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Fordham Students Protest Condom Policy

Fordham University students demanded reform of university policies regarding contraceptives, free speech and sexual health in a petition signed by over 1,100 students and submitted to university president Fr. Joseph McShane, S.J. on Nov. 3. Located in the Bronx borough of New York City, the Jesuit university prohibits the distribution[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Kehoe Field’s conditions create challenges for club sports teams.

Kehoe Field’s Poor Conditions Worry Club Athletes

While the university is set to break ground on the $60 million John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center, which will serve as the new home of Georgetown varsity athletics, the condition of Kehoe Field continues to worsen, drawing ire from members of the club and intramural sports teams that[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
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Fliers in Red Square, not signed by any group, urged students to vote in support of Initiative 71 to legalize marijuana in D.C. in today’s election.

DC Expected to Legalize Marijuana

D.C. voters will head to the polls today to vote on Initiative 71, a proposal that would legalize the use and cultivation of recreational marijuana in the District. If the initiative is passed, adults over the age of 21 will be legally allowed to possess up to two ounces of[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Synthetic Pot Users to Face Stricter Penalties

The D.C. Department of Health classified synthetic cannabinoids as a Schedule I drug Oct. 15, subjecting possession and sale of the drug to stricter punishments. The federal government banned synthetic marijuana, colloquially known as K2 or Spice, three years ago. Despite this, companies producing the drugs have found it relatively[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The International Spy Museum, located at 800 F St., continues its search for a new location after its bid for Carnegie Libary was declined.

Spy Museum Seeks New Home

The International Spy Museum abandoned a planned relocation to the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square after the Washington, D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board declined to approve renovations on the historic building Oct. 7. The museum dedicated to the history of espionage is looking to move out of its current[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Dulles Starts Ebola Screenings

Enhanced entry screening for the Ebola virus began at Washington-Dulles International Airport on Thursday, along with four other airports, in an attempt by the Centers for Disease Control to thwart the spread of Ebola into the United States. University Professor Lawrence Gostin, who specializes in global health law, criticized the[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Proposal Criminalizes Revenge Porn in DC

D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) proposed a new bills that would criminalize “revenge porn,” the act of sharing sexually explicit content without the consent of the pictured individual, often released by ex-partners, or stolen and sold by hackers. The Relationship Privacy Protection Act, proposed by D.C. mayoral candidate Bowser[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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OUTober, celebrating LGBTQ identity, will be one of several heritage months to receive $500 or more in  funding from the Office of the President for cultural programming this year.

GU Funds Heritage Months

Cultural and advocacy groups with official months designated in their honor will receive funding and support from the Office of the President for programming during that time of the year. Cultural groups will receive $500 in funding each year for their respective heritage months, with an additional $1,000 available for[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

DC Voting, Statehood Debated

Amid talk of D.C. statehood, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder brought increased attention to the District’s lack of voting representation in Congress in a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus on Sept. 26. Holder, a D.C. resident, gave the speech a day after announcing his plans to resign and focused[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Online Service Maps District Neighborhood Crime

Walk Score, an online neighborhood rating service, launched a new feature this month that maps out crime in major cities, including Washington, D.C. Founded in 2007, the online service rates neighborhoods in the United States, Canada and Australia based on walkability, or proximity to public transit, access to parks and[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top