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AARON WEINMANN/THE HOYA The DC Circulator system will introduce 14 electric buses to its fleet, offering DC residents another sustainable transportation option.

DC Circulator System Adds 14 Electric Buses to Fleet

The District of Columbia Circulator system will deploy 14 battery-electric, zero-emission buses in Washington, D.C., starting May 1, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said at the Downtown Business Improvement District’s annual State of Downtown Forum on April 20. The new Proterra E2 Catalyst electric buses are expected to reduce diesel consumption[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: SUBUL MALIK/THE HOYA Students of Georgetown, Inc. lost access to their Google accounts network in March as a result of a cyberattack.

Corp Hit by Cyberattack Last Month, Losing Access to Key Files

Students of Georgetown, Inc.’s internal network of Google accounts was hacked on the night of March 21, leaving the student-run business commonly known as The Corp without access to internal documents, records and email communications for about a day. The Metropolitan Police Department and the Georgetown University Police Department responded[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA During Mayor Muriel Bowser's term, DCPS's failure to verify students' residency led to a $170,000 loss in uncollected nonresident fees.

Residency Fraud Lost DCPS Over $500,000, Report Reveals

D.C. Public Schools lost over $500,000 in tuition collection by failing to verify the residency of enrolled students, according to an April 17 report by the D.C. Office of the Inspector General. The 28-page report released by Inspector General Daniel Lucas concluded that DCPS and the Office of the State[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: WILL CROMARTY/THE HOYA Eighteen new Georgetown University Student Association Senators were elected last week in the first April election after a February voting restructuring referendum.

Eighteen GUSA Senators Chosen in 1st April Elections

Eighteen new senators were elected in the Georgetown University Student Associations senate elections for the 2018-19 school year that were held April 19. This election marks the first one since the passage of a set of referendums that upended voting policy this February. The referendums that altered GUSA elections were[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FBI Offers $1 Million Reward for Information About Missing US Journalist

FBI Offers $1 Million Reward for Information About Missing US Journalist

A $1 million reward is being offered for information leading to the whereabouts of Austin Tice (SFS ’02), a U.S. freelance journalist who has been missing in Syria since 2012, the FBI announced April 19. Tice, 36, disappeared near Damascus while reporting on the Syrian civil war. The FBI released[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments News, News - Top
JPMorgan Chase Set to Increase Philanthropic Investments in DC Area

JPMorgan Chase Set to Increase Philanthropic Investments in DC Area

JPMorgan Chase plans to increase philanthropic investments and create up to 70 new branches and 700 new jobs in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region, an expansion that Chase executives say will benefit lower-income communities. The firm will designate $4 billion to invest in affordable housing and small business development over the[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA The Georgetown University Francis J. Heyden Observatory is currently in need of renovations and repairs, but it has a rich legacy of astronomy education dating back to 1841.

Despite Historical Legacy, Heyden Observatory Faces Neglect

Hidden behind the Yates Field House lies a white, dome-topped building often forgotten by the Georgetown community: the Georgetown University Francis J. Heyden Observatory. Few students venture back there, and those who do rarely enter. Today, the observatory faces maintenance neglect and is in need of renovations, according to students[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 1 comment Features, News, News - Top
Concerns Continue Over Migrant Worker Conditions on Georgetown’s Qatar Campus

Concerns Continue Over Migrant Worker Conditions on Georgetown’s Qatar Campus

“What we’ve seen at Georgetown-Qatar is the norm erosion of our ethical standards.” So wrote Ian Almond — a world literature professor at Georgetown University’s campus in Doha, Qatar, who is currently on leave — in a November 2017 letter sent to Provost Robert Groves concerning the treatment of migrant[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 2 comments Features, News, News - Top
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Stresses Need for Unity in Democratic Party

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Stresses Need for Unity in Democratic Party

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) expressed the importance of a unified Democratic Party moving forward at a student town hall hosted by the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service and the McCourt School of Public Policy on Tuesday morning in Gaston Hall. Pelosi currently serves as[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News - Top
Former Vice President Al Gore Expresses Optimism for Reversing Climate Change

Former Vice President Al Gore Expresses Optimism for Reversing Climate Change

The United States is at the brink of a widespread environmental revolution, former Vice President and environmental advocate Al Gore said at an event Monday afternoon in Gaston Hall. The event featured an introduction by Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, who discussed the university’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News - Top