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Citizen Concerns Delay DC Redistricting

Citizen Concerns Delay DC Redistricting

The D.C. Board of Elections has cancelled proposed changes to realign voting precincts amid worries among local residents that the changes could cause confusion about where to vote in the upcoming April 1 Democratic mayoral primary. The 59-page “2013 Precinct Boundary Efficiency Plan,” released to the public in October 2013,[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Rí Rá ID Policy Unclear

Rí Rá ID Policy Unclear

While students have flocked to popular Irish pub Rí Rásince its opening in December, unclear policies regarding identification have drawn confusion and hostility from some of its younger patrons. According to Rí Rá manager Andie Christie, the pub requires two forms of identification to be admitted at night. “Our policy has always been to ask for two[Read More…]

by February 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Applications Down 2.6% for Class of 2018

Applications Down 2.6% for Class of 2018

Regular decision applications declined by 2.62 percent this year from 20,025 for the current freshman class to 19,500 for the Class of 2018. This slight decrease continues a trend from last year, in which applications plateaued, declining by 0.1 percent from the year before. The Class of 2018 applicant pool,[Read More…]

by February 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Fluke Considers Run for Congress

Fluke Considers Run for Congress

Georgetown’s most famous advocate for reproductive rights might soon seek a larger national stage. After longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) announced his retirement Thursday, Sandra Fluke (LAW ’12) told Southern California radio station 89.3 KPCC that she is considering running for his seat in Congress. Best known for her work[Read More…]

by February 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Hoffman Appointed to FBI Review Panel

Hoffman Appointed to FBI Review Panel

On Monday, Professor Bruce Hoffman, director of the Center for Security Studies in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, was appointed to a commission that will conduct a review of the policies implemented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation addressing the threat of terrorism to the United States. As the current[Read More…]

by February 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Unionization a No Go for GSO

As graduate students at private institutions across the country have begun pushing for recognized unions, the Georgetown Graduate Student Organization, which primarily concerns itself with community-building, has chosen to forgo unionization. In November, the Graduate Student Organizing Committee under the United Automobile Workers labor union at New York University became[Read More…]

by February 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Dinosaur Exhibit to Close for Renovations

Dinosaur Exhibit to Close for Renovations

Fossil fanatics and dinosaur devotees in Washington, D.C., will have to go elsewhere for their prehistoric proclivities when the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History closes its popular “Dinosaur Hall” for a five-year, $48 million makeover in April. The renovations, largely funded by a $35 million donation from billionaire and[Read More…]

by January 31, 2014 0 comments City News, News

DC Newest Hub for Cybersecurity

While D.C. is known for its think tanks and consulting firms, a new niche might be making its mark on the D.C. employment scene in the near future: cyber security. In February 2013, President Obama launched the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative to enhance U.S. counterintelligence, review cybersecurity practices at all[Read More…]

by January 31, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Georgetown BID Launches 2028 Plan

The Georgetown Business Improvement District formally launched its 2028 15-year action plan and announced its intention to increase transportation between Georgetown and greater D.C. in a ceremony held at the City Club Tavern Thursday. The plan was drawn up in collaboration with members of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, the Citizen’s[Read More…]

by January 31, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Contraception Contested in District

Contraception Contested in District

A new Congressional act that aims to limit reproductive health services by disallowing Washington, D.C. tax revenue to pay for certain programs including abortions, has both sides of the aisle up in arms about the role of D.C.’s tax dollars and women’s health. On Jan. 15, the No Taxpayer Funding[Read More…]

by January 28, 2014 0 comments City News, News