D.C. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton will be speaking Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the ICC Auditorium. Hosted by the GU College Democrats, Representative Norton will be speaking about prominent District Issues, including her work towards full Congressional voting representation and for full democracy for the people of the District of Columbia.
J.W. Marriott, Chairman and CEO of Marriott International
J. Willard “Bill” Marriott Jr., for over 50 years a leader of one of the world’s largest lodging companies, will speak today from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Lohrfink Auditorium in the Rafik B. Hariri Building. A dynamic speaker, Mr. Marriott is known for his hands-on leadership style and “spirit to serve” philosophy. Students should RSVP to attend. Space is limited.
Saving Lives + Free Nutter Butter Cookies = Amazing
Georgetown University’s Spring Blood Drive is this week in the Village C West Alumni Lounge. The America Red Cross will be scheduling appointments on Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students should register and sign up for a speedy appointment, but walk-ins have been allowed in the past. Each donation can save up to three lives! For additional life-saving opportunities, attend/donate to GU’s 4th Annual Relay for Life, benefitting the American Cancer Society, held this Friday from 7:00 p.m to Saturday at 7:00 a.m.
Voice Photo Contest: an issue you can give to your children
The Georgetown Voice is seeking black and white and color photos for its Annual Photo Contest this week! Winning entrants will be featured In Thursday’s Voice, but runners-up could also get a shout out on Vox. Submit your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Required are your name, year, and school – and a short blurb about the photo. The goal is to put together an issue that will make the Dean of the Georgetown College break out in tears.
Photo from Flickr user dbking used under a Creative Commons license
In George Washington University’s great tradition of drawing attention through effective use of symbols, some of its College Democrats took and defaced crosses used at an anti-abortion rally.
A conservative group had placed 1,100 white, wooden crosses on University property on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and some of them turned up vandalized scattered around a room shared by GW College Democrats and Republicans. The Washington Postreports:
“Student Republicans later found drawings and writing in black ink on some of the crosses. One depicted a stick figure of a crucified Jesus. Another, hung upside down, had a condom stretched over it. One had the name of a College Democrats leader.”
On the cross featuring the Jesus stick figure, the vandal had also inscribed the words “pwned” and “lol.”
College Democrats took responsibility for the incident and apologized without publicly revealing the name of the vandal. The GW University Police Department is dealing with the perpetrator, writes the GW Hatchet:
“University Spokesperson Tracy Schario said the student responsible has been identified by the University and will face disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct. UPD is investigating the incident further.”
It’s election day, and that means giveaways, including free Starbucks and Ben & Jerry’s. Georgetown clubs will also be giving away free food, but if you don’t keep a tight schedule you can’t take advantage of all the freebies. Follow this dinnertime guide and finally, we’ll know where those mysterious SAC funds went–right into your stomach.
The Dems are getting started at 6, before the other two parties start. If this Dems election watch is like most, it’ll be simple but filling–big soda bottles and pizza. The pizza will probably arrive in between 6 and 7, at which point you should dive because it’s gone fast at earlier election parties. If you go crazy and grab a box, you’re set for the night!
On Monday night, the leadership of the College Democrats voted to endorse DW Cartier and Andrew Rugg for Georgetown University Student Association President and Vice President.The endorsement was the culmination of a weeklong process during which each GUSA ticket completed a questionnaire and submitted it to the College Democrats.Two finalists were brought to the leadership meeting on Monday night and a secret-ballot vote determined the endorsement.
“DW and Andrew have an ambitious agenda for reforming GUSA and improving the funding process for Georgetown’s clubs,” explained GUCD Treasurer Ryan Guptill. The vote marked the first time the College Democrats have endorsed a GUSA candidacy, and the organization will help get out the vote for its endorsed ticket – with a mailing list of over 2,000 Georgetown students. “I think the whole process has been great for our organization” said Christopher Dodge, the Communications Director for the College Democrats.“It helps us get our issues onto the candidates’ agendas.” More information on DW and Andrew can be found at their website, http://www.saxaback.com.
Looks like at least a few people liked their dancing.
Then look no further than Sellinger Lounge in the Leavey Center tonight from 7 pm to 1 am. From the College Dems weekly e-mail:
This Super-Duper Tuesday will be a monumental event and the College Democrats and College Republicans will be celebrating and watching the returns in bipartisan fashion in Sellinger Lounge with FREE PIZZA and SODA.
And as a special treat, C-SPAN will be reporting all night LIVE from Leavey and interviewing College Democrats and College Republicans throughout the night!
Not a member of the College Dems or College Republicans? No worries, just give yourself an important-sounding title (I’m pretty sure Strategic Initiatives Director is up for grabs), put on your nicest polo, and wait for your moment in the spotlight. Move over, Anderson Cooper!