@TheRealKeaton You’re not just paying for the cereal, you’re paying for the experience of eating in one of the finest dining facilities in the world. Everyone deserves to indulge sometimes.
Apr 12 2011
Apr 08 2011
Jarrett is a senior advisor to President Obama and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Before her work in the public sector, she was CEO of The Habitat Company and worked for two private law firms.
Jarrett’s lecture, titled “Winning the Future,” described different aspects of leadership through recounting different experiences in her career. She described how passion, resilience, and courage are for essential to lead and inspire.
Speaking about her decision to pursue a career in public service, Jarrett told how she was motivated to do what she thought was right.
“Unless you care deeply about your goals, you will never have the endurance to achieve them.”
Jarrett also spoke about having thick skin and to never give up after failure, citing President Obama’s loss in his race for the House of Representatives in 2000.
“Learn to laugh at yourself. Build a network of family and friends who will be there for you when you stumble.”
Jarrett closed by urging students to dream big.
“We are a nation built on the idea that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. If you are here at this extraordinary university, you are no ordinary person. So, we’re counting on you to get out there and lead.”
The Marver H. Bernstein Symposium on Governmental Reform is named in memory of the Georgetown political science and philosophy professor of the same name who died in 1990.
Photo: Max Blodgett
Apr 08 2011
J.Cole will be on tour this summer with Rihanna, but you can him at U Hall this Sunday. This is a good opportunity to see J.Cole at a smaller venue. Friday Nights Lights, his most recent mixtape released in November, received acclaim from fans. He hasn’t released an album, though. Greg Monroe tweeted on March 7th that “J. Cole need to drop somethin.”
Apr 06 2011
Georgetown alumnus Jason Ryan‘s first book “Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting That Launched the War on Drugs” tells the story of “gentlemen smugglers,” southern marijuana drug lords who smuggled pot on yachts in the 70s and early 80s. The book is thoroughly researched, and includes in depth profiles of dealer personalities, along with lengthy interviews, personal correspondence, and news clips. The perfect gift for your “artsy” friend.
Recommended to fans of Thomas Pynchon, or people who actually read James Franco‘s short stories.
Ryan lives in Charleston, South Carolina and has been a reporter for South Carolina newspaper The State.
“Jackpot” will be available for purchase at online retailers on 4/20. Yes, really.
Apr 05 2011
Today, at 5:41 p.m., Todd Olson, Vice President of Student Affairs sent a campus-wide email, here below, saying that 28-year old doctoral student Evan North had died in Yates Field House last night.
In an email from Colin Brody (COL ’11), president of GERMS, “GERMS did respond to a medical emergency at Yates Field House this afternoon. Unfortunately, due to HIPAA laws, I cannot make a statement beyond that.”
Apr 05 2011
Apr 01 2011
Tomorrow Saxatones and Superfood are hosting the second annual Spring Sing concert in Gaston Hall tomorrow at 8 p.m. in Gaston Hall. The concert will feature performances by Georgetown Superfood, the Georgetown Saxatones, the Georgetown Gracenotes, American University’s On a Sensual Note, Yale’s Baker’s Dozen, and the University of Rochester’s After Hours.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online here.
Students can enter a contest for free tickets by commenting here. Five winners will be selected at random tomorrow.
Proceeds are going to Life Pieces to Masterpieces, a program that offers art apprenticeships to DC youth in Wards 7 and 8.
Apr 01 2011
We felt like being twice as nice this week, so here’s your seconds on videos.
President Obama came and spoke, but most of us didn’t see it live in McDonough. Many waited in line, though.
Mar 31 2011
Lil Wayne w/ Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Travis Barker
C’mon, don’t you miss the Verizon Center already? Lil Wayne’s coming to town with a slew of popular rap artists. Nicki Minaj wears her hair like Bride of Frankenstein, Rick Ross just signed Wale to Maybach Music, and Travis Barker put out a new album. It will surely be a loud and spectacular show.