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Local News Site DCist Shut Down After Parent Company Labor Dispute

Local news site DCist was shut down late Nov. 2 after billionaire CEO Joe Ricketts — owner of DNAinfo and Gothamist, DCist’s parent company — announced a decision to discontinue publishing both news organizations. The decision follows an Oct. 26 vote by Gothamist reporters and editors to unionize following Ricketts’[Read More…]

by November 6, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Old Stone House to Close Today for Yearlong Renovations

The Old Stone House, the oldest structure still on its original foundation in Washington, D.C., closes today to begin about one year of renovations. The renovations will install a new fire suppression system, stabilize the building’s foundation, fix the exterior stonework and upgrade the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, according[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Fonda Urges Action Against Unfair Labor Practices

Actress and political activist Jane Fonda called on progressive Americans to organize increased opposition to unfair labor policies in the United States during a discussion about sexual assault and harassment in the services industry Monday. Partnering with the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, a workers’ advocacy group, Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
The office of the Georgetown University Student Association. The GUSA senate passed a resolution pushing the university on sexual assault and misconduct reforms.

GUSA Senate Urges University to Commit to Sexual Assault Reforms

The Georgetown University Student Association senate unanimously passed a resolution Oct. 15 calling on administrators to commit to implementing the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force’s recommendations. The task force, established by University President John J. DeGioia in June 2016, developed a list of 11 recommendations to university administrators for[Read More…]

by October 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Washington-Area College Presidents Tell Congress: Pass Dream Act

University President John J. DeGioia and the leaders of three other Washington, D.C.-area colleges and universities called on Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017, a bill that would protect undocumented students from deportation and provide a path to citizenship, in a Monday panel. DeGioia spoke alongside George Mason[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
If organizers receive approval, this 45-foot tall statue of a naked woman will be coming to the District.

Artist Seeks Approval for Naked Woman Statue on National Mall

A 45-foot-tall sculpture of a nude woman may become a regular sight at the National Mall beginning in November. If approved by the National Park Service, the giant figure, known as R-Evolution, would be moved from the artist’s space in San Francisco to Washington, D.C., and installed beside the Washington[Read More…]

by October 11, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top