Founders' Day Convocation, March 25, 1955. Part 1
Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987
Held in McDonough Gym. Georgetown President Edward B. Bunn, S.J., discusses the arrival and work of Jesuits in Maryland in the 17th century and the beginnings of Catholic education in the United States in his opening address: "Some historian have seen in these abortive attempts the foundations of Georgetown. I think these are the loving exaggerations of loyalty. . . Yet . . . it is undeniable that these pioneers contributed to the later foundation of Georgetown." He then introduces the three honorary degree awardees: U.S. Ambassador to Italy Clare Booth Luce; Dr. Thomas J. Tudor; and Chemistry Professor Michael X. Sullivan. President Bunn's remarks are followed by the reading of the University Charter, the award of vicennial medals for twenty years of service to the University, the presentation of students (including Leo J. O'Donovan and Antonin Scalia) who have merited academic honors, and the reading of the honorary degree citations in both Latin and English.
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