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DISTRICT WHARF | As a part of a development plan, the Wharf installed medallions along the boardwalk, commemorating the complex history of slavery in the District. The second phase of the development is set to be finished in 2022.

Slavery’s Legacy Finds Focus Amid Wharf Development

Five hundred feet from the port that carried members of the 272 enslaved people sold by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus in 1838 to financially sustain Georgetown University, plans for redevelopment of the Wharf have lined the southwest Washington, D.C. waterfront with new restaurants, shops and apartment[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Features, News - Top
Bowser Promises to Extend Free Circulator Bus Rides Indefinitely

Bowser Promises to Extend Free Circulator Bus Rides Indefinitely

The D.C. Circulator Bus, which provides transportation across six different routes in the District and Rosslyn, Va., will continue to provide service to riders free of charge indefinitely, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced during the State of the District address Monday. The Circulator began operating for free Feb.[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
JACK EVANS WARD 2 Council Member Evans has been stripped of certain responsibilities, but remains on the council. Many have called for his resignation.

DC Council Reprimands Jack Evans over Code of Conduct Violation

Washington, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) was reprimanded by a council vote after using his government email to solicit corporate deals March 19. Beyond the reprimand, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) removed some of the responsibilities Evans holds as chair of the Committee on Finance and Revenue,[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA | The citizenship question causes census participation rates among minority communities to decline.

Norton Moves to Block Census Question on Citizenship

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill to the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit the U.S. Census Bureau from asking questions regarding citizenship, nationality and immigration status in the 2020 census on March 13. Including the citizenship question on the census will not help enforce civil rights laws,[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MASON MANDELL/THE HOYA The Georgetown University Student Association voted 20-4 to hold a referendum on adding a $27.20 semesterly fee to students tuition that would go towards a fund to benefit descendants of the the 272 enslaved individuals sold in 1838 to pay off the university's debts.

GUSA Approves Referendum on Reconciliation Fee for Descendants of GU272

Students are set to vote on the creation of a semesterly fee that would go toward a fund to benefit descendants of the GU272 this April after the Georgetown University Student Association senate approved the proposed referendum Sunday evening. The $27.20 reconciliation fee would be added to students’ tuition to[Read More…]

by February 5, 2019 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA The Georgetown University faculty senate voted Nov. 28 to ban firearms, weapons and explosives on university property.

GU Faculty Approves On-Campus Weapons Ban

A universitywide proposal banning firearms, weapons and explosives on campus was unanimously approved by Georgetown University’s faculty senate Nov. 28 and is set for final review Jan. 17, according to an email sent to members of the Georgetown community. Georgetown prohibits weapons on campus through its Code of Student Conduct[Read More…]

by December 14, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
S20 ARGENTINA Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla, head of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Latin America Program, called for the restructuring of the Latin American food system to address high obesity rates at an event Nov. 27.

Reform Latin American Food Policy, Researchers Say

The food system in Latin America must be reformed to create healthier options for low-income and vulnerable groups, Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla, head of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Latin America Program, said at an event Nov. 27 at the Intercultural Center. A food system includes the inputs and outputs of[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA A Nov. 5 lawsuit filed by 11 Washington, D.C. voters against the federal government alleges that the District's lack of voter  representation is unconstitutional.

DC Residents Sue for Voting Rights, Seek Congressional Representation

Eleven Washington, D.C. residents filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that the lack of representation for D.C. residents in Congress violates constitutional provisions. The lawsuit, filed Nov. 5, names 10 plaintiffs, all of whom are D.C. residents, and was filed in conjunction[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA
People from all backgrounds should participate in government, Del.Danica Roem (D-District 13) of the Virginia House of Delegates said.

Danica Roem Encourages Students to Take Ownership of Democracy

The current federal government’s policies threaten the rights of transgender people, Del. Danica Roem (D-District 13) of the Virginia House of Delegates said at an event in the Healey Family Student Center Social Room on Oct. 30. Roem ran for the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017, after working as[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
PHIL MENDELSON
City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson postponed the final vote on a bill to regulate Airbnb and regular services Oct. 16.

DC Council Postpones Airbnb Regulation Vote

Washington, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson postponed the final vote on a bill limiting the use of Airbnb, a homestay service, and other short-term lodging services in the District Oct. 16, after financial analysis revealed the high costs of enforcing the measures outlined in the policy. The vote is set[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top