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Bookworms Head to Mall

Last weekend, visitors to the National Mall had the chance to peruse books and meet authors from across the country, as the National Book Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary. This year’s gathering, entitled “Celebrating a Decade of Words and Wonder,” brought more than 70 of the country’s top writers and[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments City News, News

New Legislation Would Create Contracts for Artists

The Artist Protection Act of 2009, introduced by D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh of Ward 3 and set to pass this Council session, seeks to guarantee the establishment of a legal contract between artists and art dealers who seek to sell their work, but the consequences for local art dealers remain[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Campusfood Costs Business Owners Cash

In 1997, University of Pennsylvania student Michael Saunders grew frustrated with the inconvenience of ordering food over the phone. More than a decade later, he is now the president of Campusfood, a website that serves over 300 college campuses across the country – but local restaurants listed on the site[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Fire Breaks Out Adjacent to Wisemiller’s

While many students and alumni watched the homecoming football game on Saturday afternoon, the bakery attached to F. Scott’s at 1232 36th St. caught fire. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived at the scene at about 2:45 p.m. and reported that there was damage to the exterior of the[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Job Rate Unstable

The future of Washington, D.C.’s job market remains uncertain after a positive second fiscal quarter with increased job creation followed by a net loss of jobs in August, according to the District of Columbia’s Department of Employment Services. Most jobs that had been lost during the recession in D.C. were[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Republican Filibuster Halts DREAM Act

Defeating a measure hotly anticipated by immigration reformers, the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday against closing debate on a bill containing the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, after failing to break a Republican-led filibuster. The result was a disappointment to many cultural and political groups on campus, as[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Hill Testifies On the Hill

Joseph Hill (COL ’11) came to Georgetown to study government, but he never could have anticipated how soon he would be actually influencing national politics. Last Wednesday, Hill testified before the House Committee on the Budget in support of legislation that would extend the Federal Perkins Loan Program an extra[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Satirical Political Rallies on Schedule for D.C.

As the nation prepares for November’s congressional elections, D.C. is also preparing for two other events garnering the country’s attention: The Rally to Restore Sanity and the March to Keep Fear Alive, to be led on the National Mall on Oct. 30 by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, respectively. After[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

NYU to Open D.C. Campus

New York University broke ground on its new Washington, D.C. campus on Monday and plans to welcome its first set of students there by the fall of 2012. Up to 150 students per semester will participate in a special program geared toward students with concentrations in economics, history, journalism and[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Law Center Revisits Military Recruitment

Law Center Dean William Treanor issued a memorandum earlier this week explaining the presence of military recruiters on the law campus for its Government Interview Program Sept. 20. The memo was issued Sept. 17, four days before the Tuesday vote in the Senate on the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell”[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News