Comments of the Week: Commenting before it was cool

Everyone was in a tizzy this week about Georgetown being ranked the 10th-most hipster campus. Hermione helped us realize what College Magazine meant by “thrift stores”: They’re talking about Urban Outfitters, right? Patrick: Wait, “top-rated student radio station”? Whaza-whaaaa? I did 3 years at WGTB, but “top-rated” was never an adjective that came up. The […]

GUSA, administrators meet to discuss student space, officially lay Healy Pub to rest

On Monday, November 7, members of the Georgetown University Student Association met with University President Jack DeGioia, Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson, and other University administrators to discuss issues of student space on campus. During this meeting, the administrators officially reported that the plan for Healy Pub, after taking a few hits hits […]

Jack Appelbaum wins first ever contested SAC chair election

Jack Appelbaum (COL ’14) has been elected chair of the Student Activities Commission for the spring and fall semesters of 2012. Appelbaum has served on the commission for the previous two semesters, as well as participated in the Student Activities Endowment Commission and is representing SAC for the new Student Group Union. Here’s Appelbaum’s statement: […]

New South Student Center forum unveils more concrete plans for the space

On the evening of Monday, October 3rd, a forum about the New South Student Center took place in the Leavey Programming Room. The forum, which primarily featured a presentation by SmithGroup architect Bill Ash, focused on the “feasibility study” of the NSSC, rather than specific design and details, which remain works-in-progress. Ash noted that the […]

Healy Pub and New South: the contention continues

This fall, the saga of the proposed New South Student Center continues as the university enters into the public phase of their capital campaign this October. However, as discussions proceed over the layout of the NSSC, the administration appears to be leaving talks on the Healy space on the back-burner. “It’s [NSSC] being presented as […]

President DeGioia (and Todd Olson) discuss China, campus plan, Healy Pub, and more

Yesterday evening, President Jack DeGioia and Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson sat down with campus media to answer any questions they have at the start of the 2011-2012 academic year. We would like to thank all of our commenters who responded to our call for suggestions. Be forewarned, they had a lot to […]

Students provide feedback on New South Student Center plans

Editor’s Note: We’re trying to get sketch-ups of the New South Student Center. Check back later for an update. Georgetown administrators held an open meeting yesterday to solicit student input on the proposed New South Student Center. A student center in the area currently occupied by Riverside Lounge has been in the works for almost […]

Caption contest: We’re a little bit obsessed with this photo

We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to @kageasaurus, who caught VP for Student Affairs Todd Olson at last night’s Dr. Seuss-themed Midnight Breakfast. So, commenting horde, what’s Olson’s thinking?

Breaking: Graduate student dies in Yates Field House

Today, at 5:41 p.m., Todd Olson, Vice President of Student Affairs sent a campus-wide email, here below, saying that 28-year old doctoral student Evan North had died in Yates Field House last night. In an email from Colin Brody (COL ’11), president of GERMS, “GERMS did respond to a medical emergency at Yates Field House this […]

Olson discusses Campus Plan changes

After ongoing negative feedback by residents of surrounding communities to Georgetown’s 2010 Campus Plan, the university has introduced a number of amendments to the plan in a Pre-Hearing Submission filed with the DC Zoning Commission on March 31. The submission modifies parts of the Campus Plan, which is due to be taken up by the […]

University takes to the airwaves to defend Campus Plan

Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson joined Jorge Abud, American University’s assistant vice president for facilities development and real estate, on the The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Monday afternoon. Olson and Abud took part in the WAMU radio show as another way to connect with D.C. residents about the campus plans that both universities recently […]