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The GUMC Center on Global Health and ____ has selected Dr. Charles B. Holmes as co-director.

Dr. Charles Holmes Selected to Co-Lead Global Health Center

Dr. Charles B. Holmes will serve as co-director of Georgetown’s Center for Global Health and Quality, an internationally focused center for health care research, the Georgetown University Medical Center announced Oct. 3. Holmes will serve alongside fellow faculty co-director Dr. Mark Dybul, whose appointment was announced in June. Launched in June[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Four companies, including Spin, LimeBike and JUMP, have rolled out a dockless bike-share program in the District, in competition with D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare program.

Four Companies Launch Dockless Bike-Share Program

Brightly colored bicycles have been popping up on street corners and curbs around Washington, D.C., in the past week, as various companies like Spin, LimeBike and JUMP have rolled out new dockless bike-share programs. Unlike other bike-share programs that require users to leave bikes at designated docks, these bikes are[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

District Launches Bid for New Amazon Headquarters

The growing and highly educated population of Washington, D.C., makes it the perfect metropolitan area for Amazon to build a second headquarters, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Sept. 14 while launching the District’s bid. Bowser officially announced D.C.’s bid though a video titled “Obviously, Washington, D.C.” In the video, Bowser[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Former Obama communications director Jen Psaki, left, and former Trump communications director, right, discuss their respective experiences in the White House.

Media Narrative Difficult to Control, Former White House Comms Directors Say

Emma Kotfica is a staff writer for The Hoya. President Donald Trump’s habit of communicating his unfiltered perspectives to the public through Twitter poses a unique challenge for the White House communications team, according to former White House Communications Director Mike Dubke. At an event hosted by the Georgetown University[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
COURTESY SCOTT CAWOOD
McDonough School of Business professor Scott Cawood plans to take office as CEO of WorldatWork in June.

MSB Professor Named WorldatWork CEO

Visiting professor Scott Cawood has been named president and CEO of WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association that serves over 20,000 customers. Cawood is set to take office May 15, replacing CEO of 17 years Anne Ruddy, CCP, CPCU. Cawood will continue to teach a class on culture and change in[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY STAND WITH SANDRA
Sandra Fluke (LAW ’12) said Georgetown students should have better access to contraception during the first event in H*yas for Choice’s Choice Week, which was co-sponsored by Lecture Fund, the College Democrats, United Feminists and Georgetown University Student Association.

Reproductive Justice Advocate Criticizes Lack of Contraceptive Access

Georgetown should provide students with greater access to contraceptives, Sandra Fluke (LAW ’12), a reproductive justice advocate, said at an address in Healy Hall yesterday. The university’s insurance plan for students currently covers students’ access to contraception, though the student health center does not provide contraceptives for non-medical purposes. According[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Student organizations and outside businesses will be required to install their own Wi-Fi service in order to maintain compliance with new credit card industry regulations.

Student Groups Required To Install Own Wi-Fi

Student organizations and outside businesses on campus accepting credit card payments will be required to provide their own Wi-Fi service next year to maintain compliance with credit card industry-imposed regulations. Organizations, including the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union, Students of Georgetown, Inc. and businesses in Hoya Court,[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY CHAMBER OF DIGITAL COMMERCE
Co-founder and president of Unocoin, Sunny Ray said blockchain technologies such as the cryptocurrency bitcoin have the potential to revolutionize how business transactions are conducted.

Business Leaders Encourage Use Of Blockchain

Business leaders promoted the potential of  blockchain technology and its ability to revolutionize the world at the second annual Blockchain Summit, hosted by the Chamber of Digital Commerce and the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy in the Lohrfink Auditorium on March 15 to 17. The three-day event featured[Read More…]

by March 23, 2017 1 comment Business, Business - Top

Civil Rights Groups Oppose Police Chief Appointment

Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham’s appointment to head the department has sparked opposition from civil rights groups for his performance during his tenure as interim chief and before he was appointed interim chief. Newsham has worked as interim chief since Cathy Lanier stepped down in September and[Read More…]

by March 9, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Georgetown University Medical Center to Conduct Study on Fertility App

Georgetown University Medical Center to Conduct Study on Fertility App

The Georgetown University Medical Center’s Institute for Reproductive Health partnered with Cycle Technologies to conduct a yearlong study in real time, the first of its kind, on a fertility tracking smartphone app to determine its effectiveness and accuracy in determining a woman’s chance for pregnancy, announced Feb. 7. The app,[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top