This week in the Voice: A history of Georgetown’s architecture

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 10.15.11 AMIn this week’s feature, Julia Tanaka gives a historical perspective on the University’s architecture and the challenges it will face to expand its 100-acre main campus.

The largest question on many student’s minds when it comes to aesthetics, however, is Lauinger Library. The dark concrete stands out in stark contrast to the three other buildings surrounding the lawns on the front of campus—Healy, Copley, and White Gravenor, each with its stone façade and sweeping steps. While the original plan was to complete an aesthetically cohesive quadrangle, due to limited funding, the designs for Lau had to be modified. “Fr. [Coleman] Nevil’s vision for greater Georgetown, to have a quadrangle … never got finished because we ran out of money,” O’Neill said.

News covers the upcoming launch of the Beeck Center for Social Innovation & Impact, which promotes innovation on social issues, on Feb. 11.

Leisure reviews Mask & Bauble’s winter production, Proof

Sports looks at the men’s basketball team’s back-to-back wins against Michigan State in New York City and DePaul in Chicago after their disappointing five-game losing streak.

In Voices, Noah Buyon explores the painful tension between the right to free speech and the painful burden of political correctness.

Page 13 wonders what happens to the Koi fish at Georgetown in the freezing days of winter.

Finally, the Editorial Board criticizes the Office of Residential Living’s failure to clearly communicate housing selection policy changes to upperclassmen.

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