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Glover Park Rite Aid Closes After Disappointing Sales

The Rite Aid store at 2255 Wisconsin Avenue is set to close May 18 following the purchase of thousands of Rite Aid stores by Walgreens in 2017, according to The Georgetowner. The Rite Aid pharmacies will close ahead of the store closing May 13. Walgreens originally planned to close 600[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KIKI SCHMALFUSS/THE HOYA | The LGBTQ Resource Center is among 20 co-sponsors of this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month hosted by the Sexual Assault Peer Educators and Health Education Services.

Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Highlights Marginalized Narratives

The second annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month, cosponsored by Health Education Services and Sexual Assault Peer Educators, will emphasize diversity and the narratives of marginalized communities in its on-campus programming. Similar to last year, SAAM’s theme for 2019 is “Take it All Back,” a reference to Take Back the Night,[Read More…]

by April 16, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Compass Coffee Opens New Georgetown Venue

Compass Coffee, the main supplier of coffee products for Students of Georgetown, Inc., commonly known as The Corp, opened its own new location in Georgetown on April 6, as it aims to offer a new study space for Georgetown students off campus. The coffee shop, located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CONNOR THOMAS FOR THE HOYA "Yell at GUSA" is modeled off of past initiatives of Georgetown Univeristy Student Association Presidents, such as the "Scream at GUSA" event that occurred in 2016.

GUSA Execs Invite Students to ‘Yell’ Feedback in Red Square

Georgetown students had the chance to “Yell at GUSA About Stuff” on Friday afternoon in an event created by newly sworn-in Georgetown University Student Association President Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Vice President Aleida Olvera (COL ’20). Olvera and Francis created the event for students to express concerns about[Read More…]

by April 3, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: JULIA ALVEY/THE HOYA | Georgetown College Dean Chris Celenza proposed that the university hire a new women's and gender studies director who has experience working in a WGST department at another school as part of the discussions surrounding the push for a WGST department.

WGST Activists Meet With Dean After 17-Month Push

Students and faculty met with Georgetown College Dean Chris Celenza to discuss considerations associated with expanding the women’s and gender studies program into a department March 21. The meeting came after students delivered a letter to Celenza’s office March 1 urging Georgetown to respond to a 2017 proposal advocating for[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CRYSTAL CITY | Amazon is set to establish a second headquarters in Crystal City after cancelling its plans to split a second headquarters between Crystal City and New York because of opposition from local leaders in New York.

Arlington County Approves $23 Million in Incentives for Amazon

Amazon is set to receive $23 million in incentives after a unanimous vote by the Arlington County Board on March 16. Amazon’s second headquarters will occupy over six million square feet of office space in Northern Virginia through 2035 in exchange for the approved local and state subsidies, according to[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
@JACK EVANS WARD 2/TWITTER | Washington, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) was asked to resign after allegations that he abused his role in government to obtain corporate deals surfaced Feb. 28.

Open Letter Calls for DC Councilmember’s Resignation

An open letter requesting Washington, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) step down as National Committeeman of the D.C. Democratic Party was published March 6, following allegations that he misused his position to solicit corporate deals. Evans is the councilmember who represents the neighbourhoods including Georgetown, Dupont Circle and Foggy[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
WILL CROMARTY/THE HOYA | A review of Georgetown University's yearbook found five instances of blackface and several other symbols of racism and bigotry.

Blackface, Bigotry Found in University Archives

Georgetown University’s archives are on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library, and its yearbooks have been digitized for anyone to delve into. These physical and digital records host old stories and photos of past Georgetown students, including images of blackface, racial slurs and other blatant symbols of bigotry. In the[Read More…]

by March 1, 2019 2 comments Campus News, Features, News - Top
ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM/FACEBOOK | The diversity of opinion in the United States is one of its greatest strengths, Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom Jeremy Tedesco said Thursday.

ADF Senior Counsel: Offensive Speech Must Be Preserved

Free speech and religious expression are under attack in today’s society and merit protection, Jeremy Tedesco, a senior counsel from Alliance Defending Freedom, said Thursday. The government should never encroach upon citizens’ free speech, even if what they are saying is controversial or divisive, according to Tedesco. “Dissenting and unpopular[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Congresswoman Norton Introduces Bill for Local DC Prosecutor

Congresswoman Norton Introduces Bill for Local DC Prosecutor

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill to establish a local prosecutor for Washington, D.C. on Jan. 31 as part of a larger push for autonomy in the District. Currently, federal prosecutors from the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia handle criminal cases in the[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top