News Bytes: GMC Fundraiser, Georgetown Glow, New Hoya Hoops Coach

GMC Honors Longtime Employee, Raises $175K 

The Georgetown Ministry Center has raised over $175,000 toward the effort to end homelessness. They also honored longtime GMC employee Dolores Jackson with the Spirit of Georgetown Award. GMC Executive Director Kelly Andreae spoke at the event saying: “I am so happy to share that through your generous support we have raised over $175,000 towards ending homelessness one person at a time. Community members like you see beyond the stereotypes, and invest in the dignity, humanity and basic human rights of our unhoused neighbors. In the past year, 85 GMC guests have been matched to housing vouchers.”  

9th Edition of Georgetown Glow Opens Dec. 1 

Georgetown Glow is returning for its ninth edition from 5-10 p.m. nightly beginning Dec. 1 and running through Jan. 7. The holiday event will feature artists from around the world displaying their illuminated works at outdoor locations throughout Georgetown. In addition to the light art installations, Glow programming also includes a cocktail night, shopping night, and over 30 walking tours.  See our preview of the festival here

“Light Falls” at 2918 M Street by artist Leandro Mendes of Brazil, was the first stop on last season’s Glow tour. Courtesy Georgetown BID.

G.U. Foreign Service School to Keep Original Name 

Georgetown University is not considering renaming their Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service after the late Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. An email from the school’s dean, Joel Hellman, said the school must focus primarily on defining its place in the global, political, social and policy environment of the 21st century before renaming itself. The re-naming idea was first leaked in June, resulting in lots of debate and even student and faculty petitions.  

Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Courtesy The Hoya.

Hoya Basketball Coach Ed Cooley Seeks Change, Big Wins 

The Georgetown University men’s basketball team opened its season last night, Nov. 7, against LeMoyne at Capital One Arena with its new coach Ed Cooley, who succeeded Patrick Ewing. Cooley has big plans to change the team’s win-loss record this year. Recently, he allowed a reporter to observe a full practice session. It was what the AP called just one of the ways Coach Cooley is planning on continuing the legacy of Coach John Thompson (whom Cooley called an “inspiration” and “mentor.”) Cooley was previously at Providence College as their 15th head coach. He took Providence to the NCAA Tournament 7 times and had a 242-153 win-loss record.  

New GU head basketball coach, Ed Cooley. Courtesy GU.








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