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D.C. Voting Rights Bill Stalled Again

On Tuesday, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced that it was unlikely a bill providing the District with a voting member in the House of Representatives would be introduced as expected to Congress on Thursday, adding that the legislation may not reach the House floor before the end of the current[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Veterans Replace U.S. Flag

Students, veterans and university figures gathered at the university flagpoles on Healy Lawn at noon on Thursday, April 22, when the ROTC Color Guard and the newly-founded Georgetown University Student Veterans of America replaced the current flag with a new American flag. The ceremony was designed to retire the old[Read More…]

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GU Census Response Rate on Par With National Average

Georgetown University’s response rate to the 2010 U.S. Census currently stands at over 70 percent, according to Director of Media Relations Andy Pino. This is nearly the same rate as the national average: According to an April 20 census press release, over 71 percent of the nation’s households had responded.[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

DPS Blotter: April 23, 2010

**Thursday, April 15***Fire, New North, 2:35 a.m.* DPS and D.C. Fire Department responded to the area, in reference to a fire alarm. Upon arrival on the scene, units discovered flames on the second floor. The fire was extinguished by the sprinkler system and D.C. Fire. Four Georgetown employees were transported[Read More…]

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Volcano Disrupts Life Abroad

While students on the Hilltop have observed the aftermath of the volcanic eruption in Iceland last week from a safe distance, many of those studying abroad in Europe have found themselves in a travel bind, with the consequences reaching far beyond continental flight cancellations. Jeff Morshed (SFS ’11), who is[Read More…]

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Weigert To Leave Center for Social Justice at End of Year

Kathleen Maas Weigert, executive director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, and research professor in the department of sociology will leave the university to take a position at Loyola University in Chicago at the end of this academic year. Weigert was appointed a research professor of[Read More…]

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Series of Athletic Events to Protest IMF, World Bank

Protesters gather annually in D.C. during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings; but, this weekend’s scheduled protests offer a different outlet for people to speak out. Hosted by the Self Described Anarchist Collective, the Anticapitalathon will run from April 23 to April 25 and will include a wide range[Read More…]

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Marriage Act Extends Employee Benefits

The enactment of the D.C. same-sex marriage act in March extended equal benefits to same-sex spouses, but many Georgetown employees who are affected by this development are unaware of the implications it has on their employee benefits. Under Georgetown’s policy prior to the passage of the act, legally domiciled adults[Read More…]

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University to Foot Cost of Jewish Chaplaincy House

The university will cover the rental cost of the Jewish Chaplaincy’s townhouse and reserve an additional location for worship for the 2010-2011 academic year, as part of a push by members of the Jewish community to overcome budgetary constraints and space concerns. In the past, the chaplaincy relied on alumni[Read More…]

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