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Hagel Nominated to Top Defense Position

Georgetown professor and former Republican Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel has been nominated as President Barack Obama’s next Secretary of Defense. Obama made the announcement Monday morning, along with his choice for John Brennan as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. While Hagel has accepted the nomination, he must still be confirmed by[Read More…]

by January 8, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Third Edition Sold to Restaurant Group

Richard Sandoval Restaurants has bought local institution The Third Edition, according to blog Guest of a Guest. The blog reports that the Wisconsin Avenue storefront will likely turn into a Mexican restaurant, as Sandoval operates Latin American cuisine eateries in the District as well as across the US and internationally.[Read More…]

by January 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News

GU, Pepco Prepared for Possible Strike

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Works Local 1900 union voted to reject electricity supplierPepco’s final contract offer Wednesday night, making a city-wide strike an increasingly likely possibility. According to The Washington Post, union members rejected the offer by a five-to-one ratio, with over 1,000 members turning out to vote. The union[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 0 comments City News, News
WMATA Reports $28M Surplus

WMATA Reports $28M Surplus

Two months after increasing D.C. Metro fares by an average of 5 percent, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced last week that it ended fiscal year 2012 with a $28 million surplus. The fare increase is the third in the last five years, in accordance with the Metro Board[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments City News, News

DC Students Speak Muted on Hilltop

Though the Georgetown chapter of advocacy group D.C. Students Speak has remained involved in registering students to vote, its presence on campus has receded in the wake of the resolution of the 2010 Campus Plan. DCSS is a nonpartisan group that seeks to amplify the student voice in the political arena.[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Burglary Reported On 36th Street

Several electronics were stolen from a student residence in the 1400 block of 36th Street Monday afternoon, according to an alert from the Department of Public Safety. In an email sent to the campus community around 3:30 p.m., DPS reported that an unknown person entered the residence between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Although one of the[Read More…]

by September 17, 2012 0 comments City News, News
Contract Dispute Delays Taxi Meter Upgrade

Contract Dispute Delays Taxi Meter Upgrade

The installation of credit card meters with GPS tracking devices in all District taxis, a centerpiece of Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 election campaign, has been postponed indefinitely following a contract dispute levied by bidders that failed to win the Taxicab Smart Meter System contract. The $35 million contract, which was[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments City News, News

ANC Candidates Seek to Encourage Student Voters

Although Craig Cassey (COL ’15) and Peter Prindiville (SFS ’14) are running unopposed for seats on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, both candidates have launched efforts to increase their vote count in November’s election. Cassey and Prindiville are aiming to improve on voter turnout from the last election cycle, when current ANC Commissioner Jake Sticka (COL ’13) was able to win his[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Workforce Study Released

A new study released by Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce last month shows that education level and gender both affected employment during the recent recession and recovery. According to Tamara Jayasundera, Georgetown research professor and co-author of the report, the study was initially aimed at understanding the differing[Read More…]

by September 11, 2012 0 comments City News, News
Waterfront Revamp Moves Forward

Waterfront Revamp Moves Forward

Washington Harbour’s central water fountain will be retrofitted to feature a 12,000-square-foot ice rink in November as part of a $20 million renovation to the waterfront area that began this spring. The fountain was upgraded to shoot water 60 feet in the air during the non-winter months and is now accompanied by[Read More…]

by August 31, 2012 0 comments City News, News