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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

New Career Center to Prioritize Grad Students

A new career center for graduate students separate from the Cawley Career Center is expected to launch in July 2018, the Office of the Provost announced Sept. 27. The new center will focus on specific graduate career and professional advancement counseling. The decision to create a new career center came[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
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
SARAH WRIGHT/THE HOYA
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
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA
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