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Earlier this evening, Vox received a report that two arrests had been made for an alleged theft at Vital Vittles. According to Corp CEO Elizabeth MacGill (COL ’14) and a witness on the scene, a cashier and a manager identified a suspect matching the description of a man suspected of a Mar. 17 crime and pursued him immediately.
Two employees chased the alleged thief, while another stayed behind to call COO Rashaad Eshack (SFS ’14) and the Department of Public Safety. According to a bystander, the employee tried calling DPS multiple times before they received an answer. When the employee was able to report the incident, she said that it was possible that the suspects were still in the Leavey building.
At 6:48 p.m., Vox saw two individuals being handcuffed in the lobby of the Leavey Center by DPS. One of the individuals arrested may match the descriptions posted in earlier thefts of both cash and goods, a 5’8″ light-skinned black man with a goatee, in a baseball cap, jeans, and a black jacket. He was accompanied by a white woman, 5’2″, petite with brown hair, wearing china blue-patterned pants and a large black jacket. They were taken in handcuffs by two officers to the bus stop outside Darnall, where they were put into a Georgetown University Police car and driven away.
MacGill confirmed that the man who was arrested matched footage from an earlier theft a week and a half ago when he stole an iPad from an employee in the back room, but it is still “hard to confirm” whether the suspects are the same from the earlier incidents. While the woman did not participate in the earlier theft, he entered the store with her during the first incident, and they were found and arrested together this time around. According to MacGill, nothing was stolen during the incident.
“We are happy to report this victory for the company,” MacGill said.
As of this posting, DPS was unavailable for comment. Vox will keep you posted with updates as the story develops.
Additional reporting by Ryan Greene
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Monday night, Midnight MUG hosted a reading for the winners of the Midnight Writer Scholarship. Students crowded MMUG’s blue couches to experience budding talent of story writers at Georgetown.
The event showcased six writers. The two $250 winners of the six-word story were Joe Luther (COL ’16) and Lai Su Lyn (COL ’16). For the short story category, the $1000 winner was Zach Busch (SFS ’16) and the three $500 winners were: Jacquelyn Stolos (COL ’13), Amy Reavis (COL ’14), and Kate Brody (COL ’13).
After each reading, the writers got a picture with a kitschy over-sized dry erase check.
Luther opened up the night with his six-word story:
“You look beautiful tonight.” “Thanks Grandma.”
Su Lyn followed with:
“Danced with her! Damn that alarm.”
The subsequent readings were a tad longer. Zach Busch ran just under an hour with his “Freezing Icarus.” This winning submission is to be a chapter in an ongoing novel of Busch’s. The story, along with many others of the night, pivoted around that inexhaustible topic: women.
The unnamed narrator dictated his obsession and complicated relationship with the intriguing Collette. The story took a macabre turn when the narrator exhibits signs of schizophrenia. Busch read to a captured audience: “How about it, old buddy? I’m in the mood to destroy something beautiful.”
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Vox Patriciorum, that’s the best you got? *insert quip about how you only need to pass the fifth grade to know he killed a lot of people*
Allie Prescott forgot about Emeril Lagasse’s fruit soup! Take it in a cup to go, microwave it later.
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In this week’s feature, Connor Jones uncovers the special protocol behind the Corp’s compliance with health regulations:
When initially asked whether there was a special protocol during health inspections, both outgoing Chief Executive Officer Alex Pon (COL ’12) and Heinichen responded negatively. “People are just supposed to stay clean on shift,” Pon said. When the Voice asked Heinichen about her “Code Black” email, she said the Corp inherited the term from previous classes “as a way of saying be on your game, the health inspector is here.” Heinichen insisted that all Corp establishments are always health code compliant. Available inspection records did not reveal any major health code violations.
In the same interview, Heinichen said that hats are not required attire for coffee-shop employees. However, the Voice received an internal email to the Corp’s senior management sent after the interview when the hat question was asked. In it, Heinichen wrote, “Hats are the only thing that we technically do wrong.”
