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National Park Service | Washington, D.C.'s Department of Transportation plans to hold the first of two meetings on the proposed Palisades Trolley Trail on March 7.

Residents Object to Proposed Bike Trail on Former Trolley Line

A proposed biking and walking path that would pave over a former trolley line has divided residents of communities near the path’s entrances, many of whom object over the development of the area. News of the path has been met with different reactions in the various communities possibly affected by[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
JULIA ALVEY/THE HOYA |  The Georgetown Board of Directors approved measures that reorganize academic programs and reform the tenure process for professors within the university.

Board of Directors Changes Tenure Application Process

Professors at Georgetown University are set to face an expedited application process for tenure following a Georgetown board of directors meeting Feb. 14. The board approved a series of measures reforming the tenure process for professors and reorganizing academic programs within the university, granting a final seal of approval on[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
BAKER CENTER | Ben Mindes (GRD ’19), founder of Observe D.C., a nonpartisan election observation initiative, testified Feb. 19 that the D.C. mayoral election was conducted fairly.

Testimony Verifies DC Held Fair Elections

Observe D.C. founder Ben Mindes (GRD ’19) testified that the Washington, D.C. Board of Elections effectively conducted the D.C. mayoral election in front of the D.C. Council on Feb. 19. “Overall, voters experienced an efficient and well-organized election day,” Mindes said in his testimony. The testimony follows a 14-hour-long observation[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
BAKER CENTER | Patricia Baker (COL '64) and John Baker (COL '64) seek to increase access to nontraditional educational opportunities on and off campus.

Alumni Donate $20 Million to Fund Experiential Learning

A $20 million donation to Georgetown University will create a new fund to support opportunities for hands-on learning experiences both on and off campus. The gift, from Patricia Baker (COL ’64) and John Baker (COL ’64), chairman and CEO of International Planning Group, will form the Baker Trust for Transformational[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: RYAN BAE/THE HOYA | A Georgetown University Law Center group filed an amicus brief Feb. 11 arguing that a proposed citizenship question on the U.S. census would decrease the accuracy of the census.

Law Center Institute Files Brief, Argues Citizenship Question Hurts Census

A group based at the Georgetown University Law Center filed an amicus brief Feb. 11 contesting a push by the U.S. Department of Commerce to add a question to the 2020 census regarding citizenship status. The addition of a citizenship question would cause an estimated 630,000 households to not complete[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
MARGARET FOUBERG FOR THE HOYA | 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang advocated for a basic income in the United States in an event in Lohrfink Auditorium on Tuesday.

2020 Presidential Candidate Calls for Guaranteed Income Program

Andrew Yang, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, advocated for the introduction of guaranteed social security payments for all U.S. citizens over the age of 18 Tuesday. Yang’s main pillar in his campaign platform is his basic income plan, which would give every adult citizen $12,000 per year through a series of[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | The honorary degree held by former Washington, D.C. Archbishop and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was revoked by Georgetown on Tuesday after Pope Francis removed McCarrick from the priesthood for sexual abuse Saturday. Georgetown has never previously rescinded an honorary degree, according to University President John J. DeGioia.

GU Rescinds Honorary Degree Held by Former Cardinal McCarrick

Georgetown University stripped former Washington, D.C. Archbishop and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of his honorary degree Feb. 19 after the Vatican expelled him from the priesthood for sexual abuse Feb. 16. The decision comes after a working group was tasked in October 2018 with evaluating the role of honorary degrees, including[Read More…]

by February 20, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
@CATHOLICDIOCESEOFONDO/FACEBOOK | Pope Francis removed former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from the priesthood Feb. 16 after an investigation of allegations of sexual abuse. A university working group formed in November is continuing to evaluate the honorary degree McCarrick received from Georgetown in 2004.

McCarrick Removed From Priesthood; GU Continues Review of Honorary Degree

While Georgetown continues to consider revoking the honorary degree awarded to former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Pope Francis expelled McCarrick from the priesthood Feb. 16. The expulsion follows the conclusion of a canonical trial dealing with allegations of sexual abuse, according to a Feb. 16 statement by the Vatican. Since October[Read More…]

by February 19, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
In his 2007 remake of the 1915 D.W. Griffith drama "A Birth of a Nation," director Paul Miller, commonly known as DJ Spooky, said  Feb. 12 that he applied the technology of turntable remix to a piece of historical literature in an effort to expose the racist undertones of the original film.

Film Influences Understanding of Racial Prejudice, Director Says

Paul Miller, commonly known as DJ Spooky, spoke about the influence multimedia has in reshaping identity and racial prejudice in public discourse Feb. 12. Miller, a composer, multimedia artist and writer, is the director and producer of “Rebirth of a Nation,” a 2007 remake of the 1915 D.W. Griffith silent[Read More…]

by February 19, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZEISER/THE HOYA| President Iván Duque Márquez of Colombia called for greater support for the diplomatic blockade to put pressure on Nicolás Maduro in his first official state visit to the U.S.

Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez on The Policy Agenda for Latin America

Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez (GRD ’07) called on countries to unify their support for the diplomatic blockade against Nicolás Maduro, whose position as the president of Venezuela has been a subject of international scrutiny, at an event Thursday. The event, titled “The Policy Agenda for Latin America,” was hosted[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top