Get your Jesuit on: Jesuit Heritage Week 2014 kicks off Sunday


Starting this Sunday, it is all about cura personalis on the Hilltop as the campus celebrates Jesuit Heritage Week. All of the events, which include the exploration of spirituality, social justice, and the arts—and even the chance to spike a Jesuit in the face with a volleyball—have been planned and organized by your fellow Georgetown […]

Prefrosh Preview: Welcome to Georgetown, and a brief history

Dear class of 2017, Welcome to your first post on Vox Populi, the blog for on-campus newsmagazine the Georgetown Voice. We will continue to delight and inform you over the next four years and beyond. You’ve made it through years of hellish workloads, early mornings, late nights that have turned into early mornings, sports practices and Model United Nations, […]

Jesuit Refugee Service outlines educational vision and hints at further Georgetown involvement

Sunday afternoon, Internet2, a community of academic, industry, and government leaders who work together to find ways to advance global research and education, is hosting its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Georgetown President Jack DeGioia, along with members of the Jesuit Refugee Service and the World Bank will deliver the meeting’s keynote address. DeGioia’s address […]

Jesuits, students denounce vandalization of Dahlgren Chapel

Student groups and Jesuits on campus have expressed extreme disdain for the events that unfolded yesterday night at Dahlgren Quad. Tuesday night at 10:30pm, the steps of Dahlgren Chapel were found covered with alcohol, open and unopened condom packs, and condoms wrapped around bananas. A few hours later, a DPS officer and several students went to the […]

Fr. Maher to leave Georgetown for the University of Scranton

Ryan Maher, S.J.,(COL’ 82) Associate Dean of Georgetown College, will be leaving Georgetown University at the end of this academic year. On Tuesday, Kevin Quinn, S.J., President of the University of Scranton, announced that Maher will be the founding executive director of the university’s newly created Jesuit Center. Maher has served on Scranton’s Board of […]

Jesuit Community rector signs letter of support for censored journalist

On April 27, Fr. John Langan, S.J., rector of the Jesuit Community at Georgetown, signed a letter supporting Hollman Morris, a Colombian filmmaker and journalist who had been the target of a smear campaign on the part of ex-Colombian president and University lecturer Alvaro Uribe. Morris’ documentaries accuse the Colombian government of human rights abuses. […]

CNS angered by comments in recent Jesuit video

The Cardinal Newman Society, a group that aims to “renew and strengthen Catholic identity in Catholic higher education,” is attacking Georgetown College’s recent video “Jesuits at Georgetown” over the opening line of the video. At the beginning of the video, Fr. Ryan Maher, S.J., associate dean of the College, says, “Our job as educators, and […]

Get to know the Jesuits at Georgetown in new video

Providing a glimpse in to the Jesuit philosophy, the Georgetown College has created a video entitled “Jesuits at Georgetown.” The video features Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., executive director of Campus Ministry, Fr. Ryan Maher, an associate dean in the College, and professors Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., and Fr. Christopher Steck, S.J. In the video—which includes […]

Jesuit college alumni make up one-tenth of U.S. Congress

Despite there being only 28 Jesuits colleges and universities in the country, nearly one in every ten members of the 112th Congress has attended a Jesuit school for undergraduate or graduate studies. A total of 53 members—41 in the House and 12 in the Senate—have attended a Jesuit secondary education institution. In the House of […]

Jesuit criticizes Uribe in on-campus presentation

Get the flash player here: Last Thursday, the Jesuit Community invited Fr. Mauricio García Durán, S.J., director of the Center for Research and Popular Education, to assess the legacy of Álvaro Uribe, the former Colombian president and current Georgetown Distinguished Scholar. In the wake of unprecedented violence in Colombia, García explained, Uribe adopted the […]

You must be this pious to ride: Fire on Jesuit golf cart leads to restrictions

We’ll admit it—we love spotting Jack the Bulldog riding around campus in a golf cart with his buddy, Fr. Christopher Steck. For a short time this week, however, it looked like Jack lost his cart privileges. “Bad news for Jack: he’s going to have to use his paws to get around campus. No more use […]