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Hilltop Hosts Government Week

The CIA, members of Congress and other government experts descended on Georgetown this week for Government Week, a Career Center showcase for students in search of exposure to the field. The events throughout the week ranged from a workshop that focused on ways to develop a resume for government positions,[Read More…]

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Pickens Talks Energy Vision

Standing before a group in the Fischer Colloquium Wednesday evening, Texas oilman and Chair of BP Capital Management T. Boone Pickens kicked off his talk with some levity: “I know why you’re here. You’re thinking, `I’m going to learn something on how to get rich.’” Pickens spoke to the McDonough[Read More…]

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GU Politicos Settle on Israel

With recently revived Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at risk of languishing due to ongoing Jewish settlement building in the West Bank, student groups at Georgetown have joined the contentious debate, calling for strong ties between the United States and Israel. In a document released this fall, the Georgetown-Israel Alliance, College Democrats[Read More…]

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Annual Flu Shots Available at Yates

The Student Health Center, in conjunction with the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits, is continuing to offer flu vaccine shots at no charge to all students, faculty and staff through several flu vaccine clinics taking place in Yates Field House in October and November. This year’s vaccine is a[Read More…]

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Research Spending Increases

Georgetown’s research and development spending increased more than the national average over the last fiscal year, but the university spent significantly less than both public and private universities in the D.C. region. The university’s federally funded R&D expenditures grew 6.9 percent between fiscal years 2008 and 2009, according to the[Read More…]

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Students Undaunted By Europe Warning

The U.S. State Department issued a terrorism warning for travelers in Europe on Oct. 4, but so far the notification has not significantly affected the 200 Georgetown students studying across the pond this semester. The Office of International Programs has security measures in place in case of emergency, but does[Read More…]

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District’s Aptitude Measured

Updated 4:58 p.m. Oct. 13 D.C. was awarded a dubious honor last week: While the District boasts the greatest number of college degree-holding residents, it also has the country’s highest illiteracy rate. The U.S. Census Bureau released data last week reporting that 47.3 percent of D.C. residents age 25 and[Read More…]

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Metro Ridership Decreases

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Association reported a dramatic loss of passengers on both buses and trains during the months of June and July. Though WMATA significantly increased fares during the summer, Metro officials denied a correlation. etrobuses had 11.66 million passengers in July, compared to almost 12.96 million passengers[Read More…]

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Businesses Seek to Regulate Food Trucks

As food trucks become a common sight on D.C. streets, several established restaurants have lobbied the D.C. Council to create laws regulating when and where the trucks can operate. The laws, which the D.C. Council will vote on in a few weeks, would be the first of their kind in[Read More…]

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Philly P’s Set to Reopen

Philly Pizza & Grill, the popular late-night eatery that was forced to shut its doors last spring, will return, albeit in a different form. On Sept. 22, the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs granted a new certificate of occupancy to Philly Pizza, according to Kathleen Beeton, DCRA’s deputy[Read More…]

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