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DC Council Considers Bill Prohibiting Cashless Retailers

DC Council Considers Bill Prohibiting Cashless Retailers

A bill that would force retailers throughout D.C. to abandon their no-cash policies is being considered by the D.C. Council as part of a renewed effort to ban Washington, D.C., businesses from denying cash payments. The Cashless Retailers Prohibition Act of 2019 was introduced Feb. 5 and classifies a retailer[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA | The Metro is set to propose a program to subsidize ride-sharing services for late-night workers in place of reinstituting late-night service.

Metro to Propose Ride-Share Subsidies for Late-Night Workers

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is set to propose a $1 million program to subsidize Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services for late-night workers in the Washington, D.C., area by March. The subsidized trips, which would pay for a maximum of $3 per ride, would compensate for a lack[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Michelle Xu/The Hoya | Black Lives Matter April Goggans sued the Metropolitan Police Department in order to obtain police documents due to suspicions of unlawful police surveillance.

Black Lives Matter Activist Sues MPD for Release of Surveillance Documents

A Black Lives Matter activist is awaiting a final judgment for her lawsuit against the Metropolitan Police Department to obtain documents to prove unlawful police surveillance after a Feb. 8 hearing. April Goggans, a core organizer of Black Lives Matter D.C., first reported experiencing police surveillance in 2015, according to[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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 1 comment 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