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Smithsonian and National Zoo Reopen After Shutdown

Smithsonian and National Zoo Reopen After Shutdown

The Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo opened again Tuesday morning for the first time since the partial shutdown of the federal government began Dec. 22. The Smithsonian Institution promised regularly scheduled operations pending passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government in a Jan. 25 tweet. The Smithsonian,[Read More…]

by January 30, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ELEANOR NORTON | Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) endorsed a bill that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. If passed, the legislation would provide D.C. residents with voting representatives in Congress.

Pelosi Among 155 Cosponsors of DC Statehood Bill in House

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democratic leaders endorsed the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which would make D.C. the 51st state in the United States. The District’s non-voting representative in Congress, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), introduced the bill on Jan. 3 with 155[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Healthy food advocacy nonprofit D.C. Greens organizes programs to develop urban agriculture and combat food insecurity in D.C.

DC Government Overlooks Food Insecurity, Health Advocate Says

Washington, D.C. lawmakers are neglecting the city’s problems with food insecurity, said Lauren Shweder Biel, executive director and co-founder of a healthy food advocacy nonprofit, at an event at the Georgetown Alumni House Oct. 25. Biel directs D.C. Greens, a nonprofit organization based in D.C. that aims to bring healthy[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SOPHIA NUNN for THE HOYA Anne Burke, a justice on the Supreme Court of Illinois, said that civil authorities should have oversignt to ensure a cultural change occurs in the church in order to curb clerical abuse within the Catholic Church, at a Dahlgren Dialogue on Oct. 24.

Panelists Seek Change in Church Culture

Empowering lay members and changing church culture are necessary for the Catholic Church to address sexual abuse, panelists agreed at a discussion held in the Dahlgren Chapel on Wednesday. The panelists examined the best path forward for the Catholic Church in light of the sexual abuse allegations that have surfaced[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON The names of 31 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors in the past 70 years were released by the Archdiocese of Washington on Oct. 15.

Archdiocese of Washington Names 31 Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Archdiocese of Washington released the names of 31 priests who were considered “credibly accused” of sexual abuse toward minors in the last 70 years on Oct. 15. The list includes 28 ordained priests of the archdiocese and three religious order or non-diocesan priests, with details under each name revealing the actions[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Pope Accepts Wuerl’s Resignation, Appoints to Interim Role

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., on Oct. 12. The resignation comes after an August Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed Wuerl’s inconsistent record of handling cases of sexual abuse as bishop of Pittsburgh. Pope Francis’s move was awaited by those who pressured[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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National Law Enforcement Museum Opened to the Public on Saturday

The National Law Enforcement Museum in Judiciary Square opened to the public Saturday, featuring interactive exhibits on the history of law enforcement and current police initiatives. Opening 18 years after its authorization by Congress, the museum has received criticism for its focus on police heroics, especially against the backdrop of[Read More…]

by October 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANC2e Matias Burdman (COL ’21) and Anna Landre (SFS ’21) are running for two empty and unopposed seats to represent districts 08 and 04 in the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E. If they win, each will serve a two-year term.

Two Georgetown Sophomores Running for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission

Sana Rahman Matias Burdman (COL ’21) and Anna Landre (SFS ’21) are running unopposed for two seats on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E in the upcoming election Nov. 6. Burdman and Landre, who are expected to win, would serve as representatives for Georgetown University as commissioners for single-member districts 08[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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HIGHLIGHT REEL: Independent Film Theaters in Limbo as the District Evolves

Passing by the CVS Pharmacy on M Street, visitors to the Georgetown neighborhood might never guess that intrepid students could visit the same building and catch screenings of avant-garde dramas or racy adult films in the 1980s. Yet the area used to be home to a variety of independent film[Read More…]

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Wendy Martinez (GRD '12) died Tuesday after being stabbed while jogging in Logan Circle.

Man Arrested in Killing of Georgetown Alumna

A man was arrested Thursday in the killing of Wendy Martinez (GRD ’12), who was fatally stabbed while jogging in Logan Circle just before 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The 35-year-old woman, who lived in Northwest Washington, D.C., was attacked on the 1400 block of 11th Street NW at approximately 7:56[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top