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  • Georgetown University’s ugly past has caught up with its PC administrators

    05/25/2016 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The corruption of our great institutions has often been brought about by their location and nearness to the worst influences in our society. Georgetown University’s location in Washington DC, the heart of America’s political cesspool, raises an interesting question about which institution corrupted which. Did Washington corrupt the Jesuit school or was it the school and its disgusting history that helped corrupt the workings of our government? Recently uncovered historical records have revealed that during a financial crisis in its earliest days, Georgetown was forced to sell off one of the Jesuit Order’s most valuable assets to stay afloat. In...
  • Lavender Graduations Harmful to Students at Catholic Colleges

    05/09/2016 6:12:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 4/28/16 | Adam Cassandra
    At least eight Catholic colleges across the country are hosting “lavender graduations” this spring — many of them as part of an annual campus tradition — to celebrate and honor students with same-sex attraction (SSA) or who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). Lavender graduations and similar ceremonies for seniors have been announced at the College of St. Rose, DePaul University, Georgetown University, Loyola Marymount University, St. Mary’s College of California, Santa Clara University, Seattle University and the University of San Francisco. Although intended as a compassionate gesture to students, the ceremonies reinforce harmful ideologies about sexuality...
  • Georgetown and the Sin of Slavery (Hurl)

    04/24/2016 8:39:50 AM PDT · by NRx · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-23-2016 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    The reparations movement, which calls for compensating the descendants of generations of enslaved Americans going back 250 years, has failed to gain traction in this country for a variety of reasons. Most Americans see slavery as an artifact of the distant past that has no bearing on the nation’s present. And even people who are sympathetic to the reparations idea — and who acknowledge the continued imprint of slavery on society — have often argued that there is no way to distinguish descendants who have provable claims to compensation from those who do not, partly because enslaved people usually went...
  • Cecile Richards Tells “Catholic” Georgetown University Abortion “is a Basic Human Right”

    04/21/2016 12:33:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Justin Petrisek, Kimberly Scharfenberger
    Georgetown University blocked concerned Catholics and reporters from attending today’s campus lecture by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, but tweets from participating students revealed faithful Catholics’ worst fears: Richards spoke to a packed auditorium, flagrantly advocating abortion, deriding pro-lifers and scandalizing students at the nation’s oldest Catholic university. Richards was introduced by the student group H*yas for Choice, according to a tweet from The Hoya’s Twitter page, once again demonstrating the substantial leeway given by Georgetown to this “unofficial” pro-abortion club. “I can’t wait to come back when this [H*yas for Choice] is a recognized campus group,” Richards reportedly stated...
  • Georgetown Students Drive Pro-Life Efforts Without University Support

    Georgetown University students who attended last week's March for Life in Washington, D.C., recently told The Cardinal Newman Society that student groups at the University are finding success in driving pro-life outreach and discussion on campus despite the University's lack of support for their events and activities, or for Church teaching on life issues."I think that given a campus culture that's often hostile to pro-life views, it's extremely helpful that there exists organizations like Georgetown Right to Life," Michael Khan, president of the student-run Right to Life group, told the Newman Society. "With contraceptives allowed in dorms and faculty...
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    11/01/2015 7:25:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    cns ^ | october 30, 2015 | penny starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it's acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not "fear" retaliation from Christians. "I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear," Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "I've got three kids. "So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I'm not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that's wonderful. Thank you," said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • PharmedOut 2015

    06/23/2015 9:12:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/23/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    PharmedOut is a Georgetown University Medical Center project that advances evidence-based prescribing, and educates healthcare professionals about pharmaceutical marketing practices. Founded in January, 2007, it is an Internet-based alternative for doctors seeking Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses, not sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry. Inasmuch as the industry derives its greatest profits from new proprietary drugs, it has a built-in tendency to tout them, even though newer is not always better. One example, cited at the time of PharmedOut’s founding, came from Georgetown Ob-Gyn doctor Anthony Scialli: “Take oral contraceptives. Over the years they have increased in number, but there haven’t...
  • Powder in Georgetown Room Tests Positive for Ricin; ‘No Immediate Threat,’ University Says

    03/19/2014 4:59:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Clarence Williams
    A white powder found Tuesday in a Georgetown University dorm room tested positive for ricin, but the university said Wednesday that there was no immediate threat to the community. Law enforcement officials said they believed there was no connection to terrorism. In an email to the campus community Wednesday afternoon, school officials said a substance that was removed from a room in the McCarthy Hall dormitory tested positive for ricin. The white powder can cause respiratory distress, respiratory failure, and multi-organ dysfunction, according to the Centers for Disease Control. SNIP FBI spokeswoman Jacqueline Maguire said no arrests had been made...
  • Only Arab Leader Ever to Have Appeared on 'Star Trek'?

