Supreme Court Justice will speak Friday at ceremony
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will deliver the keynote address at the dedication ceremony for the new GW Law School “cornerstone” Friday at 11 a.m.
The cornerstone is located at 700 20th St. and will mark the new addition of a complex that includes Lisner, Lerner, Stockton and Stuart halls and Burns Hall Library.
Scalia, a graduate of Georgetown University, was appointed by former President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court in 1986.
Honors Symposium attracts Fukuyama
The University Honors Program will sponsor a free public lecture by professor and author Francis Fukuyama.
Fukuyama, author of The End of History and the Last Man and professor at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss whether “history is really over.”
The lecture will be held Thursday 8 p.m. in Funger Hall 103.
The speaker is part of this year’s Honors Symposium, which will also include lectures throughout the day Friday and Saturday.
Events during the weekend will be held in both Funger Hall and the Marvin Center.
Fukuyama will offer another lecture Friday 9 to 10:15 a.m. in Funger 103 titled “Biotechnology and the Future of Human Nature.”
Charles Doran, another Johns Hopkins professor, will discuss “History’s Shifting Tides and the Legitimacy of World Order” Friday 1:45-2:30 p.m. in Funger 108.
Both lectures will be followed by 45 minutes of comments from GW professors.
GW professor Paul Churchill will comment on Fukuyama’s second lecture and Henry Nau will comment on Doran’s lecture.
There will be refreshments Friday 8:30-9 a.m. and Saturday 9-9:30 a.m. served in Funger 103 and the Marvin Center third floor amphitheater respectively.
Closing remarks will be made by Honors Program Director Peter Rollberg in the Marvin Center third floor amphitheater Saturday 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The symposium will end 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
BSU schedules annual dinner and ball
The Black Student Union will host its annual soul food dinner and Unity Ball on Saturday as part of the Program Board’s annual Unity Week.
The events are also being planned as the closing ceremonies of this year’s black history celebration.
The dinner will be held in Marvin Center 310 from 8- 9 p.m. Saturday evening and will offer traditional soul food. Tickets are $10 and available from the BSU office at 2129 G St.
The ball will begin after the dinner in the Marvin Center ballroom and will end at 1 a.m. The ball’s purpose is to promote unity and diversity on campus.
Tickets to the ball can also be purchased at Ticketmaster for $15.
Zeta Beta Phi hosts ‘Flavors of the World’
Zeta Phi Beta sorority will host the third annual “Flavors of the World” celebration Thursday on the second floor of the GW Hillel (2300 H St.).
The event aims to promote culture and diversity on campus through creative performances.
There will be singing, dancing, free food and open mic participants.
Everyone attending the event will have an opportunity to win prizes.
The event is from 7:20- 11 p.m. and is part of Program Board’s Unity Week.
Mount Vernon holds free comedy performance
Comedienne Frances Delorinzo will perform from 8- 10 p.m. Friday night at the Mount Vernon Pub.
Delorinzo has been featured on television shows like A&E’s “Evening at the Improv” and NBC’s “Friday Night.”
She has also toured the country and performed at many clubs and college campuses.
The event is free and sponsored by the Student Development Center.
Class hosts date auction for project
Capitol Advertising, a group of students in a marketing class, will host a date auction Friday from 8-10 p.m. in the Hippodrome. The group is raising money to subsidize production costs for a presentation of an advertising campaign for Bank of America at a nationwide advertising competition in New York in late April. Every date sold comes with a gift certificate to D.C. restaurants.
SJS close to getting director
Student Judicial Services is currently interviewing three candidates for its director position, Senior Assistant Dean Michael Walker said.
Walker said a decision could be announced as early as next week.
The office is currently evaluating candidates from the University of Colorado, University of Maryland and Mississippi State, Walker said.
Walker added that the position of assistant director is closed.
“We are planning to announce that soon, but we are still tying up some loose ends,” Walker said.
The new director and assistant director will join current Associate Director Sarah Janczuk.
Former Director David Pine left SJS at the beginning of this semester for personal reasons.