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ELIZA PHILLIPS FOR THE HOYA
An Art exhibit celebrating the lives of the GU 272 went on display Tuesday morning. Mélisande Short-Colomb, one of the principal organizers, said she hopes this raises awareness in the Georgetown community about the university's history with slavery and prevents current dialogue from dying out.

Art Celebrating GU272 on Display in Red Square

Student-made artwork honoring the lives of the 272 slaves sold by Georgetown in 1838 were hung in Red Square on Tuesday morning. The art installation, which, weather permitting, will be taken down on Friday, was created as part of the GU272 campaign that began in 2015. Mélisande Short-Colomb (COL ’21),[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA The flight paths have been revised based on the NextGen plan, which utilizes satellite-based navigation to increase fuel efficiency, save time and increase airplane capacity at airports.

Petition Against Flight Paths Dismissed

A petition to reduce aircraft noise in the Georgetown neighborhood resulting from recently altered flight paths at Ronald Reagan National Airport was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on March 27. Proposed by the D.C. Fair Skies Coalition, a group of neighborhood activists[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CHRISTIAN PAZ FOR THE HOYA

Historic Agreement Guarantees Dedicated Funding for WMATA

Maryland lawmakers joined the governments of Washington, D.C., and Virginia yesterday in a final approval to jointly provide up to $500 million annually to fund the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in a historic funding decision that could boost the floundering system’s recovery efforts. The Virginia general assembly pledged $154[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DCIST
Washington, D.C. local news website DCist, shuttered last November after a labor dispute, is set to revive under the ownership of a local radio station.

Local News Site DCist to Revive Under New Owners

DCist, the once-defunct local Washington, D.C. news website, is set to be revived following its acquisition by D.C. radio station WAMU. WAMU announced Feb. 23 its plans to relaunch the website. The acquisition of DCist was part of a three-way deal with public media outlets WNYC in New York and[Read More…]

by February 28, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Bowser Pitches DC to Silicon Valley Tech Giants

Touting Washington, D.C., as an up-and-coming hotspot for various technology companies, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a city economic planning team to Silicon Valley to pitch the District as a prime location for new businesses. Bowser’s team met with a wide array of tech companies, including the Kapor Center for[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GULC Institute Seeks to Block ‘Militia Activity’ at Charlottesville White Nationalists Rally

GULC Institute Seeks to Block ‘Militia Activity’ at Charlottesville White Nationalists Rally

The Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Prevention is seeking a court order to prevent militia-style displays of force at a second “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., after a recent study from the organization found all 50 states have constitutional provisions that could be used[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE 
Kenneth Wollack, president of the National Democratic Institute said he classified himself as a political optimist despite the current negative trends in worldwide democracy that are causing others in his field to worry.

Thinktank Leaders Discuss Decline of American Freedoms

Global political and economic conflicts pose a threat to democracy, according to Annie Wilcox Boyajian, the lead advocacy manager at Freedom House, an independent organization that ranks countries based on their freedoms. Boyajian spoke at a panel event called “Leading From Below: Democracy Support in a New Era,” hosted by[Read More…]

by January 29, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ALLIE FREI FOR THE HOYA
Hoya House Hunters, a website that seeks to help students find off-campus housing options, launched Jan. 15.

New Website Seeks to Ease Off-Campus Housing Search

Hoya House Hunters, a website that lists information on neighborhood housing rentals, launched Jan. 15 to help undergraduate students find off-campus housing. The initiative is a joint effort between the Georgetown University Student Association and the Georgetown Student Tenant Association. It compiles information about neighborhood housing options from past tenants[Read More…]

by January 22, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA
A higher sales tax would apply to the greater D.C. region that is serviced by Metro, including suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. A panel of local leaders last April recommended a 1 percent increase, but the Council ultimately settled on 0.75 percent, as this was the lowest rate that would still provide the $500 million dollars the DC Council hopes to generate annually.

DC Council Proposes Sales Tax Hike as Metro Bans Negative Balances

The Washington, D.C. Council proposed a bill Nov. 7 to increase the city’s sales tax to 6.5 percent from 5.75 percent to fund repairs and other expenses for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority as the transit agency looks to fund capital improvement projects. The proposal came before Metro announced[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Former Counselor of the Department of State Kristie Kenney is slated to teach a course in the School of Foreign Service this spring.

Former State Department Official to Teach SFS Leadership Course

Former Counselor of the State Department Kristie Kenney is slated to teach a one-credit course on leadership development at Georgetown in the spring 2018 semester. Kenney held the State Department’s fifth-highest-ranking position for one year before leaving in February 2017 after the Trump administration transition. She previously served as ambassador[Read More…]

by November 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top