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Campaign Searches for Tidal Basin Restoration Options

A campaign to preserve the tidal basin launched April 3, as the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Trust for the National Mall plan to collaborate in response to rising sea levels and heavy foot traffic that threaten the basin’s longevity. The campaign, “Save the Tidal Basin,” invites proposals[Read More…]

by April 23, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Neighborhood Commissioner Looks to Unseat DC Councilmember Evans

Neighborhood Commissioner Looks to Unseat DC Councilmember Evans

Patrick Kennedy, former campaign co-chair to Washington, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), announced April 8 that he will be opposing Evans in the 2020 D.C. Council elections following recent ethical scandals involving Evans. Evans was reprimanded by a March 19 council vote after using his government email to solicit[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: JULIA ALVEY FOR THE HOYA| The Medieval Studies program will expose students writing a thesis to diverse cultures through a mandatory senior seminar starting next fall.

Medieval Studies Renamed to Reflect Global Approach

The medieval studies program was renamed the global medieval studies program as it diversifies its curriculum by including countries outside Western Europe, director Sarah McNamer announced in a March 28 email. The change was partially inspired by an overall shift in academia away from perspectives centered on Western Europe to[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA | The “LIVE. LONG. DC” initiative, which aims to cut opioid related deaths in Washington, D.C., in half by 2020, includes detailed procedures for the distribution of naloxone kits.

DC Police Officers to Carry Treatment for Opioid Overdoses

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) plans to distribute 76,000 kits of naloxone, a drug used to counter opioid overdoses, to police officers and community health organizations by Sept. 30. The purchase of 76,000 naloxone kits marks an increase in the city’s efforts toward overdose death prevention, as only 2,396[Read More…]

by April 2, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MARYLAND SENATE DEMOCRATS/FACEBOOK | The Maryland General Assembly is set to consider a bill urging Congress to support Washington, D.C. statehood.

Maryland to Consider Supporting DC Statehood

A Maryland House of Representatives Joint Resolution urging Congress to grant Washington, D.C. official statehood is under consideration for the Maryland General Assembly, contributing to both regional and national pushes for D.C. to become the 51st state. The bill was first heard Feb. 25 but did not receive enough votes[Read More…]

by March 28, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Employee Pleads Guilty to Bribery

DC Employee Pleads Guilty to Bribery

A former Washington, D.C., employee pled guilty to federal bribery charges for distributing $1.4 million in food stamp and temporary assistance benefits to individuals in exchange for $380,000 and sexual favors. Demetrius McMillan pled guilty March 14 following a yearlong investigation into federal fraud charges. McMillan had worked at the[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA |  Requested budget allocations for student activities were cut by $229,040.80 in the Feb. 26 draft.

GUSA Releases Draft Budget; Club Sports and CSJ Face Largest Cuts

The Georgetown University Student Association finance and appropriations committee released its draft budget allocating $1,092,000 in student activities funds Feb. 26. While the overall budget for the 2019-20 school year increased by 2.4 percent from last year, the requested student activities budget totaled more than $1,321,040, forcing cuts. The budgets[Read More…]

by March 5, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Michelle Xu/The Hoya | Black Lives Matter April Goggans sued the Metropolitan Police Department in order to obtain police documents due to suspicions of unlawful police surveillance.

Black Lives Matter Activist Sues MPD for Release of Surveillance Documents

A Black Lives Matter activist is awaiting a final judgment for her lawsuit against the Metropolitan Police Department to obtain documents to prove unlawful police surveillance after a Feb. 8 hearing. April Goggans, a core organizer of Black Lives Matter D.C., first reported experiencing police surveillance in 2015, according to[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GAGE/FACEBOOK | Graduate student workers are prioritizing worker compensation and health insurance coverage as the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees prepares to start contract negotiations with the university.

Graduate Union Seeks to Raise Compensation, Insurance Coverage

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees elected 14 members to the union’s bargaining committee Feb. 8 as it prepares to begin negotiating worker contracts with the university. The bargaining committee aims to win a contract that addresses the top four issues identified by graduate employees, including increased worker compensation, dental[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top