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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
GCP Makes Progress With Neighbors

GCP Makes Progress With Neighbors

Over the last semester, administrators and neighbors alike have noticed lessening tensions between the two groups, with many crediting the Georgetown Community Partnership for channeling frustration into a productive setting. “We ask the neighbors [if they see a change] periodically, and the answer is becoming more and more ‘yes,’” Advisory[Read More…]

by January 28, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Metro, MARC to Expand

New changes to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will give Georgetown students increasing access to nearby Baltimore and Northern Virginia, albeit for an increased fee compared to current Metro fares. In the coming year, transportation to and from Washington, D.C., will be transformed by the completion of the Silver[Read More…]

by January 28, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Candidates Sound Off on Marijuana

As legislation to both legalize and decriminalize marijuana makes its way to the Council of the District of Columbia, reform of laws regarding the drug has become an important issue for candidates in the mayoral race, with many just stopping short of calling for the drug’s full legalization. On Jan.[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Obama Task Force to Address Assault

President Obama formed a task force Wednesday to lead federal efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault on college campuses — a move applauded by activists at Georgetown. The task force will be composed of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as well as the secretaries of the Departments of[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News
First Lady Pushes Higher Ed

First Lady Pushes Higher Ed

First lady Michelle Obama has shifted her focus from promoting healthy eating habits to reshaping the landscape of higher education by leveraging her position as first lady to change how lower-income students think about attaining a college degree. Obama has replaced her former “Let’s Move” campaign, which encouraged kids to[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News
113th Congress Mired in Indecision, Disputes

113th Congress Mired in Indecision, Disputes

Amid a two-week government shutdown and continued budget controversy, the 113th Congress is largely considered the least effective congress in recent history, but in the midst of the Capitol’s dysfunction, Georgetown’s student Democrats and Republicans have pledged greater cooperation in spite of their federal counterparts. According to congressional data, the[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Creative Crowdsourcing for GUMC Researchers

In response to federal funding cuts to research across the biomedical field, Georgetown University Medical Center created Partners in Research, a project that helps Georgetown researchers effectively crowdsource to raise funds for projects. Partners in Research, founded in 2011 as a supplementary method to finance biomedical research, raised a total[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Armed Robbery Reported on O St.

A student walking near the 3500 block of O Street NW was robbed at gunpoint at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to the Georgetown University Police Department. The victim reported that three individuals, all of whom were wearing darkly colored hooded sweatshirts, accosted the victim before proceeding to brandish[Read More…]

by January 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Friends Remember Waugh

Friends Remember Waugh

In his short time at the Georgetown University Law Center, Mark Edward Waugh (LAW ’16) left behind a legacy of eloquence, dedication and leadership. Waugh attended Langley High School in nearby McLean,Va., where he befriended classmate Rahul Gupta. Gupta, who received a master’s in physiology at Georgetown in 2013, was charged on[Read More…]

by October 22, 2013 0 comments City News, News