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New VP Plans Changes for Facilities

Vice President for Planning and Facilities Management Robin Morey, who assumed his position Jan. 7, aims in his new position to revamp his department and improve its reputation on campus. “One of my goals is to effectively lead the staff … to a culture of continuous improvement,” Moreywrote in an email. “We[Read More…]

by February 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News
M Street Mall’s New Tenants Draw Opposition

M Street Mall’s New Tenants Draw Opposition

After being closed for renovations last fall, the Shops at Georgetown Park are set to reopen this spring and will feature a lineup that has drawn criticism from area residents. According to the president of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, Jennifer Altemus (COL ’88), the new stores coming to the mall include DSW,[Read More…]

by February 15, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Diplomatic Official Calls for Nuanced Approach to African Politics

Michael Pelletier (SFS ’86), deputy assistant secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs in the U.S. State Department, argued for a nuanced interpretation of growing turmoil caused by violent extremism in West Africa on Monday afternoon. Pelletier discussed the recent strife in[Read More…]

by February 13, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

HHS Mandate Revised for Religious Institutions

The White House has changed provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that would have required religious organizations to pay for contraception Jan. 31. The proposed rules would allow women free access to contraceptives while accommodating the needs of non-profit religious organizations that object to birth control, including[Read More…]

by February 4, 2013 0 comments City News

“Georgetown Cuddler” Conviction Overturned

The D.C. Court of Appeals yesterday overturned the March 2010 conviction of the alleged sexual assailant known as the “Georgetown Cuddler,” acquitting him of a 26-year prison sentence. Prosecutors during the trial had accused the defendant, Todd Thomas, 26, of burglarizing and sexually assaulting five Georgetown University students between 2007[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

Attorney Talks Stalking Laws, Resources

Hema Khan, program attorney for the Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime, gave a presentation to the Georgetown community about stalking behavior Monday evening. Khan, an expert on stalking law, said that she aims to improve victims’ safety and well-being and to strengthen the mechanisms for[Read More…]

by January 29, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Mooring Wins Churchill Scholarship

Eric Mooring (COL ’13) has been awarded a Churchill Scholarship and will study infectious disease at Cambridge University next year. The Churchill Scholarship, named after British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, has given U.S. citizens between the ages of 19 and 26 the opportunity to pursue graduate research programs in engineering,[Read More…]

by January 25, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
M St. Bike Lane Delayed

M St. Bike Lane Delayed

A new bike lane on M Street designed to run westbound from 15th to 29th Streets NW will not open for several more months, according to the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. The M Street corridor was originally intended to open in conjunction with another lane on L Street, which officially opened last[Read More…]

by January 25, 2013 0 comments City News, News

DC to Vote on Budget Control

Washington, D.C. voters will cast their ballots on a proposed amendment to D.C.’s home rule charter that would give the D.C. Council direct control over the city’s budget April 23. Currently, the District’s yearly budgets must be approved by Congress during the federal budget process, and supporters say that the[Read More…]

by January 15, 2013 0 comments City News, News

DC Reads, DC Schools Examine Quality of Public Education

D.C. Reads and D.C. Schools sponsored Education Week, an advocacy event that aimed to inform the Georgetown community about the inequalities in D.C.’s public school system, this week. Elisa Manrique (COL ’14), the chair of the Education Week Committee, led a team of 10 student coordinators from the two tutoring programs to[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized