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Act to Rein in Student Credit

A 2009 study by financial lender Sallie Mae found that today’s college students are spending more on credit than at any point in history: 84 percent of college undergraduates have at least one credit card – an increase of 8 percent since 2004. But following the Feb. 22 national implementation[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Probation for Ex-Student

Former Georgetown student William Thiele pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court Friday to carrying a pistol without a license and was sentenced to 18 months probation after he shot a toilet during Midnight Madness last October. Thiele, who goes by Alex, will serve his probation in California, his home state.[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

3 Percent Tuition Rise Approved

Georgetown University’s undergraduate tuition will rise by 3 percent for the 2010-2011 academic year as the budget for undergraduate financial aid will increase by 8 percent, according to a university press release published yesterday. “An increase was necessary in order to fund the rising operating costs of maintaining our facilities,[Read More…]

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New Software to Grant Profs Online Textbook Editing Privileges

A new online service to be released this August by publishing giant MacMillan will provide professors with unprecedented control over textbook content for their classes. Through a software called DynamicBooks, MacMillan will make many textbooks editable online and available to students in the altered version. Professors may change the order[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Earthquake Jolts Chile, Stalls Students

After an 8.8 magnitude earthquake shook Chile at 3:34 a.m. local time Saturday, Anne Meriwether (COL ’11) was thankful to be in the safety of her bed and eager to let her family know she was out of harm’s way. Meriwether, one of two Georgetown students studying abroad in the[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Memorials on Mall to Remain Unlabeled

Last Thursday, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts voted against putting stone labels on the major memorials on the National Mall, reported the Associated Press. The National Park Service proposed the installation of the signs last spring in response to complaints from tourists who did not know what they were[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments City News, News

DPS Blotter

**Thursday, Feb. 18** *Theft, New Research Building, 11:29 a.m.* The complainant’s stolen backpack was found in a restroom. The valuable items (laptop, camera and wallet) had been removed. *Drug Violation, Reynolds Hall, 10:39 p.m.* DPS received a report of possible drug activity in the area. A search of the area[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments City News, News

American University Tests Program Combining SmarTrip and ID Cards

American University recently launched a pilot program to integrate SmarTrip fare card technologies into university identification cards, according to AU Student Government President Andy MacCracken. MacCracken distributed 20 cards to students, staff and faculty for a testing period that began in mid-February. The SmarTrip cards – nearly the same dimensions[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Philly Pizza Open Illegally After Ordered to Shut Doors

Philly Pizza & Grill continues to operate and now faces legal action after being issued a “notice to discontinue illegal use of premises” late Friday afternoon, an order that enforces the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ revocation of the restaurant’s certificate of occupancy. “Philly Pizza must immediately cease[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GU Signs Sustainability Pact

University President John J. DeGioia reaffirmed Georgetown’s commitment to sustainable development and operations last week by signing the Sustainable Campus Charter at the 2010 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. By signing the charter, Georgetown joins a group of 25 universities worldwide, including Brown University and University[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News