Despite the snow, Georgetown professor holds class via real-time blog

Maybe none of you liked Provost Jim O’Donnell’s suggestion that Georgetown professors find creative ways to hold class on a snow day, but Communications, Culture and Technology Professor Diana Owen did. When she read O’Donnell’s e-mail encouraging professors to use technology to continue teaching, Owen told Vox in an e-mail, she was intrigued rather than […]

Georgetown University will be closed tomorrow, February 9!

The University has just announced that it will be closed Tuesday, February 9. From preparedness.georgetown.edu: Georgetown University is closed today, and will remain closed on Tuesday, February 9, 2010. Classes are canceled for the Main Campus, the Medical Center, the School of Medicine, and the School of Continuing Studies (all locations). All designated emergency employees […]

Faculty Senate passes a resolution condemning The Heckler

The Georgetown Heckler isn’t out of the woods yet. Following a letter from Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson, and two campus-wide e-mails—one from University President John DeGioia and one from Provost James O’Donnell—the Georgetown University Faculty Senate has issued some excoriating words of its own about the December incident involving Heckler articles that […]

Provost blasts Heckler, updates on diversity groups, in new e-mail

Provost James O’Donnell sent an e-mail to students tonight that criticized December’s Heckler controversy and updated students on the University’s three diversity initiatives. O’Donnell said the Heckler‘s latest issue was another failure of the University’s culture: We continue now in the shadow of another failure — the Georgetown Heckler website’s tasteless and offensive attempt to […]

DeGioia responds to Heckler incident, approves some diversity working group suggestions

Heckler Editor Jack Stuef (COL ’10) speaking at a forum in December In an e-mail to the Georgetown community that reflected on Martin Luther King Day, University President John DeGioia made his first remarks in response to the December Georgetown Heckler issue, which many students thought inappropriately satirized race. He also said that he and […]

The Provost’s not-so-subtle attempts at making this an alcohol-free Georgetown Day

Georgetown Day 2009, brought to you by the Temperance Movement The typical understanding of Georgetown Day is that it goes along with sobriety in the same way oil goes along with water, peace goes along with the Middle East or Leo’s goes along with satisfying meals. In short: they’re mutually exclusive. So the announcements that […]