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CAROLINE PAPPAS FOR THE HOYA
The D.C. Council is currently conducting hearings on the Fare Evasion Decriminalization Act Of 2017, which would eliminate the potential for arrest and the 10-day jail time that currently accompany charges of fare evasion for non-minors.

DC Council Considers Decriminalizing Metro Fare Evasion

Washington, D.C. officials are divided over a new bill that would decriminalize fare evasion on Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus and rail services. The D.C. Council is currently conducting hearings on the Fare Evasion Decriminalization Act Of 2017, which would eliminate the potential for arrest and the 10-day jail[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE FOR THE HOYA
Residents of Washington, D.C. are now instructed to put clean pizza boxes and plastic cups in the recycling bin, not the trash.

District Expands List of Recyclables, Adding Pizza Boxes and Plastic Cups

Clean and empty pizza boxes, paper and plastic plates, cups, lids and to-go containers, which were previously considered garbage, are now recyclable in Washington, D.C, the District government announced Oct. 5. The items can now be recycled by District residents as part of an ongoing initiative to reduce waste in[Read More…]

by October 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
STEPHANIE YUAN/THE HOYA
Activists protest Secretary of Education Betsy Devos' rescission of Obama-era Title IX policies.

Activists and Survivors Convene for Campus Sexual Assault Vigil

“I believe you. I support you. You are not alone.” So shouted a crowd of sexual assault survivors, friends and family, activists and students outside the Department of Education on Thursday during the National Vigil for Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault. The vigil aimed to push back against Betsy DeVos[Read More…]

by October 23, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Q&A: Georgetown Graduate Discusses Mentoring at Clinton Global Initiative University

Millennials must get involved in grassroots movements to effect positive economic change and fiscal reform, according to Sruveera Sathi (GRD ’17), one of the student speakers at the Clinton Global Initiative University forum this year. CGIU is an annual meeting that unites 1,100 student leaders to speak about their work[Read More…]

by October 23, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SPACE LAB
The original work of art, claimed by District artist Aja Adams, for which artist Lisa Thalhammer has taken full credit. The artists are engaged in a yearlong dispute over the rightful author of a mural.

District Artist Disputes Mural Credit, Copyright

More than 1,300 people have signed a petition launched Oct. 10 by Aja Adams, a Washington, D.C. artist who identifies as LGBTQIA, is seeking credit and compensation for a mural design she claims was stolen by artist Lisa Thalhammer. The conflict began in 2016 when Adams said she was approached[Read More…]

by October 20, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANNE STONECIPHER FOR THE HOYA
Thirty-three feminine hygiene receptacles have been installed by the Office of Planning and Facilities Management.

Graduate Students Push for More Feminine Hygiene Receptacles

The Office of Planning and Facilities Management has installed 33 free feminine hygiene receptacles in the past year in partnership with the Georgetown University Graduate Student Government, though a lack of funding has stifled plans to install receptacles across campus. GradGov’s efforts are part of its We For She initiative,[Read More…]

by October 20, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
LEONEL DE VELEZ/THE HOYA
President Bill Clinton (SFS '68) is set to return to Gaston Hall for the fourth installment of his "Clinton Lectures" series.

Former President Clinton to Return to Georgetown for November Symposium

Former President Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) is set to return to the Hilltop next month as the keynote speaker in a four-day symposium reflecting on the legacy of his presidency. The symposium, organized by the university’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, marks the 25th anniversary of Clinton’s election in[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
STEPHANIE YUAN/THE HOYA
A video of a rat tumbling to the ground from a shelf at Wisemiller’s Grocery and Deli,  a sandwich and convenience shop popular with students  was posted to Snapchat Oct. 13 and was quickly shared amongst students. Reports of rodents have surged 65 percent this year around the District.

Uptick in Rodent Sightings Rattles Campus Amid Pest Control Efforts

Complaints of rodents to Washington, D.C.’s 311 city services helpline saw a 65 percent surge during the 2016 fiscal year to 3,200 complaints filed by D.C. residents from 2,300 in 2015, as students report an increase in rodent sightings at Georgetown. Despite improvements in pest control in the central D.C.[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 4 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
The GUMC Center on Global Health and ____ has selected Dr. Charles B. Holmes as co-director.

Dr. Charles Holmes Selected to Co-Lead Global Health Center

Dr. Charles B. Holmes will serve as co-director of Georgetown’s Center for Global Health and Quality, an internationally focused center for health care research, the Georgetown University Medical Center announced Oct. 3. Holmes will serve alongside fellow faculty co-director Dr. Mark Dybul, whose appointment was announced in June. Launched in June[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ALYSSA ALFONSO FOR THE HOYA
Two former Florida congressmen, Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) and David Jolly (R-Fla.) discussed barriers to bipartisanship in a GU Politics event Tuesday.

Trump Missed Opportunity for Bipartisanship, Former Congressmen Say

President Donald J. Trump has missed multiple opportunities to overcome division and facilitate bipartisan cooperation, former Congressmen David Jolly (R-Fla.) and Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) said in an event hosted by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service on Monday. Murphy, a current GU Politics fellow who served Florida’s 18th[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top