Producer and writer of The Wire George Pelecanos speaks at GU

George Pelecanos, a detective fiction novelist famous for writing and producing The Wire, visited Georgetown on Tuesday for a reading and Q&A with students. At the event he discussed growing up in the District, beginning his career, and… Read More

On the record with GU professor Dinaw Mengestu, recipient of MacArthur “genius” grant

Though there may be plenty of uncertified prodigies roaming Georgetown’s halls, it’s rare that an alumnus actually gets recognized as a verified Genius. Dinaw Mengestu (C ’00), Georgetown’s Lannan Chair of Poetics, was announced on Monday as one… Read More

Lessons learned: Georgetown’s Amnesty International chapter returns with structural change

Georgetown has lacked a permanent Amnesty International group since its main leadership graduated a few years ago. This semester, a group of eight proactive students decided to start the organization up again. Although they are not an officially recognized… Read More

Author Margaret Atwood discusses economic inequality

Introduced by Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice director Carolyn Forché as “one of the most important of the world’s living writers,” Canadian author Margaret Atwood spoke in Gaston Hall Monday about accountability and fairness in today’s… Read More

Progressive symposium tackles the Wall St.-Washington connection

Last night, the Lannan Center Spring Symposium and Literary Festival hosted its first event, proposing a “Blueprint for Accountability” to address the destructive effects of “The Wall Street-Washington Connection.” The event featured a panel of progressive leaders, dramatic… Read More

Free Food for All: High-Brow Chow Down

The excitement, or depression, from the Super Bowl might be wearing off, but there will always be free food to keep your spirits up. Literature and food cravings don’t often go hand in hand, but the Lannan Center… Read More

“I am Troy Davis” speakers talk death penalty, human rights in Copley Formal Lounge

On Tuesday evening, the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, and the GU College Democrats presented “I am Troy Davis: The Execution of Troy Davis and the Death Penalty” to a full house… Read More

Award-winning African author to visit Georgetown

The University’s Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice will invite Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo for a month-long residency after she won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing on Tuesday. The £10,000 Caine Prize, considered one of Africa’s leading… Read More

Free Food-for-All: GUSA snacks, a Lannan reading, and Nobel sushi

GUSA goes yummy We’ve all heard about the GUSA’s plan to reform the student activities fee. If you’re still confused, want to voice your opinion, or just some free pizza and soda, they’ve got you covered. Tonight from… Read More

Free Food-for-All: These milkshakes would make Kelis blush

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… Read More