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Openly Gay Congressman Discusses Capitol Dynamics

Congressman Jared Polis (D-Colo.) discussed the challenges he confronts as an openly gay member of Congress on Wednesday. The most senior openly gay member of the House of Representatives, Polis also became the first openly gay father to serve in Congress when he was elected in 2008. Polis, a vocal supporter of LGBTQ issues in federal[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

Professional Foreign Service Sorority Celebrates Forty Years

For four decades, the sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority have been encouraging foreign service among the women of Georgetown. Founded in 1973, the sorority celebrated its 40th anniversary Feb. 24.  It takes its name from the DPEfraternity, which was founded in 1920. Though the fraternity and sorority are separate,[Read More…]

by March 1, 2013 1 comment Campus News, News

Patent Reform Will Affect Georgetown Inventors

The Office of Technology Commercialization issued a campus-wide email Tuesday advising students and faculty to file patent applications before the America Invests Act takes effect March 16th. The act will change patent law, making the United States a “first to file” country, where inventors will no longer be able to use[Read More…]

by February 19, 2013 0 comments City News, News

After 50 Years, NAIMUN Thrives

After months of researching topics, writing briefs, establishing committees and determining logistics, the Georgetown International Relations Association held the 50th North American Invitational Model United Nations this weekend. The three-day conference marks the culmination of more than 11 months of Georgetown students’ hard work. “I never would’ve imagined the amount of work[Read More…]

by February 18, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Third Edition Closes

Third Edition, the popular Georgetown restaurant and bar on Wisconsin Avenue, served its last drink this past Thursday night. Known affectionately by students as Thirds, Third Edition was a staple weekend destination for generations of Georgetown students. While famous for its brief 15 minutes of fame in the 1980’s hit[Read More…]

by February 6, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Crime Drops in January

Despite a recent string of burglaries that hit multiple dormitories, a faculty office and the Alumni Square Residence Hall Office, total crime dropped significantly last month compared to January 2012. The six burglaries in 2013 represented a 45 percent decrease from the same period last year. There were 14 thefts[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Week Celebrates Jesuit Heritage

This week, it will not be uncommon to see a Jesuit spiking a volleyball in Yates Field House, playing guitar in McNeir Auditorium or leading a Hindu worship service. These happenings are among the events of the 13th annual Jesuit Heritage Week, a celebration honoring the Jesuit tradition at Georgetown that began with an[Read More…]

by January 29, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Credit Card Terminals in DC Taxis Delayed

The District of Columbia Taxicab Commission delayed Jan. 24 the adoption of rules that would require all taxicabs to accept non-cash payments by March 30. According to Public Information Officer Neville Waters (G ’91), the commission did not have quorum at today’s meeting and was therefore unable to pass the[Read More…]

by January 25, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Corp and GUASFCU Announce New Leadership

Students of Georgetown, Inc. and the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union selected new boards this week. Board transitions will occur Mar. 1 for both entities. Lizzy MacGill (COL ’14) was named The Corp’s new president and CEO, having previously served as a barista and director at Uncommon Grounds. “When[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Green Options May Delay Water Tunnel Construction

Green Options May Delay Water Tunnel Construction

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority has proposed suspending multimillion-dollar construction on its tunnel systems project while it explores the implementation of more environmentally friendly options. The original project proposal, announced in 2003, called for the construction of three large tunnels to prevent sewage overflow during heavy rainstorms.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News