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Duke Dunn, a veteran, photographer and activist, protested against the Federal Government's criminalization of marijuana.

Protesters for Marijuana Legalization Arrested

April 26, 2017 at 12:06 am 3 comments

Four of about 20 marijuana legalization demonstrators were arrested outside of the U.S. Capitol Building on Monday while protesting for Congress to legalize cannabis across the country and remove the substance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s Schedule 1 list, which prohibits possession or use of the drug on anyRead More

University Apologizes for Sale of 272

University Apologizes for Sale of 272

April 21, 2017 at 12:24 am 2 comments

  In one of the most active attempts by a U.S. university to address a tie to slavery, Georgetown community members convened with descendants of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 to formally apologize for the university’s role in slavery. University officials formally apologized to the descendants in the “LiturgyRead More

Students Join Regional Immigration Movement

April 21, 2017 at 12:12 am 0 comments

Eight Georgetown students have joined the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network, a local initiative launched March 21 led by regional religious groups, that provides spiritual support and legal resources to immigrants at risk of being detained or deported. Sanctuary DMV consists of over 60 religious congregations who have pledged to provideRead More

Holy Trinity Catholic Church is one of the 60 religious congregations in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area that joined the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network, a new initiative in support of immigrants.

Religious Congregations Launch Immigrant Protection Network

April 11, 2017 at 12:10 am 1 comment

More than 60 different religious congregations have launched the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network, a local initiative to provide support and resources to immigrants at risk of being detained or deported. The group, based in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area and made up of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other faith traditions, gatheredRead More

Tom Garrett (R-Va.) introduced legislation seeking to weaken D.C. gun control laws March 15.

Congress Looks to Weaken DC Firearm Laws

March 28, 2017 at 12:16 am 0 comments

Republicans in Congress introduced a bill this month to weaken gun control laws in Washington, D.C., sparking criticism from District officials concerned with federal meddling in local policies. Freshman Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) introduced legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives to weaken D.C.’s gun regulations March 15.Read More

Zoe Mowl (SFS ’15) currently serves as a Peace Corps volunteer in Junik, Kosovo, where she teaches English to elementary school students.

GU Tops List of Peace Corps Suppliers

March 21, 2017 at 2:12 am 0 comments

When Zoe Mowl (SFS ’15) graduated, she did not join the 42 percent of her graduating class that went into consulting or financial services. Instead, she went to Junik, Kosovo to teach English to elementary school children through the Peace Corps. Mowl, who is in her second year in Kosovo,Read More

DC Lab Investigated After Flawed Zika Testing

DC Lab Investigated After Flawed Zika Testing

March 21, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

After at least nine pregnant women were erroneously told they tested negative for the Zika virus and months of flawed testing, the Washington, D.C. Public Health Laboratory Division is being audited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversee human tests in labs across the country. Between JulyRead More

GUMC researchers have developed a new method for autism spectrum disorder screening,

Med Center Trials to Focus on Neurologic Diseases

March 21, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Georgetown University Medical Center has begun two trials to test a cancer drug’s ability to modify the progression of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, potentially creating the first drug to successfully combat these two diseases. Nilotinib is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a drug treatmentRead More

Speakers Push Intersectionality, Participation in Women’s Rights Movement

March 20, 2017 at 11:56 am 0 comments

A greater awareness of intersectionality and increased participation is necessary in the women’s rights movement, according to panelists during the “Agitate” panel at the OWN IT Summit 2017 on Saturday. The panel featured Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Chief of Staff to former first lady Michelle Obama Tina Tchen and JamiaRead More

Georgetown Receives Grant to Study Racial Justice

February 24, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a private organization offering grants in part to colleges and universities, granted Georgetown University $1.5 million to help establish new racial justice initiatives on campus. The grant, announced by Georgetown on Feb. 13, was received Dec. 8. Starting in 2017, the grant will help fundRead More