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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) passed a package of legislation targeting tobacco use in the District this week.

District Passes Tobacco Bill

The legal age to purchase tobacco products will increase from 18 to 21 after Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed the Prohibition Against Selling Tobacco Products to Individuals Under 21 Amendment Act on Nov. 29. The legislation, initially introduced in 2015 by Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5), Mary Cheh[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GULC Public Safety Officers Intervene in GSC Demonstration

Eight members of the workers’ advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee were removed from the Georgetown University Law Center by Georgetown Law Department of Public Safety officers Oct. 14 during a demonstration in support of Georgetown facilities workers, who are continuing labor contract negotiations with university administrators. Facilities workers, their union[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GUPD Warns of Scam

A virtual kidnapping scam — a hoax where a family is falsely led to believe a loved one has been kidnapped for ransom money — targeted a parent of a Georgetown student Oct. 6, according to a campus-wide email sent by the Georgetown University Police Department on Oct. 7. GUPD[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Fundraising Campaign Surpasses Goal

The university’s most profitable fundraising campaign in history, “For Generations to Come: The Campaign for Georgetown,” ended this June, raising $1.67 billion and surpassing its initial goal by more than $170 million. Since its inception in 2006, the campaign has generated donations used to fund the launch of the McCourt[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

CAPS Cuts Costs for Services

Georgetown Counseling and Psychiatric Services has reduced its fees starting in the fall 2016 semester by 89 percent for follow-up psychology visits and by 80 percent for follow-up psychiatric visits and expanded free services in an effort to increase undergraduate student access to mental health services. Follow-up psychotherapy visits now[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Politics to Host Obama Series

The Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service will host National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Gaston Hall on Sept. 14 as part of the first installment in a six-part lecture series entitled “The Exit Interview,” which will focus on the legacy of President Barack Obama’s presidency. The series will[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

MPD Assistant Chief Steps Up as Chief Departs

Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Peter Newsham will begin his term as interim chief of the MPD on Sept. 17 following the retirement of Chief Cathy Lanier, as announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Aug. 23. This announcement comes one week after Lanier declared she would step down after[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The DDOT launched an initiative to make Capital Bikeshare more affordable for low-income residents in the District.

Capital Bikeshare Looks to Incorporate Low-Income Residents

The District Department of Transportation launched a program to enable low-income residents in Washington, D.C., to receive a yearly membership to the bicycle rental service Capital Bikeshare for as low as $5 on April 13. Through the new initiative, D.C. residents who use certain social service programs, such as the[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GULC Report Finds Undocumented Students Face Significant Obstacles

A report from the Georgetown Law Center’s Human Rights Institute outlines the obstacles that bar newly arrived children from Central America from accessing public education in the United States due to their undocumented status. Published April 11, the report, titled “Ensuring Every Undocumented Student Succeeds: A Report on Access to[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The My School D.C. Lottery matched 70 percent of applicants this year, a drop from last year’s rate of 72 percent.

School Lottery Decreases Matches

The My School D.C. Lottery matched a lower proportion of its 21,208 overall applicants to schools this year, according to results released April 1. This year the program received 1,000 more applicants. The lottery saw a decrease in the proportion of applicants it was able to match from 72 percent[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top