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The three-day summit aims to strengthen ties between priests and indigenous leaders, like Patricia Gualinga of the Kichwa people, in preparation for an assembly of bishops called by Pope Francis on conservation in the Amazon.

Priests Urge Indigenous Inclusion in Environmental Advocacy

The Catholic Church needs to incorporate indigenous people into its environmental advocacy to effectively combat the degradation of the Amazonian ecosystem, Catholic priests and environmental activists said March 20. A movement to protect the environment must incorporate indigenous peoples in its advocacy, according to Patricia Gualinga, an indigenous rights activist[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News
CRYSTAL CITY | Amazon is set to establish a second headquarters in Crystal City after cancelling its plans to split a second headquarters between Crystal City and New York because of opposition from local leaders in New York.

Arlington County Approves $23 Million in Incentives for Amazon

Amazon is set to receive $23 million in incentives after a unanimous vote by the Arlington County Board on March 16. Amazon’s second headquarters will occupy over six million square feet of office space in Northern Virginia through 2035 in exchange for the approved local and state subsidies, according to[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
NATALIE ISÉ/THE HOYA | Longtime staple Bridge Street Books sees the new Amazon store as no more competition than the other chain bookstores across the city that have since closed. Bookstores like Second Story Books have even made their own digital mark with online stores.

Independent Bookstores Endure Despite Competition

With the global behemoth Amazon looming into the offline space at the new Amazon Books store, its first physical location in Washington, D.C., the long-term survival of the independent bookstore would seem to be in question. Last year, NPR reported the number of independent bookstores in the United States grew[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
Crystal City and Long Island Win Bids for Amazon HQ2

Crystal City and Long Island Win Bids for Amazon HQ2

E-commerce company Amazon announced Tuesday that it will split its second corporate headquarters between Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y., ending the monthslong proposal process and bidding war among major North American cities trying to attract the tech giant. The decision comes after Amazon analyzed 238 proposals from[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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2018 graduates of MBA programs had a 98 percent employment rate three months after graduation, a new record for the program.

MBA Graduates Set Record Salaries and Employment

Graduates from the Master of Business Administration program set new records in 2018 for salaries and job placements, the McDonough MBA Career Center announced Oct. 31. For the class of 2018, 98 percent of graduates received an employment offer within three months of graduation, an increase from 93 percent in[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MOINUDDIN: The Looming Shadows of Tech Giants

MOINUDDIN: The Looming Shadows of Tech Giants

As Georgetown University students, our daily interactions with technology span a wide array of products and companies. We use Facebook to keep tabs on friends, Google’s search engine for daily questions and Microsoft’s software for productivity purposes.   Yet, even with this interaction, we need to pause and ask ourselves[Read More…]

by March 27, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
DC Named as Contender for Amazon Headquarters

DC Named as Contender for Amazon Headquarters

Three areas in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area were selected as finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, the company announced Jan. 18. The facility is currently set to open in 2019 and is expected to generate up to 50,000 new jobs in the city in which it is located, making it[Read More…]

by January 22, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANNE STONECIPHER FOR THE HOYA
The tech giant Amazon is set to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore on M Street. Developers have yet to announce an opening date.

Amazon Books to Open on M Street, 1st Location in District

Amazon Books’ first Washington, D.C. location is set to open on M Street in Georgetown as the latest installment in the tech giant’s foray into brick-and-mortar retail. An Amazon representative declined to give details on the opening date of the store, which will be the 14th Amazon Books location nationwide.[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Reject Amazon to Defend DC

While Amazon considers Washington, D.C., as one of the potential locations to build its second corporate headquarters, Washingtonians should be wary of this apparent economic boon. Though D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has touted the construction of Amazon’s HQ2 as a way to further expand the local economy, the arrival[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 5 comments Editorial
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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced four locations for Amazon's new headquarters as part of the District's bid to woo the company.

Bowser Announces Amazon Bid Locations

The Anacostia Riverfront, the NoMa neighborhood north of Union Station, the Capitol East neighborhood and the Shaw-Howard University area are Washington, D.C.’s proposed locations for Amazon, Inc.’s second corporate headquarters, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Oct. 16. D.C. is one of more than 50 cities in the United States and[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top