Post Tagged with: "D.C."

D.C. Tunnels Expect Makeover

The cobwebs that have grown in the abandoned tunnels located beneath Dupont Circle may soon be cleared away to make room for a new arts district in the area, as the city attempts to reclaim the potentially valuable space. The space was used for transportation and storage until the mid-1990s,[Read More…]

by January 19, 2011 0 comments City News, News

D.C. Regulations Limit Competition

During a run to the National Mall last week, I caught sight of Segs in the City, a company that offers those Segway tours everyone in D.C. likes to sneer at. Yes, Segways are awkward, silly and a slight disgrace to humanity, but Segs in the City holds a special[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Local Colleges Rated Liberal

Georgetown may be undermining its Catholic heritage as part of a broader liberalization trend at D.C. universities, says one report commissioned by Campus Reform, a conservative action network. Among D.C. universities surveyed, The George Washington University was rated most conservative, while Howard University was deemed the most liberal. The Catholic[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Professors Join Gray’s Team

Just days after handily winning the D.C. mayoral election, Vincent Gray named a group of advisers to help him through the transition period before his inauguration. And at least four members of the team have ties to Georgetown. Gray won the general mayoral election on Nov. 2, after defeating incumbent[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

District’s Aptitude Measured

Updated 4:58 p.m. Oct. 13 D.C. was awarded a dubious honor last week: While the District boasts the greatest number of college degree-holding residents, it also has the country’s highest illiteracy rate. The U.S. Census Bureau released data last week reporting that 47.3 percent of D.C. residents age 25 and[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Senate Defeats Gay Marriage Amendment

The Senate defeated an amendment to the health care legislation that would suspend the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the District Thursday. The amendment, proposed on Tuesday by Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah), would have forced the District to call a referendum on whether or not its marriage bureau can[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

University Prepares for Census Count

Contrary to popular belief, Georgetown students count as D.C. residents toward the population count for U.S. Census 2010, which will soon arrive at Georgetown’s campus. Andy Pino, director of media relations for the university, said in an e-mail that the university will have census forms within the next few weeks[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Saving Homeless Shelter Takes More Than Magic

In the winter of 2001, five homeless adults died of hypothermia on the streets of Washington, D.C. One man, Jesus Blanco, a 43-year-old Salvadoran immigrant, was discovered 50 yards from the entrance to La Casa shelter, where he had been thrown out earlier that night. At the time, D.C.’s only[Read More…]

by September 16, 2008 0 comments Opinion