    02/12/2015 3:39:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    ISIS-killer King Abdullah II of Jordan, that's who! And as is the case with current Canadian -and Australian- leadership,  King Abdullah II of Jordan also appears to have a far better grip on dealing with challenges to US security/interests these days than clueless-and-of-dubious-agenda Obama regime ever will. Perhaps this is not a surprise: even though there's been some bumps in the relationship (i.e. backing Saddam Hussein 2x), ever since the 6-Day War Jordan has become known as one of the most stable US allies in the Middle East, running a moderate Islamic government that doesn't care much for extremists,...
  • Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department

    01/28/2015 4:42:25 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 33 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013. One member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture while at Foggy Bottom in which he held up the Islamic group’s notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page. That delegation member, Waleed Sharaby, is a secretary-general of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council and a spokesman for...
  • State Dept. Meets with Muslim Brotherhood to Strategize How to Rid Egypt of Pro-Christian Prez

    01/29/2015 11:02:38 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh el Sisi has repeatedly told audiences that Islam needs a reformation and Muslims must rid their religion of violence and extremism. Today the Obama State Department held meetings with Muslim Brotherhood leaders to strategize how to rid Egpyt of Al-Sisi. One Muslim Brotherhood leader even posted a photo of himself outside the meeting. " The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally...
  • Obama hosts Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    01/30/2015 3:09:20 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 8 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | January 28, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Obama State Department hosts Muslim Brotherhood leaders WaleedSharabyMBStateDeptAfter the recent speech al-Sisi made calling for a reevaluation of the aspects of Islamic thinking that are “antagonizing the entire world,” the State Department should be working closely with him on strategies for teaching against jihad violence and Islamic supremacism in Muslim countries. Instead, it is meeting with his opposition, which is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.” “Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, January 28, 2015:...
  • Georgetown U organized, paid for State Dept/Muslim Brotherhood meetup

    02/01/2015 7:17:35 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 4 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | January 31, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    It isn’t clear whether or not the Saud-funded Islamic apologist John Esposito was directly involved in this, but it is consistent with positions he has taken. He has called Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who advocates jihad suicide bombings and has prayed that Allah would destroy kill all the Jews, a champion of a “reformist interpretation of Islam and its relationship to democracy, pluralism and human rights.” Esposito has called the Hamas-linked terror organization the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) a “phenomenal organization.” Esposito has spoken at Hamas-linked CAIR fundraisers in order, he explained, to “show solidarity not only with...
  • US explanation of MB meeting ‘not understandable’: FM

    01/31/2015 1:54:25 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    The Cairo Post ^ | 01/31/2015 | The Cairo Post staff
    CAIRO: The reasons for a meeting between former Freedom and Justice Party members and U.S. State Department officials are “not understandable,” said Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry in Addis Ababa Saturday. U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said Thursday in the daily briefing that a delegation of “former FJP members” organized by Georgetown University, adding it was “ routine at the State Department as they meet political party leaders from across the world,” and that the group did not discuss the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi. Shokry told Egyptian media Saturday that any kind of communication with group affiliated in...
  • FENNO: For Victor Page, reality of fall from stardom difficult to grasp

    10/21/2013 12:45:28 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 15 October 2013 | Nathan Fenno
    **FILE** Former Georgetown star Victor Page averaged 15.8 points per game in with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Developmental League from 1997-2002. Page currently is serving a 10-year jail sentence in Prince George's County, Md. (Sioux Falls Skyforce)Page today An officer in a bulletproof vest led the rail-thin man into a small room where three cheap plastic chairs rested under a fluorescent light. Victor Page jerked away from the officer. “Don’t touch me,” he said. A tattered black patch covered the spot where Page’s right eye used to reside. Gray hair advanced on his temples. The white uniform...
  • Blatty Explains Canon Law Georgetown University Petition

