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We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.
It seems so. According to a reference in the University Archives, the U.S. Government entered into an agreement with Georgetown College on June 13, 1838 to supply the College Cadets with Sixty short flintlock muskets. The caveat, though, was that in order to receive the muskets the Cadets had to become a volunteer militia. This agreement, titled "Regulations for the issue of arms to the Militia of the District of Columbia," is a part of Record Group 156 at the National Archives.
This first group of Cadets fizzled out and reformed in a more organized fashion in 1852. It is not clear what happened to the rifles or the Cadets' Militia status during their time of inactivity; however, it appears that the Cadets and the Government entered into other munitions agreements. Late 19th century correspondence between Georgetown President J. Havens Richards, S.J. and the War Department's Ordnance Office regarding rifles on loan to Georgetown can be found in the University Archives.