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WMATA proposes cuts to bus schedule, route reductions

WMATA proposes cuts to bus schedule, route reductions

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02/29/2020

The 2021 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority budget proposal includes provisions for combining current bus routes, reducing late night and early morning hours, and adding a surcharge for cash-paying customers, all of which have drawn strong opposition from Georgetown residents. The proposal would also amend payments and fees for both bus and rail service. Metro…

Panel of administrators meets with students, sit-in enters fifth day

Panel of administrators meets with students, sit-in enters fifth day

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02/28/2020

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. A panel of administrators met with students and members of the Black Survivors Coalition (BSC) on Feb. 28 to deliver concrete commitments based on the group’s demands. This meeting comes after five consecutive days of sit-ins that began Feb. 24. Georgetown College Dean Christopher Celenza, Vice President for…

A Revived Blaxa Is Ready To Tell Its Stories

A Revived Blaxa Is Ready To Tell Its Stories

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02/28/2020

Olivia Francis-Anspach (COL ’21) rarely reads campus news outlets anymore. “I don’t see myself in campus publications. I don’t see myself represented there,” Francis-Anspach said. “I came in freshman year reading The Hoya and I was like, ‘okay, like, this is cool. I really like to read what’s going on.’ And then I was like,…

Who Can Afford to be a Washingtonian?

Who Can Afford to be a Washingtonian?

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02/28/2020

Georgetown students might know the U Street corridor for its trendy boutiques and rooftop bars that have hosted many a club formal. But before the vintage stores and fusion restaurants, this stretch of D.C. was known as Black Broadway. From the early 1900s to the 1960s, U Street was home to hundreds of black-owned businesses,…

Eric Trump appearance draws protest, condemnation

Eric Trump appearance draws protest, condemnation

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02/27/2020

Georgetown University College Republicans (GUCR) hosted Eric Trump (MSB ’06) and Charlie Kirk in Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 25. The pair’s appearance sparked controversy across campus groups, including statements of condemnation from Georgetown University College Democrats (GUCD), who also promoted a boycott of attendance. Hoyas for Immigrant Rights (HFIR) held a silent protest and walkout…

Black Survivors Coalition sit-in enters second and third days

Black Survivors Coalition sit-in enters second and third days

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02/26/2020

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault Update 8:51 pm: Rosemary Kilkenny, vice president of institutional diversity and equity, released an email on behalf of the administration, affirming its commitment to address all 10 of the Black Survivors Coalition’s demands. Kilkenny recognized the work of the protesters, saying, “we see these commitments as the start of…

University releases first-ever cultural climate survey

University releases first-ever cultural climate survey

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02/26/2020

Georgetown has launched its first-ever Cultural Climate Survey to provide the administration with data on diversity and inclusion on campus in order to improve campus culture in the future. The survey is approximately 20 minutes long and will stay open until March 24.  University President John DeGioia sent an invitation to the undergraduate and graduate…

Black Survivors Coalition Occupies Healy Hall

Black Survivors Coalition Occupies Healy Hall

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02/25/2020

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault The Black Survivors Coalition gathered in Red Square on Feb. 21 to protest the administration’s inadequate response to their list of demands dropped off at university President John DeGioia’s office on Jan. 27. A week of sit-ins in front of DeGioia’s office in Healy Hall began on Feb….

Ambassador Yovanovitch Affirms the Value of Diplomacy

Ambassador Yovanovitch Affirms the Value of Diplomacy

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02/22/2020

Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch accepted the Trainor Award on Feb. 12 for excellence in the conduct of diplomacy. The award is named for J. Raymond Trainor, who was Secretary of the School of Foreign Service from 1935 until his retirement in 1956. Yovanovitch received the award in part due to her conduct…

MPD raids Georgetown cigarettes and CBD store in drug search

MPD raids Georgetown cigarettes and CBD store in drug search

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02/22/2020

Metro Police Department officers searched Mr. Nice Guys, a store selling cigarettes and CBD products on 33rd street on Jan. 30. The owners, who were arrested, deny illegal activity. The police were searching for narcotics and had raided the same location in December. The business has been the object of much friction between owners of…


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