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Political Leanings Linked to Genes

(UWIRE) Scientists at Harvard and the University of California, San Diego, have provided evidence for the first time of a gene that plays a role in shaping an individual’s political beliefs. The study, published last week in the October issue of The Journal of Politics, analyzed data from over 2,500[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments News

Gray Plans to Revitalize Economy

D.C.’s Mayor-elect Vincent Gray began this week to implement his comprehensive plan, announced during the mayoral campaign, to lower unemployment by increasing the amount of education and opportunities available in the District. Gray also plans to overhaul several programs, remnants of the Fenty administration. Gray’s plan, “Creating Real Economic Opportunity[Read More…]

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Washington Post Launches App

Readers will now be able to peruse D.C.’s most widely read newspaper on the go, as The Washington Post released an iPad application on Nov. 8, the latest in a trend of national newspapers making the jump to the tablet platform. The application, available on iTunes, is currently free for[Read More…]

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Diplomacy in Action: NCSC Execs Open Up

Last weekend, hundreds of college students descended on the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, Md., for a weekend of diplomacy, crisis situations and backroom deals. Each year, the Georgetown International Relations Association holds two major Model U.N. conferences: the National Collegiate Security Conference at the beginning of November and the[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Local Colleges Rated Liberal

Georgetown may be undermining its Catholic heritage as part of a broader liberalization trend at D.C. universities, says one report commissioned by Campus Reform, a conservative action network. Among D.C. universities surveyed, The George Washington University was rated most conservative, while Howard University was deemed the most liberal. The Catholic[Read More…]

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Post-Elections, Rather Makes Jab at Obama

For longtime CBS news anchor Dan Rather, the current administration has failed to make good on campaign promises. “[President] Obama over-promised and under-delivered,” he said at a Friday panel event in Lohrfink Auditorium. Rather, who now manages a TV newsmagazine on HD Net, said Americans, faced with an economy in[Read More…]

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Hariri Entry Push OKed

For those students not enrolled in the McDonough School of Business, late-night entry woes to the Hariri Building could soon be a thing of the past. The Georgetown University Student Association Senate signed off on a proposal that calls for a change in policy so students from Georgetown’s other schools[Read More…]

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HOPE Helps Homeless

Over 6,500 individuals in D.C. are considered homeless, according to the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness. Last Saturday in Franklin Park, one of them – a man in a sweater and glasses – stepped up in line to receive a cup of soup. He had arrived in the[Read More…]

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DPS Ramps Up Village A Security

The Department of Public Safety has implemented a number of security measures to prevent more crimes in Village A, following reports of four burglaries and an attempted burglary in the apartment complex in October. Among the moves are a rise in night patrols in Village A and on nearby Prospect[Read More…]

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Professor Returns From EPA

Law professor Lisa Heinzerling will be returning to Georgetown after two years of serving as the associate administrator for the Office of Policy at the Environmental Protection Agency. In her time at EPA, Heinzerling helped shape the agency’s current climate policies and pursued the regulation of greenhouse gases. Heinzerling’s departure[Read More…]

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