Porterfield to leave Georgetown, named President of Franklin & Marshall College

This morning, Senior Vice President for Strategic Development Dan Porterfield (COL ’83) announced that he will leave Georgetown to become the 15th President of Franklin & Marshall College. Porterfield will not officially join the small liberal arts college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania until March 1, but his transition will begin next month. “I am excited and […]

SFS alum sworn in as ambassador to Albania

Last July, President Barack Obama announced that he would nominate Alexander Arvizu (SFS ’80) to become the U.S. Ambassador to Albania. On Wednesday, Arvizu was formally sworn in as Ambassador. Arvizu, who was born on an Army base in Japan and grew up in Colorado Springs, previously served the Foreign Service in Thailand, Cambodia, Korea, […]

Georgetown Law extends post-grad funding program

Remember how five Georgetown Law Center grads went on NPR‘s “All Things Considered” last summer to commiserate about their employment opportunities? We guess they didn’t know about GULC’s post-grad funding program. As initially reported by Above the Law, graduates who worked full-time at public interest organizations for three months were eligible for $4,000 stipends from […]

Stylista alum quits Elle, burns bridges

Johanna Cox, the CW reality show contestant who won a gig at Elle magazine, recently announced that she quit Elle and moved back to D.C. Cox, a Brown alumni who earned a Master’s from Georgetown in 2006, beat out 11 aspiring Stylista editors for the Elle job in 2008. In addition to securing a year […]

Pat Quinn (SFS ’71) wins razor-thin Illinois gubernatorial race

On Thursday, the Associated Press projected that Pat Quinn (SFS ’71) will be elected to serve his first full term as governor of Illinois. Quinn, who replaced scandal-ridden Governor Rod Blagojevich in the state’s highest office, beat Republican Bill Brady. Brady, a member of the state senate, has refused to concede the race until all […]

2010 Elections: Hoyas in the House (and Senate)

Yesterday, while all the political junkies were waiting anxiously for the polls to close, Vox highlighted the tossup and leaning races that featured Georgetown alumni. Today, we’ve got the results of yesterday’s elections and how Hoyas fared. Race yet to be decided Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski (COL ’80) still might win her write-in bid for […]

2010 Election Preview: Hoyas to watch

Do you consider yourself a political geek and a Georgetown super-fan? If so, we’re here to help. To celebrate Election Day, we tracked down all of the close races that involve Georgetown alumni; four Hoyas are deadlocked in toss-up elections, while five others are caught in close, but leaning, races. Check back with Vox tomorrow […]

Former Georgetown basketball star shot in Maryland

A man shot this afternoon in Bowie, Maryland has been identified as former Georgetown basketball standout Charles Smith, according to TBD. Smith, who played for the 1988 U.S. Olympic basketball team and won the Big East Player of the Year award during the 1988-1989 season, remains hospitalized with injuries that are “not considered life threatening.” […]

Sweetgreen raises $2.1 million in second round of fundraising

Chances are you’ve heard the story of the three Georgetown graduates—Nicolas Jammet (MSB ’07), Jonathan Neman (MSB ’07), and Nathaniel Ru (MSB ’07)—who opened  Sweetgreen to almost instant entrepreneurial success. Well, things are looking even better for the trio of alumni, who were recently featured in Food & Wine. According to an SEC filing discovered […]

Sweetgreen founders make Food & Wine’s 40 under 40 list

The three Georgetown grads who founded Sweetgreen, Nicolas Jammet (MSB ’07), Nathaniel Ru (MSB ’07), and Jonathan Neman (MSB ’07), have been named three of the “40 Big Thinkers 40 & Under” in the November issue of Food & Wine. The trio of “eco salad chain founders,” numbers 34, 35, and 36 on the list, […]

Georgetown alum awarded MacArthur grant for sign language research

Earlier today, the MacArthur Fellowship announced that Dr. Carol Padden (COL ’78) won one of its $500,000 “genius grants” for her groundbreaking work in the field of signed language linguistics. Padden, who is the first deaf MacArthur Fellow, studies the distinct structure and evolutionary patterns of signed languages. Among other accomplishments, Padden’s research revealed that […]