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KATHLEEN GUAN/THE HOYA
In addition to bargain prescription and nonprescription glasses, Warby Parker’s new Georgetown storefront features artwork by poster artist Jason Munn as well as books from the eyeglass retailer’s new Warby Parker Press.

Warby Parker Launches in Georgetown

Online eyewear company Warby Parker opened a retail store in Georgetown on Sept. 26. The storefront, located at 3225 M St. NW, celebrated its launch by releasing an exclusive pair of sunglasses only available at its M Street location. The storefront displays a variety of styles of eyeglasses for customers[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY ALEXANDER GALICKI 
Roamer has connected more than 2,000 graduate students looking for furnished housing to other graduate students looking to sublet.

Q&A: Startup Connects Grad Students to Apartments

Alexander Galicki (LAW ’16) and Kentaro Murase (LAW ’16) joined the start-up game in August 2014 when they created Roamer, an apartment rental app that tailors specifically to graduate students looking to sublet apartments. Roamer currently hosts more than 2,000 users. The Hoya got in touch with Galicki to hear[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Walsh Gallery Sees Increase in Visitors

Walsh Gallery Sees Increase in Visitors

Found in Georgetown University’s Walsh Building, the Spagnuolo Art Gallery has housed famed pieces by artists such as Andy Warhol. While the traffic at Walsh to view its galleries has been traditionally low, there has been a steady increase in viewership and donations over the past year. Right now, Gallery[Read More…]

by May 1, 2015 0 comments Features, The Guide
KATHLEEN GUAN/THE HOYA
Epicurean and Company failed to apply for a license to remain open 24 hours a day when it made the change in 2013. The restaurant is now correcting the oversight.

Epicurean Files for 24-Hour License

Epicurean and Company is formally applying for a license to remain open 24 hours Monday through Saturday, although the restaurant extended its hours without a license in August 2013. The restaurant was officially approved by the Advisory Neighborhood Commission in February of this year to remain open 24 hours. To[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Fighting Trans Homelessness

In response to the effect of disproportionate levels of homelessness on LGBTQ youth, a new youth shelter is the first of its kind to offer protection for transgender youth in the District. Ruby Corado, an advocate for LGBTQ rights, heads Casa Ruby, a nonprofit organization that currently provides meals, case[Read More…]

by March 31, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Institute Guides Students On Path to College

Applying to college is a daunting process for all high-school students, but for over 20 years, Georgetown’s Institute for College Preparation has helped underprivileged students in Ward 7 maneuver the process and find their way to college. Originally named the Schiff Scholars, the program was founded in 1989 through a[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Anti-Prejudice Laws Challenged

Prominent conservative and Catholic groups are urging Congress to overturn a pair of laws passed by the D.C. Council last year that prevent discrimination in the workplace based on contraceptive use or sexual orientation. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 prevents employers from taking action against workers, specifically[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
COURTESY DEBORAH PHILLIPS
Professor of psychology Deborah Phillips co-directs the Center for Research on Children in the United States, which received three grants for its universal pre-K research in Tulsa.

Research Center Investigates Effects of Universal Pre-K

The Georgetown University Center for Research on Children in the United States received three new grants in support of its long-term investigation of the effects of universal pre-kindergarten, continuing a partnership with Tulsa, Okla. public schools that began in 2001. The grants from the Foundation for Child Development, the Heising-Simons[Read More…]

by February 10, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GULC Institute Supports Housing Development

GULC Institute Supports Housing Development

Georgetown University Law Center’s Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development guided the restoration of the Sierra Cooperative, an affordable housing complex in northwest Washington, D.C. that was almost completely unlivable in 2012 but made a full recovery and celebrated its grand opening Jan. 22. The Harrison Institute, which was[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro Emergency Response Prompts Worries From Officials

After smoke filled a Yellow Line train because of electrical arcing on Monday, Jan. 12, city and federal officials have responded with concern about the safety of the Metro and the lack of disclosure provided by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) expressed extreme concern[Read More…]

by January 27, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top