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Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Aug. 30, the second annual 202Creates initiative to celebrate arts and cultures in the month of September.

District Launches Annual Creativity Initiatives

Marina Pitofsky is a staff writer for The Hoya. Washington, D.C.’s government will sponsor over 100 art events throughout the city in a monthlong showcase of creativity across the District. Announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Aug. 30, the second annual 202Creates initiative will celebrate arts and cultures in[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Sandra Fluke (LAW ’12) spoke with professor Judy Feder in a lecture hosted in Gaston Hall in April 2012.

Fluke Enters California State Senate Runoff

After primary elections on Tuesday, Democrat Sandra Fluke (LAW ’12) will face Democrat Ben Allen in a run-off in the November general election for Ted Lieu’s (LAW ’94) vacated seat in the 26th District of the California State Senate. An attorney and activist for women’s reproductive rights, Fluke, 33, attracted media[Read More…]

by June 5, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

White House Addresses Sexual Assault on Campus

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released its first report on April 28, outlining steps to identify areas of concern and design solutions to prevent sexual assault on college campuses. The Task Force was created on Jan. 22 and used a 90-day deliberation period to[Read More…]

by May 2, 2014 0 comments City News, News
New Bike Lanes Open on M

New Bike Lanes Open on M

M Street will see the opening of new bike lanes from 14th Street NW to 29th Street NW within the next two weeks. Sam Zimbabwe, the associate director for policy, planning and sustainability for the District Department of Transportation, said that the construction of the bike lanes was inspired by[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The New Silver Line will include stops at five new stations:  Tyson’s Corner, McLean, Greensboro, Spring Hill and Wiehle-Reston East.

Phase 1 Done for Metro’s Silver Line

Work on the first phase of the Silver Line is complete, according to paperwork filed Wednesday by Dulles Transit Partners, the contractor hired to build the first addition to the Washington, D.C. metro system in over two decades. The work must now be reviewed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Jesuit Priest Killed in Syria

As civil war continues in Syria, members of the Catholic community worldwide remain fixated on the country’s people and violence. But the Syrian conflict struck even closer to home April 7, when a Jesuit priest, Fr. Frans Van Der Lugt, S.J., was killed outside his house in Homs. Van Der[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 2 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Public Schools Announce Redistricting Proposals

Washington, D.C. officials announced a proposal to redraw elementary school boundary lines for District of Columbia Public Schools on April 5. If enacted, this marks the first DCPS redistricting since 1968. Claudia Lujan, a media representative from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, stressed the necessity of redistricting[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 3 comments City News, News

Marijuana No Longer Criminal

Possession and private use of marijuana will no longer be treated as a criminal offense in D.C. for individuals over 21 under a bill passed by the D.C. Council with a vote of 10 to one Tuesday, pending approval by Mayor Vincent Gray and Congress. The bill will reduce the[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Pope Francis’ Influence Reaches Georgetown

Pope Francis’ Influence Reaches Georgetown

Already nicknamed “Francis the Frugal” by international media in the 11 months since his elevation to the papacy, Pope Francis has influenced global political thinking and prompted interfaith conversation within the Georgetown community. Born Jorge Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1936, Francis became the first South American as well[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Winter Hurts Homeless

Since Feb. 1, D.C. Alert has issued 27 hypothermia alerts urging residents to stay indoors. For the approximately 7,000 individuals that make up D.C.’s homeless population, this past winter has been unforgiving. As one of the few cities in the United States with a right-to-shelter policy in place on freezing[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News