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Congresswoman Norton Introduces Bill for Local DC Prosecutor

Congresswoman Norton Introduces Bill for Local DC Prosecutor

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill to establish a local prosecutor for Washington, D.C. on Jan. 31 as part of a larger push for autonomy in the District. Currently, federal prosecutors from the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia handle criminal cases in the[Read More…]

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DC Circulator Bus Is Free in February

DC Circulator Bus Is Free in February

The D.C. Circulator system of public buses is free of charge for all riders between Jan. 28 and Feb. 28 as part of Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) “#FairShotFebruary” initiative. The Circulator is a six-line system of buses that connect major tourist, business and cultural attractions in D.C. and[Read More…]

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ILLUSTRATIONS BY EMILY SHAMBAUGH/THE HOYA | In a door-to-door poll conducted Wednesday night, Nicki Gray (NHS '20) led by 6.6 points leading up to Friday's executive election. Respondents rated sexual assault policy and affordability as the most relevant issues in this week's election.

Survey Shows Low Trust in GUSA, Tight Executive Race

Nicki Gray (NHS ’20) leads by a 6.6 point margin for Georgetown University Student Association president, according to a door-to-door poll of 615 students conducted by The Hoya on Wednesday evening. The election is set for Friday, Feb. 8. Gray was the first preference of 34.7 percent of the 357[Read More…]

AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that President Donald Trump’s administration must reinforce weakening relationships with European and Asian countries at an event in Gaston Hall on Wednesday.

In Keynote Address, Hillary Clinton Urges Rebuilding of Strained Global Alliances

The United States must engage more with the global community to rebuild weakening alliances with regions such as Europe and Asia, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at an event in Gaston Hall on Wednesday. Throughout her speech, Clinton said that President Donald Trump’s administration’s decision to backtrack on[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ASHLEY CHEN/THE HOYA | The Office of Planning and Facilities Management began identifying 40 new single-stall, gender-neutral bathrooms in buildings across campus.

GU Establishes 40 Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Georgetown University began designating 40 single-stall, gender-neutral bathrooms in public buildings throughout campus, an initiative pushed by members of LGBTQ student advocacy groups. Before the start of the semester, the Office of Planning and Facilities Management received the signs, which are set to identify the new gender-neutral bathrooms, and is[Read More…]

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ELIZABETH WARREN | Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), second from left, launched a petition in support of D.C. statehood.

Presidential Candidate Warren Backs DC Statehood

Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) supported statehood for Washington, D.C., in a tweet calling on followers to sign her petition to make D.C. the fifty-first state Jan. 28. Warren’s petition for D.C. statehood comes on the heels of her Dec. 31 launch of her presidential exploratory committee[Read More…]

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MARGARET FOUBERG FOR THE HOYA | From left to right: GUSA Presidential candidates Sina Nemazi (COL ’21), Nicki Gray (NHS ’20), Ryan Zuccala (MSB ’20) and Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) offered their views on topics such as the GU272 referendum and student activism at a debate Tuesday night.

In GUSA Presidential Debate, Candidates Call for Increased Student Input

Four presidential candidates for the Georgetown University Student Association executive shared their varying policy approaches at Tuesday night’s presidential debate, expanding on issues ranging from the GU272 referendum and student advocacy recognition to the flaws of GUSA. Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20), Nicki Gray (NHS ’20), Sina Nemazi (COL ’21)[Read More…]

NICOLA STURGEON: TWITTER First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon said that Scottish concerns are often disregarded in the parliament of the United Kingdom.

Scottish First Minister Calls for Referendum on Independence

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called for a second referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom at an event hosted by the School of Foreign Service on Monday. Sturgeon renewed calls for Scottish independence because of rifts between the Scottish and British Parliaments exacerbated by differing views on Brexit.[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JULIA ALVEY/THE HOYA The Office of Facilities and Management planning per the request of the student workers' petition, placed a new heater in the RHO.

New South RHO Workers Petition University to Fix Heating

Following several months of heating concerns in the New South Residence Hall Office, several RHO student workers filed a petition to the Office of Residential Living urging it to address these concerns and work with the Office of Planning and Facilities Management to develop potential solutions for the heating issue.[Read More…]

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FILE PHOTO: KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA The University submitted its comment to the proposed changes to Title IX regulations after giving students 8 days to review and submit responses to their initial draft.

Georgetown Submits Comment Opposing Proposed Title IX Changes

Georgetown University submitted its formal comment regarding proposed Title IX regulations to the U.S. Department of Education on Jan. 31, following months of student activism and input. The final submission comes after Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson and Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity Rosemary Kilkenny shared[Read More…]

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