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Bowser Announces Charter Schools Plan

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced a new program Monday aimed at increasing students’ access to public elementary schools, despite concerns that the plan may be inaccessible to students in low-income neighborhoods. The announcement marks a change in the D.C. Public Schools’ policy toward charter schools, which are publicly[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Former Law Professor Arrested on Drug Charges

Former Law Professor Arrested on Drug Charges

A former adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, Jack Vitayanon, was arrested and charged with conspiring to distribute illegal drugs Wednesday. Vitayanon, an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Professional Responsibility, is accused of attempting to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamines in Arizona and[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 0 comments City News, News - Top

GUPD Releases Photo of Kidnapping Suspect

The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department released a surveillance video and photograph Sunday of a suspect wanted in connection to the kidnapping of a Georgetown student that occurred Thursday on the 3400 block of O St., NW. On Jan. 26, at approximately 3:20 p.m., the suspect forced the victim, an[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Metro Expresses Concern About Profits

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority leadership expressed concerns this week that, despite facilitating over one million rides during the inauguration weekend, the financial costs of increasing services and extending hours negatively impacted the organization’s budget. At a meeting with reporters Thursday, WMATA General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld said the Metro[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

MPD, WMATA Prepare For Annual March for Life

As Washington, D.C., prepares for today’s March for Life, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced an increase in its midday service throughout the city. The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department announced the closure of a number of streets between the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building. The annual anti-abortion[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
BRIAN CHEUNG
MPD responded to reports of a suspicious package on M St. NW on Wednesday evening.

MPD Responds to Reports of Suspicious Package on M St. NW

Reports of a suspicious package on the intersection of M St. NW and Wisconsin Ave. NW prompted the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department to close segments of the street to investigate a possible bomb threat. MPD reported the site as safe and gave the all-clear at about 7:49 p.m. At[Read More…]

by January 26, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Police React to Inauguration, Women’s March Crowds

DC Police React to Inauguration, Women’s March Crowds

Zero arrests were made Saturday when hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched on the National Mall to protest President Donald Trump’s (R) inauguration and advocate for women’s rights, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department reported. The absence of arrests contrasts the 217 arrests made on Friday following Trump’s inauguration, as[Read More…]

by January 23, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
Graduate Student Raises Academic Freedom Concerns

Graduate Student Raises Academic Freedom Concerns

Concerns over limitations of academic freedom in American universities in the Middle East have surfaced following the rejection of a School of Foreign Service graduate student’s request to research migrant labor issues in the Persian Gulf region. In an interview with The Hoya, Arab Studies master’s student Kristina Bogos (GRD[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
THE NATIONAL POLICY INSTITUTE
Richard Spencer, who coined the term “alt-right,” came under fire for hosting a conference in D.C. that centered around white nationalism and white supremacy.

District, Nation Sees Increased ‘Alt-Right’ Presence

A recent increase in reported bias-related incidents at Georgetown mirrors a national increase in hate crimes since the election of President-elect Donald Trump, increasing concerns about the role of the so-called “alt-right,” also known as the “alternative right,” and the presence of white nationalist groups in Washington, D.C. Since Trump’s[Read More…]

by December 6, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

University Appoints New Coordinator for Students Without Documentation

The university has hired Arelis Palacios as its new part-time coordinator for students without documentation, three weeks after student advocacy group UndocuHoyas launched a petition calling for administrators to hire a full-time coordinator for students without documentation. Palacios, who currently serves as senior associate director of programming and advising for[Read More…]

by November 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top