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ANC Candidates Seek to Encourage Student Voters

Although Craig Cassey (COL ’15) and Peter Prindiville (SFS ’14) are running unopposed for seats on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, both candidates have launched efforts to increase their vote count in November’s election. Cassey and Prindiville are aiming to improve on voter turnout from the last election cycle, when current ANC Commissioner Jake Sticka (COL ’13) was able to win his[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments City News, News

GU Free Speech Policy Condemned

On Sept. 5, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education released its list of the seven best colleges for free speech; Georgetown, which has been consistently criticized by the organization, was not among them. In January, FIRE ranked Georgetown a “red light” institution for the sixth consecutive year, citing the[Read More…]

by September 11, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Workforce Study Released

A new study released by Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce last month shows that education level and gender both affected employment during the recent recession and recovery. According to Tamara Jayasundera, Georgetown research professor and co-author of the report, the study was initially aimed at understanding the differing[Read More…]

by September 11, 2012 0 comments City News, News

DDOT Plans Streetcar Line

The District Department of Transportation is developing plans for a 37-mile streetcar system that may bring streetcars back to Georgetown for the first time in over 50 years, pending approval by neighborhood groups. DDOT has already begun construction on a track along H Street and Benning Road, which it plans to open by[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments City News, News
Waterfront Revamp Moves Forward

Waterfront Revamp Moves Forward

Washington Harbour’s central water fountain will be retrofitted to feature a 12,000-square-foot ice rink in November as part of a $20 million renovation to the waterfront area that began this spring. The fountain was upgraded to shoot water 60 feet in the air during the non-winter months and is now accompanied by[Read More…]

by August 31, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Solar Panel Installation Plans Move Forward

Georgetown Energy, a nonprofit corporation founded by Georgetown students, has chosen a vendor to supply solar panels for university townhouses, but its installation project is still awaiting approval from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E and the Old Georgetown Board. The project, called Solar Street, received $250,000 from the Student Activity Fee Endowment to[Read More…]

by August 28, 2012 0 comments News
New Police Chief Shares Public Safety Goals

New Police Chief Shares Public Safety Goals

Now in his fifth week as the new chief of police and director of the Department of Public Safety, Jay Gruber has already set goals for his term. The Hoya sat down with him to get his perspective on neighborhood relations, student partying and the state of DPS in general. What is your career[Read More…]

by August 28, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Student Will Launch ANC Write-In Campaign

Craig Cassey (COL ’15) announced this week that he will run a write-in campaign to represent one of two student-dominated districts in Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E. Cassey originally planned to run as a regular candidate but was unable to obtain the required 25 signatures to be on the ballot. Petitions were supposed[Read More…]

by August 13, 2012 0 comments City News, News
ANC Discusses Storm Clean Up, Cancer Center

ANC Discusses Storm Clean Up, Cancer Center

The impact of last week’s torrential storms and the Lombardi Cancer Center’s need for new radiation technology dominated discussion at Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E’s monthly meeting Monday. According to Betsy Emes, chair of Trees for Georgetown, the District of Columbia has received 1,400 work orders related to Friday’s storm. Twenty[Read More…]

by July 19, 2012 0 comments City News, News

University, Neighbors Near Agreement on 2010 Campus Plan

As the D.C. Zoning Commission’s June 25 hearing on the 2010 Campus Plan approaches, it appears that the university and neighborhood groups are close to reaching an agreement. At last night’s monthly Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, the university, the Burleith Citizens Association, the Citizens Association of Georgetown and the local ANC announced that they[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 0 comments City News, News