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Bowser Pitches DC to Silicon Valley Tech Giants

Touting Washington, D.C., as an up-and-coming hotspot for various technology companies, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a city economic planning team to Silicon Valley to pitch the District as a prime location for new businesses. Bowser’s team met with a wide array of tech companies, including the Kapor Center for[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Master’s in Aging and Health Announced

Master’s in Aging and Health Announced

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is set to introduce an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Aging and Health degree program next fall to confront issues facing an increasingly senior and aging population in the United States. The new program is set to be housed in the Graduate School[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO RYAN BAE/THE HOYA The unemployment gap between black and white D.C. residents has only grown, according to a 2017 report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.

DC Human Rights Report Reveals Room for Improvement

The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, published its biennial report on Washington, D.C.’s progress as a “human rights city” Jan. 9, revealing that the District still behind other cities with regards to guaranteeing its residents’ rights. The report, updated by the AFSC’s[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GULC Institute Seeks to Block ‘Militia Activity’ at Charlottesville White Nationalists Rally

GULC Institute Seeks to Block ‘Militia Activity’ at Charlottesville White Nationalists Rally

The Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Prevention is seeking a court order to prevent militia-style displays of force at a second “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., after a recent study from the organization found all 50 states have constitutional provisions that could be used[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GEORGE SCOTT AND SHAVONNIA CORBIN-JOHNSON

2 Georgetown Alumni Compete in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Two Georgetown alumni — a 26-year-old White House adviser under former President Barack Obama and an Army veteran-turned-Lutheran pastor — are duking it out for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 4th district of Pennsylvania. Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson (SFS ’14) and George Scott (SFS ’84) are both campaigning for their[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown Professor Christine Fair was detained after an incident in the Frankfurt Airport in early January.

Georgetown Professor Accused of Calling German Officer a ‘Nazi’

A Georgetown School of Foreign Service professor who has come under fire for allegedly calling a German police officer a “Nazi” is denying German officials’ accusations. Christine Fair denies a German police report’s accusation that she called a German police officer “Nazi Police” at Frankfurt airport in Germany on Jan.[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO CAROLINE PAPPAS
Metro Transit Police Chief Ronald Pavlik said in the Feb. 1 news release that Metro would continue to make safety improvements to help its customers.

WMATA Hits Safety Milestones

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced the achievement of two safety milestones last week, satisfying the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations in response to a 2009 crash and reducing total crimes levels to the lowest since 2005. The recommendations that the NTSB officially completed this week included removing and[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FREE DENTAL SCREENING COURTESY OF ALEXANDRA SCHAUFFLER
The center provided medical and dental screenings, as well as a number of other opportunities for patients to receive social and legal assistance.

DC Catholic Charities Provides Health, Legal Services to Community Members

Catholic Charities D.C., the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., provided free dental and medical screenings to community members at its Susan Denison Mona Center for Health and Wellness, located in Temple Hills, Md., on Feb. 6. The center provided medical and dental screenings, as well as a[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Army Veteran, SFS Alumnus Runs for Congress in Pennsylvania

Georgetown University graduate and U.S. Army veteran George Scott (SFS ’84) is running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 4th district, where he faces fellow alumna Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson (SFS ’14) in the Democratic primary. The winner of the Democratic primary will challenge the district’s Republican incumbent, Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.). Perry was[Read More…]

by February 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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London Man to Be Deported After Kidnapping Georgetown Student

The London man who pled guilty to kidnapping a Georgetown student last year now faces deportation following his Jan. 30 sentencing. Paolo Aldorasi was sentenced to a 24-month prison term after pleading guilty in November to assault with intent to commit robbery, according to a Jan. 30 news release from[Read More…]

by February 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top