    06/18/2013 9:44:41 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies
    http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org ^ | June 10, 2013 | Tim Drake
    In an interview with EWTN's "The World Over's" Raymond Arroyo, The Exorcist author and 1950 graduate, William Blatty spoke about the reasons for the canon law petition on Georgetown University that has been submitted to the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.'s Cardinal Donald Wuerl. The petition compiled by Blatty and The Cardinal Newman Society addresses numerous scandals at the University and whether it can continue to describe itself as Catholic. -
  • More on Hagel's Al Jazeera and Arab Connections

    02/13/2013 11:22:04 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12 February 13 | Cliff Kincaid
    Senator Ted Cruz grilled Obama defense chief nominee Chuck Hagel over his controversial appearance on Al Jazeera, the Arab propaganda channel, during which the former Republican Senator had agreed with a viewer that the United States was a "bully" in global affairs. It has now been revealed that the government of Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, was a major contributor to the Atlantic Council when Hagel was its chairman. But Hagel also has an Al Jazeera connection through Georgetown University, where he is a professor, and which maintains a campus in Qatar.
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • The new authoritarians

    03/08/2012 10:05:53 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 1 replies
    World Magazine ^ | March 10, 2012 | Mindy Belz
    Through their U.S. front groups, Muslim radicals overtaking the Middle East have found support in the Obama administration The last time we saw one whole despotic region of the world come tumbling down we could name the heroes and the moments that propelled it: An electrician named Lech Walesa, jumping a wall at the Gdansk shipyard. Boris Yeltsin atop a tank in front of the Russian White House, defying the Communist old guard in 1991. Pastor Laszlo Tokes, refusing an eviction notice from his Romanian flat as crowds of demonstrators gathered. A playwright named Vaclav Havel before a joint session...
  • Georgetown Alum William Peter Blatty Says Canon Law Suit “Our Only Hope” (author "The Exorcist")

    05/31/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel The Exorcist—which went on to become an Oscar-winning movie—depicts an epic battle of good versus evil waged under the auspices of the Catholic Church. Reportedly based on a real exorcism Blatty heard about as an undergraduate on a scholarship at Georgetown University, the novel is steeped in Catholicism. Indeed, the “hero” of The Exorcist is the fictional Father Damien Karras, a Georgetown Jesuit, who, at great personal cost, drives out the demon. Now Blatty, a longtime financial contributor to his alma mater, says that Georgetown is no longer true to the Catholic identity he knew...
  • ‘Exorcist’ author, William Peter Blatty, to sue Georgetown University in Catholic court

    05/21/2012 4:18:06 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/18/2012
    The author who turned Georgetown University into a horror scene in “The Exorcist” plans to sue the school in church court, charging that his alma mater has strayed so far from church doctrine that it should no longer call itself Catholic. William Peter Blatty, who graduated from Georgetown in 1950, says the “last straw” was the university’s speaking invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius, who addressed graduating public policy students on Friday (May 18), has been criticized by conservative Catholics for approving a mandate that requires many religious institutions to cover employees’ birth control costs. The...
  • Georgetown Rejects Sandra Fluke, No Birth Control Policy Change

    04/27/2012 5:17:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 4/26/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Georgetown University has rejected attempts by liberal pro-abortion activists and Sandra Fluke to reject attempts by her to get the Catholic college to change its birth control coverage policy. Today, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia released a public letter saying Georgetown will not change its policy unless legally forced to do so. The letter doesn’t take Fluke to task or even mention her directly, but it rebuts many of the claims she made as she gained national notoriety and attempted to use it to force the college to do her bidding. One of Fluke’s biggest points of contention is...
  • Newt Gingrich Campaign Rally at Georgetown University (Video)

    03/29/2012 9:01:15 PM PDT · by onyx · 12 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 29, 2012 | CSPAN Library
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  • Catholic Georgetown Students Vote to Fund Abortion Rights Panel

