Crystal City and Long Island Win Bids for Amazon HQ2

Crystal City and Long Island Win Bids for Amazon HQ2

E-commerce company Amazon announced Tuesday that it will split its second corporate headquarters between Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y., ending the monthslong proposal process and bidding war among major North American cities trying to attract the tech giant. The decision comes after Amazon analyzed 238 proposals from[Read More…]

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AXIOS Nick Johnston (COL' 99), editor-in-chief of Axios, a digital media organization, said his experience working for print publications led to increased reporting standards for Axios' online newsletters.

Axios Leaders Adapt Print Journalism for Digital Age

The foundations of Axios, an online media company, are centered on the basic tenets of print journalism while adapting to the new digital era, according to Axios Editor-in-Chief Nick Johnston (COL ’99). The way in which readers absorb information has shifted with the advent of technology and digital journalism, according[Read More…]

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Election Procedures Followed in DC Election, Observe DC Report Finds

Observe D.C. held its inaugural nonpartisan election observation effort Nov. 6 at 83 polling locations across Washington, D.C. In its preliminary report, the observation found that most polling procedures were followed and that voters were able to cast ballots without issue. The sample-based Election Day observation effort, founded by McCourt[Read More…]

The District Department of Transportation is augmenting its regulations of electric scooters and other dockless vehicles.

DDOT Reinforces Electric Scooter Regulations

Requirements of a new permit application for dockless vehicle companies operating in Washington, D.C., will restrict electric scooter and bike speeds and require dockless vehicle companies to pay higher fees, the District Department of Transportation announced Nov. 5. Under the new guidelines, set to go into effect in January 2019,[Read More…]

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Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) spoke in Copley Formal about the importance of health care and current issues facing American democracy.

Joe Kennedy Warns US Democracy Is Unhealthy

Partisan divides have weakened U.S. democracy, Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) said at an event in Copley Formal Lounge on Tuesday. Kennedy is a third-term congressman representing the 4th District of Massachusetts who delivered the Democratic Party’s response to the State of the Union this year. Prior to being elected[Read More…]

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WILL HASKELL FOR CT The Georgetown Alumnus and 22 year old-Will Haskell (COL '18) beat Republican incumbent Toni Boucher for a Connecticut State Senate Seat on Nov. 6.

Beating the Odds: Will Haskell’s Road to Conn. Senate

Will Haskell (COL ’18) knew his political ambitions were far from the norm. When asked about running for office at the age of 22, Haskell admitted the decision was anything but reasonable. “It was sort of a crazy idea to run,” Haskell said. “But behind that crazy idea was [one[Read More…]

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GU SEXUAL ASSAULT PEER EDUCATORS Georgetown University may not appoint a new Title IX coordinator until the spring semester, leaving the position empty for a minimum of seven months following Laura Cutway's unannounced departure from the role in June.

Search for Title IX Coordinator Continues; University Completes 1st Round of Interviews

The hiring process for a Title IX coordinator is still in progress nearly five months after Laura Cutway’s June departure, with one round of interviews, including a student panel, complete. Student leaders and administrators say the appointment may not take place until the spring semester, leaving the university without a[Read More…]

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ASHLEY CHEN/THE HOYA Students have expressed concerns over the Georgetown University Police Department's lack of transparency on the contents of the standard sexual assault response training given to officers.

Students Question Sexual Assault Response Training for GUPD Officers

Students are concerned about a perceived lack of sufficient training for the Georgetown University Police Department on responding to reports of sexual assault. GUPD has 14 officers, known as the Sexual Assault Response Team, specifically trained to respond to sexual assault and provides “standard training” to all other officers on[Read More…]

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NATALIE ISE/ THE HOYA As incidents of antisemitism persist in the United States, Georgetown's Center for Jewish Civilization continues to attract more students

Center for Jewish Civilization Nears 100th Member

As a Jewish student at Georgetown University, Sam Appel (COL ’20) was not interested in taking classes within the minor offered by the the Center for Jewish Civilization when he arrived his freshman year. “Freshman year, I heard about the CJC, and I thought to myself, ‘No way I would want[Read More…]

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NATALIE ISÉ/THE HOYA Vegan chocolate chip cookies produced by Renewal Mill, a startup company run by Caroline Cotto (NHS '14), are now available for purchase at Vital Vittles.

Alumna-Run Startup Produces Vegan Cookies, Now Sold at Vital Vittles

Vital Vittles is now selling an environmentally sustainable, vegan chocolate chip cookie produced by an alumna’s startup company, Renewal Mill. Caroline Cotto (NHS ’14), who majored in health science at Georgetown University, is the chief operating officer of Renewal Mill. The entirely female-operated company, founded in 2016, strives to create[Read More…]

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