Georgetown Prep's unofficial saying, according to Brett Kavanaugh: What happens there, stays there. The Supreme Court nominee made the crack in a 2015 speech at Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, which he said was the alma mater of three of his friends. Kavanaugh said the trio had also been classmates when he attended Catholic high school at Georgetown Prep. Story Continued Below "But fortunately, we had a good saying that we've held firm to to this day ... which is: What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep," Kavanaugh said, according to a video of the speech. "I think that's been a good thing for all of us." Kavanaugh gave no other context for the joke, but it gained attention anyway after it first surfaced on MSNBC because the judge has recently been accused of misconduct while he was a high school student. Christine Blasey Ford on Sunday came forward as the woman who had anonymously alleged that when they were both in high school, Kavanaugh … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh in 2015: ‘What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep’
The Tennessee Valley Authority is planning a $26 million upgrade of its transmission lines through portions of Bradley, Hamilton and Meigs counties to upgrade its power delivery and to service a new secured facility the federal utility is planning to build next year in Georgetown, Tennessee. TVA plans to build about 5.25 miles of double-circuit transmission line to provide power to TVA's proposed Gunstocker Creek 161 kilovolt station. As proposed, the line would be built on about five miles of existing steel pole structures on existing 100-foot-wide right of way and on new 100- to 150-foot-wide right of way. TVA announced Monday it will conduct an informational meeting from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Cedar Ridge Seventh-Day Adventist Fellowship Hall, 8408 Highway 60 in Georgetown, to answer questions about the proposed transmission project. The project is expected to be in service in winter 2020-2021. Construction is scheduled to begin in winter 2019-2020. The proposed power … [Read more...] about TVA wants to upgrade power lines to serve new secured facility to be built in Georgetown, Tennessee
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — After raising nearly $130,000 to cover tuition, a gay Florida valedictorian who says his parents kicked him out will pay nothing to go to college this fall. News outlets report Georgetown University adjusted 18-year-old Seth Owen's financial aid package, reducing his expected out-of-pocket contribution from $20,000 to $0. His aid package had been calculated based on his parents' ability to pay. But he says they kicked him out in February, following disagreements over his sexuality and an ultimatum: attend their Southern Baptist church or leave. Having initially refused to adjust aid, Georgetown has now enrolled Owen in its scholarship program. Georgetown released a statement Friday in which Owen says he hopes to use the GoFundMe set up by his biology teacher to create scholarships for LGBTQ students facing similar circumstances. … [Read more...] about Gay teen kicked out of home will pay $0 to attend Georgetown
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What Georgetown University is doing to make amends for its part in the slave trade is commendable. The top-ranked Catholic college is making admission possible for the descendants of enslaved people it sold to Louisiana plantations in 1838. As one of those descendants, Mélisande Short-Colomb is brave. In a CNN post, the 63-year-old Georgetown freshman is taking advantage of the education offer, a priceless opportunity. But what I wish Georgetown would do is provide a college preparatory K-12 education to Short-Colomb’s two granddaughters—and all the other Georgetown progeny, as I call them, 18 and under. Here are three reasons why. K-12 Education Is the Great Equalizer In many ways, the power of the legacy of slavery is the separation of people of African descent from opportunity, particularly in housing, employment, and education. But the one area that has the longest reach in a person’s life is education since it provides the foundation for excellence in every … [Read more...] about How Georgetown Can Really Make Amends