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Victor Cha, senior adviser and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank, and former director of the Asian studies program at Georgetown, was rumored to be the top pick for the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea in late 2017.

Cha Dropped as Ambassador Candidate, South Korea Post Remains Vacant

Georgetown professor Victor Cha’s expected nomination as the U.S. ambassador to South Korea was abruptly scrapped after he privately shared criticism of President Donald Trump’s North Korea policy. With no known candidates in consideration for the empty post, two current and former deans of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service say[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
Amazon Books Storefront Opens on M Street

Amazon Books Storefront Opens on M Street

Amazon Books’ first Washington, D.C. location opened Tuesday on M Street, offering two stories of the online retail giant’s brick-and-mortar bookstore concept. The M Street location is the 15th of its kind in the country and modifies Amazon’s online model for the physical store. Using Goodreads reviews, Amazon ratings, Kindle[Read More…]

by March 14, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
The School of Foreign Service is looking to introduce a science requirement for the Class of 2022.

Renovated ICC Could Become a Reality, But Hurdles Remain

Extensive renovations could be in the store for the Intercultural Center, home to Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, by next decade if fundraising efforts go as planned, SFS Dean Joel Hellman told students at a Feb. 27 event. While no plans are in place to renovate even part of[Read More…]

by March 10, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA DCTAG receives $40 million in annual funding from the federal government that would be eliminated under Trump’s plan.

Trump’s Budget to Eliminate DC Tuition Funding

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposal includes the elimination of the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program, which provides grants for Washington, D.C. residents attending college across the country. DCTAG receives $40 million in annual funding from the federal government that would be eliminated under Trump’s plan. The program currently provides[Read More…]

by February 20, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO RYAN BAE/THE HOYA The unemployment gap between black and white D.C. residents has only grown, according to a 2017 report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.

DC Human Rights Report Reveals Room for Improvement

The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, published its biennial report on Washington, D.C.’s progress as a “human rights city” Jan. 9, revealing that the District still behind other cities with regards to guaranteeing its residents’ rights. The report, updated by the AFSC’s[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Members of the Armenian Student Association participated in a silent protest in Red Square Thursday.

Armenian Students Association Remembers Genocide

The Armenian Students Association staged a silent demonstration in Red Square on Feb. 8 to raise awareness about the 1915 Armenian genocide and its global legacy today. Seven representatives of the ASA, which is in the process of becoming a university-recognized student organization, distributed 400 flyers about the history of[Read More…]

by February 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY AMANDA CUTLER Four students travel weekly to the University of the District of Columbia for beekeeping lessons.

Club Abuzz With Beekeeping Project

When Austin Hong (COL ’18), co-founder of Georgetown Renewable Energy and Environmental Network, became a teaching assistant for the “Foundations in Biology II” course in the College last spring, he did not expect to meet someone as interested in beekeeping as he was. But Angela Bai (COL ’17), a fellow[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 0 comments Features
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D-D.C.) joined other mayors and business leaders in launching a coalition to promote affordable housing.

Mayors and Business Leaders Launch Affordable Housing Coalition

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) joined mayors and CEOs from across the country Jan. 25 to launch Mayors and CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment, a coalition working to address issues of affordable housing and homelessness. Eleven mayors, including Bowser, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney,[Read More…]

by January 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Students are able to take part in the interactive exhibit and experience a simulated version of solitary confinement through virtual reality goggles in the ICC.

Solitary Confinement Simulation Explores Incarceration Issues

A two-weeklong exhibit simulating the experience of solitary confinement is on display in the Intercultural Center as part of the Georgetown University Prisons and Justice Initiative’s most recent efforts to explore the issue of mass incarceration in the United States. The exhibit by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture features[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The tech giant Amazon is set to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore on M Street. Developers have yet to announce an opening date.

Amazon Books to Open on M Street, 1st Location in District

Amazon Books’ first Washington, D.C. location is set to open on M Street in Georgetown as the latest installment in the tech giant’s foray into brick-and-mortar retail. An Amazon representative declined to give details on the opening date of the store, which will be the 14th Amazon Books location nationwide.[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top