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Students Observe Georgia Congressional Campaigns

Six Georgetown University students traveled to Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to observe local campaigns for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service’s #HoyasInGA trip this month. The three-day trip connected the students to campaign staffers, party leaders and[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Advocates State Values

Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Advocates State Values

The next governor of Virginia must protect the state’s local values and resist President Donald Trump’s federal policies when necessary, argued Tom Perriello, a Democratic Party candidate for Virginia’s governorship Monday night. Speaking at an event sponsored by the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Institute of Politics and Public Service[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Presidential Speechwriters Reflect on Past Addresses

The address to the joint session of Congress will be President Donald Trump’s opportunity to extend an olive branch to democrats, according to two former presidential speechwriters speaking at a Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy Institute of Politics and Public Service event yesterday afternoon. On the eve of[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Panelists Call for Bipartisan Solution in Syria

Panelists Call for Bipartisan Solution in Syria

To assist those displaced by the Syria’s civil war, the United States must help establish and maintain safe zones in Syria where civilians will not be in danger, according to a bipartisan panel of journalists, advocates, political commentators and politicians in a panel hosted by Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The Martin Luther King Jr. Library is set to close from March 4 until 2020 for major renovations.

DC Central Library to Close Until 2020 for Renovations

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, D.C.’s central library, will close March 4 until 2020 to undergo a $208 million complete modernization. The project plans to add an estimated 100,000 square feet of additional space. The D.C. Public Library organization plans to maintain various services provided by the[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Panelists Push Gun Control Laws

The government must introduce stricter gun-control laws in light of the June 12 Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, according to a panel on LGBTQ issues Nov. 9 in the Healey Family Student Center. In June, 50 people were killed at Pulse, a gay nightclub. Lisbeth Melendez Rivera, the director of Latino[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Politics Hosts Last Debate

Georgetown University College Democrats and College Republicans expanded upon key issues from this year’s election cycle during the upperclassman debate in the Healey Family Student Center Great Room on Tuesday. GUCR, GUCD, the Georgetown Program Board and the Georgetown Institute for Politics and Public Service co-sponsored the event to provide[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GULC Report Proposes Police Database Oversight

Across the nation, law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition networks containing the photographs of about half of American adults, posing potential privacy and civil liberty violations, according to an Oct. 18 report released by the Center on Privacy and Technology at the Georgetown University Law Center. The study calls[Read More…]

by October 25, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Panel Examines ‘Serial’ Case

Adnan Syed was granted a new trial in 2016 after 16 years in prison for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. This exemplifies the importance of the media in providing hope for those who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes, according to Rabia Chaudry, who initially raised[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Panelists Advocate for Continued Discussion on 272

Panelists Advocate for Continued Discussion on 272

Georgetown must continue to focus attention on its history with slavery as it begins to reconcile with its past, according to a panel discussion on Georgetown’s slaveholding past in Lohrfink Auditorium on Wednesday. John Carr, the director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, emphasized how Georgetown’s[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top