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Korean Ambassador Talks Career, Korean-United States Relationship

Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United States Ahn Ho-Young (GRD ’83) emphasized the strong relationship between South Korea and the United States and Korea’s growing role in the world economy at the keynote address of the Fifth Annual Walsh Exchange Conference at the Mortara Center on Friday. The Walsh[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The lifting of the moratorium will allow establishments in Georgetown and the wider D.C. area to apply for liquor licenses April 11.

Georgetown’s Liquor License Ban Lifted

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board recently lifted Georgetown’s 27-year-old restaurant liquor license moratorium, allowing establishments in the District to begin applying for licenses April 11. The decision will not affect the limit of liquor licenses for nightclubs and taverns, which remains at six, because of a separate Washington, D.C. law[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Fourth and Final Nuclear Security Summit Convenes in DC

President Barack Obama hosted the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit this past week, which lasted two days and concluded April 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Fifty-six countries attended the summit, which focused on how nations can prevent nuclear materials from falling into the[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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University of Michigan professor Joyojeet Pal argued that Prime Minister Modi revolutionized his political activism through social media.

Expert Talks Modi, Social Media

Assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information Joyojeet Pal discussed the impact of social media and political rebranding on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s global image during an event in the Intercultural Center on Wednesday. The event, titled “Narendra Modi, Twitter, and the Selfie State” focused on[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

DC Public Schools See Seventh Consecutive Year of Increased Enrollment

Enrollment in Washington, D.C. public schools and charter schools increased 2.3 percent in the past academic year to a total of 87,344 students, according to figures released February by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education The increase is part of a seven-year consecutive trend of growing enrollment. 48,439[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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An emotionally charged debate between GULC faculty and students on how to respond to the death of Justice Scalia (CAS ’57) erupted last week.

GULC Faculty, Students Clash Over Scalia Legacy

Following the Georgetown University Law Center Dean William Treanor’s public statement regarding late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (CAS ’57) on Feb. 13, which sparked an emotionally charged debate between liberals and conservatives, the Georgetown Black Law Students Association issued an open letter Feb. 19 regarding the treatment it has[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

DC Reading Program Boosts Child Literacy

As a part of Education Week, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Director of the D.C. Public Library Richard Reyes-Gavilan announced a new component of the Sing, Talk and Read program called Books from Birth project on Feb. 4. The initiative, introduced to the D.C. Council by Councilmember Charles Allen[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Homeless Youth Surveyed

A recent D.C. Department of Human Services survey found that 43 percent of the District’s 330 homeless youths identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to D.C.’s first Homeless Youth Census released Jan. 13. The youths surveyed were living on the streets, in a housing program or without a[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Obama Proposes Executive Gun Control Action

In response to the recent series of mass shootings around the country, President Barack Obama outlined a set of executive actions to address the issue of gun violence in a speech given from the White House Jan. 5. The president began his address by referencing recent shootings in San Bernardino,[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Economic Growth Ranks Low

Cost-information website howmuch.net released a report based on the Bureau of Economic Analysis 2014 statistics indicating that Washington, D.C.’s economic growth lags behind other major U.S. metropolitan areas on Nov. 18. The report analyzed 381 metro areas and found that the gross domestic product grew in 282 of them. The[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top