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SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA From left to right: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security executive director Melanne Verveer, chief operating officer of WEConnect Greta Schettler (GRD '11), gender parity task forces coordinator at the Inter-American Development Bank Andrea Saldarriaga Jiménez (GRD '16), World Bank social scientist Miriam Müller and project director for the Women's Empowerment for Economic Development and Resilience Project Lucia España speak at an event Sept. 21.

Female Entrepreneurs Fuel Economic Success, Panelists Say

Female economic participation cultivates a more equitable and productive economy, women’s rights experts said at a panel in Riggs Library on Friday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, the panel provided intervention strategies to overcome systemic barriers to women’s economic participation in Latin and[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANNE-ISABELLE DEBOKAY/FOR THE HOYA
Juan Martinez (SFS '20) is Georgetown University Student Association president effective Sept. 16 after Sahil Nair (SFS '19) resigned Sept. 11.

GUSA Appoints New President, Apologizes for Initial Response

Juan Martinez (SFS ’20), the former transition chair of the Georgetown University Student Association senate, is the new GUSA president, effective Sept. 16, replacing Sahil Nair (SFS ’19), who resigned Sept. 11. Martinez was sworn in Sunday and will serve as president for the remaining 2018-19 presidential term, culminating when the next[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Over 1,300 Individuals have signed a Student Authored petition, requesting the university to rescind the degrees of Cardinals Wuerl and McCarrick.

Student-Led Petition Gains Traction

A petition urging Georgetown University to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl for their roles in widespread reported sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church has been signed by 1,376 individuals. McCarrick has been under fire since June, when allegations of sexual misconduct against men and[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
COMPASS REAL ESTATE
Wendy Martinez (GRD '12) died Tuesday after being stabbed while jogging in Logan Circle.

Man Arrested in Killing of Georgetown Alumna

A man was arrested Thursday in the killing of Wendy Martinez (GRD ’12), who was fatally stabbed while jogging in Logan Circle just before 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The 35-year-old woman, who lived in Northwest Washington, D.C., was attacked on the 1400 block of 11th Street NW at approximately 7:56[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
BULLDOG TAVERN
UNITE HERE Local 23, the Aramark workers' union, and two former Aramark employees of Bulldog Tavern filed a suit against Epicurean and Co. alleging workers' rights violations in the contract transition from Aramark to Epicurean and Co.

Former Bulldog Tavern Employees File Suit Against Epicurean

UNITE HERE Local 23, the labor union representing Aramark employees, along with two former Aramark employees of Bulldog Tavern filed a lawsuit Aug. 20 against Epicurean and Company for alleged workers’ rights violations. Plaintiffs Edward Williams and Lisa Moriolé are filing suit with Unite Here Local 23 against Vigor Restaurant[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced The Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act to ban the possession of undetectable plastic "ghost guns," unregistered firearms lacking serial numbers on Monday.

Bowser Proposes Legislation to Ban 3D-Printed ‘Ghost Guns’

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed legislation to ban the possession of 3D-printed plastic guns and other undetectable “ghost guns” Monday. The Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act will amend existing legislation to prohibit the registration and possession of ghost guns, or unregistered firearms without serial numbers, in the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
MISSION FIRST HOUSING Plaza West, a new affordable housing community for D.C. residents offering 50 rental units specifically to grandparents raising grandchildren, opened Sept. 13.

DC Allocates 50 Affordable Housing Units to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) opened 223 affordable housing units, 50 of which were allocated specifically to grandparents raising grandchildren, in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood Sept. 13. The housing community, called Plaza West, is located at 1035 4th St. NW and 307 K St. NW. In addition to[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SETH OWEN
Seth Owen (SFS '22) traveled to Los Angeles to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show after a GoFundMe for his Georgetown tuition went viral after he was kicked out of his house.

Q&A: First-Year Student Appears on ‘The Ellen Show’

Seth Owen (SFS ’22) appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Sept. 11 after gaining national attention in July when a fundraiser for his Georgetown tuition after he was kicked out of his house for refusing to attend his parents’ church went viral. After Owen, who is gay, refused to attend[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT Washington, D.C. pledged to set standards for net-zero carbon buildings by 2050 and reduce waste sent to landfills by 2030 at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.

DC Pledges to Mitigate Climate Change Effects at Summit

The Bowser administration announced its commitment to several new initiatives to combat climate change, including a transition toward zero waste and the development of net-zero carbon buildings, at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 12-14. Represented at the San Francisco summit by Director of the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
COURTESY NINA YOUNG Students displayed an art piece countering anti-Semitic vandalism for one day in Red Square on Oct. 17, 2017. The artists and university administrators are now seeking a long-term location for the installation.

Students Seek Long-Term Location for Graffiti Art Installation

Students are working with Georgetown University administrators to find a long-term location for the Love In”stall”ation, a one-day art installation created October 2017 in the wake of anti-Semitic and misogynistic graffiti found in LXRHall and Village C West in September 2017. On four separate occasions, swastikas were graffitied on surfaces[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top