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A new pair of clock hands may be on the face of the Healy clock tower, but questions remain unanswered. Certain figures were thrown around in the past week about the actual cost of the clock hands, and Vox attempted to delve deeper into this issue.
On Tuesday, the University replaced the clock hands with a set in storage, according to Pugh. She also sent an email to Vox today saying that this year, the damage amounted to $9,000.
In 2005, the Healy clock thieves supposedly incurred $25,000 of damage. According to Director of Media Relations Rachel Pugh, both clock bodies were damaged when the students removed the hands from both sides, and that “additional expenses included replacing the hands and the security system.”
Healy clock thief from 2005, Drew Hamblen (SFS ’07) , alleges that this number, along with the $9,000 number, are misleading. During the time of his meeting with Code of Conduct office, the two students were not suspended. Their actions resulted in less than $500 worth of damage, which was not enough grounds for suspension and classified as a Category B violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Their sentence involved disciplinary probation, work sanction hours, and a reflection paper.
Pugh cites the damage costs to “the clock and the surrounding area,” but in 2005 this wasn’t enough to prosecute the thieves as responsible for all the damage.
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Earlier today, Nouri al-Maliki, the Prime Minister of Iraq, met with various University officials, including President John J. Degioia and Dean of the School of Foreign Service Carol Lancaster, in Healy Hall. Although Vox wasn’t allowed into the building during the meeting, we did our best to capture the morning’s events from beyond the Secret Service security cordon.
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An “undetermined odor” spurred fears of a gas leak, according to Firefighter A. A. Trapp. At 11:28 a.m. HOYAlert sent out a text that reported a “possible gas leak” in Maguire, and instructed to “avoid library walk.” HOYAlert later texted that Healy Hall was open, and Maguire Hall remains closed.
In the staff parking lot beside Maguire, there were a number of firemen looking into a manhole (pictured above). Along with two firetrucks, there were three other DCFD vehicles on campus.
Update: 1:15 p.m. HOYAlert texted that “Maguire Hall has reopened.”
photo: Nico Dodd
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First Lady Michelle Obama will film an anti-obesity public service announcement in Yates Field House tomorrow.
5:00 p.m. update: Katie McCormick Lelyveld (COL ’01), Obama’s press secretary, released the following statement to the Voice:
Georgetown is providing a venue to the United States Tennis Association for tapings that include First Lady Michelle Obama and the Let’s Move! initiative, along with Andre Agassi and Stefi Graf. The First Lady will only be there for a short portion of the day. More details will be released at the end of the month.
Lelyveld noted that the additional recording on campus is related to USTA filming, not the First Lady’s “Let’s Move!” initiative.
Original post: “This filming is for a health and wellness public service piece,” Judy Harvey, assistant to Yates Field House Director Jim Gilroy, wrote in an email.
Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, which launched in 2010, aims to end childhood obesity.
According to whispers around campus, she’ll be joined by the U.S. Tennis Association’s Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf. USTA will film another part of the PSA on the first floor of Healy Hall today.
The University’s Office of Communications, which approves all on-campus filming requests, directed our questions about the filming to the First Lady’s Press Office. When we contacted the White House, we got this vague non-denial:
“We’re not allowed to release any information.”
Yesterday, an email sent to members of the Yates Field House announced the “limited access … due to commercial filming.” The filming schedule will affect access to the tennis and basketball courts, track, stretching area, varsity weight room, ergometer area, and the cardio/general weight area – in other words, almost the entire gym.
So, don’t be surprised if you spot Secret Service around Yates tomorrow. But by now, you should probably be used to it.
Additional reporting by Geoffrey Bible.
Photo: Max Blodgett
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Last night, Georgetown University hosted the official launch for the book Georgetown Icons by Leslie Little (COL ’86).
The $150 book is filled with photographs of Georgetown’s most beautiful scenery, institutional memories in block quotes, and historical documents reproduced on vellum.
President John DeGioia introduced the book, lauding Georgetown and the wonder of knowledge and learning it inspires in its students.
Dean of Georgetown College Chester Gillis took the podium and told the story of the book’s inception. Little contacted Gillis in 2009, asking if she could show her first publication, Paris Icons, at Georgetown. On seeing the international award-winning photo book, Gillis requested a similar one be made of Georgetown for alumni and prospective students alike.
According to Little, “Georgetown Icons is, at its core, a love story.”
To create the book, Little sorted over 6,000 digital pictures, the entire archive collection, and 137 inscribed plates. She said that her experience slaving over documents on fifth floor of Lauinger Library reminder her of her own honor’s thesis in history.
“I lived and breathed Georgetown Icons for the last year,” she said.
Underlying the book, she wanted the experience to be a fully sensuous one, transcending photographs or history to become a piece of art inspired by synchronicity.
She aimed to depict Georgetown holistically, covering every school and every campus, the founding, the Chimes, basketball, and the Jesuit Cemetery, in which 16 former university presidents are buried.
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