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KIKI SCHMALFUSS/THE HOYA | D.C. Public Schools recently enacted new policies with the Center for Social Justice tutoring organizations that now require tutors to get  background tested, fingerprinted and TB tested.

CSJ Tutors Face New DCPS Clearance Requirements

Tutoring organizations under the Center for Social Justice now require volunteers to undergo FBI background tests, tuberculosis testing and fingerprinting to comply with preexisting District of Columbia Public Schools policy.  The new requirements, which have not been required of CSJ tutoring organizations before this year and are now being implemented[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY OF TRINITY.ORG | Holy Trinity Catholic Church plans to expand programming to facilitate discussion with members of the LGBTQ community.

Holy Trinity Church Fosters Inclusion of LGBTQ Members

Holy Trinity Catholic Church hosted its first “Day of Reflection,” an event meant to create a more inclusive church environment for LGBTQ individuals, friends and family, on Sept. 14.  The event was the product of a small group of church members meeting over the past year to discuss ways to[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GU Professor Publishes Paper, Opposes Tax on Wall Street

GU Professor Publishes Paper, Opposes Tax on Wall Street

The implementation of financial transaction taxes by the federal government would put a strain on savings and investment accounts of middle-income Americans, according to a paper written by Georgetown University professor James Angel published through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday. Angel, an associate professor of finance in the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
@WAPOEXPRESS/INSTAGRAM | The final issue of the Express was published Sept. 12, resulting in layoffs but also an outpouring of support from readers.

Washington Post Ceases Production of Express Paper

Twenty staffers were abruptly laid off from The Washington Post’s free commuter paper Express when the tabloid permanently ceased production Sept. 12.  The paper laid off the Express staffers with little prior notice when Executive Editor Dan Caccavaro called an unplanned meeting of the whole Express staff Wednesday, Sept. 11,[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CAPITAL ONE CAFE/INSTAGRAM | The new Capital One Cafe on M Street is the 38th cafe location for the banking company.

New Capital One Café Opens on M Street

The new Georgetown Capital One Café will hold its grand opening on the SE corner of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 28. The cafe will serve as a space to blend banking, coffee shop and communal working space concepts. The Georgetown location is the second Capital One[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
@BID2RIDE/INSTAGRAM | Bid2Ride lets riders set a price that they want to pay, which drivers can see and then accept, a system that the company hopes will lowers prices.

New Ride-Hail App Promises Lower Prices

Bid2Ride, a new ride-share comparison app that allows users to place bids on prices for ride-share options, launched its flagship service in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17 despite lacking an application to operate through the D.C. Department of For-Hire Vehicles. Bid2Ride lets riders set a destination and shows them the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DISABILITY ALLIANCE COURTESY OF ANNA LANDRE |

Georgetown Disability Alliance Pushes for Recognition

Georgetown Disability Alliance, a developing student organization, will encourage education on disability issues and advocate for on-campus accessibility and awareness of both physical and mental disabilities in its conception, according to a Sept. 7 announcement.  Co-founders Anna Landre (SFS ’21) and Kenna Chick (SFS ’20) are founding the student organization[Read More…]

by September 19, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: KIKI SCHMALFUSS/THE HOYA |

GU Med Professor Pens Article on Juul Labs Merger

An article examining the motivations behind the pending merger between cigarette company Altria and e-cigarette company Juul Labs was released by Georgetown University School of Medicine professor of oncology David Levy on Sept. 4 amid national conversation surrounding the possible dangers of flavored e-cigarettes. In the merger, Altria, the producer[Read More…]

by September 19, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
La Casa Latina, a residential community for Latinx-identifying students, will organize many of this year's Latinx Heritage Month events.

Latinx Heritage Month Expands Programming for 6th Year

The sixth annual Georgetown University Latinx Heritage Month commenced last Friday and features newly expanded programming such as an instructional folklorico dance event, Latinx jeopardy and a pupusa making workshop this year. The 2019 Latinx Heritage month started Sept. 15 with a kickoff party hosted by La Casa Latina, a[Read More…]

by September 19, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SUBUL MALIK/THE HOYA | From left, GUSA Senators Harrison Nugent (SFS '20) and Samuel Dubke (SFS '21) hold opposing views on whether or not to maintain the GUSA Fund.

GUSA Weighs Eliminating Fund for Additional Club Support

The Georgetown University Student Association senate is considering proposals to abolish the GUSA Fund, which reallocates part of the student activities fee to clubs requesting additional funding.  The GUSA Fund is intended to provide ad hoc funding for university-recognized clubs and organizations seeking to fund activities and events. The fund[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top