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John Caroll

You know him, you love him, you’ve probably sat in his lap! This week’s Campus Cutie is the beloved founder of Georgetown University – John Carroll. 

In 1789, John Carroll secured a deed to 60 acres of land that was to become the beginning of the campus we cross every day. In 1808, he was appointed to be the Archbishop of Baltimore. John Carroll created Georgetown with a commitment to the Jesuit ideals that shape each student that attends the university. 

Though a lot has changed on the Hilltop since 1789, we can still thank John Carroll for founding our university. 


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Julia Matin


Julia Matin is a senior at Georgetown University, studying English and Government. She is Vice President of Human Resources at the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union, the largest student-run financial institution in the country. Her interests include writing, lacrosse, field hockey, and skiing. Julia is thrilled to be co-founding the Georgetown branch of Her Campus with Catherine Murphy!
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