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 in the poll below. How do you feel about this year’s commencement speakers?customer surveys

President of Costa Rica among this year’s commencement speakers

Get the flash player here: 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 organization, will speak to Georgetown College Laura Chinchilla Miranda (G ’89), recently-elected president of the Republic of […]

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 got a terrific speaker,” Julie Green Bataille, associate vice president for communications, admitted in an e-mail. If […]

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 … played 18 seasons in the NBA and has long made it a priority to improve the […]

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 Notre Dame. Here’s your chance to add a little extra oomph to her very powerful speech. Create […]

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 Keller graduated, magna pun laude. Malin Hu put that econ training to practical use.

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 the University’s been miscounting the number of graduating classes for at least 77 years. Georgetown history buff […]

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 dry, PR-y write-ups, but still, pretty nice). You can also check out the webcasts of the MSB, […]

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 and informality of the modern age. But when it’s used on diplomas, the effect is to obfuscate, […]

Dear seniors: Your silly little graduation is inconveniencing the neighbors!

Most people see graduations as joyful, special occasions. Not our neighbor, Matthew Donahue, though. In response to an announcement of transportation recommendations for grads and their guests on the GeorgetownForum listerv, which included information about which streets would be closed for parking (3700 block of Prospect Street, 3600 block of O Street, 1200 and 1300 […]