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“I’m a simple man, I like pretty, dark-haired women and breakfast foods.”
If you’re a simple man like Ron Swanson, then head on over to Leo’s on Thursday from 10 p.m. until midnight, when What’s After Dark, Dining Services, Student Affairs, and the Freshman and Sophomore Class Committees will be hosting Georgetown’s semiannual Midnight Breakfast.
Although it is typical Leo’s food, it will be served by some of the favorite professors and faculty on campus—and it’s free! So put down your books and take a little break before the first day of finals.
Or as Ron Swanson eloquently said, “I will take a free breakfast buffet any time, any place.”
One more reason to stop studying
First day of finals stress you out? Don’t have any exams for a few days? Then stop by What’s After Dark and ResLife’s Study Break: Georgetown in Wonderland on Friday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The free activities will be happening in the Leavey Center lobby, Hoya Court, and the Leavey Program Room. Vox recommends you get a free massage, play some mini golf, go bro-tastic and play corn hole, or decorate some delicious cupcakes. Everyone needs a study break, so why pass up some free food and events?
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Farewell Address from Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski
President Kwasniewski is leaving Georgetown at the end of this semester, completing his time as a Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership. On Thursday, April 29, he will be speaking in the Fisher Colloquim in the Hariri Building. President Kwasniewski will talk about the future of Poland and the rest of East/Central Europe in light of tragedy of April 10. A reception—free food!—will follow the speech. The event requires an RSVP.
Are you smarter than people being paid to teach you?
The SFS Academic Council will be hosting a quiz show to help freshmen in Map of the Modern World prep for their final exam on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in ICC 104. Student teams will be pitted against their professors and deans in a match that will either embarrass Georgetown’s finest minds or scare some freshmen into an all-night cram session. Deans Bryan Kasper and Maura Gregory and economics professor Robert Cumby will compete, along with others. Prizes will be gift certificates to the Tombs, Saxby’s, Bangkok Bistro, and more. If you’re a student who thinks they are smarter than their professors (when it comes to Map), e-mail email@example.com to see if spots are still available on the team. And if you’re not a freshman, don’t forget to check what has changed from the old Map regime before signing up.
Georgetown students like art too!
Eleven seniors with a concentration in the visual arts will be displaying their artwork off in an exhibit running from April 28 to May 21 in the Spagnuolo Gallery. The exhibit will have officially kick off on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m., with a reception—more free food!—at the gallery.
Toqueville Forum will be holding its Third Annual Reverend James V. Schall Award Ceremony on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the ICC Auditorium. This year’s recipient is Dr. George Carey of the Government Department. Professor Carey will also be giving a lecture on the “Constitutional Morality and the Crisis of Our Time.” He joins professors Leon Kass and Ralph McInerny as prize recipients. The event requires registration, so e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you’re coming.
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Former White House Chief of Staff, “The Architect,” Karl Rove
Karl Rove will be speaking Wednesday, April 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Lohrfink Auditorium in the Rafik B. Hariri Building. Rove will be speaking about his newly-released memoir, Courage and Consequence, which chronicles his personal and political life. In a effort to stop “disruptions” during the Q&A session, GU Lecture Fund is collecting questions from students beforehand and then randomly selecting questions for Rove to answer. The event will also be streamed live online.
Newt Gingrich will also be speaking tonight and screening his movie, Nine Days That Changed the World, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the ICC Auditorium. What are the odds that neither of these events will be interrupted by protesters?
Dancing the Night Away: GU Dance Spring Performance
The Georgetown Dance Company’s Spring Performance is this Friday and Saturday, April 23 and April 24, at 8:00 p.m. The show will feature a diverse range of dances, from hip-hop to classical ballet, by both guest and student choreographers. Tickets are $8 for students and can be purchased online or in person at the Davis Center Box Office.
“Life, Progress, Challenges, and Growth” with Dr. Abdul Kalam, former President of India
Dr. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India, will be speaking today, April 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Lohrfink Auditorium in the Rafik B. Hariri Building. Dr. Kalam addressed students at George Washington University yesterday, speaking on a variety of topics ranging from nation building, to morality, to the convergence of information and communication technologies. Students should RSVP to attend.
Virgin Airlines CEO, Sir Richard Branson will also be speaking Wednesday from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the Lohrfink Auditorium in the Rafik B. Hariri Building. The event is listed as being sold-out, but historically a few seats have been available at the door because of no-shows.
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28th Installment of ‘Better know a District’, yours!
D.C. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton will be speaking Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the ICC Auditorium. Hosted by the GU College Democrats, Representative Norton will be speaking about prominent District Issues, including her work towards full Congressional voting representation and for full democracy for the people of the District of Columbia.
