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Men’s Group Files Title IX Complaint Against University

Men’s Group Files Title IX Complaint Against University

The National Coalition for Men, a nonprofit organization that advocates for men’s rights, filed a Title IX complaint alleging that Georgetown University discriminates against men in its hiring practices and by supporting organizations that provide outreach to women. “Georgetown University is in violation of Title IX because it offers resources,[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 10 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Christine Fair, associate professor in the security studies program, went on research leave following a tweet on her personal Twitter account advocating violence against Republican senators during the Kavanaugh hearings.

GU Professor on Leave After Facing Criticism for Tweet

Professor Christine Fair is on immediate research leave after a tweet on her personal Twitter account calling for violence against Republican senators received backlash last week, according to an email sent by Dean of the School of Foreign Service Joel Hellman on Oct. 5. Fair’s tweet was a response to[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Juan Martinez (SFS '20) Georgetown University Student Association's first LatinX president criticized GUSA for its historical lack of diversity and promised to create initiatives to increase representation of minorities in GUSA.

First Latinx GUSA President Martinez Seeks More Diversity

Juan Martinez (SFS ’20) became the first Latinx and undocumented president of the Georgetown University Student Association on Sept. 16 after former President Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) resigned on Sept. 11. Martinez, the former transition chair of the Senate, became president per GUSA bylaws, due to vacancies in the positions[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
PIXABAY Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed emergency legislation to prohibit chemical compounds found in synthetic drugs after a recent upsurge in overdoses of K2, a strain of synthetic marijuana, in Washington, D.C.

Spike in Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Prompts Emergency Legislation

Following a dramatic uptick in reported overdoses of K2, a strain of synthetic marijuana, since mid-July, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced emergency legislation to widen the scope of what constitutes a banned synthetic drug in the District. Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services treated or transported 1,663 patients for[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
MISSION FIRST HOUSING Plaza West, a new affordable housing community for D.C. residents offering 50 rental units specifically to grandparents raising grandchildren, opened Sept. 13.

DC Allocates 50 Affordable Housing Units to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) opened 223 affordable housing units, 50 of which were allocated specifically to grandparents raising grandchildren, in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood Sept. 13. The housing community, called Plaza West, is located at 1035 4th St. NW and 307 K St. NW. In addition to[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
COURTESY NINA YOUNG Students displayed an art piece countering anti-Semitic vandalism for one day in Red Square on Oct. 17, 2017. The artists and university administrators are now seeking a long-term location for the installation.

Students Seek Long-Term Location for Graffiti Art Installation

Students are working with Georgetown University administrators to find a long-term location for the Love In”stall”ation, a one-day art installation created October 2017 in the wake of anti-Semitic and misogynistic graffiti found in LXRHall and Village C West in September 2017. On four separate occasions, swastikas were graffitied on surfaces[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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District of Columbia Public Schools released private information about students experiencing homelessness on the D.C. Council’s website, which is associated with Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large)

Students’ Private Information Published on DC Council Website

Washington, D.C.’s public school authority mistakenly posted the personal information of 2,000 students experiencing homelessness on a website run by the D.C. Council, where the data remained for seven months before its removal Aug. 9. Posted by District of Columbia Public Schools on Feb. 5, 2018, the information included names,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Washington, D.C. authorities are exploring ways to control the city's growing rodent population, which has contributed to fires, chewed wires, contaminated food and destroyed packaging.

Undeterred by City Efforts, Rat Population Booms

Despite Washington, D.C.’s ongoing efforts to control its rat population, the number of resident complaints to the city are expected to continue to increase after reaching an all-time high in 2017. The D.C. rat population is rapidly growing because of a number of factors, including its increasing human population and[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA The US Women's Hockey Team brought home the gold from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang.

Winter Olympians Honored at Team USA Awards

The Team USA Awards Ceremony, hosted at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts northeast of campus April 26, recognized Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes for their outstanding performances at the 2018 games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Awards were given in eight categories, and the winners were determined by online[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: WILL CROMARTY/THE HOYA Eighteen new Georgetown University Student Association Senators were elected last week in the first April election after a February voting restructuring referendum.

Eighteen GUSA Senators Chosen in 1st April Elections

Eighteen new senators were elected in the Georgetown University Student Associations senate elections for the 2018-19 school year that were held April 19. This election marks the first one since the passage of a set of referendums that upended voting policy this February. The referendums that altered GUSA elections were[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top