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WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Three civil rights organizations in the District are suing the Metropolitan Police Department for allegedly failing to record stop and frisk data.

Civil Rights Groups Accuse MPD of Failing to Record Police Stops

Three civil rights groups are accusing the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department of violating the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act, which mandates every police officer to record any interactions with residents to prevent racial bias incidents. Black Lives Matter D.C., the Stop Police Terror Project D.C. and the American Civil[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FBI Offers $1 Million Reward for Information About Missing US Journalist

FBI Offers $1 Million Reward for Information About Missing US Journalist

A $1 million reward is being offered for information leading to the whereabouts of Austin Tice (SFS ’02), a U.S. freelance journalist who has been missing in Syria since 2012, the FBI announced April 19. Tice, 36, disappeared near Damascus while reporting on the Syrian civil war. The FBI released[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments News, News - Top
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A higher sales tax would apply to the greater D.C. region that is serviced by Metro, including suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. A panel of local leaders last April recommended a 1 percent increase, but the Council ultimately settled on 0.75 percent, as this was the lowest rate that would still provide the $500 million dollars the DC Council hopes to generate annually.

Metro Plans Mobile App for Paying Fare With Smartphones

A new fare payment app that would allow Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority riders to pay using smartphones is planned to launch next year, WMATA announced April 10. The app, designed to serve as a virtual alternative to the SmarTrip cards currently required to pay fare, would enable passengers to[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus defended President Donald Trump's unconventional leadership style in an event Tuesday.

Priebus Defends Trump’s Unregimented Leadership Style

President Donald Trump’s unconventional governing style has led to conflicts within his administration but ultimately contributed to his success, former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said at an event hosted Tuesday evening by Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. At the event, Priebus acknowledged his attempt[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
WILL CROMARTY/THE HOYA In total, 22,897 students applied to Georgetown’s Class of 2022, and 3,327 of them were admitted. The applicant pool is the university’s largest ever, breaking the previous record of 21,459 applicants set last year.

Rising SAT Scores Affect Admissions Decisions

The redesigned SAT is yielding higher average scores than both the old SAT and the ACT, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon (COL ’64, GRD ’69). Released in March 2016, the new SAT tests students on more curriculum-based content, combines reading and writing into one 800-point section and[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JESSICA LIN FOR THE HOYA The panel was moderated by Monokia Nance, a brand manager and business solutions specialist, and featured a conversation between Ericka Pittman, the chief marketing officer of AQUAhydrate, and Shelby Hall, manager of corporate strategy at Under Armour.

BRAVE 2018: Success Comes From Embracing Discomfort, Panelists Say

Professional success comes from commitment to personal ideals and courage to initiate changes that transcend racial barriers, according to the speakers at the “Power Players in a Boy’s World” panel at the third annual BRAVE Summit in Lohrfink Auditorium on Saturday. The panel was moderated by Monokia Nance, a brand[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
HANNAH LEVINE FOR THE HOYA
Alaa Murabit, a UN high-level commissioner on health employment and economic growth, spoke on the importance of women's rights in state-building at a Mar. 15 event.

UN Commissioner: Empower Women in State-Building to Promote Peace

The global community must engage the voices of more women to promote peace and prosperity around the world, Alaa Murabit, a United Nations high-level commissioner on health employment and economic growth, said at a March 15 event. “Less than 10 percent of peace processes last five years,” Murabit said. “But[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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2nd Annual UndocuWeek Aims to Garner Support for ‘Dreamers’

A second annual UndocuWeek planned for next month aims to raise awareness and garner support for students without documentation, whose futures remain uncertain after unsuccessful congressional efforts to pass a permanent legislative replacement for the rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This year’s UndocuWeek, scheduled to run from April[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ARTHUR WOODS GEORGETOWN ALUMNI
Woods was among seven alumni to make Forbes' list.

Georgetown Alumni Featured in Forbes ’30 Under 30′

Eight Georgetown alumni feature in Forbes’ “30 Under 30 Class of 2018,” a list of 600 rising stars in the business world in 20 different industries. The magazine recognized alumni including Mike Dee (MSB ’13), Elizabeth Galbut (COL ’11), Raza Munir (MSB ’11), Diana Tsai Rau (SFS ’12), Luke Schoenfelder[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Master’s in Aging and Health Announced

Master’s in Aging and Health Announced

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is set to introduce an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Aging and Health degree program next fall to confront issues facing an increasingly senior and aging population in the United States. The new program is set to be housed in the Graduate School[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top