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Come Out This Saturday to See What GU Can Do For Families

This Saturday morning, Georgetown University is hosting local families to come and learn what programs the school offers to the local community which might be of particular interest to parents of young children.

This meeting came about from discussions between the school administration and Ken Archer, friend of GM. There’s a perception (that GM shares) that a lot of Georgetowners aren’t even aware of what programs the school offers to non-students. And, obviously, when you’re not aware of a resource, you don’t take advantage of it. By changing that, it is hoped that a less hostile relationship can be developed between the school and its neighbors as more and more non-students come to realize what a wonderful resource we have in the school.

The thrust of this meeting is partially to let parents know of what programs the school offers, but also for the school to hear about what programs parents would like to see them offer. Some ideas GM has heard batted around include making University space available to child programs (like say Saturday mornings at Yates Field House), or sports clinics. Also, there is a really desire for GU to provide a sort of babysitter clearinghouse function. Continue reading

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • It pays to be a GU professor.
  • Speaking of GU, not enough people seem to know that the school has its own farmers market. It reopens today.

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Georgetown University: 1977

Courtesy of Hoyafootball.com.

GM came across an interesting website last week that documents the various home fields of Georgetown University’s football team since 1889. The site has photos of each field and the one above particularly caught GM’s attention. It’s of the baseball field that the football team used in 1977-78 while Kehoe Field was being constructed.

What catches GM’s attention is not the field so much as how much has changed to this corner in such a relatively short amount of time (that is to say, relative to the school’s age). This part of the campus was almost barren at this point. Nowadays the hospital–which takes up most of this section of the campus–has just about doubled in size, Henle Village was built, the Leavey Center was built, the business school was built, and the new Regents Hall science center has nearly been built.

But this section of the campus has always struck GM as not terribly well planned. The buildings don’t seem to relate to one and other in the slightest bit and roads dominate the ground level experience. Now seeing this old photo, it starts to make sense to GM. Unlike a school like Harvard, which has a campus planned around quads and squares, GU seems to have built its campus (at least the new parts) on the backbone of a suburban office park. Continue reading

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Georgetown University Planning New Athletic Training Center

As reported by The Hoya, Georgetown University is moving forward with a plan for a large new athletic training facility. The plans call for a 125,000 square foot building that will, according to the Hoya ”┬áhouse practice courts, locker rooms, team meeting rooms and coaches’ offices for the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Locker rooms for men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse as well as weight training facilities and training room areas for all varsity athletes are also slated to be built.”

The building has actually been on the drawing board for quite a while. It was even included in Georgetown’s 2000 campus plan. It is included again in GU’s most recent proposed plan. The proposal calls for the building to be constructed where the tennis courts now stand:

GM has heard that GU intends to rebuild the tennis courts on top of the new building.

GU is coming before the Old Georgetown Board next month for approvals. Which means they’ll be stopping by the ANC a few days before. And it wouldn’t be a GU matter before the ANC if it didn’t somehow get wrapped up in the campus plan. But this time it’s actually not a stretch! Continue reading

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