Hidden Truth

The Death and Legacy of David Shick

Listen to the four-part exclusive podcast series to uncover the circumstances behind the death of David Shick and his lasting legacy at Georgetown University.

Episode 1: Memory and Narrative
The memory of David Shick on Georgetown University's campus has severely dwindled over the years. In this first episode, hear about who David was and how his passing changed campus culture from the people who knew him best.
Episode 2: That Night
What happened to David Shick in the early morning hours of Friday, February 18, 2000? Who was involved in the altercation, where did it occur, and what led to and followed from it? Hear from David's friends and family, including someone at the scene and in the hospital, to uncover the truth behind the tale.
Episode 3: Living On and Legacy, Part I
What happened in the aftermath of David Shick's death? How did Georgetown internally deal with the situation? In what ways did David's passing change the way in which colleges and universities today deal with similar situations? Hear from policy and legal experts in the series penultimate episode.
Episode 4: Living On and Legacy, Part II
In the series finale, hear more about how David's case was handled by the University and how it inspired a change in national legislation. Also hear once more from all of David's family and friends who were gracious enough to be featured on this podcast, as well as the hosts' hopes for the project ahead of Georgetown Day 2023.