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Georgetown Waterfront in Washington, D.C.

The Georgetown waterfront is one of the oldest areas in the Washington, D.C. region. Today it is a park, but over the years it has experienced evolving periods of commercial prosperity and urban blight.  The waterfront was a bustling port during the Colonial period, dotted with wharves and tobacco warehouses. Show More Summary

Georgetown Global Health Expert to Testify on U.S. Support of the World Health Organization

Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH, co-director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center, will testify before a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations examining the role of U.S. support for the World Health Organization.

The Perfect Hill Country Pie Road Trip, Mapped

Meringues and cherries and pecans Summers are made for road trips, and pies are the perfect summer dessert, so why not combine the two with a massive pie journey around the Texas Hill Country. The excursion begins up in Georgetown with...Show More Summary

Female and male mice suffer, recover from TBI differently

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Male mice have much greater brain distress in the week following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) than female mice, including skyrocketing inflammation and nerve cell death, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Meet 2 descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown who are enrolling there

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Two descendants of slaves Georgetown University sold for profit are now headed to school there.        

Draft Profile: L.J. Peak

L.J. Peak: SG/SF – Georgetown, turns 22 next February Measurables: 6-5, 212 lbs. 6-9 wingspan Strengths: Size, Strength, Defense Weaknesses: Three-Point Shooting, Playmaking Conclusion: Peak improved every season during his three-year career at Georgetown, and it’s unlikely he has peaked. Show More Summary

Air travel exposes you to radiation – how much health risk comes with it?

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

By Timothy J. Jorgensen, Director of the Health Physics and Radiation Protection Graduate Program and Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University. Captain, we’re being pummeled by cosmic rays! muratart via Shutterstock.com This past April, business traveler Tom Stuker...

Ruin Porn: Touring the Georgetown Steam Plant

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There's something about an old building that proves irresistible to the imagination. by Amber Cortes T here's something about an old building that proves irresistible to the imagination. My urge to explore the abandoned relics of our...Show More Summary

1935: May Hitchens Carey and Howard Carey, mother and son

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1935 in Georgetown, Delaware, a mother and son were hanged for the murder of Robert Hitchens, May Carey’s brother and Howard’s uncle. The execution of May, 52, attracted some attention as it was the first time in living […]

Seattle Office Of Arts & Culture Offering $85K Grant For GN About Georgetown Steam Plant

It's all right here. That's going to be a great gig for someone out there. I hope, given the idea that if it's really good more governments will set aside this kind of money for this kind of project, that the most talented cartoonist and best proposal gets the shot.

Our Arts Critics' Picks For This Week

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Negroni Week, Georgetown Carnival, Pride Festivals, The Last Week of SIFF, And More Picks For June 5-11 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our arts critics' have picked the best events in every genre—from two Pacific Northwest Ballet performances...Show More Summary

Professor Who Defended Bill Maher Replaces Sen. Al Franken As 'Real Time' Guest

Georgetown University sociology professor and author Michael Eric Dyson will replace Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Friday’s episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher” after a controversy surrounding a racial slur. A spokesperson for Sen.Show More Summary

Better College, Better Scholars, Right? Not So Much

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: Better College, Better Scholars, Right? Not So Much, by Jacques Berlinerblau (Georgetown): Deadwood blossoms among Ivy. World-class sprinters labor at institutions considered also-rans. We live in an age... Show More Summary

Georgetown Law offers fellowship for young police officers

A university in Washington D.C. has launched a fellowship aimed at identifying the next generation of police leaders. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2sLZkky ) the two-year program through the Georgetown … Click to Continue »

Jellyfish Brewing Eyes Late Summer Opening in Georgetown

But you can try the beer now Jellyfish Brewing Company, which originally aimed to open a taproom in Georgetown in May, says its opening has been pushed back to late summer at the earliest, due to delays with the city’s permitting process. Meanwhile, Jellyfish is brewing beer and distributing it at various pubs and restaurants around town. Show More Summary

The Obamas are spotted dining with Alonzo Mourning

Hey, isn’t that…Former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, enjoying dinner with former Georgetown University and National Basketball Association great (and the ex-prez’s sometimes golf buddy) Alonzo Mourning at the hot new French restaurant Mirabelle on Saturday night? The couple looked casual — he was in slacks and a button-down (top two undone; […]

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Company: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Location: Washington, District of Columbia Industry: Not Specified Career Level: Early Career (1+ yrs experience) Minimum Education: Bachelor's Job Status: Full Time

Will Democrats Fear Nominating a Woman in 2020?

Michelle Goldberg, Slate: On May 16, members of the Democratic Party elite gathered at a Four Seasons in Georgetown for the Center for American Progress' Ideas Conference, which was widely seen as a cattle call for potential 2020 presidential candidates. Show More Summary

A Georgetown professor explains how Martin Luther King Jr. 'has been severely whitewashed'

Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown University, and author of "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America," reveals what a lot of people get wrong about Martin Luther King Jr. Towards the end of King's life, he became more radical and eager to challenge the notion that America was a racially blind country. Show More Summary

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