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2nd Amendment Advocates Rally on Historic Day

On the 235th anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, gun rights advocates took up arms against the government, gathering outside Washington, D.C., in order to voice support for their right to bear arms. About 50 individuals arrived at Ford Hunt National Park and Gravelly Point National Park in[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Fire at Student Home on Prospect

A fire broke out in a privately owned student residence at 3410 Prospect Street on Saturday morning. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and the fire was contained before serious damage was sustained to the building. The fire started due to lighted candles in an upstairs[Read More…]

by April 17, 2010 0 comments City News, News

The Post Awarded 4 Pulitzers

Despite an ever-changing climate for the news business, an old mainstay – print journalism – was in the spotlight Sunday, when four Washington Post writers received Pulitzer Prizes, the most awards of any American newspaper. Gene Weingarten won his second Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. He writes a humor column[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Burleith Citizens Rally Against Campus Plan

Following the example set by their West Georgetown counterparts, many of the university’s Burleith neighbors banded together in an effort to chip away at the possible passage of Georgetown’s 2010 Campus Plan. In an editorial featured in this month’s Burleith Bell, members of the Burleith Citizens’ Association called residents to[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments News

House Delegate Talks District Voting Rights

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) addressed the College Democrats and other members of the Georgetown community on the prospect of D.C. residents obtaining a voting representative in the near future Tuesday evening. Currently in her 10th term as the District’s congressional representative, Norton has put the fight for voting rights[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Georgetown Continues Re-Accreditation Process

Georgetown administrators and faculty members are taking a new approach in their efforts to seek mandatory university re-accreditation, focusing on topics such as institutional and student assessment. Although Georgetown has been an accredited institution since 1921 through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the MSCHE requires its 522 members[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

In New Film, Gingrich Takes On Secularism

For Newt Gingrich, conversion happened naturally. “I feel like what happened was I became Catholic over time and then realized. It wasn’t like one morning I woke up and said, `You know, I think I’ll be Catholic,’ but rather the process surrounded me, absorbed me,” Gingrich said in an exclusive[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments News

Faculty Push Undergraduate Research

A group of faculty and staff met yesterday to address the future of student research in the university’s curriculum. Nick Healey, an education expert from the University of Gloucestershire, led the discussion, which resulted in suggestions ranging from increasing salaries for faculty who mentor undergraduate researchers to creating more campus[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

University Mourns Death of Longstanding French Professor

A longtime faculty member of the French department and the greater Georgetown community, Dorothy Betz passed away on Tuesday morning from a ruptured aorta. According to Andrew Sobanet, chair of the French department, Betz did not feel well Monday evening and was rushed to the hospital. She died in surgery[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

DPS Blotter

**Wednesday, April 7** *Theft, Leavey Center, 5:27 p.m.* The victim’s laptop was stolen from the bag drop area in the bookstore. No suspects or witnesses have been identified. The case is under investigation. *Drug Violation, Village C West, 11:19 p.m.* A report was filed regarding possible drug activity. Upon arrival[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments City News, News