First off, we’d like to give an official Vox Populi welcome to the Class of 2015, for officially graduating from “pre-frosh” to bona fide freshmen. As you begin your career on the Hilltop, you’re going to notice that, although your fellow classmates may have different interests and hail from different corners of the Garden State, […]
It’s been a while, but Vox Talks is back. Last Wednesday, we asked every student in Lauinger Library at 4:30 a.m. what they wanted from their GUSA President. Candidates, take heed!
This midterm season, a new option has opened up for students who tire of the brutal Lauinger Memorial Library. Those who yearn for a more civilized studying experience would be well-advised to head up Wisconsin to the newly reopened Georgetown Public Library. The library, which was destroyed in a fire in 2007, moved from its […]
This week’s in Features, Nico Dodd and Sean Quigley profile first-generation college students and how they transition to Georgetown. “About eight percent of this year’s freshman class, approximately 120 students, are first-generation college students,” they write. “They come from families and, in some cases, communities where attending college is the exception, not the norm.” News […]
This week’s “Worst Idea” covers two of Georgetown’s silliest property-related decisions: building Lauinger Library as a brutalist interpretation of Healy Hall, and selling WGTB’s radio license. We’ll keep the polls open for your votes until next week, when we’ll move onto the next round. Lauinger Library When visitors cross under Georgetown’s august front gates, they […]
Lauinger Library is about to get a bit roomier. Changes to the University’s notoriously lax computer usage policy, which once led Washington City Paper to name Lauinger Library as one of D.C.’s best places to mooch internet access, will make it more difficult for guests to use the library’s computers. “The impetus for the Library’s […]
Last month, Sotheby’s auctioned a 1776 broadside copy of the Declaration of Independence that sold for more than $500,000. While the auction fell short of its $600,000 to $800,000 estimated sale price, press coverage revealed a surprising fact—only four similar documents exist, and Georgetown owns one of them. According to Manuscripts Processor Ted Jackson, Lauinger […]
Admit it—you’ve walked across Healy Lawn, looked to the west, and thought, “Damn. Lau is an ugly, ugly building.” But, let’s try to hold our tongues for the next few days out of respect for the dead. John Carl Warnecke, the library’s main architect, passed away earlier this month after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer […]