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D.C. Council to Vote on Raises for Public School Teachers

The Washington, D.C. Council is expected to vote on a proposed contract to raise D.C. Public Schools teachers’ salaries Oct. 3, following five years without a contract between teachers and the city’s public school system. If approved, the contract between the District’s public school teachers’ union and city officials would[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg praised growing equality for women in the legal field in an address at the Law Center.

Justice Ginsburg Praises Higher Representation of Women in Law

Opportunities for women in the legal field have improved drastically over the past 50 years, said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Georgetown University Law Center on Wednesday afternoon. Ginsburg, speaking to first-year students at GULC, said the industry has seen a monumental shift toward gender equity in[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates, whom President Donald Trump fired in January, will teach at the Law Center this fall.

Sacked Deputy Attorney General Joins Law Center

Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates will serve as a distinguished lecturer at the Georgetown University Law Center in government during the 2017 fall semester, according to a GULC press release Sep. 21. “Sally Yates is an extraordinary public servant who has had a career of the greatest consequence,”[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 2 comments City News, News, News - Top

GU Signs Amicus Brief Against Trump Order

Georgetown University joined 30 other U.S. universities on an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court calling for the invalidation of President Donald Trump’s second executive order restricting travel from six predominantly Muslim countries. The Sept. 18 amicus brief is the second signed by Georgetown that relates to the Jan.[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
Q&A: New MSFS Director McEldowney Urges Optimism About Future of Diplomacy

Q&A: New MSFS Director McEldowney Urges Optimism About Future of Diplomacy

Despite living in a “more fractious” world, students looking for a career in diplomacy should continue to pursue their dreams, said Ambassador Nancy McEldowney, the new director for the Masters in Foreign Service program, in an exclusive interview with The Hoya. Before beginning her term at Georgetown this fall, McEldowney[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
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International Students Criticize Lack of Support From Career Fair Companies

International students seeking employment opportunities criticized the Cawley Career Education Center’s Sept. 15 Career Fair for a perceived lack of employers that sponsored work visas for students interested in working in the United States after graduation. Of the 103 companies listed on the Career Center’s website participating in the event,[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SaxaFund, a crowd-sourcing initiative launched by GUSA,The Corp and GUASFCU, has funded three student projects.

SaxaFund Boosts Student Projects

Three student projects have received funding from community donationts through SaxaFund, a student-alumni collaboration launched in the spring. SaxaFund was launched in March 2017 by a coalition of Georgetown University alumni, the Georgetown University Student Association and Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union and Students of Georgetown, Inc.[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
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Union Tensions Disrupt WMATA Services

  Tensions between the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the largest labor union representing Metro employees tipped over twice this week amid labor contract negotiations, prompting service meltdowns across the rail system and delaying transit operations for hours on end. Following the discovery of a mechanical hazard that dealt[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Solar Panels to Provide Half of Campus Energy

Georgetown University has partnered with Origis Energy USA to build a solar power system off campus that could provide nearly 50 percent of the campus’s electricity by the 2019-20 academic year. The agreement, announced Monday, aligns with the university’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Origis will install 105,000 solar[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

District Launches Bid for New Amazon Headquarters

The growing and highly educated population of Washington, D.C., makes it the perfect metropolitan area for Amazon to build a second headquarters, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Sept. 14 while launching the District’s bid. Bowser officially announced D.C.’s bid though a video titled “Obviously, Washington, D.C.” In the video, Bowser[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top