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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
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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

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
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University President John J. DeGioia (fourth from center) spoke on a panel for UN Women's third anniversary of launching HeForShe.

Annual HeForShe Report Highlights Georgetown’s Sexual Assault Prevention Initiatives

Universities can learn from Georgetown’s initiatives to empower women, such as sexual assault awareness and prevention programs, as well as the Institute for Women, Peace and Security, explained university president John J. DeGioia at a United Nations Women event Wednesday morning. Speaking at the third-year anniversary celebration of UN Women’s[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel discussed the Republican Party's future in a GU Politics event.

RNC Chairwoman Discusses Future of Republican Party

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel spoke to students Tuesday night about the party’s goals for gaining millennials’ support and current issues including the recent end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The event was hosted in the Healey Family Student Center by the Georgetown University Institute[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The owners of the seven-floor Newseum property on Pennsylvania Ave. may sell all or part of the struggling museum.

Struggling Newseum Remains Open as Owners Consider Sale

The Newseum remains open to the public for now while its owners consider selling all or part of its seven-story Pennsylvania Avenue property after years of financial turmoil for the journalism museum. The Freedom Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based foundation and the principal founder of the Newseum, announced Aug. 28 it[Read More…]

by September 20, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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Entitled “After the Crisis,” photojournalist Sara May's exhibit features photos from her travels to Sierra Leone and offers an intimate look into everyday life, documenting the struggle of the human subjects as they adapt to life without the loved ones they lost to Ebola.

Photojournalist Examines Post-Ebola Life in Sierra Leone

Photojournalism has the power to raise awareness for otherwise forgotten stories, according to photojournalist Sara May at an opening of her exhibit detailing the aftermath of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone at the Washington, D.C. Leica Store on Friday. Entitled “After the Crisis,” the exhibit features photos from May’s[Read More…]

by September 18, 2017 0 comments City News, News
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Law Center, Medical Center Formalize Legal Resource Partnership

The Georgetown University Law Center and the Georgetown University Medical Center formally launched the Health Justice Alliance, a partnership to share legal resources and medical research focused on low-income communities in Washington, D.C., at a panel on Wednesday. The Health Justice Alliance, which began research work in 2016, works to[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top