    03/23/2010 5:46:27 PM PDT · by topher · 39 replies · 534+ views
    Tuesday March 23, 2010 Catholic Georgetown Students Vote to Fund Abortion Rights Panel March 23, 2010 (CNews) – In early March, the Student Activities Commission (SAC) of Georgetown University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, voted in favor of funding an abortion “rights” panel on campus, according to The Hoya. Earlier the university partially funded "Sex Positive Week" and held performances of "The Vagina Monologues."“While Catholics the world over are engaged in penance, prayer and alms giving during this Lenten season, students at America's oldest Catholic university have participated in a perverse series of events that vividly reminds us why our...
  • Anatomy of a Rumor: The Story Behind Chief Justice John Roberts’s ‘Retirement’ (GT prof. prank)

    03/04/2010 2:45:18 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 117 replies · 5,626+ views
    Abovethelaw.com ^ | 03/04/10 | David Lat
    Everyone is wondering: Where did that erroneous rumor of an imminent retirement by Chief Justice John Roberts come from? The gossip spread like wildfire, triggering thousands of texts, blog posts, and emails — a few hundred of them to the ATL tips line — before Radar, which first published the rumor, retracted its report. We were skeptical, which is one reason why we didn’t write about the gossip as quickly as some other outlets. We reached out to the Supreme Court’s Public Information Office after we heard the rumor, and we didn’t want to write about it until we heard...
  • Student Push to Reinstate Campus Latin Mass Succeeds [Georgetown]

    02/23/2010 11:28:25 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies · 429+ views
    The Hoya ^ | 2/09/10 | Lenard Babus
    A renewed push by students for the reintroduction of regular celebrations of the Tridentine Mass, or a traditional Mass conducted in Latin, will provide the Georgetown community with a new option for Roman Catholic worship on campus. Starting Feb. 11, the traditional Latin Mass will be offered one weekday per week every other week. This will be the first time that this Mass has been offered on campus since May 2008. The main advocate for the pre-Vatican II Mass (Mass said entirely in Latin]) Kieran Raval (COL ’13) describes the Latin Mass as a way to feel a greater connection...
  • New Obama Envoy [to Muslim World] Has History Of Engagement With U.S. Muslim Brotherhood

    02/15/2010 5:22:05 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 64 replies · 2,534+ views
    Rashad Hussein, White House official and President Obama’s newly appointed Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, has a history of participation in events connected with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as well as support for Brotherhood causes, once having called prosecution of the U.S. leader of a Palestinian terrorist organization one of many “politically motivated persecutions.” Mr. Hussain’s official biography states: Rashad Hussain is presently Deputy Associate Counsel to President Obama. His work at the White House focuses on national security, new media, and science and technology issues. Mr. Hussain has also worked with the National Security Staff in...
  • Caption: Obammy and AXelrod at the Duke v. Georgetown basketball game

    01/30/2010 2:38:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,443+ views
    AFP photos on Yahoo | 1/30/10 | AFP
    US President Barack Obama talks with Mona Sutphen (C), deputy White House Chief of Staff, and David Axelrod (R), senior advisor, during the first half of the NCAA men's college basketball game between Georgetown and Duke at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
  • Report: Obama to attend Duke-Georgetown (basketball game)

    01/29/2010 2:20:00 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 30 replies · 531+ views
    espn.go.com ^ | January, 29, 2010 | Diamond Leung
    Georgetown today issued a press release asking fans to plan on arriving at Verizon Center 45 minutes earlier than usual for the Duke game tomorrow "due to the number of dignitaries expected to be in attendance, there will be enhanced security at the entrances to the arena." One of the fans in attendance will be President Obama, according to The Hill.
  • Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring

    06/08/2009 5:37:57 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 8 replies · 762+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/08/09 | clarice Feldman
    Last week a Department of State retiree and his wife were arrested and charged with spying for Cuba for thirty years. In this article I will sort out what we know, don't know and need to explore about this matter. Walter Kendall Myers, Jr .and his wife Gwendolyn Steingarber Myers
  • Obama Nominates Lesbian Activist To Employment Post (Advocates Polygamy, too)

