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New district lines for local ANC

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08/30/2001

Last week, a task force of 17 local residents voted on new district lines for the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission, an organization which serves as the neighborhood’s voice in advising the District government. The residents on the task force were selected by D.C. Councilman Jack Evans. The redistricting creates a commission with seven single-member districts…

University allowed to postpone BZA orders

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08/23/2001

The District of Columbia Board of Zoning Adjustment has granted Georgetown permission to postpone implementing BZA orders the University claims would cause “irreparable harm.” Although University officials say that many parts of the initial proposal were objectionable, three parts were singled out in the request for postponement of orders. In a March 29 decision, the…

University to increase safety awareness

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08/23/2001

University administration and the Department of Public Safety are coordinating their efforts to increase safety awareness on campus in response to several burglaries and assaults in the Burleith area. “We are very concerned about making students aware of safety precautions,” said Jeanne Lord, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Off Campus Affairs. Lord…

Proposal calls for improved response on GLBT

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08/23/2001

An ad hoc committee formed by Vice President of Student Affairs Juan Gonzalez met for eight weeks this summer to discuss issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students at Georgetown. The committee submitted a report to the Office of Student Affairs in early August strongly recommending the University hire an administrator to deal solely…

Date of DeGioia’s inauguration set

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08/23/2001

The official inauguration of John J. DeGioia as the next Georgetown University President will take place Saturday, Oct. 13. DeGioia replaced former University President Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., on July 1. “I have the great fortune of building on an exceptional legacy,” DeGioia said. DeGioia, the first lay person to lead any of the nation’s…

More student activity space sought

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08/23/2001

As part of the administration’s efforts to move beyond last year’s tension over alcohol-related issues, officials are submitting a grant proposal aimed at securing funds for non-alcoholic programming. Vice President for Student Affairs Juan Gonzalez said that the proposal involves “sensitive issues” and refused to disclose details. “We need to give the donor the opportunity…

Construction delayed in Village C Lounge

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08/23/2001

The student area in the Village C Formal Lounge scheduled to open this fall will be delayed for an unspecified amount of time, according to Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life Bethany Marlowe. Already delayed by problems with the air conditioning and heating ventilation system, the lounge was further delayed by flood…

Bus will connect GU to Metro stations

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08/23/2001

Georgetown Metro Connection, two Metro bus routes connecting Georgetown to metro stations will begin Sept. 4. Two routes are planned: a Wisconsin Avenue line connecting Georgetown and the Foggy Bottom-GWU metro stop and a M Street line connecting Georgetown and the Dupont Circle and Rosslyn Metro lines. Fares are $0.50 one way, $0.25 with a…

Wormley school will hold only administration

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08/23/2001

The University has informed the community that the Wormley School be used exclusively for administrative space according to Linda Greenan, Assistant Vice President for External Affairs. Previous plans had called for the Wormley School to include classrooms and administrative space. Neighbors of the Wormley School formed a group to appeal to the University that the…

Protester Chic

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08/23/2001

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund are preparing to hold their fall meetings in downtown Washington, D.C. Heavy protests are expected; loosely-organized demonstrators seem committed to making a show of force at least comparable to that seen at recent World Bank/IMF meetings in Seattle and Genoa, Italy. The protest organizers are already claiming an…


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