Post Tagged with: "government"

Congressman Talks Israeli Policy

Congressman Talks Israeli Policy

Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spoke about human rights and the stability of Israeli democracy in Copley Formal Lounge Monday night. Frank has represented Massachussetts’ fourth congressional district since 1980 and is the first openly gay member of Congress. His speech was the first event in Israel Week, which is sponsored[Read More…]

by November 14, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Italian Ties That Bind

Italian Ties That Bind

Opening the university’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the unification of the Italy, Italian Ambassador Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata stressed the importance of the ties between Italian and American culture Friday. The day’s events in Lorhfink Auditorium, which focused on Italian politics, culture and identity, were organized by the Italian Department, the Embassy of Italy[Read More…]

by October 18, 2011 0 comments Campus News, Uncategorized

GUSA Plans Site for Student Feedback

In an effort to better align themselves with student concerns, the Georgetown University Student Association is developing a website to gather suggestions for potential projects. President Mike Meaney (SFS ’12) and Vice President Greg Laverriere (COL ’12) campaigned last winter with the promise to launch a website that allows for[Read More…]

by October 18, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Aid in Question as Shutdown Looms

The clock is ticking on a government shutdown that would have negative implications for the university and the District. Congress and President Obama have until 11:59 p.m. today to finalize and sign a budget extension, or all of the non-essential functions of the federal government will grind to a halt.[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Wisconsin: Walker in the Right, Left in the Wrong

In Wisconsin, under the backdrop of the broader national movement to cut government spending, controversial austerity measures have come to deeply divide the state, and the country, as a whole. Republican Governor Scott Walker is fulfilling campaign promises to combat public sector unions by forcing them to contribute to their[Read More…]

by March 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Longest-Serving Representative Pushes for Bipartisanship

Turns out Georgetown graduates not only get into Congress, they stay there. Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) has served 29 terms in Congress since he arrived in 1955, and he declared last month that he plans to run for a 30th term as well. As the longest-serving representative currently in Congress,[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments City News, News

D.C. Regulations Limit Competition

During a run to the National Mall last week, I caught sight of Segs in the City, a company that offers those Segway tours everyone in D.C. likes to sneer at. Yes, Segways are awkward, silly and a slight disgrace to humanity, but Segs in the City holds a special[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Aid to Haiti Should Not Be Political

The amount of money the United States pledged last spring in emergency aid to Haiti following the devastating earthquake: $1.15 billion. The amount of money that has since gone to Haiti to assist in the aftermath of the tragedy: $0. It has been nearly nine months since the disaster in[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Hill Testifies On the Hill

Joseph Hill (COL ’11) came to Georgetown to study government, but he never could have anticipated how soon he would be actually influencing national politics. Last Wednesday, Hill testified before the House Committee on the Budget in support of legislation that would extend the Federal Perkins Loan Program an extra[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Thai Democracy Still Faces Hurdles

Last Spring, Thailand’s pro-democracy movement became the latest symbol of resistance to authoritarianism. Known as the Red Shirts, it followed the lead of movement leaders in Iran, Burma and elsewhere. Red Shirt protesters brought Bangkok to a standstill, in what was, in effect, a short-term, concentrated civil conflict. After eight[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments Opinion