Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Naya Karam (SOH 26) returns with another column in her Eco-Health and Equity series, in which she spotlights the urgent issue of lead contamination in D.C., and offers ways to increase awareness about the severe health risks that this poses.

ECO-HEALTH AND EQUITY | How Lead Poisoning in DC Affects the District’s Vulnerable Populations

By Naya Karam, Science Columnist April 11, 2024

Less than 50 years ago, lead was ubiquitous in the United States. Lead paint coated the walls of around 24% of homes, while lead pipes distributed water throughout the country. Though the federal government...

FILE PHOTO: WILL HOUSTON FOR THE HOYA | After the university hired a third-party contractor to test the water levels at three various locations,  filters were installed at the locations after the independent investigator discovered elevated lead levels.

University Installs Filters To Mitigate Water Lead Levels

By Moira Ritter September 27, 2019

After follow-up lead testing conducted by a third party consultant found elevated lead levels in three water sources in Georgetown University buildings, the university installed water filters in three...

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan advocated transparency in school finances on Monday.

Duncan Talks School Finance

By Tara Subramaniam April 22, 2016

Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stressed the importance of transparency in education policy at the keynote for the McCourt School of Public Policy’s fourth annual Leadership, Evidence,...

Lead Poisons Social Justice

By Jamil Hashmi and Angela Maske April 19, 2016

Environmental justice is often considered a majority-white and privileged form of social justice we should worry about after tackling more pressing social issues. However, this misconception creates a...

GU Debuts New Science Facility

By Sarah Patrick August 28, 2012

With fresh grass adorning a new lawn on one side and construction equipment making its final exit from the other, Regents Hall opened its doors to students and faculty for the first time Monday. The...

Gray Still Leads, Election Tuesday

By Laura Engshuber September 10, 2010

Four days before the Democratic primary, which will likely determine D.C.'s next mayor, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray maintains a sizable lead in the polls over incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty. Gray's...

Gray Leads in D.C. Mayoral Race

By Laura Engshuber August 27, 2010

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray has taken a five-point lead over incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the race for the Democratic mayoral nomination, according to a new poll from Clarus Research Group. The...

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