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Georgetown students, most of them employees of Students of Georgetown, Inc., discuss the student-run business' culture and relationship with the community at a town hall Wednesday.

At Corp Town Hall, Employees Advocate Diversity and Transparency

A more inclusive hiring process and institutional transparency would improve Students of Georgetown, Inc. and its relationship with the community, employees and leaders of the Georgetown University student-run business said at Tuesday evening’s Corp Town Hall, hosted by the organization’s leadership to reflect on current operations. The event, which was[Read More…]

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WMATA Follows Safety Recommendations After Metrobus Malfunction

WMATA Follows Safety Recommendations After Metrobus Malfunction

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority plans to make engine changes to address unexpected engine failures that affected two Metrobuses and led to decision that pulled 164 buses from service March 28. The buses were moving at speeds under 10 mph when the engine failures occurred, causing two people to[Read More…]

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Author Junot Diaz.

Author Junot Diaz: Promote Solidarity in Communities of Color

Solidarity and friendship within communities of color are key to overcoming racial prejudice, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and immigration reform advocate Junot Diaz said at an event hosted by the Georgetown University Lecture Fund on Monday evening. Diaz is a professor of writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a[Read More…]

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31 Students Declare Candidacy for April GUSA Senate Election

31 Students Declare Candidacy for April GUSA Senate Election

Georgetown University Student Association senate elections for sophomore, junior and senior representatives are set to run between Wednesday and Thursday evening, following a current GUSA senate campaign to promote greater diversity and inclusivity within the body. Six rising seniors, 12 rising juniors and 13 rising sophomores have declared candidacy in[Read More…]

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A higher sales tax would apply to the greater D.C. region that is serviced by Metro, including suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. A panel of local leaders last April recommended a 1 percent increase, but the Council ultimately settled on 0.75 percent, as this was the lowest rate that would still provide the $500 million dollars the DC Council hopes to generate annually.

Metro Plans Mobile App for Paying Fare With Smartphones

A new fare payment app that would allow Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority riders to pay using smartphones is planned to launch next year, WMATA announced April 10. The app, designed to serve as a virtual alternative to the SmarTrip cards currently required to pay fare, would enable passengers to[Read More…]

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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…]

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HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA Former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni advocated a two-state solution at an event hosted April 13 by the Georgetown Israel Alliance.

Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Advocates 2-State Solution

The creation of two distinct nation-states is the most effective solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni at an event hosted April 13 by the Georgetown Israel Alliance. Livni, who served as Minister of Justice of Israel from 2013[Read More…]

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HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA GIA has filed five incident reports with GUPD regarding the theft of the Israeli flag. GIA President Tanner Larkin (SFS ’20), who is also a member of The Hoya’s editorial board, said the Israeli flag was taken down on five separate occasions on April 3, April 4, April 6 and twice on April 8.

Suspect Apprehended in Theft of Israeli Flag

An Israeli flag and a Palestinian flag, both hung in Red Square as part of pro-Palestine group Students for Justice in Palestine’s Israel Apartheid Week, were removed multiple times between April 3 and April 8, culminating in the Georgetown University Police Department apprehending one of the perpetrators who stole the[Read More…]

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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…]

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Megan Twohey spoke about her work with The New York Times’ Jodi Kantor reporting the dozens of sexual assault allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of Miramax and the Weinstein Company.

NYT Reporter Advocates Journalism as Tool Against Sexual Misconduct

Reporting on sexual assault and harassment can not only expose predators, but also combat systemic injustice, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Megan Twohey explained at an event in Lohrfink Auditorium on Tuesday. At an event titled “Breaking Weinstein,” hosted by the Georgetown University Lecture Fund, Twohey spoke about her[Read More…]

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