Post Tagged with: "inauguration"


Political Excitement Captures the Hilltop

From the election and inauguration to faculty White House appointments, the Hilltop was abuzz with political news this year even beyond its usual standards. Students arrived on campus in August to find student groups primed to start the campaign season. The Georgetown University College Republicans and Georgetown University College Democrats[Read More…]

by April 26, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

Inauguration Crowd Cause Transit Delays

Travelling to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on Monday, most commuters arrived at Capitol Hill without a hitch. The journey home, however, was a different story. Long lines, inactive escalators and stalled trains clogged the Metro after the ceremony. “On the way there, it would’ve been smarter to take the Metro,”[Read More…]

by February 25, 2013 0 comments City News, News
STERN: Obama Sets Tone for Gay Rights Debate

STERN: Obama Sets Tone for Gay Rights Debate

President Obama’s second inaugural speech was many things to many people: a renewed battle cry for liberalism, a warning to obstructionist Republicans and an unflinching endorsement of the social safety net. But also embedded in the president’s address was  an epochal proclamation. “Our journey is not yet complete until our[Read More…]

by January 29, 2013 0 comments Opinion
A Noisy and Thriving Democracy

A Noisy and Thriving Democracy

Barack Obama began his second inaugural address Monday by declaring, “Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.” It was a powerful message, one made more powerful by the fact that hundreds on the National Mall couldn’t hear it. Instead,[Read More…]

by January 25, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Obama Enters Second Term on Historic Note

Barack Obama took the oath of office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building Monday, beginning his second term as president of the United States before a sea of hundreds of thousands gathered at the National Mall. Obama placed his hand at 11:50 a.m. on a battered Bible used[Read More…]

by January 21, 2013 0 comments City News, News

O’Brien Holds Prayer at Biden Swearing-In

Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. (C ’88), led a prayer at Vice President Joe Biden’s swearing in ceremony Sunday. O’Brien, Georgetown’s vice president for mission and ministry, recited the prayer before Biden took his oath at the U.S. Naval Observatory. Justice Sonia Sotomayor administered the oath of office at around 8:20 a.m. O’Brien[Read More…]

by January 20, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Increased Transport Hours for Inauguration

Despite predictions that turnout at Monday’s Presidential Inauguration will be much reduced from the crowds that overtook the nation’s capital in 2009, city officials have announced several modifications to public transport to accommodate hundreds of thousands of visitors. According to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority spokesperson Philip Stewart, around 600,000 to 800,000[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Hopeful Look on Obama’s Second Term

We have heard the same refrains over and over again: “The magic of 2008 is gone. His supporters feel disenchanted.” Certainly there’s some truth to this. There was not as much enthusiasm for a Barack Obama candidacy in 2012 as there was in 2008, and there will certainly be less[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Second Term Brings Room for Improvement

On Monday, Georgetown students will be among the millions filling the National Mall to watch President Obama take the oath of our country’s highest office for the second time. The inauguration is cause for celebration — at least of our democracy, if not our president and his policies. In the[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Inauguration Brews Excitement

Inauguration Brews Excitement

In January 1981, Kathleen DePippo (NHS ’84) found her way into one of President Reagan’s inaugural balls as an unassuming Georgetown freshman. “One of my friends was a freelance reporter for The Washington Post, so she had two press passes, and there were eight of us so we just kept passing them[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News