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FILE PHOTO RYAN BAE/THE HOYA The unemployment gap between black and white D.C. residents has only grown, according to a 2017 report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.

DC Human Rights Report Reveals Room for Improvement

The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, published its biennial report on Washington, D.C.’s progress as a “human rights city” Jan. 9, revealing that the District still behind other cities with regards to guaranteeing its residents’ rights. The report, updated by the AFSC’s[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Members of the Armenian Student Association participated in a silent protest in Red Square Thursday.

Armenian Students Association Remembers Genocide

The Armenian Students Association staged a silent demonstration in Red Square on Feb. 8 to raise awareness about the 1915 Armenian genocide and its global legacy today. Seven representatives of the ASA, which is in the process of becoming a university-recognized student organization, distributed 400 flyers about the history of[Read More…]

by February 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY AMANDA CUTLER Four students travel weekly to the University of the District of Columbia for beekeeping lessons.

Club Abuzz With Beekeeping Project

When Austin Hong (COL ’18), co-founder of Georgetown Renewable Energy and Environmental Network, became a teaching assistant for the “Foundations in Biology II” course in the College last spring, he did not expect to meet someone as interested in beekeeping as he was. But Angela Bai (COL ’17), a fellow[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 0 comments Features
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D-D.C.) promoted her administration's progress on higher education and homelessness in her fourth State of the District address.

Mayors and Business Leaders Launch Affordable Housing Coalition

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) joined mayors and CEOs from across the country Jan. 25 to launch Mayors and CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment, a coalition working to address issues of affordable housing and homelessness. Eleven mayors, including Bowser, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney,[Read More…]

by January 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Students are able to take part in the interactive exhibit and experience a simulated version of solitary confinement through virtual reality goggles in the ICC.

Solitary Confinement Simulation Explores Incarceration Issues

A two-weeklong exhibit simulating the experience of solitary confinement is on display in the Intercultural Center as part of the Georgetown University Prisons and Justice Initiative’s most recent efforts to explore the issue of mass incarceration in the United States. The exhibit by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture features[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The tech giant Amazon is set to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore on M Street. Developers have yet to announce an opening date.

Amazon Books to Open on M Street, 1st Location in District

Amazon Books’ first Washington, D.C. location is set to open on M Street in Georgetown as the latest installment in the tech giant’s foray into brick-and-mortar retail. An Amazon representative declined to give details on the opening date of the store, which will be the 14th Amazon Books location nationwide.[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Three Hoyas received the prestigious Rangel Fellowship this year.

Rangel Fellowship Awarded to 2 Georgetown Students, 1 Alumna

Two Georgetown seniors and one alumna received the competitive 2018 Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship, a State Department program that provides financial support to students pursuing careers in the foreign service for two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring and professional development activities. Among this year’s 30 fellows are Marta[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

District Launches DCPS Investigation After Scandal

A Washington, D.C. public high school graduated dozens of students in 2017 who did not meet necessary attendance requirements, according to a November report by NPR and WAMU prompting a District-wide investigation. The report alleged that Frank W. Ballou High School, which has historically had low graduation rates, altered attendance[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Five Mumps Cases Reported on Georgetown Main Campus

Five cases of mumps, a contagious disease preventable by vaccination, have been reported to the Student Health Center this semester. Three of those cases occurred this month, leading Assistant Vice President for Student Health Vince WinklerPrins to send a public health alert to the university community Thursday. All five cases[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Food Entrepreneurs Share Startup Advice, Experiences

Successful entrepreneurs should offer special products and learn from their experiences in the industry, founders of Washington, D.C. food startups said during a panel discussion on entrepreneurship in the food industry Tuesday. Featuring the founders of Eat Pizza, JRINK and Snacklins and the CEO of Union Kitchen, the panel focused[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top