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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
KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA The Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, which was proposed by D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) in April and would allow 16-and 17-year-olds to vote, has been indefinitely delayed.

Proposed Legislation to Lower Voting Age in District Tabled

The Washington, D.C. Council indefinitely tabled proposed legislation that would have lowered the D.C. federal election voting age to 16 on Tuesday. The proposed legislation, the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, would have made D.C. the first city in the United States to allow minors to vote in all[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Crystal City and Long Island Win Bids for Amazon HQ2

Crystal City and Long Island Win Bids for Amazon HQ2

E-commerce company Amazon announced Tuesday that it will split its second corporate headquarters between Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y., ending the monthslong proposal process and bidding war among major North American cities trying to attract the tech giant. The decision comes after Amazon analyzed 238 proposals from[Read More…]

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