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Republican Filibuster Halts DREAM Act

Defeating a measure hotly anticipated by immigration reformers, the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday against closing debate on a bill containing the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, after failing to break a Republican-led filibuster. The result was a disappointment to many cultural and political groups on campus, as[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Hill Testifies On the Hill

Joseph Hill (COL ’11) came to Georgetown to study government, but he never could have anticipated how soon he would be actually influencing national politics. Last Wednesday, Hill testified before the House Committee on the Budget in support of legislation that would extend the Federal Perkins Loan Program an extra[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Satirical Political Rallies on Schedule for D.C.

As the nation prepares for November’s congressional elections, D.C. is also preparing for two other events garnering the country’s attention: The Rally to Restore Sanity and the March to Keep Fear Alive, to be led on the National Mall on Oct. 30 by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, respectively. After[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

NYU to Open D.C. Campus

New York University broke ground on its new Washington, D.C. campus on Monday and plans to welcome its first set of students there by the fall of 2012. Up to 150 students per semester will participate in a special program geared toward students with concentrations in economics, history, journalism and[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Law Center Revisits Military Recruitment

Law Center Dean William Treanor issued a memorandum earlier this week explaining the presence of military recruiters on the law campus for its Government Interview Program Sept. 20. The memo was issued Sept. 17, four days before the Tuesday vote in the Senate on the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell”[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Tax Decreases Plastic Bag Use

In the nine months since the institution of the D.C. bag tax, the use of disposable bags has dropped by about 60 percent. While residents were initially skeptical of the effectiveness of the tax, according to The Washington Post, five cents are proving enough of an incentive for customers to[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Gray’s Win To Bring Change

The District may see an overhaul of Mayor Fenty’s approach to education reform following Vincent Gray’s primary election victory on Sept. 14. Gray’s election also signals less far-reaching changes for the Georgetown neighborhood, which voted for Fenty. The close election resulted in Gray carrying the city 53 to 47 percent.[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News

National Mall Gets Free Wireless Access

In an increasingly Internet-reliant world, the National Mall has jumped on the bandwagon by offering free Wi-Fi access to visitors. On Sept. 8, through a collaboration of federal, state and private institutions, D.C. residents began to enjoy wireless access in the city’s most renowned green space. The project began in[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Burglary Near Campus

An unknown suspect broke into a house on 3600 T St. early Thursday morning and stole jewelry, cash, a laptop and other personal items, according to a Public Safety Alert released Thursday evening. The house is not occupied by Georgetown students. The suspect entered through a window left open on[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Gray Wins Democratic Primary

In the culmination of a highly contested race to determine the next mayor of D.C., Council Chairman Vincent Gray defeated incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, handily winning the majority of the District’s black vote. With almost 90 percent of the precincts tallied at 2:30 a.m.[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments City News, News