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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
FILE PHOTO: KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA The University submitted its comment to the proposed changes to Title IX regulations after giving students 8 days to review and submit responses to their initial draft.

Georgetown Submits Comment Opposing Proposed Title IX Changes

Georgetown University submitted its formal comment regarding proposed Title IX regulations to the U.S. Department of Education on Jan. 31, following months of student activism and input. The final submission comes after Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson and Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity Rosemary Kilkenny shared[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL Federal employees were able to return to work Monday for the 35 days after the government reopened following its longest shutdown.

Government Reopens Amid Ongoing Border Wall Negotiations

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended Friday after a 35-day partisan standoff between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over immigration policy. Trump signed a bill Jan. 25 that fully reopens the government until Feb. 15. The bill does not contain funding for a border[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Norton Moves to End Congressional Review of District Laws

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill allowing the Washington, D.C. Council to pass laws without waiting for review from Congress Jan. 24. Currently, every civil and criminal bill passed by the local government in D.C. must be reviewed by the U.S. Congress before going into effect. During the[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL | In response to the ongoing partial government shutdown, more than 300 protesters held a moment of silence in the Hart Senate Office Building on Wednesday.

Protesters Take to Hart, Call for Shutdown to End

Over 300 protesters gathered Wednesday in the Hart Senate Office Building to call for the end of the partial government shutdown that began Dec. 22. The protesters observed a moment of silence that lasted 33 minutes, marking the 33 days of the government shutdown, according to The Hill. Following the[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ELEANOR NORTON | Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) endorsed a bill that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. If passed, the legislation would provide D.C. residents with voting representatives in Congress.

Pelosi Among 155 Cosponsors of DC Statehood Bill in House

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democratic leaders endorsed the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which would make D.C. the 51st state in the United States. The District’s non-voting representative in Congress, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), introduced the bill on Jan. 3 with 155[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE Kathleen Kraninger (LAW ’07) (left) was sworn in Monday as the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Senate Confirms GU Law Alumna as Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Kathleen Kraninger (LAW ’07) was confirmed as the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the U.S. Senate in a 50-49 vote Dec. 6. Kraninger, who was nominated by President Donald Trump and sworn in Monday, replaces Acting Director Mick Mulvaney (SFS ’89), who is also the director[Read More…]

by December 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Kehoe to Close for Renovations in February, Details Near Finalization

Kehoe to Close for Renovations in February, Details Near Finalization

Campus Recreation at Yates Field House collected student input at a Nov. 29 event as it continues to finalize details for the upcoming renovations of Yates Field House. The renovations are set to begin February 2019 and finish in August, according to Yates Field House Director Meghan Dimsa (COL ’14).[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top