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The conversation on tax reform came three weeks after Republicans in the U.S. Senate released their own version of the House of Representatives’ initial tax plan.

GOP Tax Reform Efforts Will Be Successful, Policy Experts Argue

The Republican Party’s current tax reform efforts will be passed into law, three tax policy experts predicted during a Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service discussion on tax cuts Tuesday. Grover Norquist, president of anti-tax advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform; Tony Sayegh, an assistant secretary for the United[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY CHRIS COTTRELL

Business Students Win 1st Place in Global Competition

Georgetown’s Venture Capital Investment Competition team won first place at the VCIC Global Finals, a competition to convince judges to invest in a potential startup company, beating 12 teams from three continents in the championship hosted April 7 and 8 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 0 comments Business
COURTESY MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The new “Launching the Venture” course taught by professor Eric Koester allowed students to write and publish books on entrepreneurship.

Business Students’ Books to Be Published

A total of 15 students in the newly offered “Launching the Venture” course in the McDonough School of Business will publish individual books on business and entrepreneurship. Taught by the co-founder of the home services moderating company Zaarly professor Eric Koester, the course tasked students with writing books on seeking[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Congress Passes District School Voucher Bill

The rift between Washington, D.C. leaders and the federal government has deepened as the House of Representatives passed an initial committee markup for the Scholarship for Opportunity and Results Act, a federal school voucher program for D.C., on Wednesday. The act was voted through by the U.S. House of Representative’s[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
University Students to Compete in Global Venture Capital Competition

University Students to Compete in Global Venture Capital Competition

Georgetown’s Venture Capital Investment Competition team is to compete in the VCIC Global Finals after earning first-place honors at the VCIC 2017 South Regional Finals, held at Rice University in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 10. The team, composed of Chris Cottrell (MBA ’17), Shreya Adiraju (MBA ’17), Sofocles Papas (MBA[Read More…]

by March 13, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
University President John J. DeGioia and Executive Chairman Ana Botín signed a $2 million agreement with Santander Group on the field of social economy in 2015, pictured above.

Georgetown, Santander Sign $2M Partnership

The banking organization Santander Group will support graduate-level research at Georgetown University in the field of social economy as part of a $2 million partnership agreement, according to a Jan. 17 announcement. Georgetown and Santander aim to train students, scholars and citizens who will be mindful of the need to[Read More…]

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY BEN DROZ
Peet’s Coffee offers a new kind of coffee experience through the addition of an all-new slow bar and a unique interior design complete with images of both current and historical Georgetown.

Peet’s Coffee Opens First Shop in Georgetown

Peet’s Coffee introduced a new take on the coffee shop experience when it added its first retail location in Georgetown, located on the corner of 33rd and M Street, on Dec. 20. From an interior design that exhibits pictures depicting historical moments and current features of the Georgetown area —[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Expert Pushes Collaboration

Expert Pushes Collaboration

Europe and the United States must work together to establish stronger migration and security policies, according to Sandro Gozi, in the office of the Italian prime minister, in a talk in the Bioethics Research Library on Wednesday. “We have to sharpen our policies. If you want to win the challenge[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JINWOO CHONG/THE HOYA
The senate approved a studentwide referendum on making campus smoke-free, extending the nonsmoking areas across main campus.

GUSA Senate Approves Smoke-Free Referendum

The main campus of Georgetown University took another step toward becoming smoke-free, as the Georgetown University Student Association senate voted 26-0 Sunday to hold a studentwide referendum in December on the issue. The referendum, to be held Dec. 1, will present students with three options: in support of a smoke-free[Read More…]

by October 25, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ILLUSTRATION BY JESUS RODRIGUEZ/the hoya
Unemployed individuals can now receive a maximum payout of 425 dollars a week for 36 weeks, as part of the first increase in unemployment benefits in Washington, D.C. in over a decade.

Mayor Increases D.C. Unemployment Benefits

As the unemployment rate in Washington, D.C., continues to hover above the national average, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) increased benefits for the unemployed in D.C.’s Unemployment Insurance program beginning Oct. 1, implementing the first change to the policy in over a decade. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau[Read More…]

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