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D.C. Archbishop Made Cardinal

Most Rev. Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, was one of 24 clergymen to be given one of the Vatican’s highest honors last week, when he was elevated to cardinal status. Wuerl is the fifth archbishop of Washington, D.C., and the first since 2001 to receive the appointment. On Oct. 20,[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments City News, News

College Awareness Month Draws Young D.C. Hopefuls

Ninth-graders from two D.C. public high schools paid a visit to the Hilltop on Friday as part of D.C.’s College Awareness Month. Students from Columbia Heights Educational Campus and Phelps High School were greeted by Georgetown student volunteers and were guided in several activities including a discussion with the Office[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments City News, News

American University Professor Murdered

American University professor Sue Marcum was found murdered in her home Monday morning. arcum was 52 years old and lived in Bethesda, Md. On Monday, police found her dead in her home, where there were signs of a forced entry and struggle. The case is being treated as a homicide,[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Former GU Basketball Star Shot

Charles Smith (CAS ’89), a member of the Georgetown men’s basketball team from 1985 to 1989, was shot twice in the chest inside his Bowie, Md. home Thursday afternoon. He was hospitalized and is in critical-but-stable condition after undergoing surgery later in the day, NBC News4’s John Schriffen reported. Prince[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Schools to Offer Free Dinners

D.C. Public Schools is embarking on a new effort to simultaneously reduce hunger and improve academic achievement. Ten thousand students enrolled in the District’s public schools will now have the opportunity to eat three free meals per day. Eighty percent of DCPS schools now offer dinner for free or at[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments City News, News, Uncategorized

4 Vie for D.C.’s Congress Seat

While Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) may have most likely sealed her re-election as the D.C. voice in the House of Representatives by winning the Democratic primary, she will still face an eclectic mix of candidates in the general election. On Nov. 2, Norton, who has served as a delegate[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Laptop Stolen Via Unlocked Door in Village A Burglary

A laptop was stolen from a Village A residence early Saturday morning. There was no one in the residence at the time and entry to the apartment was not forced. The suspect entered through an unlocked door and stole the laptop out of a bookbag, according to a Public Safety[Read More…]

by October 20, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Georgetown Public Library Reopens

The Georgetown Public Library reopened Monday at its original location on R Street, three years after a debilitating fire forced the branch to close its doors for repairs. Now, the library boasts a third floor, a reading terrace overlooking Book Hill Park, a large children’s room, a space designed specifically[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Philly P’s Owner Opens New Shop, Will Not Sell Pizza

While a food store will be returning to 1211 Potomac St., it will not be the Philly Pizza & Grill remembered by students. Rather, the new establishment will be a prepared food store that will close much earlier than its predecessor and is not permitted to sell pizza, among other[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Minority Unemployment Increases

The impact of the recession has been especially hard on minority communities and those lacking a college degree in D.C., a city already plagued by one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, according to a new report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute The Oct. 13 report states[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News