Despite Dowd’s campaign, Georgetown’s Hindi program remains dormant

As his parting gift, former GUSA President Pat Dowd (SFS ’09) made it his personal mission to revive Georgetown’s Hindi language department, which was discontinued in 2008 due to budgetary constraints. Towards the end of his term, Dowd formed fundraising committee with SFS Senior Development Director Tom Esch and Georgetown Law professor Michael Gadbaw, Dowd […]

Hotter than a Finnish sauna, cooler than a Finnish winter, better than nude Dowd?

Pursuant to a negotiation with Sweden, the embassy doubles as an IKEA show room What could be better than Pat Dowd’s (SFS `09) bizarre trip to Finland which gave us Friedman-like access to the nude image of our former student body President? Why, his Finnish embassy blowout! Yes, Dowd was pleased to announce on Facebook […]

Dowdometer: Hot, Flat, and Dowded (also, naked Pat)

Time for the last reading of the Dowdometer, the machine that measures now-former GUSA President Pat Dowd’s success at living up to low expectations. The red bar is my expectations. Pat grew his mustache today because he’s looking to live the life only available to Thomas Friedman. Describing his trip to Finland, Pat said (emphasis […]

GUSA Summer Fellows to double in size its second year

Based on availability, the Fellows will probably be housed in the Shire When he was just a baby GUSA President, Pat Dowd (SFS `09) told Georgetown that with the help of the funding boards’ giant surplus, he was going to set up a summer housing program for students with unpaid internships in the District or […]

David Catania (Councilmember, alumn, baller) speaks to Georgetown students

Bald is beautiful D.C. Councilmember David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94) spoke to students today (as part of the Michael Jurist (SFS ’07) Distinguished Alumni Roundtable series), and man, is he awesome. Catania (Ind. – At Large) waxed philosophical on a number of subjects, blending serious information, like the roots of the D.C. HIV/AIDS epidemic, […]

Election Commisson disqualifies Lamb-Breen, Dagher-Ibrahim tickets

Last night, the Election Commission, which will run the primary for GUSA Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates has decided to disqualify two tickets, Voice- and College Dems-endorsed Jeff Lamb and Molly Breen, and Peter Dagher and Elias Ibrahim. Update 1:34: The College Democrats are encouraging a write-in campaign on behalf of Lamb-Breen. Look to our […]

SCUnity breaks from GUSA, support, backlash follow

…Using the best breakup song ever Last week, the board of the Student Commission for Unity voted to break away from GUSA. Their decision went into effect Sunday, and Brian Kesten (COL `10) promptly emailed SCUnity’s listserv with SCUnity’s press release, which read in part: In order to effectively advocate for these recommendations, the Student […]

Dowdometer: Say Namaste to student initiative!

Buried in last week’s GUSA coverage was a bit about GUSA President Pat Dowd’s (SFS `09) latest, and perhaps last crusade: raising funds for a Hindi language program here at Georgetown. Dowd and a fundraising team intend to solicit funds for the program from the tech community in Silicon Valley, he said. He estimated that […]

GUSA meeting roundup: Noisome policies, SafeRides, and Pat’s projects

Editor’s note: below is the first edition of Vox Populi’s weekly GUSA roundups, a sass-meets-C-SPAN summary of Georgetown student government’s goings-on. In sum, we’ll go to GUSA meetings so you won’t have to. We think Tipp O’Neill would be proud. The big issue at this week’s GUSA meeting was the Metropolitan Police Department’s new noise […]

A Yuletide Dowdometer and a poll

It’s Christmas-time at Georgetown, a time when all hearts on campus turn to one man who promised us salvation: Student Association president Pat Dowd. That makes for a perfect time to evaluate Pat’s term thus far using the Dowdometer, which judges Pat’s performance against my low expectations (the red bar). The last time the Dowdometer […]

Dowdometer: Harvest Time

It’s time for another appearance of the Dowdometer, where we gauge how GUSA President Pat Dowd is living up to expectations. He’s a pumpkin today in honor of his fall giveaway. Despite being a happy pumpkin, Pat is still floating under the red expectations bar, just like last time! First of all, the much-vaunted pumpkin […]