Juliana Brint


City on a Hill: The Re-education of Fenty

Mayor Adrian Fenty (D) and D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee heaped the insult of exclusion on top of the considerable injury of 23 planned school closures when they left DCPS parents to learn about their proposal from a leaked article in The Washington Post. Community members feel, understandably, shocked, alienated and enraged.


Living with AIDS in Washington

Being an HIV-positive gay man in Venezuela “was like you had a scarlet letter on your forehead,” said Miguel Aguero (SCS ‘11) “The new generation, people under 20, didn’t live through the first cases and the paranoia and the fear. People would say, ‘You’re going to hell and this is your ticket.’”


Millions stolen from city tax department

Two city tax officials were arrested last Wednesday for allegedly stealing tens of millions of dollars in what law enforcement officials called the largest fraud in District of Columbia history. The full extent of the scam is not yet known, but it has already resulted in the resignation of four top officials in the Office of Tax and Revenue.


I wanna really, really, really, wanna zig-a-zig ha

My most enduring memory of elementary school is not learning how to read or memorizing multiplication tables, but rather my complete infatuation with the Spice Girls. Their first album, Spice, was the first CD I ever owned. Along with my two best friends, I spent most of second and third grades obsessing over the group.


All hands on the police dept.’s deck

Following fifteen homicides in the two-week period before Halloween, District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier declared last weekend the fourth “All Hands on Deck” weekend since June last Thursday. The initiative, which requires all patrol officers to work eight-hour shifts during a 48-hour period, has been met with criticism from officer labor representatives and skepticism from community members.


G’town students court the Supremes

Though not wearing costumes, the 17 Georgetown students huddled around the GUTS bus stop in front of Leo’s at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday had woken up early for a special Halloween treat: a private meeting with Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.


Flags raise abortion awareness during Life Week

3,534 pink and blue flags, representing the number of fetuses aborted every day, dotted Copley Lawn on Wednesday. The flag display was the most visible of a series of education, advocacy and service events organized by GU Right to Life for their annual Life Week.


Marching on Georgetown

Activists will descend on Georgetown Friday as part of a series of protests to disrupt the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.


Days of rage

The Georgetown neighborhood will be the target of an October 19th march planned by the October Coalition as part of a three-day campaign against the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.


MPD policy “unconstitutional”

Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union said the Metropolitan Police Department’s alleged arrest policy for parties is unconstitutional. Students residing in Burleith claimed that MPD officers, including 2nd District Commander Andy Solberg, threatened to arrest all residents if their house received one more noise complaint.