The feature also delves into how the Corp classifies and budgets for their “welcome parties” and “a yearly blowout at the Georgetown Holiday Inn”:
Some managers, however, do encourage their employees to subvert Corp carding with fake IDs. The then-Hoya Snaxa Director of Personnel, addressed the carding issue in a December 2011 email to his staff: “Bring your fake, open bar at the Inn.”
Another email dated December 2008 shows the then-Director of Personnel for Vital Vittles encouraging Vittles employees to come with fake IDs in tow: “Bring your ID that says you’re 21 (wink wink) or find a Corpie that looks like you.”
In Editorials, The Ed Board criticizes the Department of Public Safety’s public safety alerts for employing language that perpetuates harmful and irresponsible attitudes toward sexual assault.
In News, Morgan Manger breaks down the draft budgets for SAC, CSJ and other funding boards put forth by the GUSA Finance and Appropriations committee last night.
In the Sports section, Abby Sherburne recaps the women’s lacrosse team’s decisive 16-7 victory over the Delaware Blue Hens in their season opener yesterday.
For Leisure, Julia Lloyd-George reviews Studio Ghibli’s newest film The Secret World of Arrietty, written by Hayao Miyazaki, which will make audiences believe that the most fascinating things in life are found in the most overlooked places.
On Page 13, Rob Sapunor is downright Suessian again this week, poetically pondering all the places Hoyas will go this spring break!
And finally in Voices, Iris Kim laughs at older generations’ attempts to understand the role of Pinterest, a new photo-bookmarking social media website, in the galaxy of social media.
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Students of Georgetown, Inc. released its Annual Report for fiscal year 2011 last week, revealing financial success and income statements boasting a net income of $244,384.17, a significant bounce back from the previous year’s net loss of $10,418.
Current Chief Financial Officer Scott Munro (COL ’12) attributes this success to a variety of factors, including increased margins and re-pricing in both Vittles and coffee products. Keeping costs down through key vendor changes in combination with a raise in the price of 20 oz. Coke products were also large contributors to this year’s change in net income.
“I think my philosophy has always been: the better The Corp can do financially, the better we can serve the community,” Munro said. “The Corp, and I, have also always been big on providing students with low cost services: whether that’s catering, printing, a banana, we pride ourselves on being the cheapest (and happiest) company around.”
The Corp seeks to emphasize that its goal to ensure steady revenue growth goes back to the fact that income is directly reinvested back into the Georgetown community. While some Corp Philanthropy efforts such as the annual Corp Gala and the Reimagine Georgetown Grant are more familiar to students, there are also several other facets through which the Corp gives back. The Annual Report lays out four committees and initiatives: the Corp Service and Outreach Committee, the Corp Philanthropy Committee, the Corp Advancement Team and the Green Corp Initiative. Through these, The Corp is able to more efficiently and effectively improve upon the implementation of its goals to both increase involvement and transparency with the student body.
“I’m most excited about what we can do with our Philanthropy Committee and what active steps we can take on campus to give back to the community,” said incoming CFO Vidur Khatri (MSB ’14) on how he hopes to continue The Corp’s success. “I’m excited about expansion and reinvesting in our services that can ensure that we continue to serve the highest quality products to our shareholders, the students of Georgetown.”
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At approximately 3:37 p.m. today, an unknown individual broke into a storage locker of Vital Vittles and stole 50 cartons of cigarettes. A Corp employee reported the theft to the Department of Public Safety. Both DPS and MPD authorities responded to the scene and are investigating the incident, according to the public safety alert.
The suspect is described as a roughly 5’7″ Hispanic male with short black hair and a goatee. He was wearing a red shirt, black jacket, black jeans, and black shoes. While the report does not indicate whether this description is based on security camera footage, the Corp establishment’s security cameras identified the thief of hundreds of dollars from Vittles in December.
