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Adjunct professors were presented a tentative agreement reached by SEIU Local 500 and Georgetown University.

University Presents Adjuncts’ Union with Final Proposal

Negotiations for a new collective bargaining contract between Georgetown and more than 1,000 adjunct professors concluded Oct. 31 with a final proposal to be voted on by union members, following five months of discussions. The university presented a final offer Tuesday to the six-person bargaining team, which includes two union[Read More…]

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The Republican tax plan unveiled in the House of Representatives on Thursday would make higher education less affordable.

Republican Tax Plan Could Raise Higher Education Costs

Two education-related tax benefits would be eliminated by a tax bill unveiled by House Republicans yesterday, changes that could make higher education less affordable if the bill passes in its current form. The bill, which would lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, consolidate seven income[Read More…]

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The D.C. Council is considering a bill to create a new office to liaison between between the Office of the Mayor and nightlife businesses.

DC Council Considers Office to Oversee Nightlife

A proposal to create a Washington, D.C. Office of Nightlife to liaison between the mayor’s office and late night businesses is currently under D.C. Council review Councilmember Brandon T. Todd (D-Ward 4), joined by Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) Oct. 3, proposed the new office which would manage business relations[Read More…]

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Metro Proposes 2019 Budget, Marks Financial Milestones

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority marked two financial milestones last week, announcing significant progress in its “Back2Good” reform and recovery campaign while proposing a budget for the 2019 fiscal year that will not raise fares or cut service. Metro received access to previously restricted Federal Transit Administration grant money[Read More…]

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Mayor Muriel Bowser led a delegation of city officials to Paris over the weekend to lobby for D.C.'s bid to host the 2024 Gay Games.

District Loses Bid for 2022 Gay Games

Washington, D.C., lost its bid to host the 2022 Gay Games to Hong Kong, despite Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) trip to Paris from Oct. 27 to Oct. 30 to lobby for the games. Developed in 1982 as a way to bring recognition to the LGBTQ community and promote diversity in[Read More…]

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Free Speech Project Panel on Charlottesville Probes Bounds of Expression

The line is blurred between free speech and speech that is harmful or violent enough to be curtailed, according to four experts at a Georgetown University Free Speech Project panel Monday. Speaking to an audience that filled Gaston Hall’s lower level, the panelists examined the aftermath of this summer’s white[Read More…]

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Membership in D.C.'s chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has surged since last October.

Recruitment Surges for Local Democratic Socialists Since Election

The Washington, D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has grown to a current membership of around 1,000 members from 200 last October. The membership surge can be attributed to the strong showing by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary as well as President Donald[Read More…]

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told students to advocate for the world's poor at the inaugural Asian Diversity Dialogue.

World Bank President Urges Students to Advocate for Poor

World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim urged students to use their lives to advocate for the poor during the inaugural Asian Diversity Dialogue on Oct. 28. The event was organized by Georgetown University’s Asian American Student Association and the McDonough School of Business in partnership with a number of[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Old Stone House to Close Today for Yearlong Renovations

The Old Stone House, the oldest structure still on its original foundation in Washington, D.C., closes today to begin about one year of renovations. The renovations will install a new fire suppression system, stabilize the building’s foundation, fix the exterior stonework and upgrade the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, according[Read More…]

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Georgetown University's graduate school plans to offer teaching licensure for the first time starting 2018.

Graduate School to Offer Teaching Licensure Starting 2018

Georgetown University plans to offer teaching licensure in 2018 for the first time after the graduate program in educational transformation received accreditation for its teaching certification programs Oct. 17. The master of arts in educational transformation currently offers two concentrations: advocacy and policy, and learning and teaching. Accredited by the[Read More…]

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