J.W. Marriott, Chairman and CEO of Marriott International
J. Willard “Bill” Marriott Jr., for over 50 years a leader of one of the world’s largest lodging companies, will speak today from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Lohrfink Auditorium in the Rafik B. Hariri Building. A dynamic speaker, Mr. Marriott is known for his hands-on leadership style and “spirit to serve” philosophy. Students should RSVP to attend. Space is limited.
Saving Lives + Free Nutter Butter Cookies = Amazing
Georgetown University’s Spring Blood Drive is this week in the Village C West Alumni Lounge. The America Red Cross will be scheduling appointments on Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students should register and sign up for a speedy appointment, but walk-ins have been allowed in the past. Each donation can save up to three lives! For additional life-saving opportunities, attend/donate to GU’s 4th Annual Relay for Life, benefitting the American Cancer Society, held this Friday from 7:00 p.m to Saturday at 7:00 a.m.
Voice Photo Contest: an issue you can give to your children
The Georgetown Voice is seeking black and white and color photos for its Annual Photo Contest this week! Winning entrants will be featured In Thursday’s Voice, but runners-up could also get a shout out on Vox. Submit your photos to email@example.com by Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Required are your name, year, and school – and a short blurb about the photo. The goal is to put together an issue that will make the Dean of the Georgetown College break out in tears.
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I Love the 90′s
The 2010 Spring Kickoff Concert is this Saturday, April 10th in McDonough Gymnasium and will feature 3rd Eye Blind, with Super Mash Bros. and Joshua James. Doors open at 9 p.m and the concert is set to run until 1 a.m. With a GOCard, tickets are $20 (in advance, Red Square this week) or $30 at the door. Without a GOCard, tickets are $25 online or $30 at the door. GPB is still looking for volunteers willing to help set up and clean up after the event. To help out, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sing for a Cause
Spring Sing! Georgetown a capella groups Georgetown Superfood and Georgetown Saxatones are hosting an a capella showcase this Saturday, April 10, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m in the Lohrfink Auditorium in the Hariri Building. The event will feature Superfood, Saxatones, Chimes, Phantoms, and the Capitol Gs, with all proceeds going to the Suicide Prevention Club of Georgetown and Dominique’s Fund. Tickets are $5 for students and can be purchased online or at the Davis Center Box Office.
Author David Eggers
Join author and screenwriter David Eggers for a conversation also featuring Georgetown professors Maureen Corrigan and Deborah Tannen. Mr. Eggers is best known for his best-selling memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Recently he has served as an editor and publisher, as well as writing screenplays for feature films Away We Go and Where the Wild Things Are. The talk will take place today, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Gaston Hall.
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It’s a short week, ‘cuz the Bunny’s coming, but here’s what’s going on on campus before Easter break:
What ‘Chu Gonna Do About the Climate Crisis?
Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, will be speaking today, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Gaston Hall. Secretary Chu will be giving a lecture entitled “Meeting the Energy and Climate Challenge.” Part of the Whittington Lecture Series, the event is sponsored by the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., no bags, backpacks, or briefcases will be allowed inside, and a Go-card or Governement issued ID is required for entry. Seats are limited and students are asked to RSVP to email@example.com.
David Catania! Snacks!
Join D.C. Councilmember David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94) for a panel discussion on the role race and faith played in securing marriage equality in Washington, D.C. Other speakers include Cathy Renna, managing director of Renna Communications; Professor Joseph Palacios, assistant professor in Latin American Studies at Georgetown University; and Richard Sincere, co-founder and president of Gays and Lesbians for Liberty. The event will be moderated by Michael Crawford, the communications director at Freedom to Marry. The event will take place Wednesday, March 31 from 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in McShain Lounge. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
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Practice Makes Perfect
Condom Fun Day, part of Choice Week and sponsored by H*yas for Choice will take place on Tuesday, March 23, from 10 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Red Square. Participants can have their picture taken with “Condom Man,” win a prize by guessing the number of condoms in a bucket, and practice proper condom application and removal on a demonstration model.
The Real-Life Ryan Philippe
The Path from Student to Catching the Biggest Spy in US History features former FBI operative Eric O’Neill, who will speak about how he went from being a student at Auburn University, to his role in the capture of Robert Hanssen, to his later career as an entrepreneur. The story of Hanssen’s arrest was later made into the 2007 feature film Breach. After leaving the FBI, Mr. O’Neill has since founded two consulting groups, The Georgetown Group and The O’Neill Richter Group. The event will take place Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in Healy Hall 103.