DPS requests that anyone who has information regarding this incident, or who noticed any suspects before or after the incident, to contact them immediately at (202) 687-4343.
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Hoya thinks this “White Student’s Union” is much ado about nothing:
We already have a White Student Union. It’s called GUSA.
Tim has an idea for the future of the Corp:
Working cameras, pursuing a suspect, and getting a license plate? Sounds like the Corp should run DPS.
Babs isn’t impressed with our expansive bureaucracy:
I think the question should be: do we need a funding board that circumvents access to benefits?
Interrogative delicately poses a question that has been troubling their mind:
What the balls is Page 13?
In response, outraged hurts our feelings:
What they replaced the only good section of The Voice with.
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Update, 11:40 a.m.: While the DPS public safety alert about the incident issued last night said the amount stolen was approximately $600, it appears that number is incorrect. In a statement to the Hoya, Corp CEO Alex Pon said that number is wrong. He did not specify how much money was actually stolen.
Yesterday afternoon, Corp COO Brooke Heinichen wrote in an e-mail to Vox that the amont stolen was between 300 and 400 dollars. After the public safety alert was issued, Vox changed the headline of this article to reflect what seemed to be the official number at the time.
Update, 8:00 p.m.: The Department of Public Safety has issued a public safety alert concerning this afternoon’s theft at Vital Vittles.
The suspect is described as a 5’8″ light-skinned black male, wearing blue jeans and a gray sweatshirt. His getaway car was a black SUV parked in front of the Leavey Center.
According to the alert, approximately 600 dollars was stolen from the Corp location’s back office (contradicting earlier reports that the amount was below 400 dollars).
The alert also notes, “It is important that students and employees take care not to pursue a criminal suspect, but rather make note of physical descriptors and call police immediately.”
DPS and MPD investigations are ongoing.
Original story, 6:11 p.m.: At approximately 1:10 p.m. today,
over $300 approximately $600 over $300 was stolen from the Vital Vittles office.
The suspect, whose image was captured by surveillance cameras installed in the office, “was caught emptying a drawer waiting to be counted by the manager on shift,” The Corp CEO Alex Pon (COL ’12) wrote in an e-mail to Corp employees this afternoon.
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Best. Sampling. Ever.
This Thursday, the Corp will be sampling those F’Real milkshakes and smoothies that are now available at Vital Vittles. (The chocolate milkshake is delicious. We’ve had, like, 15 of them already.)
Stop by Red Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m to sample the available flavors, which include strawberry banana, Reese’s, and cookies and cream.
Poetry, school pride, and splendid provisions
Although you might not get the chance to paint your face, the Lannan Center still offers you the chance to show your school spirit listen to some poetry, and chow down for free.
Today, Georgetown’s own David Gewanter will have a formal reading of his work in the Copley Formal Lounge from 8 p.m. Don’t forget to stick around for the reception that follows.
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As you already know, Lupe Fiasco will perform outside of McDonough Gymnasium on October 30 at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are already on sale online through Ticket Alternative, but will also be sold in Red Square, Vital Vittles, and Hoya Snaxa beginning this Tuesday. With a GOCard, the concert will cost $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (Everyone else will have to pay $25 in advance, $30 at the door.)
According to Andrew Malzberg, chairman of the Senior Class Committee, ticket prices were calculated by subtracting the sponsorship funds from the total cost, then dividing that number by the amount of expected sales. The SCC expects 4,000 tickets to be sold.
“We have no interest in making any profit off this event,” Malzberg wrote in an email.
The SCC will co-sponsor the event with the Georgetown Program Board, with funding from What’s After Dark and the Corp Philanthropy Committee. Although Malzberg declined to reveal how much the SCC will spend, last week the Hoya reported that the Corp contributed $2000 for the event.
Bill Ward, a senior in the College who was recently profiled by the Voice, and Honor by August, a rock group comprised of Georgetown alumni, will perform the concert’s opening acts. The event will open at 8:30 p.m.
Photo: Ticket Alternative
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