Several Tax Raises Proposed in D.C. Council to Close Budget Gaps

A number of tax hikes could be in store for D.C. residents, as the D.C. Council prepares to vote on measures that would increase taxes on soda, liquor, health club memberships, parking and admission to museums and cultural events, as well as a higher income tax for wealthy residents. The[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Rise in Assaults May Link to Dating Violence

Last week’s murder of University of Virginia student Yeardley Love by her ex-boyfriend George Huguely sent shockwaves across the Georgetown community and other D.C. area college campuses, many of which reported an increase in annual sexual assaults in recent years. In addition to Georgetown, the University of Virginia, George Mason[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Graduates See Increased Job Opportunities

As the class of 2010 prepares to enter the workforce, the job market in the District and across the nation has begun to show signs of growth. Most economists are optimistic that the unemployment numbers for the month of April, set for release this month, will show a recovering job[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

First Lady Visits, Pushes Military Family Support

First lady Michelle Obama announced that President Obama will lead a new 90-day review to develop a coordinated federal government approach for supporting and engaging military families in a speech today at the Georgetown University Conference Center. “As America asks more of these families, they have a right to expect[Read More…]

by May 12, 2010 0 comments Campus News

DPS Director to Exit

Jeffrey Van Slyke, director of the Department of Public Safety, is set to depart the university after two years at the helm of DPS. His position is being eliminated, and DPS will now be overseen directly by Vice President for University Safety Rocco DelMonaco. The decision was announced to senior[Read More…]

by May 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

MSB Finds New Home, Looks to Future

On the first day of classes for the fall 2009 semester, students in the McDonough School of Business no longer departed for five separate classroom buildings on campus and instead convened in the new Rafik B. Hariri building. As we approach the end of the inaugural academic year of the[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments News

Behind the Sign: Student Protesters Speak Up

From advocating for wage increases for the Department of Public Safety officers to protesting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this year has been marked by a surge of student activism on campus, with many choosing to hold public rallies or demonstrations to draw attention to their causes. According to[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Campus News

Fandom Meets Handgun Scare at Midnight Madness

As Midnight Madness drew to a close on October 16, rumors swirled around McDonough Gymnasium that a shot had been fired inside the building. Anne Kenslea (COL ’13) didn’t hear a gunshot, but she recalled being on the verge of panic. “We were all worried that something had actually happened,[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Business Minor Approved

The Executive Curriculum Committee for the College passed plans for a business minor Tuesday night, finalizing a year-long process begun when the College Academic Council proposed giving students in the College the option to study business. According to College Dean Chester Gillis, lengthy negotiations between the College and the McDonough[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Campus News

Divestment Coalition Receives Negative Response from GU

The administration dealt a blow to Georgetown, Divest!, a coalition of students on campus that wants the university to divest from companies that may profit from human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine, on Tuesday. Assistant Vice President for Business Policy and Planning LaMarr Billups wrote a letter to Georgetown,[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Campus News