Business

India’s Modern Money

India’s Modern Money

January 19, 2017 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

On Nov. 8 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetized India overnight, announcing that the old 500-rupee and 1,000-rupee notes from the Mahatma Gandhi Series would be obsolete except for a few essential services such as hospitals, pharmaceutical shops, gasoline stations, etc., which could still accept the currency. Modi thenRead More

COURTESY ETHAN ROSEN
Francesco Ambrosio (MSB ’19) created a clothing company with two other friends to sell cheap and comfortable clothing to college students.

Students Start Online Apparel Business

January 19, 2017 at 11:08 pm 0 comments

Georgetown undergraduate students Ethan Rosen (MSB ’19), Emmett Orts (MSB ’19) and Francesco Ambrosio (MSB ’19) are offering cheap and accessible athletic clothing through the online clothing startup UApparel, which launched at the beginning of this year. Rosen and Orts, members of the University’s crew team, founded the company duringRead More

COURTESY ELEVATE

Elevate’s off-campus meal provides Georgetown students an alternative to current campus dining plans offered by the university.

Off-Campus Meal Plan Launches

January 19, 2017 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

Elevate, a startup founded by two graduates from the University of Virginia, is offering an alternative meal plan that allows students to receive meals from a variety of restaurants off-campus the at the start of this spring semester. UVA graduates Josh Cohen and Seth Kramer founded Elevate during their timeRead More

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

January 19, 2017 at 11:00 pm 0 comments

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

Downgraded Zika Status Raises Concerns

Downgraded Zika Status Raises Concerns

December 2, 2016 at 3:30 am 0 comments

Georgetown professor of global health law Lawrence Gostin is concerned about the World Health Organization’s Nov. 17 decision to formally lift Zika’s emergency status, arguing the move decreases the prospects of funding to fight and cure Zika, and downgrades public concern when certain populations are still at serious risk ofRead More

GRACE LOBO/THE HOYA
The restaurant chain &pizza opened its 19th location on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown last week, offering a new dining option to members of the Georgetown community seeking custom dishes.

Georgetown Welcomes &pizza

December 2, 2016 at 2:40 am 0 comments

The restaurant &pizza opened its newest location on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown last week as the latest addition to the neighborhood’s fast-casual dining scene with a unique approach to its classic namesake dish. The new pizzeria marks the 19th installment of the D.C.-based custom pizza chain, which owns restaurants throughoutRead More

WAYPOINT Alumnus Ryan Summe (COL ’10) launched a new app that allows users to share reviews with their friends.

Alum Founds Community-Based Travel App

December 2, 2016 at 2:30 am 0 comments

Last week, Georgetown alumnus Ryan Summe (COL ’10) launched Waypoint, an app that helps users organize and share their favorite places with their friends. Summe’s idea for the app originated from problems he encountered frequently when he travelled and could not find a way to organize and share his favoriteRead More

Free Markets Are Needed in Space

Free Markets Are Needed in Space

December 2, 2016 at 2:00 am 0 comments

Anyone who enjoys science fiction novels and movies has most likely fantasized about the possibility of space travel. While most people’s images of space travel have largely been inspired by franchises like “Star Trek” and “Star Wars,” companies like SpaceX and Arianspace are working to make commercial space travel aRead More

COURTESY START LINE
Georgetown student Brian Ferguson (COL ’18), right, created a venture called Start Line, which functions as a kind of Yelp that assists ex-convicts in locating resources to facilitate their reintegration into society.

Student Venture Helps Ex-Convicts

November 18, 2016 at 5:00 am 0 comments

In 2002, Brian Ferguson (COL ’18) was wrongfully convicted of murder, and while team of pro-bono lawyers won him his freedom in 2013, he found that his 11 years in prison made his transition back into normal life extremely difficult. Following this experience, Ferguson, who studies Justice and Peace StudiesRead More

DEZEEN
Google began shipping its new MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar to customers earlier this week with record sales, according to Forbes.

GU Gives MacBook Pro Lukewarm Review

November 18, 2016 at 3:50 am 0 comments

  Apple announced the release of its new MacBook Pro on Oct. 27 to a mixed reception from the Apple user community at Georgetown. According to Forbes, Apple’s newest laptop has experienced record sales. The company began shipping the laptops to online customers on Monday. U.S. online shoppers spent moreRead More