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FILE PHOTO: ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | The eight universities named in the college bribery investigation, including Georgetown, caused rejected applicants emotional and economic harm, according to a lawsuit filed by students March 15.

Students Sue Georgetown for Unfair Admissions Process

Two college students and two parents filed a class action lawsuit against Georgetown University on March 15, alleging monetary harm after revelations that applicants were fraudulently admitted to the university. The suit follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice uncovering a service that parents used beginning around 2011[Read More…]

by March 21, 2019 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA | Metro  plans to return to automatic doors in a move to reduce wait times and mitigate rider risk, according to a March 4 news release.

DC Metro Tests Automatic Doors for Reintroduction

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has been testing automatic doors on trains in the Washington, D.C. area over the last three weeks as part of a plan to reintroduce automatic doors by the end of the year. The transition back to automatic doors would shorten wait times and reduce[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Exorcists Steps Designated as Historic Landmark

Exorcists Steps Designated as Historic Landmark

The Georgetown Exorcist Steps became recognized as a historic landmark after the Washington, D.C., Historic Preservation Review Board approved their application Jan. 24. The Prospect Street Citizens Association, a local group that advocates for the neighborhood, filed the application Sept. 25 of last year, citing the historical significance of D.C.’s[Read More…]

by February 5, 2019 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
RICHARD SCHOFIELD THE HOYA | Since Jan. 1, 2019, there have been 12 Washington D.C. homicides. A representative for the Maryland Police Department attributed the increased homicide rates to frequent use of guns.

DC Experienced Record-High Homicide Rates Early in 2019

Washington, D.C., experienced 12 homicides as of Jan. 17, more than double the number reported at this time in 2018, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The homicide data follows the deadliest year in D.C. in a decade, with the exception of 2015, according to MPD’s website.  Increases in the[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SFS Alum Wookjae Jung Wins Schwarzman Scholarship

SFS Alum Wookjae Jung Wins Schwarzman Scholarship

Wookjae Jung (SFS ’15) is one of 147 students worldwide to win the Schwarzman Scholarship, which provides recipients with full tuition to attend Tsinghua University in Beijing for a yearlong master’s degree in public policy, economics and business, or international studies. Roughly 5 percent of this year’s 2,800 applicants received[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MY INDIANA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Lewis Ferebee, former superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, is set to assume the role of D.C. Public Schools chancellor on Jan. 31, 2019 pending confirmation of his nomination.

Bowser Nominates New DCPS Chancellor After Monthslong Search

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) selected Lewis Ferebee as the new chancellor for D.C. Public Schools at a press conference Dec. 3 amid a series of scandals that have dogged the school system in recent years and community concerns over Bowser’s decision-making process. Ferebee, who previously served as the[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

Nine Washington, D.C. Councilmembers introduced a bill that would compel businesses to give workers two hours of paid leave on Election Day. The bill, called the Paid Leave to Vote Amendment Act of 2018, was introduced Nov. 20. If passed, the bill would grant workers up to two hours of[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
JULIA ALVEY FOR THE HOYA The Prospect Street Citizens Association filed a proposal to recognize the Georgetown Exorcist Steps as a Washington, D.C. historic landmark. The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will hear the case on Nov. 15.

Exorcist Steps May Gain Historic Landmark Distinction

The Washington, D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board is set to vote Nov. 15 on an application for the Georgetown Exorcist Steps, an outdoor staircase connecting Prospect Street and M Street, to become a historic landmark. The Prospect Street Citizens Association filed the proposal Sept. 25 seeking to preserve the steps[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
JULIA ALVEY FOR THE HOYA Over 90 families at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts have disproved false accusations of enrollment fraud after an investigation conducted by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education accused 164 Ellington students of skirting residency requirements in May.

Ellington Families Disprove Enrollment Fraud Accusations

More than 90 students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts have been cleared of enrollment fraud, Ellington CEO Tia Powell Harris said in an interview with The Washington Post. An investigation launched in May by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education accused 164 Ellington students of attending[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS Beginning with the next contract-holder, the Bureau of Prisons’ residential re-entry management center must accept all high-risk prisoners.

DC Mandates Halfway Houses Accept High-Risk Criminals

Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Hugh Hurwitz mandated that the residential re-entry management center that wins the next five-year contract from the BOP will be required to accept all high-risk prisoners, according to an Oct. 11 news release. The BOP addresses all issues related to the federal[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top