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February 16, 2001 | From the Washington Post
Georgetown University broke with tradition Thursday to select a president who is not a Jesuit priest, a first for the nation's oldest Roman Catholic university. Officials will announce today that Senior Vice President John J. DeGioia, an alumnus who has spent his entire career at Georgetown, will succeed Leo J. O'Donovan, a Jesuit priest, when he retires in June after 12 years as president. "I'm very excited to lead this university," DeGioia said in a telephone interview Thursday night.
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February 16, 2001 | From the Washington Post
Georgetown University broke with tradition Thursday to select a president who is not a Jesuit priest, a first for the nation's oldest Roman Catholic university. Officials will announce today that Senior Vice President John J. DeGioia, an alumnus who has spent his entire career at Georgetown, will succeed Leo J. O'Donovan, a Jesuit priest, when he retires in June after 12 years as president. "I'm very excited to lead this university," DeGioia said in a telephone interview Thursday night.
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OPINION
May 22, 2012
Re "Silencing Sebelius," Editorial, May 18 Last month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishopscondemned Rep. Paul D. Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget as contrary to Roman Catholic social doctrine. Also, dozens of faculty members at Georgetown University issued an open letter protesting Ryan's speech at the school. Yet The Times did not editorialize on this attempt to "silence" Ryan. At issue here is not the silencing of Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, but a protest against a Catholic institution providing a forum to a Catholic who has publicly challenged the doctrines of her own faith.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 1991 | From Religious News Service
Jesuit-related Georgetown University has given a student group the official go-ahead to set up a pro-choice discussion group on campus, while prohibiting direct advocacy of abortion services. University affiliation gives the club the right to apply for funding and access to other university benefits, according to school officials. Approval for the club, G.U. Choice, was announced in a Feb. 22 letter from John J.
OPINION
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.
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March 17, 2004 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Georgetown Coach Craig Esherick, whose Hoyas ended the season with a nine-game losing streak, was fired Tuesday by President John J. DeGioia. Esherick, who succeeded John Thompson as coach in 1999, had a 103-74 record, making the NCAA tournament once -- in 2001. The Hoyas (13-15) lost to Boston College in the opening round of the Big East Conference tournament last week, the first time in the tournament's 25-year history they did not reach the quarterfinals.
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