Georgetown Meets House of Cards

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We all know that Georgetown students love House of Cards, it is basically our obsession. From binge watching episodes to having heated arguments about plot lines, there is no escaping the importance this show plays for our campus. Sometimes, we even think we are Frank Underwood. It has gotten almost out of hand.


Now, the connection has reached an even higher level. Professor Neal Katyal of Georgetown Law School now has a cameo on the amazing show we know and love.


Professor Katyal plays a Supreme Court advocate in the fourth episode of the show’s third season, on Netflix now! Basically, it is like Georgetown is the new focus of House of Cards.

According to Georgetown Law, Professor Katyal was originally approached to be a consultant for the job due to his knowledge of the Supreme Court and how it functions. However, after the developers of the show realized how convincing he was an actor, they decided to give him a role! He was so good that the crew actually assumed he was an actor.

Professor Katyal on the set!

Professor Katyal says that Georgetown students are very fortunate because they are able to experience the real life drama of Washington, D.C. by attending Georgetown University.

Who knows, maybe the House of Cards staff will hire Georgetown students next! We can dream, can’t we?

Thanks to Georgetown Law for this important information!


5 Reasons Georgetown Students Really Are Olivia Pope

Olivia popeAs every TV-addicted Hoya should know, “Scandal” returns this week. I know, I know … try to contain your excitement. I do not know what it is about this show, but I am addicted. Really, really addicted. I thrive on the D.C.-based drama and (as my bio points out) I am obsessed with Olivia Pope. She is perfection in a white trench coat. Oh, and she also happens to be you. Here’s why:

1. You know that at least one person in your grade has a parent in the CIA. Maybe they don’t know, or maybe they are even a spy themselves. The probability of this is so high it is ridiculous. B613, anyone?

2. Crisis managing is your hidden talent. Olivia’s doing it for Pope & Associates. You’re doing it on Lau 2.

3. Like Olivia, you have a rocking fashion sense. All Georgetown students might not rock the white all the time, but we almost always look fab. Dress to impress? Dress for the job you want? I’m dressing to be Olivia Pope.

olivia-pope-24. You’re awesome at delegating work and watching it all come together. Georgetown students work hard (and we Netflix even harder). Hoyas all possess the natural skill to command and demand attention. Come on, all of us have at least once delegated tasks and reaped the rewards. Life is a battlefield.

5. She went to Georgetown Law. You went to Georgetown undergrad. You and Olivia Pope are both Hoyas. No, you are Olivia Pope.

So grab your white sweater, your glass of red wine (of course, only if you have already been stamped by Tombs) and get ready to learn from the most awesome power woman (fictional) D.C. has ever seen. Because, essentially, you are her.


Rush Limbaugh Will Buy You Aspirin for Contraception (Updated)

Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke was prevented from speaking at a Congressional hearing about the Obama administration’s contraception policy on February 16, and she has since been an object of controversy — blasted by conservatives, while supported by women’s rights activists and liberals. While Fluke did end up speaking at a Democratic hearing about the matter, her critics have grown louder over the past few weeks, while her supporters have galvanized in solidarity.

This week, conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh took the criticism beyond Fluke herself and extended it to all of Georgetown’s fine women. After a fresh tirade against Fluke, where Limbaugh called her a “slut” who “wants to be paid to have sex,” Limbaugh offered to pay for Fluke’s contraception — in the form of aspirin to be stuck in between her knees. He then extended the offer to the entire university:

“A Georgetown coed told Nancy Pelosi’s hearing that the women in her law school program are having so much sex they’re going broke, so you and I should have to pay for their birth control. So what would you call that? I called it what it is. So, I’m offering a compromise today: I will buy all of the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want.”

For her part, Fluke responded in defense of our beloved Georgetown:

“I thank the thousands of women and men, including members of Congress, Georgetown University students and faculty, and total strangers of all political stripes across the country who have offered kind words and support following recent egregious personal attacks.”

To see for yourself, check out Limbaugh’s offer and responses to his comments.  Personally, I say buy all the aspirin you want (but, please, don’t stick it between your knees) and send the receipts to Limbaugh’s office.

Update, 2/2/12 3:49 p.m.: The Hoya talked to Fluke about Limbaugh’s comments; see her response here. President DeGioia also released a statement in response to the situation, which can be found after the jump.

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