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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
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
The Village C Terrace was rededicated for Fr. Martin O'Gara, S.J.

Former Village C Terrace Dedicated to Fr. Martin O’Gara, SJ

The former Village C Terrace was dedicated this Monday to Fr. Martin J. O’Gara, S.J., a Georgetown faculty member who was killed while serving as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. O’Gara’s name was previously given to O’Gara Hall, a dormitory, infirmary and office building[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Howard University Students Stage Protest

Howard University Students Stage Protest

Students at Howard University in northwest Washington, D.C., occupied an on-campus administrative building for nine days in protest of the current president and vice president of the university, as well as university policies regarding student housing, financial aid and the arming of campus police, among other issues. The protests occurred[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) discussed his belief in the importance of bi-partisan cooperation and clean campaigns.

Clean Campaigns Facilitate Political Cooperation, Hickenlooper Says

Colorado’s positive political climate should serve as an example to national politicians who rely on negative and combative rhetoric during their campaigns, according to Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) at an April 5 event, “The Possibility of Politics: A Conversation With Governor John Hickenlooper.” The event, which was hosted by the[Read More…]

by April 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

OWN IT 2018: Panelists Discuss Navigating Male-Dominated Workplaces

Issues of intersectional identity and the suppression of women’s voices were at the forefront of the OWN IT panel Speak Up or They Won’t Hear You: Women in Male-Dominated Workplaces, which featured four prominent women in media and activism: Monica Raymund, Abby Stein, Symone Sanders and Sally Kohn, who moderated[Read More…]

by March 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA A long history of attempts to achieve statehood or voting congressional representation for D.C. precedes this bill.

DC Statehood Bill Gains Traction

A bill to grant statehood to Washington, D.C., reached a supermajority co-sponsorship by Democrats in the House of Representatives on Thursday with the signatures of four new representatives, meaning that over 75 percent, or 146 members, of the House Democratic Caucus supports the bill. However, a Republican-controlled Congress poses a[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top