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Project Journey will attempt to improve passengers’ experience and increase the airport’s capacity, MWAA President and CEO John Potter said in a July 2017 news release.

Reagan National Airport to Undergo Renovations

Construction started on a new 14-gate concourse at Ronald Reagan National Airport this week as part of a broader renovation plan intended to accommodate more passengers this year. Lanes on the arrivals roadway were closed Monday for the construction of new slip ramps. Further construction to the airport’s interior is[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA A long history of attempts to achieve statehood or voting congressional representation for D.C. precedes this bill.

DC Statehood Bill Gains Traction

A bill to grant statehood to Washington, D.C., reached a supermajority co-sponsorship by Democrats in the House of Representatives on Thursday with the signatures of four new representatives, meaning that over 75 percent, or 146 members, of the House Democratic Caucus supports the bill. However, a Republican-controlled Congress poses a[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA DCTAG receives $40 million in annual funding from the federal government that would be eliminated under Trump’s plan.

Trump’s Budget to Eliminate DC Tuition Funding

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposal includes the elimination of the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program, which provides grants for Washington, D.C. residents attending college across the country. DCTAG receives $40 million in annual funding from the federal government that would be eliminated under Trump’s plan. The program currently provides[Read More…]

by February 20, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Council Passes Public Campaign Funding Bill

DC Council Passes Public Campaign Funding Bill

The Washington, D.C. Council passed legislation last week authorizing publicly financed campaigns, a move that comes in the middle of the 2018 D.C. mayoral campaign season. Dubbed the Fair Elections Act, the bill would allow candidates to receive 5-to-1 matching funds from the city if they restrict their fundraising to[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Bowser Pitches DC to Silicon Valley Tech Giants

Touting Washington, D.C., as an up-and-coming hotspot for various technology companies, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a city economic planning team to Silicon Valley to pitch the District as a prime location for new businesses. Bowser’s team met with a wide array of tech companies, including the Kapor Center for[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Master’s in Aging and Health Announced

Master’s in Aging and Health Announced

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is set to introduce an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Aging and Health degree program next fall to confront issues facing an increasingly senior and aging population in the United States. The new program is set to be housed in the Graduate School[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO RYAN BAE/THE HOYA The unemployment gap between black and white D.C. residents has only grown, according to a 2017 report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.

DC Human Rights Report Reveals Room for Improvement

The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, published its biennial report on Washington, D.C.’s progress as a “human rights city” Jan. 9, revealing that the District still behind other cities with regards to guaranteeing its residents’ rights. The report, updated by the AFSC’s[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GULC Institute Seeks to Block ‘Militia Activity’ at Charlottesville White Nationalists Rally

GULC Institute Seeks to Block ‘Militia Activity’ at Charlottesville White Nationalists Rally

The Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Prevention is seeking a court order to prevent militia-style displays of force at a second “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., after a recent study from the organization found all 50 states have constitutional provisions that could be used[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GEORGE SCOTT AND SHAVONNIA CORBIN-JOHNSON

2 Georgetown Alumni Compete in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Two Georgetown alumni — a 26-year-old White House adviser under former President Barack Obama and an Army veteran-turned-Lutheran pastor — are duking it out for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 4th district of Pennsylvania. Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson (SFS ’14) and George Scott (SFS ’84) are both campaigning for their[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CHRISTINEFAIR.NET

Georgetown Professor Christine Fair was detained after an incident in the Frankfurt Airport in early January.

Georgetown Professor Accused of Calling German Officer a ‘Nazi’

A Georgetown School of Foreign Service professor who has come under fire for allegedly calling a German police officer a “Nazi” is denying German officials’ accusations. Christine Fair denies a German police report’s accusation that she called a German police officer “Nazi Police” at Frankfurt airport in Germany on Jan.[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top