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King Legacy Celebrated at `Let Freedom Ring’ Concert

As part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities, Georgetown students and community members partook in the “Let Freedom Ring” event at the Kennedy Center on Monday. Georgetown University, in partnership with the Kennedy Center, co-sponsored the event as a commemoration of King. Tickets were distributed through a lottery system[Read More…]

by January 22, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Millions Unaccounted For, Workers Overpaid in District Sanitation Budget

As a result of time and attendance fraud, sanitation workers in the District have earned millions of dollars for overtime work that was never actually completed, according to an investigation by a team of auditors from the D.C. Department of Finance and Resource Management. The D.C. Department of Public Works[Read More…]

by January 22, 2010 0 comments City News, News

DPS blotter

**Wednesday, Jan. 13 ** *Theft, Rafik B. Hariri Building, 6:30 a.m.* The complainant reported the theft of her laptop from an unsecured area. No suspects or witnesses have been identified. **Theft, Lauinger Library, 1:32 p.m.** The complainant reported the theft of his laptop from an unsecured area. No suspects or[Read More…]

by January 22, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Duke Ellington School May Relocate to Accommodate Public High School

D.C. Public Schools are evaluating the possibility of relocating the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and converting the building located on the corner of 3–5th and R Streets NW into a public, comprehensive high school for D.C.’s Ward 2. According to The Washington Post, D.C. School Construction Chief Allen[Read More…]

by January 22, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Unemployment Rate Declines in D.C. Area

The D.C. Metro area’s unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in November, according to data released last week by the U.S. Department of Labor, after a continuous rise that lasted four months. In the District proper, the 11.8 percent unemployment rate is one of the highest in the country, compared[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Students Support New Plastic Bag Tax That Encourages Environmental Friendliness

As students return to the Georgetown campus for the spring semester, they will be forced to search for an extra nickel at the cash register to accommodate a new tax on disposable bags in the District. On Jan. 1, Washington, D.C., became the first major U.S. city to impose a[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 0 comments City News, News

YouthBuild Provides Fresh Start Through Education

In light of D.C.’s unemployment rate, one of the lowest in the nation, the YouthBuild Public Charter School, located in Columbia Heights, is providing a unique opportunity for young men and women who have not completed their schooling and are in need of professional training and education. The school educates[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Marathon Kidney Exchange Saves 13 Lives at GU Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center conducted a record-breaking kidney exchange on Dec. 2 during which 26 different surgeries gave 13 patients with severe kidney disease life-saving organ replacements. “Those people literally needed a needle in a haystack,” Keith Melancon, director of the Kidney Pancreas Transplant program at Georgetown University Hospital, said[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GU Given Research Funding

The university has been awarded over $20 million in federal stimulus funding to support the research efforts of 50 faculty members at the Georgetown University Medical Center and on the main campus, it announced in a press release on Jan. 5. The grants, many of which will be distributed over[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 0 comments City News, News

International Law Center Opens in London

Georgetown University Law School traveled across the pond this year to establish the Center for Transnational Legal Studies. CTLS, which is the first institution of its kind focused on international and comparative law, opened its doors to students last month in London, England. According to the Web site, CTLC is[Read More…]

by October 10, 2008 0 comments City News, News