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McKenzie Schwarze (NHS ’17) and Alexis Campbell (COL ’17) hail a cab outside the front gates. Hailo, a new cab-hailing app, offers riders a 50 percent discount on weekday taxi rides.

Cab-Hailing App Lowers Taxi Fares

Cab-hailing app Hailo implemented a limited time discount program on Sept. 8 that cuts weekday fare prices by 50 percent for D.C.-area rides taken between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hailo, a free app co-founded by three taxi drivers which allows users to order taxi rides through their smartphones, is[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Jesuit Priest Killed in Syria

As civil war continues in Syria, members of the Catholic community worldwide remain fixated on the country’s people and violence. But the Syrian conflict struck even closer to home April 7, when a Jesuit priest, Fr. Frans Van Der Lugt, S.J., was killed outside his house in Homs. Van Der[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 2 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Public Schools Announce Redistricting Proposals

Washington, D.C. officials announced a proposal to redraw elementary school boundary lines for District of Columbia Public Schools on April 5. If enacted, this marks the first DCPS redistricting since 1968. Claudia Lujan, a media representative from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, stressed the necessity of redistricting[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 3 comments City News, News
Student Named Cherry Blossom Ambassador

Student Named Cherry Blossom Ambassador

When the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, taking place from March 20 to April 13, announced its eight 2014 Goodwill Ambassadors, Sarah Santana (COL’16) was among those chosen to serve as a liaison between D.C. university students and the festival. A double major in Japanese and Linguistics, as ambassador, Santana[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
In Historic Move, Corcoran Gallery Splits Ownership Between NGA and GW

In Historic Move, Corcoran Gallery Splits Ownership Between NGA and GW

Ownership of the Corcoran Gallery and the Corcoran College of Art and Design changed hands to the National Gallery of Art and The George Washington University, respectively, on Feb. 19. The gallery currently serves as the largest privately supported cultural institution in Washington, D.C., and it is renowned for its[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 0 comments City News, News

GULC Creates Clinton Fellowship

The Georgetown University Law Center announced the establishment of the Hillary Clinton Fellowship on Feb. 25. The foundation will provide funding for graduates of the Law Center to work in collaboration with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security for a year. The fellowship, sourced from a $1 million[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
With ‘GUPD’, New Path for DPS

With ‘GUPD’, New Path for DPS

Since the consolidation of positions within the department and the hiring of Jay Gruber as chief of police in July 2012, the Georgetown University Police Department — known colloquially as the Department of Public Safety — has changed in students’ eyes from mainly a “party crasher” to a valuable source[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News
MSB Enters Partnership With Saudi University

MSB Enters Partnership With Saudi University

The McDonough School of Business has entered into a partnership with Effat University, an all-women’s university in Saudi Arabia to expand that university’s burgeoning business curricula. The partnership, which began in December 2013, entails the MSB assisting Effat in the development of their undergraduate business curriculum as well as their[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Wisconsin Ave. Widens Sidewalks

The Georgetown Business Improvement District has begun experimenting with temporarily widening sidewalks along Wisconsin Avenue during some of Georgetown’s busiest shopping periods to alleviate congestion and promote a safer environment for pedestrians. The Georgetown BID first piloted widened sidewalks during a French Market event held last April. During the market,[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Hoffman Appointed to FBI Review Panel

On Monday, Professor Bruce Hoffman, director of the Center for Security Studies in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, was appointed to a commission that will conduct a review of the policies implemented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation addressing the threat of terrorism to the United States. As the current[Read More…]

by February 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News