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Amanda Scott (C’19), left, and Shakera Vaughan (C’19), both government majors at Georgetown, are among this year's 2018 Harry S. Truman Scholars.

2 Students Awarded Truman Scholarship for Community Service

Government majors Amanda Scott (COL ’19) and Shakera Vaughan (COL ’19) were each awarded $30,000 by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation for their government-related extracurricular activities and community service. The scholarship, awarded to students dedicated to implementing positive change through public service, must be used for graduate education. Scott[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 2 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
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Council Bill Would Allow 16-Year-Olds to Vote in District

A bill that would allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in Washington, D.C. elections for local and federal elections was introduced in the D.C. Council by Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) on Tuesday. If passed, the bill would allow 16 and 17-year-old D.C. residents to cast ballots not only for[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
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A historic bridge once used to carry streetcars traveling between Georgetown and the Maryland suburbs is set to be demolished.

Neighbors Question Plans to Demolish Disused Streetcar Bridge

An unused streetcar bridge in Glover-Archbold Park in danger of collapse may be demolished by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, raising concerns from local historical preservation advocates. The streetcar line that the bridge supports used to service an amusement park in the area until Washington, D.C.’s streetcar service was[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Howard University Students Stage Protest

Howard University Students Stage Protest

Students at Howard University in northwest Washington, D.C., occupied an on-campus administrative building for nine days in protest of the current president and vice president of the university, as well as university policies regarding student housing, financial aid and the arming of campus police, among other issues. The protests occurred[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA The flight paths have been revised based on the NextGen plan, which utilizes satellite-based navigation to increase fuel efficiency, save time and increase airplane capacity at airports.

Petition Against Flight Paths Dismissed

A petition to reduce aircraft noise in the Georgetown neighborhood resulting from recently altered flight paths at Ronald Reagan National Airport was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on March 27. Proposed by the D.C. Fair Skies Coalition, a group of neighborhood activists[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced her initiative for PaveDC last Friday.

District Works to Repair City Roads

A long-term initiative to repair all Washington, D.C. city roads in poor condition by 2024 is underway, according to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), who announced her initiative for PaveDC last Friday. The plan consists of road rehabilitation and maintenance, alley repair and construction and sidewalk reconstruction across the city,[Read More…]

by April 11, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA WMATA  removed all the 2015-16 New Flyer bus models from service and opened an investigation into the cause of the engine shutdowns.

WMATA Buses Removed From Service After Injuries

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority removed 164 buses from service last week after unexplained engine shutdowns caused two people to suffer minor injuries. In two separate instances, buses travelling at low speeds — both under 10 mph — suffered unusual engine failures. WMATA immediately removed all the 2015-16 New[Read More…]

by April 5, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Over 200,000 people gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue and in an estimated 800 other locations across the world for the March for Our Lives to protest gun violence and mass shootings Saturday.

Thousands March in Protest of Gun Violence

Over 200,000 people gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue and in an estimated 800 other locations across the world for the March for Our Lives to protest gun violence and mass shootings Saturday. The protest was youth-led, headed by survivors of the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland,[Read More…]

by March 27, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Historic Agreement Guarantees Dedicated Funding for WMATA

Maryland lawmakers joined the governments of Washington, D.C., and Virginia yesterday in a final approval to jointly provide up to $500 million annually to fund the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in a historic funding decision that could boost the floundering system’s recovery efforts. The Virginia general assembly pledged $154[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D-D.C.) promoted her administration's progress on higher education and homelessness in her fourth State of the District address.

Bowser Defends Higher Education Record in State of the District Address

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) promoted advances in higher education in Washington, D.C., and defended her administration’s record in light of recent scandals at her fourth State of the District address March 15. Bowser, a D.C. native currently running for a second mayoral term, touched on themes featured in last year’s[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top