Are you excited by this year’s commencement speakers?

Now that the commencement speakers have been announced, we thought we’d give readers the opportunity to weigh in on their enthusiasm (or lack thereof) for this year’s ceremonies. How do you feel about the speakers this year? Vote… Read More

President of Costa Rica among this year’s commencement speakers

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Tonight, Georgetown announced the speakers for this year’s commencement ceremonies. Here’s the full list: Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard University professor and founder of Partners in Health, an international health and social justice… Read More

GW snags Bloomberg for 2011 commencement, Georgetown still speaker-less

Last Friday, George Washington University President Steven Knapp announced that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will give the GW’s commencement speech this coming May. Last year, First Lady Michelle Obama gave GW’s commencement speech. “Sounds like GW… Read More

Georgetown commencement speakers include Mutombo and Bob Schieffer

Georgetown University has just announced who its nine commencement speakers will be at this year’s graduation ceremonies. Here’s the full list: Dikembe Mutombo, the NBA legend and ’91 Georgetown alum, will speak at the Georgetown College’s ceremony. “Mutombo… Read More

Monday Madlibs: Catholic colleges in conflict

Last weekend, at Trinity Washington University (a small, Catholic school in Northesast D.C. with an all-women’s undergraduate program), University President Patricia McGuire used her commencement speech to upbraid the anti-abortion zealots who were protesting President Obama’s appearance at… Read More

Twuesday Tweetacular: Amusing (new!) alums, summer sleep cycles

Want a shot at your own 15 seconds of internet micro-micro-fame?  Start following us on Twitter (GtownVoxPop) and, if you’re connected to Georgetown, we’ll return the favor and you’ll automatically be in the running! Former Voice Publisher Michael… Read More

Time warp: Georgetown has been miscounting Commencements for at least 77 years

The 210th 192nd Georgetown College Commencement ceremony Newly minted College grads were probably congratulated a few dozen times on being the 210th graduating class. It’s a nice sentiment, but, unfortunately, it’s not factually accurate. The problem is that… Read More

The Week in Photos: Commencement Style

Photography by Helen Burton

Commencement-mania 2009!

Haven’t quite got your fill of all things commencement-related? Here’s what Vox recommends: If you’re looking for complete coverage of Georgetown’s commencement weekend, check out the blog the University set up, which features write-ups of every ceremony. (Somewhat… Read More

Latin Diplomas: Bonus vel nocens?

A couple days ago, the Times ran an Op-Ed by Christopher Francese, a professor of Classical Studies, decrying the continued use of Latin on college diplomas. Latin is a beautiful language and a relief from the incessant novelty… Read More