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DC Reacts to Trump’s Federal Budget Proposal

President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget is expected to cost the Washington, D.C. government approximately $103 million and could cut about 120 public-sector jobs, hindering affordable housing and other social services in the city, District officials said Monday. According to City Administrator Rashad Young, Trump’s plan to defund agencies such[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Panelists Urge Increased Advocacy Efforts

Meaningful change can be achieved in many ways, according to the speakers on the “Organize” panel at the OWN IT Summit on Saturday. The panel, moderated by Jen Psaki, former communications director and senior advisor to President Barack Obama, focused on the ways the panelists organized movements to spread their[Read More…]

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
District Sees Increase in Reported Hate-Related Crimes

District Sees Increase in Reported Hate-Related Crimes

An increase in the number of hate-related incidents reported within Washington, D.C., jumped to about 62 percent between 2015 and 2016, numbers that have left local authorities perplexed and members of the targeted communities concerned about their future safety. Sixty-six incidents were reported in 2015 compared to 107 in 2016.[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

1,400 Sign Petition Calling for Thompson Firing

More than 1,400 students and alumni have signed a petition to dismiss the head coach of Georgetown’s men’s basketball team John Thompson III as of Wednesday evening. The petition, launched Feb. 25 by Roey Hadar (SFS ’17) and Brendan Doyle (COL ’17), will be delivered to university administrators Friday. An[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 6 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Crumbling Character: A Gentrified Georgetown

Crumbling Character: A Gentrified Georgetown

  A quarter of a century ago, a stroll down M Street would reveal rows of highly specialized boutique shops, restaurants and vendors. Crowds lured in from across the city and the country filled the sidewalks, ready to experience an atmosphere unique to this small corner of northwest Washington, D.C.[Read More…]

Metro Rail Car Replacements, Safety Surge Announced

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld announced Monday plans for repairs and renovations for its rail cars starting next Wednesday, in addition to preplanned Safetrack Safety Surges that will continue for the remainder of the month. Safety Surges are planned outages on Metro’s tracking system that[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

H*yas for Choice Condom Delivery Service Launched

Pro-abortion rights group H*yas for Choice announced the Condom Fairy Delivery Service on Jan. 29, a new service designed to provide students with greater access to condoms and other forms of contraception. The new program allows students living in on-campus housing to request up to 10 condoms or dental dams[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Four Georgetown alumni, including the nominee for Special Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (CAS ’69 , LAW ’73), are looking to serve in President Donald Trump's administration.

Four Georgetown Alumni Set to Join Trump Administration

At least four university alumni are slated to join President Donald Trump’s administration as he continues to assemble his cabinet in the weeks following his Jan. 20 inauguration. The recently-confirmed Secretary of Homeland Security General John Kelly (GRD ’84), Office of Management and Budget Director-designate Rep. John Mulvaney (R-S.C.) (SFS[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Washington, D.C. Zoning Commission approved the 20-year campus plan with the collaboration of students, administration and neighbors in Georgetown.

Campus Plan Receives Approval

The Washington, D.C. Zoning Commission unanimously approved Georgetown University’s 20-year campus plan in a hearing Dec. 1, ending a four-yearlong process led by the Georgetown Community Partnership. The 20-year plan, which prioritizes student housing renovations, outlines future academic spaces and plans revitalized on-campus student life, spans from January 2017 through[Read More…]

by December 6, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown University Law Center student Julie Rheinstrom (GRD ’17) organized a vigil against the rhetoric of President-elect Donald Trump, which was attended by more than 2,000 people on Saturday evening.

Student Hosts Vigil Against Trump

More than 2,000 people, including Georgetown students, gathered for a vigil and peaceful demonstration against the rhetoric of President-elect Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday. The hourlong event, which was organized by Georgetown University Law Center student Julie Rheinstrom (GRD ’17), featured the distribution of over 1,000 electric[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top