Howdy, neighbor: The Georgetowner‘s local VIP cheat sheet

Click image to enlarge, or download the PDF There are elegant townhouses aplenty in Georgetown, but have you ever wondered who exactly our influential neighbors residing in the multimillion dollar abodes are? Lucky for you, this week’s issue… Read More

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D—Ohio) says healthcare is “the next civil rights movement”

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer If last night proved anything, it’s that nothing gets a Georgetown classroom packed like one of the most liberal members of Congress discussing what he considers “the next civil rights movement”—healthcare. During… Read More

House approves bill to make federal government direct lender for student loans

Today the House of Representatives took a step towards modernizing the federal student aid system by passing the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act.  The act will eliminate the government subsidies and guarantees that private lenders get for… Read More

Obama nominates openly gay Georgetown Law prof for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama announced that he was nominating Chai Feldblum, an openly lesbian Georgetown Law professor, to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC is a federal agency whose purpose is to end… Read More

Daughters of Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger (R—Calif.) and Martin O’Malley (D—Md.) in Class of 2013

Freshman Christina Schwarzenegger with her dad, Arnold Looks like the Class of 2013 has upped Georgetown’s gubernatorial connections pretty significantly: two Governors—Arnold Schwarzenegger (R—Calif.) and Martin O’Malley (D—Md.)—have daughters starting as freshman at Georgetown this year, according to… Read More

Alum George LeMieux (LAW ’94) appointed new Florida Senator

Last Friday, Florida Governor Charlie Crist (R) appointed Georgetown Law alum George LeMieux (R) as the replacement for resigning Senator Mel Martinez (R). When LeMieux takes office on September 9th, he’ll bring the total number of Hoyas in… Read More

Political partisanship plagues the Burleith listserv

Messages on the Burleith listserv are generally constrained to the topics of handy men, lost pets, and yard sales, one member, Paul Diego Craney, has decided it’s his duty to up his neighbors’ political awareness. Craney, the Executive… Read More

Faux mayoral candidate takes strong stance on Sellinger Sparrow

Ever get the feeling that 2010 is just way too long to wait for the next D.C. mayoral campaign?  Well the New Organizing Institute, a progressive advocacy and campaign training program, has got you covered.  As part of… Read More

Saad Hariri (MSB ’92) appointed Prime Minister of Lebanon

Georgetown alum Saad Hariri was appointed Prime Minister of Lebanon this Saturday by the country’s president Michel Suleiman. Hariri is the son of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, who was assassinated in 2005.  He is the leader of… Read More

Catholic colleges call for reassessment of “Catholics in Political Life” statement

At a recent meeting, the board of directors of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities announced that they would like to see a reexamination of the 2004 “Catholics in Political Life” statement. The 2004 statement was released… Read More