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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Georgetown Students freed Valentino Dixon, a man imprisoned for over 26 years for murder. The students were a part of Professor Marc Howard’s spring 2018 Prison Reform Project seminar.

GU Students Free Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder

A team of Georgetown undergraduate students and professors helped exonerate Valentino Dixon, who spent 26 years in prison after being found guilty of murder, on Sept. 19. Three undergraduate students in professor Marc Howard’s spring 2018 “Prison Reform Project” seminar assisted with the case, unearthing new evidence that led to[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Movie Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

★★★☆☆ “Murder on the Orient Express,” the star-studded film adaptation of the 1934 Agatha Christie novel of the same name, is a fast-paced mystery that captivates even those familiar with the plotline. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars as the beloved protagonist, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, the film is[Read More…]


Crime Mysteries at the Renwick: ‘Murder is Her Hobby’

In the 1940s, Frances Glessner Lee, now known as the mother of forensic science, revolutionized crime scene analysis by introducing a novel tool: dioramas. In the Renwick Gallery’s newest exhibit, “Murder is Her Hobby,” nine of Lee’s models are spread throughout the room, each displaying a different death. Each model’s[Read More…]

Homeless Man Killed in Glover Park

Homeless Man Killed in Glover Park

A man police describe as homeless was fatally assaulted Friday night at approximately 10:30 p.m. on the 3600 block of Calvert Street. Joel Johnson, 53, was attacked by an unknown assailant in the courtyard of St. Luke’s Mission Center, an outreach ministry of the Metropolitan Church that has run a[Read More…]

by June 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Georgetown Grad Student

The former George Washington graduate student convicted of killing Georgetown University Law Center student Mark Waugh was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday. A Montgomery County jury convicted Rahul Gupta, 25, of the first-degree murder of his 23-year-old roommate in March. In October 2013, police found Waugh’s body, Gupta[Read More…]

by May 29, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Gupta Convicted of Murder

A former George Washington University engineering student was convicted by a jury Monday for the first-degree murder of Georgetown University Law Center student Mark Waugh in October 2013. Rahul Gupta (GRD ’13), who is 25 years old, was found guilty by a jury in Montgomery County, Md. Gupta had initially[Read More…]

by March 23, 2015 0 comments City News, News
UNC: A Tragedy to Bridge Religions

UNC: A Tragedy to Bridge Religions

Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha, three young Muslim students, were brutally murdered by Craig Stephen Hicks last Tuesday just a few blocks from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill campus. After invading their apartment, Hicks shot each one of them in the head and turned himself in[Read More…]

by February 19, 2015 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Tunnel Vision: The Post-Ferguson American Morale

I was riding a subway in New York City at the same time that Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, two New York City police officers, were shot to death in Brooklyn for merely being police officers. When I found out what happened I was heartbroken, shocked and generally horrified. But[Read More…]

by December 30, 2014 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Jesuit Priest Killed in Syria

As civil war continues in Syria, members of the Catholic community worldwide remain fixated on the country’s people and violence. But the Syrian conflict struck even closer to home April 7, when a Jesuit priest, Fr. Frans Van Der Lugt, S.J., was killed outside his house in Homs. Van Der[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 2 comments City News, News, News - Top

Scheuer Upholds Assassination Call

Since School of Foreign Service adjunct professor Michael Scheuer appeared to endorse the assassinations of President Barack Obama and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron in a column Dec. 23, he has been the subject of media attention and criticism. Yet in an interview with The Hoya, Scheuer did not back down from the[Read More…]

by January 14, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News