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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

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

Tax Decreases Plastic Bag Use

In the nine months since the institution of the D.C. bag tax, the use of disposable bags has dropped by about 60 percent. While residents were initially skeptical of the effectiveness of the tax, according to The Washington Post, five cents are proving enough of an incentive for customers to[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Gray’s Win To Bring Change

The District may see an overhaul of Mayor Fenty’s approach to education reform following Vincent Gray’s primary election victory on Sept. 14. Gray’s election also signals less far-reaching changes for the Georgetown neighborhood, which voted for Fenty. The close election resulted in Gray carrying the city 53 to 47 percent.[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News

National Mall Gets Free Wireless Access

In an increasingly Internet-reliant world, the National Mall has jumped on the bandwagon by offering free Wi-Fi access to visitors. On Sept. 8, through a collaboration of federal, state and private institutions, D.C. residents began to enjoy wireless access in the city’s most renowned green space. The project began in[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Burglary Near Campus

An unknown suspect broke into a house on 3600 T St. early Thursday morning and stole jewelry, cash, a laptop and other personal items, according to a Public Safety Alert released Thursday evening. The house is not occupied by Georgetown students. The suspect entered through a window left open on[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Gray Wins Democratic Primary

In the culmination of a highly contested race to determine the next mayor of D.C., Council Chairman Vincent Gray defeated incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, handily winning the majority of the District’s black vote. With almost 90 percent of the precincts tallied at 2:30 a.m.[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Georgetown Businesses See Decreased Revenue

Statistics show that business in the Georgetown area is down, with many stores closing and others turning significantly less profit. But while Georgetown is not immune to the recession, owners and retailers have hope that business will pick up with students’ return to campus. The Georgetown area had a net[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Gray Still Leads, Election Tuesday

Four days before the Democratic primary, which will likely determine D.C.’s next mayor, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray maintains a sizable lead in the polls over incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty. Gray’s lead, however, has lessened in the past weeks. A poll released by The Washington Post on Aug. 29 gave[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Potomac at its Cleanest in 60 Years, But Far From Pristine

Once deemed a national disgrace by President Lyndon Johnson, the Potomac River is showing signs of improvement after decades of trying to decontaminate the murky waters. A study released by the U.S. Geological Survey revealed that despite the Potomac’s still unsightly appearance, the water quality has improved enough for native[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments City News, News