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Burglary, Theft Reported a Block Off Campus

A burglary and theft of items valued at over $5,000 were reported in a university-owned townhouse on the 1400 Block of 36th Street Friday morning, the third in a string of burglaries and attempted burglaries this week. The gate and rear door of the residence were unlocked, which is how[Read More…]

by March 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News

New Web Site Eases Student Housing Search

As students set off to find affordable off-campus housing in the area, a new initiative by the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs aims to help potential tenants of basement apartments find their match. By heading to rentmydcbasement.com, owners can access helpful resources regarding leasing, such as instructions on[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

D.C. Elections Heat Up

With the primary elections less than six months away, the races for D.C. Council and mayoral seats are intensifying. On the mayoral side, current D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, a Democrat, has announced his plans to seek re-election to a second term, despite recent opposition to his policies on contracts, the[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

DPS Blotter

**Wednesday, March 3** *Theft, Healy Hall, 10:07 a.m.* A T-shirt was stolen from an office. No suspects or witnesses have been identified. *Public Indecency, Library Walk, 9:14 p.m.* Several males ran nude through the area. No identifications were made. **Friday, March 5** *Unlawful Entry, Lauinger Library, 8:48 a.m.* Metropolitan Police[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Gender Equality Remains Mixed Bag for University

Although Georgetown has made strides in increasing the presence of women in the administration and faculty, men still outnumber women in leadership positions at the university. Of the 36 members of the Board of Directors, six are women, or 16.7 percent, the third-lowest percentage of the top 25 national universities[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Metro Appoints Interim Manager

Following the sudden resignation of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager John Catoe in January, the WMATA board of directors has appointed former New Jersey Transit Executive Director Richard Sarles as interim general manager. According to a March 4 press release announcing the appointment, Sarles will take up the[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Man Imprisoned for Five ’07-’08 GU Crimes

Arlington, Va., resident Todd Thomas was sentenced March 12 to more than 26 years in prison for crimes including burglary and assaults on five male Georgetown students in 2007 and 2008, according to The Washington Post. The ruling follows reports of two similar crimes perpetrated against males in the Georgetown[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Burglary, Attempted Burglary Reported Off-Campus

**Update:** This article was updated at 11:04 a.m. on March 17. A burglary and an attempted burglary in the 1200 block of 37th Street were reported to the Department of Public Safety this morning, according to a public safety alert sent to the university community this afternoon. In a report[Read More…]

by March 15, 2010 0 comments City News, News

UIS Bolsters Plans for Haitian Recovery

Georgetown University and the World Bank have joined forces to aid Haiti by providing the Haitian government with high-quality satellite and aerial geographical data. The information will allow the government to quickly assess damage and better plan for rebuilding, according to a university press release. On Jan. 31, the World[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GU Pride Celebrates as D.C. Grants First Gay Marriage Licenses

Rain or shine, GU Pride members knew they had reason to celebrate early Wednesday morning. As many same-sex couples prepared to line up at D.C. Superior Court, Georgetown students like J.C. Hodges (SFS ’11) were fresh off of a late-night baking spree to commemorate the first day of same-sex marriage[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments City News, News