After cutting out of the long line at the Capitol, we ubered to Georgetown University – only because thereâ€™s no Metro stop at Georgetown. Following Brianâ€™s advice (after all, heâ€™s a proud Hoya who went there for both undergrad and law school), we ate lunch at Booeymonger. Itâ€™s a deli with a funny name and fun sandwiches.
This was Aspenâ€™s first official college tour.Â She briefly walked around Berkeley and Stanford over Christmas break but did the proper visit here including the info session/Q&A and student-led tour. When asked by a visitor if being Catholic helps one gain admission (remember, GU is Jesuit), the Dean replied, â€œWell, only if you have letters of recommendation from both your priest and bishop.â€ The room went silent. He then cracked a wide smile to let us know he was joking. You could hear the collective exhale of the audience. He went on to proudly share how GU was the first university in America to hire a full-time Muslim imam (in 1999). They welcome people of all faiths to come to GU to wrestle with their faith. Thereâ€™s a theology requirement in the universityâ€™s core curriculum and most first year students take the class â€œThe Problem of Godâ€, which intrigues Aspen.
Lou was initially grouchy about having to tag along but as you can see from the pics, she was front and center and ended up enjoying it, especially when she learned about Jackâ€™s Crew – the exclusive student group that cares for Jack the Bulldog. Oakley loved it! In fact, we all did. While it was her first glimpse into college, Aspen pronounced it â€œperfectâ€. Will it hold up as her college search continues? Time will tell but it made an awfully strong first impression, especially to a potential poli sci major. Fun fact: right now on her summer break, Aspen is reading Barack and Bernieâ€™s books, alternating chapters in each. If she does follow her current passion into politics, Iâ€™m with her!