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DC Named as Contender for Amazon Headquarters

DC Named as Contender for Amazon Headquarters

Three areas in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area were selected as finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, the company announced Jan. 18. The facility is currently set to open in 2019 and is expected to generate up to 50,000 new jobs in the city in which it is located, making it[Read More…]

by January 22, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The tech giant Amazon is set to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore on M Street. Developers have yet to announce an opening date.

Amazon Books to Open on M Street, 1st Location in District

Amazon Books’ first Washington, D.C. location is set to open on M Street in Georgetown as the latest installment in the tech giant’s foray into brick-and-mortar retail. An Amazon representative declined to give details on the opening date of the store, which will be the 14th Amazon Books location nationwide.[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Reject Amazon to Defend DC

While Amazon considers Washington, D.C., as one of the potential locations to build its second corporate headquarters, Washingtonians should be wary of this apparent economic boon. Though D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has touted the construction of Amazon’s HQ2 as a way to further expand the local economy, the arrival[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 5 comments Editorial
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced four locations for Amazon's new headquarters as part of the District's bid to woo the company.

Bowser Announces Amazon Bid Locations

The Anacostia Riverfront, the NoMa neighborhood north of Union Station, the Capitol East neighborhood and the Shaw-Howard University area are Washington, D.C.’s proposed locations for Amazon, Inc.’s second corporate headquarters, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Oct. 16. D.C. is one of more than 50 cities in the United States and[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

District Launches Bid for New Amazon Headquarters

The growing and highly educated population of Washington, D.C., makes it the perfect metropolitan area for Amazon to build a second headquarters, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Sept. 14 while launching the District’s bid. Bowser officially announced D.C.’s bid though a video titled “Obviously, Washington, D.C.” In the video, Bowser[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

MACFARLANE: Making the Cut: The Business of Books

As a lover of books, it is easy to forget that books, like so many beloved things, are also part of a business. The business of art is so often overlooked, frequently because it seems beside the point (and writers are not exempt from harping this tune). However, after spending[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Georgetown’s campus bookstore, which possesses an exclusive contract with Follett Corporation, has introduced rental and buyback programs to combat the challenge posed by alternative, affordable online vendors.

Bookstore Fights Online Vendors

The rise of online bookstores offering students textbooks at lower prices has prompted universities to launch rental and buyback programs in order to compensate for the loss of revenue. Despite their best efforts, however, Georgetown students still view the bookstore as the more overpriced option. Georgetown’s campus bookstore has entered[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MONOD: New Age of Cyber Politics

MONOD: New Age of Cyber Politics

The clock reads 1 a.m. I am sitting at my desk, blearily bathed in the glow of my MacBook. I am not studying for a test, nor am I trying to finish a paper; I am instead binging on Netflix’s new series “House of Cards.” Based off of a BBC[Read More…]

by February 25, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Environmentalist Discusses Preservation of Amazon

Ecuadorean environmentalist Ivonne Baki discussed her country’s efforts to preserve the Amazon Rainforest in Intercultural Center Friday afternoon. Baki, whose presentation was sponsored by the School of Foreign Service’s Center for Latin American Studies, is a former ambassador to the United States and the Secretary of State for Ecuador’s Yasuni-ITT[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

In Kindle Debut, Library Turns a New Page

The recent addition of five Kindle e-readers to Lauinger Library may have campus bibliophiles buzzing over a new chapter in education, but not every volume listed on the syllabus may be available in Kindle format. For the last two months, the devices have been available for student and faculty use[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments Campus News