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Alcohol Policy Tempers Georgetown

It is a battle that has been waged for generations: underage college students versus university administrators set to crack down on illegal drinking. Georgetown is no stranger to the ongoing debate, as a Friday e-mail – a recap of university alcohol and drug policy – sent by administrators to students[Read More…]

by April 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Georgetown Continues Re-Accreditation Process

Georgetown administrators and faculty members are taking a new approach in their efforts to seek mandatory university re-accreditation, focusing on topics such as institutional and student assessment. Although Georgetown has been an accredited institution since 1921 through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the MSCHE requires its 522 members[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Working Group Backs Diversity Requirement

A little over a year after its formation, the president’s Diversity Initiative has begun to make its mark, in a continued push forward to make Georgetown more representative of all backgrounds. The academic working group was the third and final group to submit its official recommendations to the administration on[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Working Group Backs Diversity Requirement

A little over a year after its formation, the president’s Diversity Initiative has begun to make its mark, in a continued push forward to make Georgetown more representative of all backgrounds. The academic working group was the third and final group to submit its official recommendations to the administration on[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

86 Local Landlords Investigated

The D.C. government body charged with issuing property permits and enforcing building and safety codes has identified and begun investigating 86 landlords in the Georgetown area believed to be operating with invalid or nonexistent business licenses. Although the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs routinely investigates landlords on an individual[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

D.C. Elections Heat Up

With the primary elections less than six months away, the races for D.C. Council and mayoral seats are intensifying. On the mayoral side, current D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, a Democrat, has announced his plans to seek re-election to a second term, despite recent opposition to his policies on contracts, the[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Act to Rein in Student Credit

A 2009 study by financial lender Sallie Mae found that today’s college students are spending more on credit than at any point in history: 84 percent of college undergraduates have at least one credit card – an increase of 8 percent since 2004. But following the Feb. 22 national implementation[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Planned Campus Ministry Retreat Center Delayed

Two years after the originally anticipated completion date of the university’s new retreat center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Virginia, plans to begin construction remain at a standstill. The proposed Calcagnini Contemplative Center – a 56-acre retreat center that would house ESCAPE and other Office of Campus Ministry[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized
DCRA Enforces Landlord Regulations

DCRA Enforces Landlord Regulations

In an initiative begun earlier this month, the D.C. government has made a move to sanction unlicensed landlords in the Georgetown neighborhood. Last week, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs sent 126 letters, the last of which were sent Jan. 22, to local landlords believed to be operating with[Read More…]

by January 29, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized