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Woman Shot in Georgetown

Woman Shot in Georgetown

A woman shot at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Water Street was located by police near 20th and L streets Oct. 11 around 10:30 p.m., according to Metropolitan Police Department Communications Director Dustin Sternbeck. The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while sitting in the passenger seat of[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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A teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts is on leave after allegations of sexual assault surfaced Oct. 14.

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Teacher on Leave After Sexual Assault Allegations

The chair of the literacy and media department at Duke Ellington School of the Arts is being investigated by Washington, D.C. police after allegations of sexual assault against a minor were raised Oct. 14. The school placed the teacher on leave and the Metropolitan Police Department is conducting an investigation[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced 250 formerly incarcerated Washington, D.C. residents reobtained their driver’s licenses Oct. 4.

Program Helps Formerly Imprisoned Residents Obtain Driver’s Licenses

The Pathways to Work Reentry Program allowed its 250th previously incarcerated resident to reobtain a Washington, D.C. driver’s license, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Oct. 4. The Bowser administration established the program in November 2017 to help integrate returning citizens back into society, according to the Oct. 4 news release.[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
AMEENERR TWITTER Rapper Kanye West delivered an impromptu speech at the Georgetown Apple Store after a White House meeting with President Donald Trump Oct. 11.

Kanye West Visits White House, Delivers Speech at Georgetown Apple Store

Controversial rapper Kanye West delivered a speech on a table at the Georgetown Apple Store last Thursday afternoon, while visiting Washington, D.C., to meet with President Donald Trump. It was unclear if West planned to give the speech or if it was an impromptu event, Sarah Hirshorn (COL ’20), who[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
WILL HASKELL FOR CONNECTICUT Former President Barack Obama endorsed Will Haskell (COL ’18) in his bid for the Connecticut State Senate on Oct. 2.

Obama Backs Alumnus for State Senate

Will Haskell (COL’18) knows it may be hard for some to take a 22-year-old’s State Senate campaign seriously, but he has at least one supporter: former President Barack Obama. Obama tweeted his support for 260 Democrats, including Haskell, running in gubernatorial, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and state legislature[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER FOR THE HOYA Two Georgetown University medical students were victims of a hit-and-run incident in Tenleytown on Sept. 5. D.C. police are still investigating.

GUMC Students Hurt in Hit and Run

The Metropolitan Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation in search of the driver responsible for hitting two Georgetown University medical students in a hit-and-run incident Sept. 5, according to MPD Communications Director Dustin Sternbeck. The two students, Rayva Khanna (MED ’22) and Areeg Abu El Hawa (MED ’22), were[Read More…]

COLTON SCRUDDER FOR THE HOYA In a 50-48 vote Saturday, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, prompting protest from the Georgetown community.

In Narrow Vote, Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote on Saturday. Kavanaugh was sworn in Monday at the White House after a contentious confirmation process. Kavanaugh fills former Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the court, following Kennedy’s June 27 retirement announcement. Kavanaugh’s confirmation passed[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CHRISTIAN PAZ FOR THE HOYA A measure to decriminalize fare evasion for WMATA riders advanced through the Washington, D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Oct. 4. If approved by the full D.C. Council, the proposed legislation will reduce the penalty for failing to pay for Metro travel to a civil offense and a $50 fine.

DC Council Moves to Decriminalize Metro Fare Evasion

The Washington, D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety unanimously passed a measure to decriminalize fare evasion, or the failure to pay for metro travel, for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority riders Oct. 4. If approved by the full D.C. Council later this month, the bill will downgrade[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC COUNCIL Legislation that was approved by Washington, D.C. voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary was repealed by the D.C. Council (pictured above) in a 8-5 vote Tuesday. Initiative 77 was set to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers to match the standard minimum wage by 2026.

DC Council Wages War Against Initiative 77

The Washington, D.C. Council voted 8-5 Tuesday to repeal Initiative 77, which would have gradually raised the minimum wage for tipped workers from $3.89 to match the standard minimum wage by 2026. Initiative 77 was approved by District voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary election, according[Read More…]

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY Catholic University Dean Will Rainford was suspended for a controversial tweet he posted responding to Julie Swetnick's allegations of sexual assault against nominee to the Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Catholic University Dean Suspended After Controversial Tweet

The Catholic University of America suspended Dean Will Rainford Sept. 28 for tweets questioning the legitimacy of sexual assault allegations brought forward by Julie Swetnick and Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Rainford suggested Kavanaugh was a victim of assault in a Sept. 26 tweet published[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top