    10/18/2009 8:10:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,768+ views
    The Philadelphia Bulletin ^ | October 18, 2009 | Susan Brinkmann
    President Barack Obama has nominated a lesbian activist lawyer to serve as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In a recent White House announcement, President Obama nominated Chai Feldblum, a professor of law (gay studies) at Georgetown University who formerly worked for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the pro-homosexual Human Rights Campaign Fund, to serve as one of five Commissioners on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In the mid-1980s, Ms. Feldblum clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmum, the liberal Supreme Court justice who authored the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. “She has also...
  • 20-year deportation case against two Palestinian men dismissed (two accused of PFLP support)

    10/31/2007 6:49:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 721+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/31/07 | Linda Deutsch - ap
    A marathon deportation case against two Palestinian immigrants, pursued by the administrations of four U.S. Presidents over 20 years, has been dismissed. The ruling closes a Byzantine legal saga that wound its way through federal appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court and federal immigration boards, breaking new legal ground along the way. It ended at the Department of Homeland Security, where the dismissal order was entered Tuesday. One of the defendants, Khader Musa Hamide, said in an interview that he will never get over the experience of being under suspicion for 20 years but now "I can breathe better." A...
  • A Web site where the Obama family is called 'street ghetto trash'

    07/14/2009 12:26:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 148 replies · 5,432+ views
    The Daily Voice ^ | July 13, 2009 | Dr. Christopher J. Metzler, associate dean at Georgetown University
    "To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds." Photo caption of Michelle Obama speaking to her daughter Malia posted on The Free Republic. Disclaimer on The Free Republic: "Free Republic does not advocate or condone racism, violence, rebellion, secession, or an overthrow of the government. " For those of you who have argued vociferously with me that we are living in a "post-racial America" rather than an America in which Jim Crow is on steroids, you apparently have not read the daily diet of racism that the readers and bloggers on this site consume and then regurgitate....
  • MAS' Esam Omeish Seeks Virginia Office

    05/01/2009 4:45:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 632+ views
    IPT News ^ | May 1, 2009 | n/a
    MAS' Esam Omeish Seeks Virginia Office Campaign Mum on MAS Ties, Radical Omeish Speeches IPT News May 1, 2009 The last time the public got a good look at Esam Omeish, he was resigning from a Virginia immigration panel, claiming that the posting of videos showing him praising Palestinians who chose "the jihad way" to liberate their land was part of a smear campaign against him. Now Omeish is diving into the deep end of smear campaigns, offering himself as a candidate for a partisan legislative seat in Northern Virginia. Omeish is among four Democrats vying to win their party's...
  • New NATO Commander Named

    07/19/2002 3:09:07 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 305+ views
    VOA News ^ | July 19 2002
    NATO allies have named U.S. Marine General James Jones as the top commander of alliance troops in Europe. Meeting in Brussels, the alliance's Defense Planning Committee, including representatives of the 19 alliance countries, agreed that General Jones should replace U.S. General Joseph Ralston as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. The alliance announcement mentioned no date for the change, but said the nomination of General Jones still needs U.S. Senate approval. The top NATO command, based in the Belgian town of Mons, outside Brussels, is always held by an American officer. General Ralston, a Vietnam War veteran, took command of NATO...
  • Georgetown [University] prepares quarantine houses for swine flu

    05/01/2009 1:11:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 920+ views
    The Maneater ^ | May 1, 2009 | Christine Roberts
    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY -- Responding to the spread of swine flu to the United States, university officials have temporarily evicted residents of one of Georgetown’s two university-designated quarantine houses to make space for any students who may contract the virus. Wednesday morning, residents of 3517 Prospect St. were told that they have 24 hours to vacate their residence. According to Mark Valtierra (SFS ’10), one of three residents at 3517 Prospect, Patrick Lukingbeal, hall director of Alumni Square and university townhouses, notified Valtierra of the eviction at 10:30 a.m. Valtierra and his housemates were given several boxes and told they must...
  • Covering up the cross (Obama at Georgetown)

    04/25/2009 3:51:26 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 24 replies · 1,947+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | April 25, 2009 | Staff
    THE LATEST flare-up on the Obama Watch (we have trouble keeping up with all of them) was sparked by Georgetown University's covering up its Christian symbols, or trying to, when the president visited the campus to deliver a speech. The cover-up didn't entirely work. The university's (and the Jesuits') abbreviation for Jesus' name-IHS-was still visible elsewhere in the hall. Along with the cross above the university's seal. Was it sloppy planning or divine will? And why not both? He works in mysterious ways. We vote for this scandalette's having been the product of just another bad idea from some lower-down...
  • Georgetown University to Honor Pro-Abortion Vice President Joe Biden

    04/21/2009 12:23:26 PM PDT · by SErtelt · 9 replies · 1,093+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 21, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Georgetown University could find itself as the latest Catholic college to upset pro-life Catholics as it plans to present a legal award to pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden. It could join the University of Notre Dame, which has invited President Barack Obama to give commencement, in the doghouse. Tomorrow, Georgetown University Law Center will host an event honoring Biden with the “Legal Momentum Hero Award."
  • Rendering Unto Ceasar

    04/18/2009 4:12:41 AM PDT · by dixiedarlindownsouth · 12 replies · 817+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 4/17/2009 | Pat Buchanan
    At the request of the White House, Georgetown University covered up all the symbols in Gaston Hall, before the Great Man spoke, including IHS, the millennia-old monogram for the name of Jesus Christ. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, had adopted the monogram in his seal and it became an emblem of the Jesuit order. When it comes to rendering unto Caesar, Georgetown is not going to be outshone by Notre Dame, which stole a march by offering the nation's avatar of abortion a doctorate of laws degree, honoris causa. Actually, it is regrettable the IHS in...
  • Obama White House ordered coverup of religious symbols for Georgetown speech

    04/17/2009 12:46:25 PM PDT · by Scanian · 39 replies · 1,850+ views
    LA Times Blogs ^ | Andrew Malcom
    Surprising word today that President Barack Obama's White House asked Georgetown University to cover all religious symbols at the scene of the president's economic speech at the Roman Catholic institution Wednesday. And the prestigious Jesuit university agreed. The decision, unnoticed at the time, seems likely to add further fuel to the ongoing controversy over Obama's upcoming graduation speech at the University of Notre Dame, where the Jesuit Indiana campus is plastered with numerous religious symbols. This includes a mosaic of Jesus Christ covering the entire 14-story southern wall of the Hesburgh Library next door to the speech site in the...
  • DNC Chairman Denies Obama Admin Requested Christ Symbol Cover-Up

    04/17/2009 5:51:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies · 1,841+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is this the new politics Barack Obama promised to bring to Washington? His hand-picked DNC Chairman just went on national TV and claimed the Obama administration never requested Georgetown to cover up the IHS monogram representing the name of Christ. Confronted with a CNSNews.com article flatly reporting that such a request had indeed been made, Tim Kaine resorted to the hoary dodge of claiming he hadn't seen the story. Adding insult to injury, Kaine even claimed to be ignorant of CNSNews.com itself, NewsBusters' sister organization. Kaine made his credulity-busting claims during a Morning Joe appearance today. View video.
  • Obama at Georgetown: The mystery of the missing sign [Free Republic cited]

    04/16/2009 7:32:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies · 3,458+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2009 | By Julia Duin
    When President Obama gave his economics speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday, several folks noticed something was missing. That "something" was an ancient monogram -- the letters IHS -- that symbolizes the name of Jesus. It was missing from a wooden archway above the dais in Gaston Hall where the president delivered his 45-minute speech. The gold-lettered monogram appeared near a painting of three female figures -- symbolizing morality, faith and patriotism -- and decorative edging along the wall that spelled out the Jesuit motto "Ad majorem Dei gloriam"—"To the greater glory of God." Georgetown was founded by the Jesuits....
  • The President at Georgetown: Did this Catholic University Deny the Faith?

    04/16/2009 3:18:40 PM PDT · by tcg · 54 replies · 1,859+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/17/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    What occurred at Georgetown University is one of those symbolic moments in history which speaks beyond any single incident. The administration literally covered over the Cross of Christ and the “I.H.S.”, both of which were engraved on the backdrop against which the President spoke on the Gaston Hall stage. The reaction to this censorship of Christian signs at a Catholic University was immediate. The associate Vice President of Communications of Georgetown gave her spin: "In coordinating the logistical arrangements for yesterday's event, Georgetown honored the White House staff's request to cover all of the Georgetown University signage and symbols behind...
  • Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request

    04/16/2009 7:33:01 AM PDT · by CrappieLuck · 107 replies · 3,990+ views
    CNSnews.com ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) - Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”--symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there. As of Wednesday afternoon, the “IHS” monogram that had previously adorned the stage at Georgetown’s Gaston Hall was still covered up--when the pediment where it had appeared was photographed by CNSNews.com.
  • Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request

    04/16/2009 7:15:34 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 59 replies · 1,947+ views
    CNS News ^ | 04/15/09 | Edwin Mora
    CNSNews.com) - Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”--symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there.
  • Jesus Missing From Obama's Georgetown Speech

    04/16/2009 8:49:30 AM PDT · by kagoots · 186 replies · 8,244+ views
    NBC Washington News ^ | 4-16-2009 | JIM IOVINO
    Amidst all of the American flags and presidential seals, there was something missing when President Barack Obama gave an economic speech at Georgetown University this week -- Jesus. The White House asked Georgetown to cover a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name in Gaston Hall, which Obama used for his speech, according to CNSNews.com. The gold "IHS" monogram inscribed on a pediment in the hall was covered over by a piece of black-painted plywood, and remained covered over the next day, CNSNews.com reported. The Washington Times' Belief Blog asked the university about the presidential request: Julie Bataille from the university's press office...
  • OBAMA NIXES “JESUS” AT GEORGETOWN

    04/16/2009 12:59:43 PM PDT · by kellynla · 97 replies · 2,558+ views
    Catholic League ^ | April 16, 2009 | staff
    When President Barack Obama spoke at Georgetown University on April 14, the White House requested that all religious symbols and signage that might appear as a backdrop to where the president was to speak be covered up. Georgetown acceded to the request and made sure that the symbol “IHS,” a monogram of the name Jesus Christ, was not in sight. Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to this issue today: “The cowardice of Georgetown to stand fast on principle tells us more than we need to know about what is going on there, but the bigger story is the audacity...
  • Obama's messianic jargon hits 'rock' bottom ...and G'town removes the Holy Name (Ecumenical)

    04/14/2009 2:02:56 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 71 replies · 8,799+ views
    Dawn Patrol Blog ^ | 4/14/2009 | Dawn Eden
    At Georgetown University today, while sitting in the press section at Gaston Hall awaiting the arrival of President Obama for a "major address" on economics, I overheard a reporter discussing the advance text of the speech. The reporter said that senior presidential adviser David Axelrod had compared Obama during his European trip to one planting seeds for a harvest. Along the same lines, he noted, in today's speech, Obama was set to use another Gospel analogy: that of the "house built upon a rock." And so it came to pass, beneath Gaston Hall's beautiful painting of Morality, Faith, and Patriotism,...
  • Obama’s Dodge (cannot make the tough calls when it comes to dealing with the financial crisis)

    04/15/2009 6:57:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 598+ views
    National Review ^ | 4/15/2009 | The Editors
    In a speech at Georgetown University yesterday, Pres. Barack Obama tried to explain how his economic policies “fit together in a single, overarching strategy.” The only constant we could discern, however, was the president’s desire to use the financial crisis to justify enormous expansions of government power. Because the crisis is so dire, Obama explained, “we’ve had no choice but to attack all fronts.” His stimulus package, for instance, attacked the financial crisis — a crisis afflicting the banking sector — on the federal-building-construction front, the state-highway-slush-fund front, the green-energy-boondoggle front, etc. The president repeated his line that the stimulus...
  • Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request

    04/15/2009 6:22:32 PM PDT · by Cindy · 261 replies · 13,252+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | By Edwin Mora
    SNIPPET: "Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”--symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there." SNIPPET: "Roman Catholics traditionally use “IHS” as an abbreviation for Jesus’ name." SNIPPET: "Although the monogram was removed from the wooden pediment on the Gaston Hall stage where it would have been directly above and behind President Obama as he spoke, the letters “IHS” are posted elsewhere around the hall approximately 26...