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FILE PHOTO: ALEXANDRA BROWN/THE HOYA | Mickey Lee (COL '05), an admissions interviewer, drafted a petition urging Georgetown to rescind the degrees and admission of students implicated in the admissions bribery investigation. The University of Southern California revoked the admission of six students March 14.

Petition Urges GU to Rescind Degrees of Students Involved in Admissions Bribes

An online petition calling for Georgetown University to revoke the degrees and admission of all current and former students involved in the college admissions bribery scheme has gained 16,691 signatures as of press time. Georgetown alumnus and admissions interviewer Mickey Lee (COL ’05) tweeted the petition March 13. The petition[Read More…]

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GUSA | Outdoor Education, the performing arts advisory council, Students Activities Commission and the Georgetown University Student Association executive experienced the largest budget cuts at the conclusion of the appeals process March 17.

Appeals Process Ends; Student Groups See Significant Budget Cuts

Student group Outdoor Education appealed for $3,800 more in funds after expressing safety concerns over training during the Georgetown University Student Association Finance and Appropriations Committee’s deliberations on the final budget plan March 17. The committee held a public appeals session on March 13 and 17. Of the 13 student[Read More…]

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FILE PHOTO: ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | The eight universities named in the college bribery investigation, including Georgetown, caused rejected applicants emotional and economic harm, according to a lawsuit filed by students March 15.

Students Sue Georgetown for Unfair Admissions Process

Two college students and two parents filed a class action lawsuit against Georgetown University on March 15, alleging monetary harm after revelations that applicants were fraudulently admitted to the university. The suit follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice uncovering a service that parents used beginning around 2011[Read More…]

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SENATOR CORY MCCRAY/FACEBOOK | A bill set to increase the  hourly minimum wage in Maryland to $12.50 by 2022 and $15 by 2025 passed the MD House of Delegates and Senate this week.

Bill to Increase Maryland Minimum Wage Awaits Approval

A bill raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 passed the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate this week and awaits the approval of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R). The proposed legislation intends to raise the minimum wage initially to $12.50 from the current $10.10 by 2022,[Read More…]

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CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA | A proposal that would offer Metro riders an increased number of trains and extended service on the Red and Yellow lines gained initial approval March 14.

Metro Aims to Boost Ridership Through Increased Service

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority plans to double the number of trains at approximately 12 stations to increase service amid historical lows in Metro ridership. There will be no fare increases or service cuts in other areas despite these extended service proposals. The proposal is part of a preliminary[Read More…]

by March 21, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SAKINA'S HALAL GRILL/Facebook | Sakina Grill served 16,000 meals for free to the homeless community of Washington, D.C. last year.

As DC Homelessness Persists, Restaurateur Raises Advocacy

When 11 Georgetown students walked into a top-rated Pakistani-Indian restaurant for lunch near the end of President’s Day weekend, they were unaware that the restaurant had given thousands of meals to the homeless for free last year. The restaurant, Sakina Grill, is a Pakistani-Indian eatery owned by Pakistani immigrant Kazi[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments Features
HAMPERS | FIFA Motivated by Revenue in 2022 World Cup Controversy

HAMPERS | FIFA Motivated by Revenue in 2022 World Cup Controversy

When FIFA announced that the World Cup, an athletic event with a level of global importance and requisite infrastructure second only to the Olympic games, would be hosted in Qatar in 2022, a wave of confusion ensued. At first, most could not understand the selection based on soccer logistics. There[Read More…]

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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) stress student outreach and diversity as they transition to the Georgetown University Student Association executive.

Francis and Olvera Sworn In, Promise Approachability During Transition

Georgetown University Student Association President Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Vice President Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) are emphasizing approachability and student engagement as they begin their term in the GUSA executive. The pair were sworn in March 16 following the GUSA senate’s confirmation of the election results Feb. 10.[Read More…]

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ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON FACEBOOK Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton has secured $40 million in funding for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program for the last four years, even as Trump and other members of Congress have tried to decrease or eliminate its funding.

Trump’s Proposed FY 2020 Budget Ends District Tuition Assistance Program

President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 District of Columbia budget, released Monday, threatens to eliminate funding entirely for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program for the second year in a row. The D.C. Tuition Grant Assistance Program provides educational grants for Washington, D.C. residents to attend universities around the country.[Read More…]

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JACK EVANS WARD 2 Council Member Evans has been stripped of certain responsibilities, but remains on the council. Many have called for his resignation.

DC Council Reprimands Jack Evans over Code of Conduct Violation

Washington, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) was reprimanded by a council vote after using his government email to solicit corporate deals March 19. Beyond the reprimand, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) removed some of the responsibilities Evans holds as chair of the Committee on Finance and Revenue,[Read More…]

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