Obama honors former Georgetown professor and Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski

Ever wondered who the man was behind the pensive, chess-playing statue in front of White Gravenor? Yesterday, President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to this war hero, the late Jan Karski, a Polish World War… Read More

President Obama attends annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration

Yesterday evening, The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University hosted the annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration, a musical celebration commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s concert featured a special performance by Grammy-winning vocalist Bobby… Read More

President Obama to visit Georgetown Waterfront Park on Wednesday

According to the Washington Post, President Barack Obama is expected to visit the newly-completed Georgetown Waterfront Park tomorrow, as part of his promotion of the American Jobs Act. The purpose of the visit will be to discuss the… Read More

Alum to serve as White House Counsel

The White House announced yesterday that Kathryn Ruemmler (LAW ’96) – a Georgetown Law graduate – would replace Bob Bauer as President Obama’s legal counsel at the end of the month. “Kathy is an outstanding lawyer with impeccable… Read More

Students flock to White House on news of bin Laden death

As Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of US forces in Pakistan, crowds of students from D.C. universities thronged in front of the White House in a spontaneous rally. As news of… Read More

Vox Talks DOUBLE FEATURE: The Obama Line and Spring Fashion

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.

Obama announces energy policy at McDonough Gymnasium

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer A crowd of approximately 1,000—mostly students—packed into McDonough Gymnasium this morning to hear President Barack Obama as he laid out a plan to reduce oil imports by one-third in a decade. “Here’s… Read More

BREAKING: Obama to speak at Georgetown tomorrow

President Barack Obama will be speaking tomorrow at Georgetown University to outline his plan for America’s energy security. Obama will be speaking in McDonough Arena at 11:15 a.m. According to a broadcast email from the University, first-come, first-served… Read More

In letter, GU professors urge Obama to support Egyptian revolution

Yesterday, four Georgetown academics–Samer Shehata, Steven Heydemann, Hesham Sallam, and John Voll–encouraged President Barack Obama to throw his support behind a week-long uprising against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. “As political scientists, historians, and researchers in related fields who… Read More

Former GULC adjunct part of recess appointments

Another member of the Georgetown community is now a member of the Obama administration. After being nominated this summer, President Barack Obama recess appointed former Georgetown University Law Center adjunct professor James Cole as deputy attorney general. Cole… Read More