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“One of the most significant powers of a university is its power to convene,” said Dean of the College Chester Gillis on April 6th in Gaston Hall at Georgetown University. With these words, Dean Gillis opened the third annual Lannan Symposium, “Literacy, Literature and Democracy,” which focused upon the power of the written word to foment change.
While Americans often think of the Cold War as a standoff between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the repercussions were felt around the world. Particularly for Europe and Australasia, this battle of the superpowers played out in complex and dynamic ways that were keenly reflected in the inventive and politically charged world of cinema.
From the manicured spring flowerbeds to the sweeping snowscapes of winter, Georgetown is one of the most beautiful universities in the country. Students and alumni can continue to appreciate the beauty of campus through a book project spearheaded by alumna Leslie Little (C’86).
On March 23, Jeremy Bash (C’93) visited the Georgetown campus to speak at a Dean’s Lunch Seminar. The seminars, organized by the College several times each semester, bring together notable College alumni and current students interested in the speaker’s professional story for a conversation over lunch. Bash, who is the Chief of Staff to CIA Director Leon Panetta, drew a keenly interested crowd.
University leaders and administrators have thrown their support behind the GUSVA initiative, which seeks to provide support and information to current and potential students who have served in the military.
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