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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D-D.C.) promoted her administration's progress on higher education and homelessness in her fourth State of the District address.

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
COURTESY MARC HOWARD
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
ANNE STONECIPHER FOR THE HOYA
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
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Three Hoyas received the prestigious Rangel Fellowship this year.

Rangel Fellowship Awarded to 2 Georgetown Students, 1 Alumna

Two Georgetown seniors and one alumna received the competitive 2018 Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship, a State Department program that provides financial support to students pursuing careers in the foreign service for two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring and professional development activities. Among this year’s 30 fellows are Marta[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

District Launches DCPS Investigation After Scandal

A Washington, D.C. public high school graduated dozens of students in 2017 who did not meet necessary attendance requirements, according to a November report by NPR and WAMU prompting a District-wide investigation. The report alleged that Frank W. Ballou High School, which has historically had low graduation rates, altered attendance[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Five Mumps Cases Reported on Georgetown Main Campus

Five cases of mumps, a contagious disease preventable by vaccination, have been reported to the Student Health Center this semester. Three of those cases occurred this month, leading Assistant Vice President for Student Health Vince WinklerPrins to send a public health alert to the university community Thursday. All five cases[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Food Entrepreneurs Share Startup Advice, Experiences

Successful entrepreneurs should offer special products and learn from their experiences in the industry, founders of Washington, D.C. food startups said during a panel discussion on entrepreneurship in the food industry Tuesday. Featuring the founders of Eat Pizza, JRINK and Snacklins and the CEO of Union Kitchen, the panel focused[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Members of student group H*yas for Choice submitted an open letter to the university calling the administration to clarify its policies on providing contraception coverage in student insurance plans.

Students Pressure University to Maintain Contraception Coverage

Members of student group H*yas for Choice delivered an open letter to Georgetown University administrators Monday demanding the university maintain its coverage of contraception in student health insurance plans. Two rules issued by the Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 6 rolled back a mandate of the Affordable[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: CAROLING PAPPAPS FOR THE HOYA
Four miles of track from Silver Spring to Fort Totten will see repairs and replacement in these repairs, replacing an interlocking, a part of the track where trains can cross from one track to another.

Metro Red Line Repairs Cause Closures in Late November

The Washington, D.C. Metro Red line is set to halt service between the Silver Spring and Fort Totten stations in Maryland from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10 for a second round of major planned track maintenance this year. The improvement project will cut service on the easternmost end of the[Read More…]

by November 8, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: AMBER GILLETTE FOR THE HOYA
Georgetown University's graduate school plans to offer teaching licensure for the first time starting 2018.

Graduate School to Offer Teaching Licensure Starting 2018

Georgetown University plans to offer teaching licensure in 2018 for the first time after the graduate program in educational transformation received accreditation for its teaching certification programs Oct. 17. The master of arts in educational transformation currently offers two concentrations: advocacy and policy, and learning and teaching. Accredited by the[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top