Secretary of Bling
‘Read My Pins’ with Dr. Madeleine Albright is a discussion of the former Secretary of State’s latest book, Read my Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box. Over her diplomatic career Dr. Albright has used her distinctive shoulder-wear to emphasize the importance of negotiations, to signify high hopes, to protest delays in taking action, and to show pride in the traditions of her office. The event is on Monday, March 22, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in Gaston Hall. Students should RSVP to attend this event.
It’s Business Time
Still confused about the causes of the financial crisis? Attend a conversation with Andrew Ross Sorkin, journalist and author of the bestselling book on the financial crisis: Too Big to Fail. The event will moderated by McDonough School of Business Prof. Phillip Swagel at will take place March 26, 2010 from 10 a.m to 11 a.m. in the Lohrfink Auditorium in the Rafik B. Hariri Building. RSVP to attend.
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Don’t Be Hatin’
“Hate Free Georgetown”—a week of events intended to bring different groups on campus together in response to bias related incidents this past Fall, will run March 15 through March 20 and is sponsored by a variety of campus groups, including GUGS, Hoya Blue, The Corp, Groove Theory, GU Pride, nomadictheatre, and campus a capella groups.
Events include a “Dance Day” on Monday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Red Square, GUGS burgers in Red Square from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, a “Field day” on Healy lawn on Friday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. with games like capture the flag and tag, and a “Performance Festival” Saturday from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in McNeir auditorium featuring nomadictheatre and a capella performances, and student-written scenes about non-violence.
HFG will be tabling in Red Square Monday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. where students can sign pledges of support and get HFG Georgetown buttons, allowing entry into the events later in the week. See the full list of HFG events.
The Business of Happiness
Join President DeGioia and Washington, D.C. business leaders Monday at 4:30 p.m for a panel discussion on the “Double-Bottom Line”—the concept that success in business is driven by both fiscal results and a positive impact to people and society. Panelists include Ted Leonsis, former AOL vice chairman and author of The Business of Happiness; Tom Adams, founder and CEO of Rosetta Stone; Donald Graham, chairman of the Washington Post Company; Sheila Johnson, co-founder of BET; and Joseph Robert, chairman and CEO of J.E. Robert Companies, Inc.
The event will be held in the Lohrfink Auditorium in the Rafik B. Harari Building. Space is limited and students should RSVP to attend. For those unable to attend, the MSB will also have a webcast of the event.
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Study for midterms got you down? The College Dems and Republicans bring you a bipartisan lineup of Congressmen to distract you from your Econ textbook—unless you’re a government major, in which case attending these events might actually be considered studying. Win-win.
Republicans – Schock-ingly Good Looking?
The Georgetown College Republicans are hosting U.S. Representative Aaron Schock (R—Ill.) on Wednesday, March 3 from 7:10 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in ICC 105. Schock, at 28 years old, is the youngest member of the House of Representatives, and has been known to be mooned over by Congressional interns on both sides of the aisle. I hope someone at the event will bring Schock the tough questions, like this reporter from TMZ.
Democrats – Hoya, Hoya Saxa
Though he was not voted “the hottest freshmen Congressman” by the Huffington Post, Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) is a Georgetown grad (SFS’78) and holds more degrees—five—than any other congressman. He represents a border district in Texas and will speak about the prospects of immigration reform in Congress. The event will be held Monday, March 1 in the Gervase Conference Room from 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m, the College Dems will host a game watch for the GU/WVU basketball in the Alumni Lounge.
We’ve heard the sons of Harvard…
…are gonna play the 13th-ranked Hoyas in men’s lacrosse on Wednesday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. on the Multi-Sport field. The 12th-ranked Crimson are fresh off a victory in their tune-up season opener vs. Canisius College. The Hoyas, who fell in a hard-fought loss to No. 7 Maryland, will be looking for a win before opening up Big-East Conference play on Saturday against St. John’s. Come out and support the Hoyas!
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Let’s talk security
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (what a mouthful!) will be speaking today at 1:00 p.m. in Gaston Hall. The lecture, ‘’NATO—Delivering Real Security in an Age of Uncertainty,” will also feature former Secretary of State and Georgetown Professor Madeleine Albright. Attendance is open to current GU students, faculty, and staff and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. The doors will open at 12:00 p.m. but no bags, briefcases, or backpacks will be allowed inside.
We vaguely remember a failed filibuster and his mustache
Also speaking on campus Monday is former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton, who will give a lecture from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mortara building. Bolton had some tough words for President Obama in a speech Saturday at CPAC, saying that the president “does not care about foreign policy” and “is not ready to be president.” His lecture, “The Current State of Foreign Affairs and Policy,” will be moderated by Republican strategist Bradley Blakeman. There will also be a Q&A session following the lecture. Students wishing to attend the event should RSVP.
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