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Eisenhower Memorial Designed

The Eisenhower Memorial Commission unanimously chose renowned architect Frank Gehry to design the Eisenhower Memorial. The tribute to President Eisenhower will open on the National Mall in 2015. The memorial will be the seventh presidential memorial in U.S. history and the first one to be built since the Franklin Delano[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Metro Appoints Interim Manager

Following the sudden resignation of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager John Catoe in January, the WMATA board of directors has appointed former New Jersey Transit Executive Director Richard Sarles as interim general manager. According to a March 4 press release announcing the appointment, Sarles will take up the[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Wi-Fi Makes Acela Debut

As Georgetown students begin to embark on trips along the Northeast Corridor for spring break, those opting to travel on Amtrak’s Acela Express have a new user-friendly feature at their disposal: Wi-Fi Internet service on their laptops. Amtrak installed the service, known as AmtrakConnect, on all 20 of its high-speed[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GU Celebrates Jesuit Heritage Week

Jesuit Heritage Week, a series of events dedicated to celebrating Georgetown’s Jesuit identity, officially kicked off this Sunday with a liturgy held in Dahlgren Chapel. This year marks the 10th year that the university has celebrated Jesuit Heritage Week. “It is a student-run week of events to share with the[Read More…]

by February 2, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Students Support New Plastic Bag Tax That Encourages Environmental Friendliness

As students return to the Georgetown campus for the spring semester, they will be forced to search for an extra nickel at the cash register to accommodate a new tax on disposable bags in the District. On Jan. 1, Washington, D.C., became the first major U.S. city to impose a[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 0 comments City News, News

National Zoo Investigates Fish Deaths

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park [announced the death of two arapaima fish in a press release Monday]( The first fish died on Nov. 19, and the second fish died on Nov. 27. The arapaima had lived in the zoo’s Amazonia exhibit for 16 years, arriving in 1993. Zoo staff said[Read More…]

by December 4, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

Students Dodge For a Cause

Seven teams faced off on Saturday in the third-annual Charity Dodgeball Tournament, hosted by Hoyas Global Initiative. HGI began this November tradition in order to support Kiva, a microfinance organization that supports economic development in developing countries. The HGI Charity Dodgeball Tournament was held in Yates Field House. According to[Read More…]

by November 17, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

Egyptian Political Leader Addresses Human Rights

Ahmed Fathi Sorour, the president of the Egyptian People’s Assembly, spoke about the importance of democracy in ensuring human rights on Wednesday in the Intercultural Center. Sorour emphasized the significance of democracy in fostering economic, political and cultural growth in a developing country. “There can be no democracy without human[Read More…]

by November 6, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

MSB Fills Entrepreneurial Studies Post

Jeff Reid has been named director of entrepreneurial studies in the McDonough School of Business. Reid will also lead the development of the MSB’s Real Estate Initiative. Reid plans to develop strategic initiatives to advance entrepreneurial studies and real estate, aiming to move the MSB up the ranks of business[Read More…]

by October 20, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

Self-Pay Machines Make Debut in District Taxis

What does D.C. now have in common with Chicago, San Francisco and Boston? Taxi riders in the D.C. area can now pay fares using credit card machines installed in the backseats of some taxi cabs.[Barwood Taxi]( is the first to offer the machines in the District. “Self-swipe readers, which are[Read More…]

by October 2, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized