DC Artswatch

September 15, 2020

This month’s DC Artswatch column includes items about the Helen Hayes Awards, Twins Jazz, Planet Word and Shakespeare Theatre Company.

In Defense of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

September 14, 2020

A slave owner, Francis Scott Key was conflicted about slavery. As D.C. attorney general, he prosecuted slaves, but also represented them in lawsuits to obtain their freedom.

Georgetown’s John Thompson, First Black Coach to Win NCAA Championship, Dies at 78

August 31, 2020

In 2016, Georgetown University dedicated the John Thompson Jr. Athletic Center, next to McDonough Gymnasium on the west side of the main campus.

500 GU Students Show Up on Move-In Weekend

August 24, 2020

Once the students checked in, they were given virus test kits. They had agreed to take the tests, give them to university health officials, then self-quarantine for two weeks.

Back to School (Sort of) in Georgetown

August 13, 2020

As schools in D.C. and Georgetown grapple with being fully online, fully in-person or a mix this fall, we must ask: What is best for children, teachers and staff — […]

Virtual Learning Is Here to Stay


“There’s been more experimentation with pedagogy in the last five months at Georgetown than in the last 200 years.” — Douglas Reed of Georgetown University As the nation grapples with […]

In Sudden Reversal, GU Goes All-Virtual

July 30, 2020

Georgetown University was originally supposed to bring 2,000 undergrads, including all freshmen, to the main campus this fall.

Georgetown’s Call Your Mother ‘Jew-ish’ Deli Finally Opens

July 28, 2020

Since the beginning of 2020, residents and students — the main campus of Georgetown University is two blocks away — have awaited the popular bagel spot.

Tuition Cut for GU Undergrads Not Returning to Campus

July 23, 2020

Students returning to campus will be charged the lower double-room rate. Also, housing and dining costs will be reduced by 20 percent due to the shorter semester length.

GU Rejects Student Housing Requests

July 20, 2020

Earlier this month, it was announced that Georgetown would house 2,000 students this fall, a group consisting of the entire freshman class and some upperclassmen.