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William Gaston Enslaved at Least 163 People, Rejected Principle of Equal Citizenship

William Gaston Enslaved at Least 163 People, Rejected Principle of Equal Citizenship

By Adora Zheng and Eli Kales September 30, 2022

William Gaston, after whom the historic Gaston Hall in Healy Hall is named, owned 163 enslaved people and supported judicial opinions that opposed equal citizenship for Black people, according to newly...

Ignite! TEDxGeorgetown 2018

Ignite! TEDxGeorgetown 2018

By Maddie Schwartz and Maddie Schwartz October 26, 2018

TEDxGeorgetown is this Saturday, Oct. 27, in Gaston Hall. The theme of this year's conference is “Ignite.” So, why is the theme “Ignite,” you may ask? Is it because the great Katy Perry once...

Mr. Georgetown 2018 Preview

Mr. Georgetown 2018 Preview

By Hoya Staff Writer and Hoya Staff Writer September 21, 2018

Homecoming weekend means one thing: Mr. Georgetown is back! You probably weren’t fast enough to score tickets to the ~hottest~ event of the year, but luckily you can still learn a little bit more about...


Movie Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

By Meghan DeCourcey March 8, 2017

★★★★★ It is a story that everyone knows — the tale as old as time. Yet, somehow, the live-action digital remake of “Beauty and the Beast” still dazzles and leaves the audience longing...

Veterans Affairs Secretary Shares Leadership Values

By Tara Subramaniam February 2, 2016

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald emphasized the need for values-based leadership to find individual and team success to a crowd of about 150 in Gaston Hall on Friday. Former Secretary of Defense...

Dance show Rangila will be held at the Kennedy Center this weekend.

Rangila to Grace the Kennedy Center Stage

By Emma Rizk November 7, 2014

The 20th annual Rangila dance show will be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on Nov. 22 as a result of structural problems in the show’s usual venue, Gaston Hall. The coordinators...

The stage in Gaston Hall will undergo construction this summer to address structural problems. Until then, groups of more than 45 people cannot perform on the stage.

Gaston Stage Not Structurally Sound

By Margaret Heftler November 7, 2014

Gaston Hall’s stage can no longer support large groups of performers, like those in Rangila, and will undergo construction this summer, after an engineering analysis conducted recently found structural...

A Question of Substance

A Question of Substance

By The Editorial Board April 8, 2014

Usually it’s the Supreme Court justices who get to ask the tough questions. But every so often, prominent public figures come to Georgetown, and undergraduates glean the rare opportunity to ask questions...

While Nas Charms the Crowd, Dyson Steals the Show

By Danny Funt March 28, 2014

There’s no question hip-hop legend Nasir Jones was the headliner Thursday evening in Gaston Hall. It makes sense, then, why the audience murmured in surprise when “the greatest …” was first used...

Setting the Stage for Nasty Nas

By Danny Funt March 27, 2014

As New York City radio DJ Peter Rosenberg puts it, Nasir “Nas” Jones would belong on the Mount Rushmore of hip-hop. The legendary rapper from Queens, N.Y., is set to appear Thursday evening alongside...

Durbin Calls for Immigration Reform in Gaston

By Matt Gregory October 30, 2013

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) spoke about immigration reform in Gaston Hall Tuesday evening, a call that was briefly interrupted by immigration activists who criticized the senator’s...

Ryan Defends Budget Plan, Criticized for Cuts to Welfare

By Emma Hinchliffe August 12, 2012

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) came under fire from both students and faculty during a speech on his “Path to Prosperity” budget plan in Gaston Hall Thursday. Organized by the...

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