Chief Calls Shootings ‘Ridiculous and Unacceptable’

August 10, 2020

“These shootings are ridiculous and unacceptable,” a furious Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham declared on Monday, Aug. 10, as he gave details about the violence that had broken out around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning during a community cookout …

D.C. Updates List of High-Risk States; Removes Delaware


DC Health released an updated list of high-risk states where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 persons on Aug. 10. Mayor Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-081 with requirements for all people …

Mayor Says ‘Call the Police!’

August 3, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was feistier than usual at her daily morning press conference on July 29.

When a reporter asked her what she recommended that Walmarts do when customers refuse to wear a mandated mask in a store, the …

College and Coronavirus: No, Gap Years Aren’t Free


Gap years have long been an option for college students who wanted to take a deep dive into a yearlong internship, do overseas volunteer work or even backpack across Europe. In 2020, the coronavirus eliminated those plans, yet there’s still …

D.C. Schools to Be Online-Only for Fall Term

July 30, 2020

District of Columbia Public Schools from pre-K to grade 12 will take place online-only for the fall term, Aug. 31 through Nov. 9, announced Mayor Muriel Bowser at her daily press briefing on July 30. “To all those parents and …

In Sudden Reversal, GU Goes All-Virtual


After spending weeks deciding what to do for the fall 2020 semester, Georgetown University has made a complete reversal, citing current pandemic and public health conditions. The university was originally supposed to bring 2,000 undergrads, including all freshmen, to the …

Business Ins & Outs: Blues Alley, Bogart, Kate Spade Hit by COVID

July 27, 2020

Blues Alley’s Future Uncertain

Breaking news from Blues Alley management: “After 55 years in business we find ourselves in a situation completely out of our control. Until further notice, Blues Alley will remain open in the virtual realm only with …

D.C. Requires Self-Quarantine of Those Arriving From 27 States  


Today, July 27, the District Department of Health released its first list of high-risk states; the list will be updated every other Monday. Mayor’s Order 2020-081, released on Friday, specified requirements for all people traveling into Washington, D.C., …

Tech Tip: Remote Collaboration Depends on Good Conferencing Practices


COVID-19 may have foiled the big plans you had for 2020, but it has presented a different set of opportunities. Many businesses had deliberately avoided providing remote work opportunities for their employees, mostly out of the fear that their teams …

Tuition Cut for GU Undergrads Not Returning to Campus

July 23, 2020

In a letter to the Georgetown University undergraduate community dated July 21, Provost Robert Groves and Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Geoffrey Chatas announced reduced tuition for students who were not invited back to campus.

The letter stated …