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Sirleaf addresses the media in London in Nov. 2012.

Ebola Crisis Postpones Africa Business Forum

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf cancels US trip

July 31, 2014 at 10:22 pm 0 comments

The Ebola crisis in western Africa has prompted the postponement of “The Future of Development and Business in Africa,” an Aug. 4 forum that was to feature Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The event, sponsored by the university and The Coca-Cola Company, has yet to be rescheduled. The forum’s focusRead More

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Pamela Harris, giving a preview of the 2013-2014 Supreme Court term.

Senate Confirms Law Professor to US Court of Appeals

July 30, 2014 at 4:22 pm 0 comments

The United States Senate confirmed Georgetown University Visiting Law Professor Pamela Harris’s nomination to the Fourth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals on Monday. “Throughout her career, Pamela Harris has shown unwavering integrity and an outstanding commitment to public service,” President Barack Obama, who nominated Harris on MayRead More

University Policy Unaffected by Marijuana Decriminalization

July 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm 1 comment

Marijuana decriminalization arrived in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, after a law passed by the D.C. Council in March took effect at midnight, but the university’s marijuana policy will see no change. Under the new stipulation, possession and private use of less than one ounce of marijuana will now be consideredRead More

Waitlist Enrollment Completes Class of 2018

South Dakota addition ensures representation of all 50 states

July 15, 2014 at 5:29 am 0 comments

Georgetown has now concluded the admissions period for the upcoming school year, with the addition of 110 students off the waitlist to the Class of 2018. The university offered spots to 140 of approximately 250 waitlisted students, resulting in a yield of 78 percent. In an initial round, 60 studentsRead More

Judge Delays Milzman’s Court Date

July 13, 2014 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

In a status hearing Friday, Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered that Daniel Milzman (COL ’16), who was arrested after making ricin in his dorm room in March, remain held without bond pending trial. Milzman is charged with possession of a biological toxin and has been held in D.C. Jail sinceRead More

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Rhino Bar and Pumphouse on M Street.

Rhino Liquor License Temporarily Suspended

Police found underaged student patron in February 2013

July 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board suspended Rhino Bar and Pumphouse’s liquor license for a five-day period spanning July 8 to July 12, after the bar allegedly served alcohol to an underage student in February 2013. According to the ABC Board, on the night of the incident, Detective David CarterRead More

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Obama delivered a speech focused on the importance of infrastructure funding Tuesday afternoon on the Georgetown Waterfront.

Obama Enjoins Congress to Fund Infrastructure Improvements

July 1, 2014 at 9:47 pm 0 comments

President Barack Obama called upon House Republicans to rally around a new “economic patriotism” with him Tuesday afternoon at the Georgetown Waterfront Park. Although he began on a light note, mentioning the U.S. Men’s National Team’s upcoming World Cup match, and striking an upbeat tone with the importance of infrastructureRead More

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Mayor Vincent Gray signed the minimum wage increase bill into law in January.

DC Minimum Wage Increases

On-campus summer employment wages rise

July 1, 2014 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

The minimum wage in the District of Columbia rose from $8.25 to $9.50 today, the first in a series of rate hikes leading to a minimum wage of $11.50 by 2016. Mayor Vincent Gray affixed his signature to the Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2013 this January, after the D.C.Read More

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Kickback's website displays a countdown clock to the July 8 official announcement.

With Kickback, The Corp Aims to Establish New Tradition

July 1, 2014 at 5:38 am 0 comments

Georgetown Day marks the end of the academic year, but its commencement has long been bereft of a singular tradition. Students of Georgetown Inc. aims to change that with Kickback, a daylong celebration of students’ return to campus. “We’re looking to plan a day for students in the fall toRead More

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Clinton Reflects on Choices, Hints at Future

Book talk touches on Iraq, relationships, 2016

June 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed her new book, “Hard Choices,” at The George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, which sponsored the event in partnership with Politics and Prose bookstore as part of “The Newsmakers Series” on Friday. “I think we have to ask ourselves what it means today toRead More