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Human Remains Found During Construction of Arrupe Hall

Human Remains Found During Construction of Arrupe Hall

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WINGOS Georgetown staple Wingos caught fire on June 26, leaving the restaurant closed for at least two months.

Wingo’s, English Rose Garden Heavily Damaged in O Street Fire

A kitchen fire ripped through the beloved Georgetown carryout, Wingo’s, on June 26, leaving the store shuttered for at least two months. The fire also spread to the next-door florist shop, English Rose Garden, and hospitalized two firefighters with non-life-threatening injuries. Nearly 80 firefighters responded to the scene at around[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
University Selects New Library Dean

University Selects New Library Dean

Harriette Hemmasi is set to take over as Georgetown University’s dean of the library August 1, replacing former Dean Artemis Kirk, who retired last fall after 16 years at the university, according to a June 19 news release. In her new role, Hemmasi will oversee and direct all branches of[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
University to Divest From Tar Sand Extraction

University to Divest From Tar Sand Extraction

Georgetown University is set to divest from companies whose primary business involves the extraction of tar sands, according to a June 7 news release from the university. At the June meeting of the university’s board of directors, the Committee on Finance and Administration supported a recommendation from the Committee on Investments[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Maringouin Residents, Georgetown Slave Descendants Grapple With Education Gap Fueled by Racial Disparities

Maringouin Residents, Georgetown Slave Descendants Grapple With Education Gap Fueled by Racial Disparities

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by July 17, 2018 0 comments Features, News, Tracing the 272
Georgetown in Affected Area for Widespread D.C. Water Advisory

Georgetown in Affected Area for Widespread D.C. Water Advisory

Residents and businesses in the Georgetown area are being asked to boil tap water before consuming it after a problem with a tap at a pumping station possibly contaminated drinking water, affecting nearly 34,000 Washington, D.C. residents in parts of Northwest and Northeast D.C. on Friday morning. The university sent[Read More…]

by July 13, 2018 0 comments City News, News
SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) won the Democratic bid for D.C. mayor, and is expected to win re-election in November as no Republican candidate has emerged.

Incumbents Take Democratic Nominations in DC Primary

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and six fellow incumbents recaptured the mayoral and city council nominations from the Democratic Party, while an initiative to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers to $15 from $3.33 by 2025 passed by a narrow margin in the June 19 primary election in Washington, D.C.[Read More…]

by July 11, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
THOMAS: Legacy is Everything, But Legacy Status is Not Enough

THOMAS: Legacy is Everything, But Legacy Status is Not Enough

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Rising Senior Dies in Plane Crash off the Coast of Long Island

Will Maerov, a rising senior in the College at Georgetown University, died June 2 in a plane crash off the coast of Long Island, which also took the lives of his grandparents, Bernard and Bonnie Krupinski, and the pilot Jon Dollard. Maerov was from East Hampton, N.Y., majoring in government[Read More…]

by June 24, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
More than 500 descendants of the 272 men, women and children sold by the Maryland Jesuits to save Georgetown reunited over the weekend, pictured here joining in prayer. KARLA LEYJA/THE HOYA

Descendants of Georgetown Slaves Reunite

Rosedale, La. — The GU272 Descendants Association hosted a reunion Saturday to bring together about 500 of the descendants of the 272 slaves sold to Louisiana by the Maryland Society of Jesus in 1838 to save Georgetown University from bankruptcy. June marks exactly 180 years after the signing of the Articles[Read More…]

by June 13, 2018 2 comments Features, News, Tracing the 272