p.m. in the gigantic tent on the front lawn, President Jack DeGioia, Alonzo Mourning, and Mike Meaney (SFS ’12) (yeah, we’re still trying to find the common denominator there) will give a toast to Georgetown and then flip the switch for the lights on all the front lawn buildings (well, all the pretty ones at least). We’ve been promised food, music, drinks, and bonfires. But the most important part is that this is your once-in-a-life-time chance to cast giant shadow puppets on Healy.

4 Comments on “Capital Campaign Weekend Rundown

  1. what’s the deal with the tent party? there gonna be alc? if so, how free will this alc be?

    (these are the kinds of questions hard-hitting student journalists need to be asking!)

  2. georgetown for generations to come? i’m sure it will come with unmitigated growth! i saw these “festivities” happening on the law and it appalled me that students and staff alike felt that 6:30 pm toast was an appropriate time for drunken partying on the front lawn. its frankly disgusting.

    our solution? i say dorm boats. preferably ones that sale down the river and never return.
    (see: St. mary’s dorms. that’s responsible campus planning!)

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