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Portraits That Defy A President

    The Hoya spoke with five members of the Georgetown community — from Haiti, South Sudan, El Salvador and Cameroon — who shared their thoughts on the president’s remarks and their families’ stories of immigrating to the United States. CLICK HERE TO READ STORY Have a reaction to this[Read More…]

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Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) told a capacity crowd of Georgetown students that the Trump administration is bringing the country dangerously close to war with North Korea.

Sen. Duckworth Raises Alarm Over North Korea ‘Drums of War’

The prospect of a war between the United States and a nuclear-capable North Korea has become increasingly likely, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) said Thursday night in a speech in the Healey Family Student Center, warning that President Donald Trump’s “irresponsible” rhetoric threatens U.S. national security. “I am hearing the drums[Read More…]

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The rate of homelessness in the District fell 10.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, during the first full year of the program’s implementation, according to a Jan. 10 news release from Mayor Bowser’s office.

DC Holiday Housing Initiative Proves Successful

The Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) granted permanent housing to 422 Washington, D.C. residents formerly experiencing homelessness through its Home for the Holidays initiative, which began in November 2017 and concluded Jan. 10. The initiative, which exceeded its original goal of placing 400 households into permanent residences in two[Read More…]

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Members of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees rallied in protest of the university's response to their efforts Dec. 6

Graduate Student Workers Continue Push for Labor Union

Students pursuing university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union will continue activism to persuade administrators to accept their proposal for the right to vote following a university email announcing new willingness to reexamine the issue of unionization. In a Jan. 9 email, Provost Robert Groves and Executive Vice[Read More…]

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The School of Foreign Service is looking to introduce a science requirement for the Class of 2022.

Undergraduate Tuition to Rise for 7th Consecutive Year

Undergraduate tuition rates in the 2018-19 academic year are set to increase by 3.5 percent to $53,520 from $51,720, Provost Robert Groves announced in a campuswide email Wednesday. The increase, identical to last year’s change, falls below the university’s earlier projections for 4 percent hikes through 2020. Tuition has risen[Read More…]

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Let Freedom Ring Ceremony Honors MLK’s Legacy, Thompson’s Spirit

John Thompson Jr., Georgetown University’s men’s basketball coach from 1972 through 1999, was known for his commitment to helping his students. He symbolized his investment in his players with a deflated basketball placed prominently on his desk that reminded players their lives were not measured solely by their performance on[Read More…]

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UMC has made arrangements with Howard University Hospital and Unity Healthcare to provide prenatal care at community clinics in Wards 7 and 8.

Southeast D.C. Left in Need of Maternity Care After Birthing Wards Close

Washington, D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8 were left in need of maternity care centers after two D.C. birthing wards servicing the area closed late last year. Well-known in the D.C. area for serving individuals in need as it accepted patients without regard for their legal status or ability to pay,[Read More…]

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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Wasserman joined the SFS-Q campus in 2006, one year after the campus opened its doors.

Q&A: Former Georgetown Professor Reflects on Time in Qatar

American values are not always so dissimilar from those in conservative Muslim countries, posits Gary Wasserman (SFS ’66), a former professor of government at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar, in his recent book reflecting on his experiences living and working in Doha. Wasserman taught from[Read More…]

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WILL CROMARTY/THE HOYA DC Officials are encouraging D.C. residents to purchase dry ice to kill the rodents, touting the agent’s relatively low price and ease of use.

Dry Ice to Be Used in DC Pest Control Efforts

Washington, D.C. officials have begun to use dry ice as a new method to combat the District’s growing rat population, according to Gerard Brown, the program manager of the D.C. Department of Health’s rodent control division, earlier this month. There was a 64 percent surge in rat sightings and complaints[Read More…]

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The tech giant Amazon is set to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore on M Street. Developers have yet to announce an opening date.

Amazon Books to Open on M Street, 1st Location in District

Amazon Books’ first Washington, D.C. location is set to open on M Street in Georgetown as the latest installment in the tech giant’s foray into brick-and-mortar retail. An Amazon representative declined to give details on the opening date of the store, which will be the 14th Amazon Books location nationwide.[Read More…]

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