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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT | A new law that took effect Jan. 1 prevents D.C. businesses from distributing single-use straws.

DC Law Banning Single-Use Plastic Straws Takes Effect

New requirements banning businesses or organizations in Washington, D.C., from providing single-use plastic straws and stirrers when selling food or beverages took effect Jan. 1. The Department of Energy and Environment began reviewing businesses for compliance and issuing unofficial warnings at the start of the month. After July 1, businesses[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MICK MULVANEY Though Mick Mulvaney (SFS ') said he never intended to go into politics while studying at Georgetown, his tenure as acting White House Chief of Staff comes after a long career in government.

Mulvaney Assumes Role as Acting Chief of Staff

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS ’89) began his tenure as acting White House chief of staff on Wednesday. Mulvaney replaces Gen. John Kelly (GRD ’84), who became President Donald Trump’s chief of staff in July 2017 and stepped down effective Wednesday. Trump appointed Mulvaney[Read More…]

by January 3, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE Kathleen Kraninger (LAW ’07) (left) was sworn in Monday as the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Senate Confirms GU Law Alumna as Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Kathleen Kraninger (LAW ’07) was confirmed as the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the U.S. Senate in a 50-49 vote Dec. 6. Kraninger, who was nominated by President Donald Trump and sworn in Monday, replaces Acting Director Mick Mulvaney (SFS ’89), who is also the director[Read More…]

by December 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MY INDIANA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Lewis Ferebee, former superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, is set to assume the role of D.C. Public Schools chancellor on Jan. 31, 2019 pending confirmation of his nomination.

Bowser Nominates New DCPS Chancellor After Monthslong Search

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) selected Lewis Ferebee as the new chancellor for D.C. Public Schools at a press conference Dec. 3 amid a series of scandals that have dogged the school system in recent years and community concerns over Bowser’s decision-making process. Ferebee, who previously served as the[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Council Passes Bill Limiting Corporate Campaign Donations

DC Council Passes Bill Limiting Corporate Campaign Donations

Corporations that currently hold or seek to hold government contracts worth at least $250,000 will no longer be permitted to make political campaign donations under new Washington, D.C. Council legislation passed Tuesday. The bill, titled the Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Act of 2017, also creates a board that will oversee[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Prenatal Care Center for Immigrant Women Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Prenatal Care Center for Immigrant Women Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The founder and CEO of Mary’s Center, a prenatal care clinic for immigrant women in Washington, D.C., Maria Gomez (NUR ’77), celebrated the foundation’s 30th anniversary at a reception in Riggs Library on Nov. 28. An immigrant herself, Gomez left Colombia at age 13 and attended public school in the[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KARLA LEYJA/THE HOYA The newly established Office of Nightlife and Culture is anticipated to start operating mid-December under the leadership of Former Supervisory Investigator at the Washington, D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Shawn Townsend.

Bowser Appoints New DC Nightlife and Culture Director

Former Supervisory Investigator at the Washington, D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Shawn Townsend is set to become the inaugural director of the Office of Nightlife and Culture later this month. Townsend’s appointment ended a job search that saw a record number of applications for a mayoral cabinet position in the[Read More…]

by December 6, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA President George H.W. Bush died Nov. 30 after nearly three decades of political service. Bush is lying in state in the Capitol rotunda until Wednesday, which President Donald Trump has declared as a national day of mourning.

GU Community Remembers Bush Amid State Funeral

Georgetown University students, faculty and prominent alumni celebrated President George H.W. Bush’s legacy of prioritizing lifelong service to his country over partisan politics after he died Nov. 30 at the age of 94. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died at his home in Houston, after months of[Read More…]

by December 5, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Mayor Sparks Mumbo Rumpus

DC Mayor Sparks Mumbo Rumpus

The nation’s spicy and sweet staple, mumbo sauce, became the center of an unexpected debate when  Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) claimed that the sauce is not quintessential D.C. in a Facebook post Nov. 20. “Is anybody else annoyed by Mumbo sauce?” Bowser wrote in her Facebook post. “I[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA A Nov. 5 lawsuit filed by 11 Washington, D.C. voters against the federal government alleges that the District's lack of voter  representation is unconstitutional.

DC Residents Sue for Voting Rights, Seek Congressional Representation

Eleven Washington, D.C. residents filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that the lack of representation for D.C. residents in Congress violates constitutional provisions. The lawsuit, filed Nov. 5, names 10 plaintiffs, all of whom are D.C. residents, and was filed in conjunction[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top