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According to the National Park Service, the Washington Monument will remain closed for an additional two years, despite predictions that it would reopen in May 2017.

Washington Monument Closes Down for Repairs

The Washington Monument is to remain closed until 2019 due to repairs, the National Park Service announced Dec. 2. The monument has been closed since Aug. 17 following three previous closures, including a three-year period following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in 2011, which occurred 84 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.,[Read More…]

by December 6, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Council Approves Eliminating Tampon Tax

DC Council Approves Eliminating Tampon Tax

The Washington, D.C. Council approved the elimination of the 5.75 percent sales tax on diapers, tampons and other feminine hygiene products Nov. 15 by approving the final passage of the Feminine Hygiene and Sales Tax Exemption Amendment Act of 2016. The council, which has been deliberating the bill since April,[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Referendum Advances DC Statehood

Referendum Advances DC Statehood

Over 80 percent of the Washington, D.C. electorate voted in favor of D.C. statehood Nov. 8, advancing a measure to petition Congress to induct the District of Columbia as the 51st state. The four-part referendum, which was proposed by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) in April and unanimously approved by the[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro Budget Raises Concerns

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s proposed 2018 fiscal budget plan has raised concerns that its measures will result in increased fares, further affecting Metro’s ridership. Presented to the Metro Board of Directors by General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld on Oct. 30, the proposal calls for the downsizing of 1,000[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Professor Joins Academy

Andrew Bazemore, an adjunct professor of family medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center, was appointed to a National Academy of Medicine lifetime membership Oct. 17. The independent nonprofit organization, which provides advice to policy-makers and the public on health care issues, elected 79 new members this year based on[Read More…]

by November 1, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GULC Panel Split Over 2016

Despite Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s growing momentum in polls two weeks ahead of Election Day, there is still a possibility for Republican nominee Donald Trump to win the election, argued several panelists during a Georgetown University Law Center discussion Oct. 24. Moderated by CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Panel Examines Lingering Brexit Uncertainty

Top European diplomats expressed uncertainty at the extent of the economic fallout accompanying Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union in a panel discussion hosted Oct. 17 by Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute of International Economic Law. French Ambassador to the United States Gérard Araud categorized populism as an[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GUMC Women Reach Milestone 100 Professors

The Georgetown University Medical Center’s School of Medicine promoted over 100 women to the status of full professors, fulfilling a goal established last year by the faculty-run organization Georgetown Women in Medicine. GWIM, which advocates for the professional advancement of women in the medical field, celebrated the accomplishment with a[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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As negotiations between the university and the workers’ union continue, allegations have been raised asserting that facilities workers are being overworked with night shifts in the HFSC following day shifts in the MSB building.

Concerns Raised Over Facilities Workers’ Hours

Recent allegations surrounding the understaffing of facilities workers in the Healey Family Student Center have raised larger concerns from students regarding the treatment of workers on campus. Continued negotiations between the university and the Service Employees International Union 1199 Union Local, which took place this past Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top