Hoya Bait and Switch

, Malcolm A. Kline, 2 Comments

The Georgetown University homepage claims that their 2016 fellows include one Democrat and one Republican but the link you get to click on shows more like a 4-1 imbalance.

“Martin O’Malley, Jeb Bush Advisor are GU Politics 2016 Fellows,” the home page proclaims. But click on the link and you get this —

Fall 2016 Fellows:

  • Scott Mulhauser (L’05), Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Embassy, Beijing; former VP Biden Deputy Chief of Staff, Obama-Biden 2012
  • Martin O’Malley (P’13), 61st Governor of Maryland; Candidate for President of the United States
  • Rebecca Sinderbrand (C’99), Deputy National Political Editor, The Washington Post
  • Michael Steel, Former Senior Advisor, Jeb! 2016; former Press Secretary, House Speaker John Boehner
  • Juana Summers, Editor, CNN Politics

This is a familiar practice of Georgetown’s. I used to note that the Hoya website looked like Bells of St. Mary’s while its campus looked more like MTV. Indeed, it is not unusual for visitors to Georgetown to say, “I didn’t know Georgetown was a Catholic school.”

A former staffer of ours said just that about ten years ago, when we last held a conference on Georgetown’s campus. I asked him how he found out. “I saw a little plaque on one of the buildings,” he said.

That’s about the level of investigation you have to pursue to ascertain Georgetown’s religious identity. Cliff Kincaid visited the campus recently and found it still deteriorating, religiously and educationally.

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