More than a year after purchasing the space at 1229 Wisconsin Avenue, Apple is still working with local government boards to develop a design that will harmonize the company’s modern aesthetic with the Georgetown neighborhood’s historical preservation standards.
After months of investigation into the labor practices of Russell Athletic, a major producer of athletic gear for universities that has been accused of violating workers’ rights in Honduras, and under pressure from the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, Georgetown’s Licensing Oversight Committee decided on Tuesday that it will not renew the University’s contract with the company when it expires June 30.
For Georgetown, which became the first Catholic college or university in the nation to have a LGBTQ Resource Center at the beginning of this year, reconciling a strong religious presence on campus with a burgeoning LGBTQ community has been a hot-button issue. Now, as the LGBTQ Resource Center enters its second semester, campus religious groups, with encouragement from University President John DeGioia, have begun to explore the ways they can work with the center.
The 1973 Home Rule Act, which outlines the District’s self-governance, screwed the District of Columbia over in a variety of ways. It denies Congressional representation and made any legislation passed by the D.C. Council subject to the whims of Congress. But the setting aside of two of the D.C. Council’s four at-large seats for non-Democrats is one of the most flagrant violations of fair representation.