Wayne Knoll, long-serving professor of English, dies at the age of 80

Dr. Wayne Knoll, an Assistant Professor of English and former Jesuit priest who taught at Georgetown for over 40 years, died of cancer at his Springfield home on Nov. 10. He was 80. Knoll received his Ph.D. from Harvard… Read More

Fr. Edward Bodnar, S.J., passes away at 91

Father Edward W. Bodnar, S.J., passed away yesterday morning at the age of 91. Bodnar was a Classics professor at Georgetown from 1967 until his retirement in 1991. Holding degrees from Gonzaga and Princeton Universities, Bodnar specialized in the… Read More

University Assistant VP LaMarr Billups died Friday, leaves behind a legacy of service

On Friday, University Assistant Vice President for Business Policy Planning LaMarr Billups died in his home in Virginia. Before coming to Georgetown in 2007, Billups had served as a senior special assistant to the chancellors of the University… Read More

Georgetown professor, Middle East scholar and author dies at 69

Peter Gubser, a former professor in the Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) program, died on September 2 at the age of 69 after battling cancer. Gubser specialized in economic development in the Arab world, serving as… Read More

Man behind GU’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy dies at 103

R. Smith Simpson, a lifelong Foreign Service Officer who helped establish Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, passed away early last week. Simpson, who also taught night classes at Georgetown, was known as an “absolute pit bull”… Read More

GU Law Professor Martin D. Ginsburg passes away at 78

Georgetown University Law Professor Martin D. Ginsburg, who was considered one of the foremost U.S. tax law experts, died on Sunday at age 78. Professor Ginsburg had taught with the GU Law faculty since 1980 when his wife,… Read More

Georgetown professor Father John Witek, 76, passed away Sunday morning

February 2, 8:53 p.m.: Reverend John Langan, the Rector of the Georgetown Jesuit community, has sent out an e-mail explaining that Witek passed away at 76 years old after struggling with cancer for several years. “The funeral Mass… Read More

Bill Clinton and classmates recall late GU Professor Walter Giles

Sunday’s Washington Post had a nice writeup of the late Georgetown Professor Walter Giles (SFS ’43, GRD ’45) in which Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) and some of his classmates reminisce about his stringent classroom practices by T. Rees Shapiro. Giles,… Read More