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RIVERS: Safeguard the Health of D.C.s Waterways

RIVERS: Safeguard the Health of D.C.’s Waterways

By Grace Rivers March 25, 2023

Rising precipitation rates resulting from climate change have exacerbated a decades-old problem in Washington, D.C.: sewage runoff making its way into the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. Heavy rains...

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...

Georgetown in Affected Area for Widespread D.C. Water Advisory

Georgetown in Affected Area for Widespread D.C. Water Advisory

By Erin Doherty July 13, 2018

Residents and businesses in the Georgetown area are being asked to boil tap water before consuming it after a problem with a tap at a pumping station possibly contaminated drinking water, affecting nearly...

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A promotional poster for the student startup Fiber Filters, which seeks to keep microplastics out of the worlds oceans.

Georgetown Student Startup Addresses Microplastic Pollution

By Georgia Payne November 17, 2017

Student-run startup Fiber Filter is promoting its new fiber-catching laundry bag prototype in a promotional video that aims to pressure washing machine companies to take social responsibility for microplastic...

What Your Favorite La Croix Flavor Says About You

What Your Favorite La Croix Flavor Says About You

By Joanie Castiello and Joanie Castiello November 2, 2017

La Croix: It can be found in any Georgetown Girl's refrigerator, but no one really knows how to pronounce it ... La Croy? La Cwah? La Crocs? For those of us who love this sparkling beverage, here's...

A Choice to Conserve Beyond Water Week

By Olivia Hinerfeld, Meredith Cheney, and Makaiah Mohler March 21, 2014

Several years ago, Georgetown University administrators started considering the necessity of ensuring the sustainability of new buildings on campus. Just this past year, Georgetown opted to institutionalize...

Put Down Your Phone to Save Lives

Put Down Your Phone to Save Lives

By KP and KP February 18, 2014

MIT professor, psychologist and author Sherry Turkle once wrote, "Always on/always-on-you communications devices are seductive for many reasons, among them, they give you the sense that one can do more,...

The White House is in Boiling Water With PETA

The White House is in Boiling Water With PETA

By KP and KP June 2, 2013

For many Americans, the White House stands as a beacon of hope and democracy – a symbol of American peace and prosperity. But to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the White House...

DC Water Is Changing Its Disinfectant.

DC Water Is Changing Its Disinfectant.

By Matt Caulfield and Matt Caulfield March 18, 2013

You water connoisseurs might be dismayed today, but don't be alarmed if your Camelback smells like a recently cleaned bathroom. From today until the end of April, D.C. water will be temporarily switching...

How to Enjoy Georgetown Day, Regardless

By Michelle Cassidy and Michelle Cassidy April 26, 2012

The traditional celebration of the last Friday of classes will undoubtedly be a little different this year. But don't let a few metal barricades security checkpoints get you down – after all, we still...

GU-UNICEF Fights Crisis Drop by Drop

By Elizabeth Rowe March 23, 2010

In an effort to raise awareness of the world water crisis, the Georgetown chapter of UNICEF celebrates UNICEF World Water Week this week as a part of the UNICEF Tap Project, started in 2007. Participants...

This Week, Tap Into Global H2O Action

By Claire Charamnac and Renata Moniaga March 23, 2010

Odorless, colorless and tasteless, water is the basic building block of life. In this country and in our local communities, we often take it for granted. For us, clean water is just a tap or a fountain...

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