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Council Bill Would Allow 16-Year-Olds to Vote in District

A bill that would allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in Washington, D.C. elections for local and federal elections was introduced in the D.C. Council by Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) on Tuesday. If passed, the bill would allow 16 and 17-year-old D.C. residents to cast ballots not only for[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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London Man to Be Deported After Kidnapping Georgetown Student

The London man who pled guilty to kidnapping a Georgetown student last year now faces deportation following his Jan. 30 sentencing. Paolo Aldorasi was sentenced to a 24-month prison term after pleading guilty in November to assault with intent to commit robbery, according to a Jan. 30 news release from[Read More…]

by February 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), left, discussed the decline of bipartisanship with Mo Elleithee, the executive director of the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service.

Senator Flake Voices Concerns About ‘Vanishing Middle’ in National Politics

Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) emphasized the importance of bipartisan cooperation and his concern for the “vanishing middle” in an event hosted by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service and moderated by GU Politics Director Mo Elleithee (SFS ’94) in Lohrfink Auditorium on Monday evening. Describing himself as a[Read More…]

by January 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Four Students from Eliot-Hine Middle School in Washington, D.C., travelled to Pasadena, Calif., with their school radio adviser, Mandrell Birks, to cover the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards.

DC Middle Schoolers Report on NAACP Awards

Four middle school students from Ward 6’s Eliot-Hine Middle School radio program covered the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 15. The students acted as news correspondents at the award ceremony, where people of color are celebrated for outstanding achievements in television, film and music. The awards[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The rate of homelessness in the District fell 10.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, during the first full year of the program’s implementation, according to a Jan. 10 news release from Mayor Bowser’s office.

DC Holiday Housing Initiative Proves Successful

The Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) granted permanent housing to 422 Washington, D.C. residents formerly experiencing homelessness through its Home for the Holidays initiative, which began in November 2017 and concluded Jan. 10. The initiative, which exceeded its original goal of placing 400 households into permanent residences in two[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Bipartisan Student Groups Praise Clinton Despite Contentious Past

The Institute of Politics and Public Service’s celebration of the political legacy of former President Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) received generally positive bipartisan feedback from student leaders, despite the symposium’s lack of critical policy analysis and scrutiny of the former president’s alleged sexual misconduct. In a keynote speech Monday to[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told students to advocate for the world's poor at the inaugural Asian Diversity Dialogue.

World Bank President Urges Students to Advocate for Poor

World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim urged students to use their lives to advocate for the poor during the inaugural Asian Diversity Dialogue on Oct. 28. The event was organized by Georgetown University’s Asian American Student Association and the McDonough School of Business in partnership with a number of[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Graduate Student Government voted to endorse a letter to ask for more alumni support in Congress for a permanent DACA solution.

Graduate Student Government Votes to Endorse DACA Letter Campaign

The Georgetown University Graduate Student Government voted to support the publication of a letter from student activists in support of the withdrawn Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to encourage Georgetown alumni in the U.S. Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017. The letter, which condemns President Donald Trump’s[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Former Education Secretary Spotlights Racial Achievement Gap

Former Secretary of Education John King Jr. said the United States must push for diverse student bodies and teachers in public schools to close the nation’s racial achievement gap, in a lecture organized by the Georgetown College minor in education, inquiry and justice Tuesday. Students of color and low-income students[Read More…]

by October 5, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

University Reaffirms Support for Sexual Assault Survivors

Georgetown University administration reaffirmed the university’s commitment to combating incidences of sexual assault and misconduct following the Department of Education’s decision to rescind Obama-era sexual assault investigation policies in a statement Sept. 22. The department rescinded the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter on Sexual Violence and the 2014 Questions and Answers[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top