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District One Step Closer to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

On Tuesday, April 20, the D.C. Council unanimously voted for the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Patients suffering from HIV, glaucoma, cancer and other chronic and lasting illnesses are one step closer to being able to obtain two ounces of marijuana per month with a doctor’s recommendation. The legislation[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

iPad Incompatible With Some Campus Wireless Networks

Despite widespread buzz surrounding the iPad, Apple’s latest release, several universities across the nation have reported issues with the new device and campus wireless networks. Although only a handful of the devices have made their way to college campuses, certain actions by the user may cause a hiccup in the[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Provost Discusses Diversity Initiative Progress

As the administration begins to review the Diversity Initiative’s recommendations, University Provost James O’Donnell said he hopes to see changes in curriculum, faculty recruitment and admission by the middle of next year. “It has been a valuable year in which to have these conversations going on,” O’Donnell said. The initiative,[Read More…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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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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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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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