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AXIOS Nick Johnston (COL' 99), editor-in-chief of Axios, a digital media organization, said his experience working for print publications led to increased reporting standards for Axios' online newsletters.

Axios Leaders Adapt Print Journalism for Digital Age

The foundations of Axios, an online media company, are centered on the basic tenets of print journalism while adapting to the new digital era, according to Axios Editor-in-Chief Nick Johnston (COL ’99). The way in which readers absorb information has shifted with the advent of technology and digital journalism, according[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DEBORAH APPLEBAUM Georgetown students canvassed for candidate George Scott (SFS '84) during a trip organized by Georgetown University College Democrats on Oct. 27-28. Scott (D) is running to unseat incumbent Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) in the race for Pennsylvania's 10th District.

13 GU Alumni Seek Congressional Seats

Thirteen Georgetown undergraduate alumni are running for congressional seats in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) (CAS ’74, MED ’78), one of three alumni in the Senate, is the sole graduate up for reelection this cycle, while Corey Stewart (SFS ’91) is running against incumbent Sen. Tim[Read More…]

CHRISTINEFAIR.NET Professor Christine Fair has come under fire for a Saturday tweet.

Professor’s Tweets Prompt Tepid University Response

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia condemned the use of “violent imagery” Tuesday after professor Christine Fair was criticized for a Saturday tweet that called for violence against Republican senators. The tweet has come under fire from alumni, students and conservative-leaning media. DeGioia said the university would follow established procedures[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 8 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) encouraged political leadership to pursue bipartisan policy in the face of an increasingly divisive political atmosphere at an event Monday evening in Lohrfink Auditorium.

Rubio Encourages Bipartisanship in Policymaking

Americans are becoming increasingly isolated from people with opposing political ideologies, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in an event Monday evening in Lohrfink Auditorium. Titled “State of the Disunion: A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio,” the event was hosted by the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service and[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU Votes, an initiative funded by GU Politics, tabled outside residence halls in an effort to increase student voter registration.

GU Votes Seeks to Bolster Absentee Ballots

Students can now request absentee ballots through a voter drop box system implemented in Residence Hall Offices across campus as part of an ongoing effort headed by the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service. The student-led voter registration initiative, called GU Votes, aims to simplify the voting process[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MONUMENTAL SPORTS
Washington, D.C.'s latest entertainment and sports arena will host the Washington Mystics. The Congress Heights arena opened Sept. 22.

New Sports Center to Host Washington Mystics Opens

An entertainment and sports arena set to house Washington, D.C. professional women’s basketball team the Washington Mystics, as well as NBA G-League team Capital City Go-Go, opened Sept. 22 in Congress Heights and is anticipated to bring jobs and increased economic opportunities to residents of the neighborhood. The opening of[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced The Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act to ban the possession of undetectable plastic "ghost guns," unregistered firearms lacking serial numbers on Monday.

Bowser Proposes Legislation to Ban 3D-Printed ‘Ghost Guns’

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed legislation to ban the possession of 3D-printed plastic guns and other undetectable “ghost guns” Monday. The Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act will amend existing legislation to prohibit the registration and possession of ghost guns, or unregistered firearms without serial numbers, in the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT/FOR THE HOYA
The Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C.'s Fraternal Order of Police reached their first mutually agreed upon contract since 2001.

MPD, Police Union Reach First Labor Contract Agreement Since 2001

The first mutually agreed upon labor contract between the Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C. police union Fraternal Order of Police in almost two decades was reached Aug. 30, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced last week. Following more than a year of negotiations, the new contract offers union members increased[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
AIR FORCE
Washington-area Catholics are asking Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, left, to resign after a decade of improperly addressing widespread sexual assault within the Catholic Church. Wuerl holds an honorary degree from Georgetown, which he received in 2014.

District Leaders, Community Condemn Wuerl Inaction

Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and other prominent Catholics in the city are calling for the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl to resign due to his handling of past sexual misconduct cases. Formerly the bishop of Pittsburgh, Wuerl has been accused in a grand jury report of covering[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
A $1.7 million grant will fund a downtown day services center offering resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness.

DC Mayor Approves Grant for Homeless Resource Center

A Downtown Day Services Center that offers essential resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness is set to open on New York Avenue by Nov. 1. The construction of the center will be funded by a $1.7 million grant announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Thursday as part[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top