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Potomac at its Cleanest in 60 Years, But Far From Pristine

Once deemed a national disgrace by President Lyndon Johnson, the Potomac River is showing signs of improvement after decades of trying to decontaminate the murky waters. A study released by the U.S. Geological Survey revealed that despite the Potomac’s still unsightly appearance, the water quality has improved enough for native[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments City News, News

ln Silver Spring Hostages Freed, Gunman Shot

Chaos erupted in Silver Spring, Md., around 1 p.m. Wednesday after a flurry of Twitter updates reported that a gunman had taken three hostages inside the headquarters of Discovery Communications. James Lee entered the building with four homemade explosive devices attached to himself, and was also seen carrying a rifle,[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments City News, News

District Provides Bicycle Rentals

Georgetown students will have a new way to leave the Hilltop and explore D.C. this fall, thanks to a regional bike-sharing program introduced by the District Department of Transportation and Arlington County in June. Four bike-sharing stations will open in Georgetown and Glover Park in September, according to The Georgetown[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Fare Hikes Cushion WMATA Budget

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority introduced a series of fare adjustments over the summer in order to raise $108.7 million in budget funding for the 2011 fiscal year. Starting June 27, the regular base boarding fare for Metrorail increased about 18 percent from $1.65 to $1.95. The Metrobus fare[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Roof Repairs Displace Students Studying Abroad

Students planning to stay at Villa Le Balze, Georgetown’s villa in Fiesole, Italy, received disappointing news this July: The Villa was struggling with roofing problems, and the repair process meant students would be unable to stay there during their term abroad. The university sent an e-mail to students explaining that[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Yield Up for Class of ’14

With the passing of the May 1 deadline for high school seniors’ college decisions, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has seen an increase in the number of admitted students accepting their places at Georgetown. This year’s higher yield means the university has admitted fewer students from the waitlist, offering admission[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 0 comments Campus News

Several Tax Raises Proposed in D.C. Council to Close Budget Gaps

A number of tax hikes could be in store for D.C. residents, as the D.C. Council prepares to vote on measures that would increase taxes on soda, liquor, health club memberships, parking and admission to museums and cultural events, as well as a higher income tax for wealthy residents. The[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Without Social Media, Students Experience Withdrawal Symptoms

A recent study shows that students are finding it increasingly difficult to distance themselves from the extensive reach of social media as technology continues to develop in the Information Age, making life without instantaneous status updates almost unimaginable. The International Center for Media and the Public Agenda at the University[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Albright’s Pins: Dressing Up Diplomacy

The secret to keeping tabs with Madeleine Albright’s diplomatic career lies in her accessories, said the former U.S. secretary of state and Mortara distinguished professor of diplomacy in the School of Foreign Service in an event held Monday afternoon in Gaston Hall. Introducing her newest book, “Read My Pins: Stories[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

GU Pride Celebrates as D.C. Grants First Gay Marriage Licenses

Rain or shine, GU Pride members knew they had reason to celebrate early Wednesday morning. As many same-sex couples prepared to line up at D.C. Superior Court, Georgetown students like J.C. Hodges (SFS ’11) were fresh off of a late-night baking spree to commemorate the first day of same-sex marriage[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments City News, News