May 18, 2012
Prodded by an ultraconservative Catholic group, the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has criticized Friday's scheduled speech at Georgetown University by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Although Sebelius favors abortion rights, the "sin" that incurred the archdiocese's displeasure was the Obama administration's proposed rule requiring insurance coverage for contraception for employees of religious hospitals and educational institutions. Because Sebelius' actions "present the most direct challenge to religious liberty in recent history," the archdiocese suggested, students at the Jesuit-affiliated university shouldn't be able to hear her speak at an awards ceremony for its Public Policy Institute.
April 1, 2012 |
The 30th anniversary of one of college basketball's landmark games has arrived. Three years after Magic Johnson beat Larry Bird, and a year before North Carolina State shocked Houston, North Carolina in 1982 edged Georgetown, 63-62, in a riveting championship game. It was Michael Jordan's first of many clutch performances, Coach Dean Smith's first title. And James Worthy capped a most-outstanding-player tournament by scoring 28 points and gladly accepting a game-clinching mistaken pass by Georgetown's Fred Brown in the final seconds.
March 18, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and North Carolina State conjured up its glorious tradition with a 66-63 upset of third-seeded Georgetown in a Midwest Regional on Sunday. The Wolfpack (24-12) advance to play the Purdue-Kansas winner on Friday in St. Louis. A lowly 11th-seeded team coming in, they had to survive a furious comeback by the Hoyas (24-9) and only were assured of the win when Greg Whittington's hurried three-point shot from the right wing was off the mark at the buzzer.
August 18, 2011 |
Better stick to pingpong next time. What was supposed to be a goodwill basketball game between the Georgetown Hoyas and China's Bayi Rockets on Thursday night degenerated into all-out hostility with a chair-tossing, bottle-flying brawl. The game at the Beijing Olympic basketball arena was timed to coincide with a visit to China by Vice President Joe Biden, although he was with (presumably) more refined company — a banquet hosted by his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. Biden had attended an earlier, uneventful game between Georgetown and another Chinese team, the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons.
March 13, 2011 |
USC has advanced to the NCAA tournament and the Trojans (19-14) will face Virginia Commonwealth University (23-11) on Wednesday in a first-round game in Dayton, Ohio. If the Trojans beat the Rams, they will face sixth-seeded Georgetown (21-10) in Chicago in a second-round game on Friday. USC has never faced Virginia Commonwealth or Georgetown. Two victories and USC would play the winner of third-seeded Purdue and 14th-seeded St. Peters. The Trojans' tournament resume was boosted by five wins against teams ranked in the top 50 of the Ratings Percentage Index and a schedule that ranked 39th nationally in terms of strength.
February 6, 2011 |
Reporting from Park City, Utah ? Every young filmmaker has a story of pulling a tricky guerrilla maneuver to get his or her movie made. But most don't involve a renowned art museum and distracted federal employees, as it did for Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij and Mike Cahill. "We wanted to shoot in the National Gallery, so we would wait until the guard left the room, put a piece of art on the wall [that the film called for] and just start shooting," Marling recalled of a time she and her two friends made a short while undergraduates at Georgetown University.
July 25, 2010 |
Fifteen young American religious scholars and 14 teaching assistants from Al Azhar University, one of the oldest and most influential Islamic institutions in the world, spent two weeks together this month at Georgetown University in an attempt to bridge the divide between the Muslim world and the United States. The potpourri of young scholars studied the legal foundations of American democracy and religious diversity in the U.S. and met with political figures, including White House advisor Valerie Jarrett and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.
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June 27, 2010 |
Georgetown University law professor Martin D. Ginsburg, the husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died Sunday of cancer, the Supreme Court announced. He was 78. Though he was among the nation's foremost experts on tax law, Ginsburg relished his role as the outgoing half of one of Washington's prominent couples. Marty and Ruth Ginsburg were married for 56 years, and friends often described theirs as a successful marriage of two seemingly quite different individuals.
March 18, 2010
Ohio, which had a losing record in conference play but won the Mid-American Conference, upset third-seeded Georgetown with a convincing 97-83 victory in the Midwest Regional at Providence, R.I. Armon Bassett scored 32 points as the 14th-seeded Bobcats won in the NCAA tournament for the first time in 27 years. Ohio Coach John Groce wouldn't call it the biggest win in team history. "I certainly think it's one of them," he said. "What it does more than anything is it gives belief in our guys in what we're doing."
March 17, 2010
East Regional Kentucky (32-2) vs. East Tennessee State (20-14): Kentucky hasn't won an NCAA tournament game in three years, but that streak is about to end. East Tennessee is athletic and defense-minded but doesn't have the size to hang with these 'Cats. Marquette (22-11) vs. Washington (24-9): Washington wants a fast pace; the Huskies were held to fewer than 70 points eight times and lost five of those games. Marquette wouldn't mind a game in the high 60s. Texas (24-9)