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SAKINA'S HALAL GRILL/Facebook | Sakina Grill served 16,000 meals for free to the homeless community of Washington, D.C. last year.

As D.C. Homelessness Persists, Restaurateur Raises Advocacy

When 11 Georgetown students walked into a top-rated Pakistani-Indian restaurant for lunch near the end of President’s Day weekend, they were unaware that the restaurant had given thousands of meals to the homeless for free last year. The restaurant, Sakina Grill, is a Pakistani-Indian eatery owned by Pakistani immigrant Kazi[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments Features
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA | Former national security advisers called for the rebuilding of deteriorating diplomatic relationships.

Former National Security Advisers Criticize Recent Diplomatic Efforts

President Donald Trump’s actions have fractured diplomatic relationships that will take future executives many years to repair, said Susan Rice, U.S. national security adviser under former President Barack Obama. The United States should better communicate its dedication to allies, a facet of diplomacy that has been neglected by the Trump[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CAPITAL ONE ARENA | A bill that would create a monopoly over mobile-based sports betting gained initial approval from the Washington, D.C. Council on Feb. 5.

Intralot Poised to Gain Sole Control Over Mobile-Based Sports Betting

The Washington, D.C. Council gave initial approval in a narrow vote to a bill that would allow Intralot, the operator of the D.C. lottery, to become the sole operator of a mobile sports betting platform Feb. 5. The bill, introduced by Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), would give Intralot a[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Program to Aid Natural Disaster Relief Efforts Wins at Hoya Hacks

Program to Aid Natural Disaster Relief Efforts Wins at Hoya Hacks

A group of students that created a program to aid relief efforts for natural disasters won $500 at the fourth annual Hoya Hacks, which lasted from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. The 36-hour event invites undergraduates from any university to compete on teams to design projects and programs consistent with[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

March for Life Draws GU Student Activists

Thousands of anti-abortion activists, including Georgetown University students, attended the annual Washington, D.C. March for Life on the National Mall on Jan. 18. The March for Life began in protest of the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which held that the right to an abortion was protected[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
WORLD MISSION SOCIETY CHURCH OF GOD | Students are reporting on-campus encounters with individuals proselytizing the religious "God the Mother" concept, a belief associated with the fringe sect of Christianity called the World Mission Society Church of God.

Fringe Sect of Christianity Encroaches on Campus

Multiple Georgetown students have been approached by individuals on campus about the ideological concept of “God the Mother,” asking them for their contact information to join a Bible study. A female incarnation of God, “God the Mother,” is believed to have co-created the Earth with “God the Father,” a belief[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
MAGGIE CHEN/THE HOYA The McDonough School of Business launched a yearlong program for residents of Washington, D.C., released from correctional facilities to obtain certificates in business and entrepreneurship.

Georgetown Launches Inmate Re-Entry and Education Program

Washington, D.C. residents released from local correctional facilities are eligible for an academic and employment-centered fellowship program. The Georgetown Pivot Program is a fellowship for formerly incarcerated individuals through a one-year transition and re-entry program with a non-credit-bearing certificate in business and entrepreneurship. The program, which began this November, is[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA The Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, which was proposed by D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) in April and would allow 16-and 17-year-olds to vote, has been indefinitely delayed.

Proposed Legislation to Lower Voting Age in District Tabled

The Washington, D.C. Council indefinitely tabled proposed legislation that would have lowered the D.C. federal election voting age to 16 on Tuesday. The proposed legislation, the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, would have made D.C. the first city in the United States to allow minors to vote in all[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
After Antisemitic Shooting, GU Mourns, Calls for Action

After Antisemitic Shooting, GU Mourns, Calls for Action

Georgetown’s Jewish community and its allies are calling for action against antisemitism in the wake of Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life synagogue with an assault rifle and three handguns, killing 11 and injuring nine on the morning[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top