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Tax Bill Could Negatively Affect Graduate Students

The Republican tax bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday could have a strong negative effect on Georgetown graduate students receiving financial aid. The bill, proposed by House Republicans on Nov. 2, is aimed at reshaping the tax code, including reducing the number of income tax brackets from[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News

Bowser Addresses Citizens’ Rodent Concerns in Dupont Rat Walk

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a demonstration in Dupont Circle to address the concerns of Washington, D.C. residents surrounding the city’s growing rodent and vermin population Monday. The walk, which attracted about 100 participants, was one in a series of “results walks,” in which Bowser, local leaders and agency officials[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News
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House Democrats are suing the General Services Administration over the federal agency's refusal to provide documents related to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers Sue Federal Agency Over Trump Hotel Documents

Seventeen Democratic members of the House of Representatives sued the General Services Administration on Nov. 2 over the agency’s refusal to provide documents regarding Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. The House members said they repeatedly requested documents, which the GSA is legally required to provide, regarding the financial history[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Thousands have signed a petition opposing a National Park Service proposal to ban recreation on the grounds of the Washington Monument and other parts of the National Mall.

Plan to Ban Sports on National Mall Draws Backlash

The National Park Service plans to ban sports and other recreational activities on the grounds of the Washington Monument and raise rates for those who want to use other facilities on the National Mall next year. The field closures are intended to help maintain the newly installed turf on the[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
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London-born Paolo Aldorasi was arrested in Seattle on Feb. 24 and later admitted to assaulting and attempting to rob a Georgetown student.

Suspect Pleads Guilty to Charges Connected to Georgetown Kidnapping

The male suspect accused of kidnapping a Georgetown student last January pled guilty to assault with intent to commit robbery Nov. 2, as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors who agreed to drop federal kidnapping charges. London-born Paolo Aldorasi was arrested in Seattle on Feb. 24 and later admitted[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown University benefactor and Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal donated $20 million in 2005 to endow the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

Georgetown Benefactor Detained in Saudi Arrests

A late-night wave of arrests in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4 swept up prominent Georgetown University benefactor and Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, alongside dozens of influential businessmen, politicians and royals. Prince Alwaleed, who donated $20 million in 2005 to endow the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding,[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 4 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
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Four miles of track from Silver Spring to Fort Totten will see repairs and replacement in these repairs, replacing an interlocking, a part of the track where trains can cross from one track to another.

Metro Red Line Repairs Cause Closures in Late November

The Washington, D.C. Metro Red line is set to halt service between the Silver Spring and Fort Totten stations in Maryland from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10 for a second round of major planned track maintenance this year. The improvement project will cut service on the easternmost end of the[Read More…]

by November 8, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Local News Site DCist Shut Down After Parent Company Labor Dispute

Local news site DCist was shut down late Nov. 2 after billionaire CEO Joe Ricketts — owner of DNAinfo and Gothamist, DCist’s parent company — announced a decision to discontinue publishing both news organizations. The decision follows an Oct. 26 vote by Gothamist reporters and editors to unionize following Ricketts’[Read More…]

by November 6, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Graduate Student Employees Seek Labor Union Recognition

Graduate Student Employees Seek Labor Union Recognition

Graduate students demanded recognition of their labor union and the start of contract negotiations in a letter to University President John J. DeGioia on Wednesday. Around 60 members of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees gathered on Copley Lawn to deliver the letter to DeGioia requesting greater representation in negotiating[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The D.C. Council is considering a bill to create a new office to liaison between between the Office of the Mayor and nightlife businesses.

DC Council Considers Office to Oversee Nightlife

A proposal to create a Washington, D.C. Office of Nightlife to liaison between the mayor’s office and late night businesses is currently under D.C. Council review Councilmember Brandon T. Todd (D-Ward 4), joined by Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) Oct. 3, proposed the new office which would manage business relations[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top