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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 3-D-Printed ‘Ghost Guns’

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed legislation to ban the possession of 3-D-printed plastic guns and other undetectable “ghost guns” on 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[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
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Hockfield Urges Defense of Universities in College Commencement Address

Despite attacks on universities’ integrity, higher learning institutions are valuable to paving the path to the future and must be supported by their communities, neuroscientist Susan Hockfield (MED ’79) said in her commencement address to the Georgetown College in McDonough Arena on Saturday. “All of us are tempted to assume[Read More…]

Admissions Yield Reaches 50 Percent, Following Lowest-Ever Acceptance Rate

Georgetown’s admissions yield for the Class of 2022 reached 51 percent, the highest in recent memory, following a record-low acceptance rate and an all-time high in applications submitted to the university. The university’s admissions yield refers to the number of admitted students who paid the May 1 enrollment deposit and[Read More…]

Former Vice President Al Gore Expresses Optimism for Reversing Climate Change

Former Vice President Al Gore Expresses Optimism for Reversing Climate Change

The United States is at the brink of a widespread environmental revolution, former Vice President and environmental advocate Al Gore said at an event Monday afternoon in Gaston Hall. The event featured an introduction by Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, who discussed the university’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO STEPHANIE YUAN/THE HOYA

Uber, Lyft Rates Expected to Rise After Tax Effect

The cost of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft is expected to increase in 2019 when a tax that will help fund the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority takes effect. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed the Dedicated Funding for the WMATA Emergency Act of 2018 on April 13.[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced her initiative for PaveDC last Friday.

District Works to Repair City Roads

A long-term initiative to repair all Washington, D.C. city roads in poor condition by 2024 is underway, according to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), who announced her initiative for PaveDC last Friday. The plan consists of road rehabilitation and maintenance, alley repair and construction and sidewalk reconstruction across the city,[Read More…]

by April 11, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND PUBLIC SERVICE

GU Politics Funds Student Visit to Mexican Elections

Eight to 10 Georgetown students will be selected to travel to Mexico this summer to observe the country’s 2018 general election as part of a trip organized by Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. GU Politics, with support from the School of Foreign Service, will sponsor and fund[Read More…]