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.
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.’”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.