Congratulations, Graduates! Guide to 2024 Local Commencements

May 16, 2024

We’re tipping our graduation caps to the class of 2024! Here are the highlights from commencements from local universities, with Georgetown and George Washington University’s taking place this weekend. Georgetown […]

Crime Report: Suicide, Arrests for Break-ins, Illegal Handguns

March 11, 2024

Dead Body Near G.U. Campus   On March 1, a dead body was found near Georgetown University, south of the Village A apartment complex at 3773 Prospect St. NW. “The individual was […]

Biden’s Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Is Back in Play

February 26, 2024

On Jan. 19, the Biden administration announced that it had approved $4.9 billion in student loan debt relief for 73,600 student borrowers: “These discharges are the result of fixes made by […]

Nina Richardson: 1944-2024

February 20, 2024

Nina Leake Richardson of Washington, D.C., died Feb. 7 at the age of 79, following a two-year battle with glioblastoma.  The following was provided by the family to the media. […]

Outlook 2024: Looking Up   

January 10, 2024

Community Groups Comment      Compiled by The Georgetowner editors     The Georgetowner asked top community groups to assess the year ahead. We’ll be asking these and other groups to report in throughout […]

Town Topics: Year in Review 2023

January 2, 2024

What a difference a year makes — even in Georgetown. The top Town Topics of 2023 are quite different from those of 2022 —  except for one. Crime in Washington […]

Attorney General Settles With Former Georgetown Frat Boss for $100K 

December 18, 2023

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb announced on Dec. 18 “the successful resolution of three separate enforcement actions that will safeguard nonprofit assets and ensure DC nonprofits comply with the law.” […]

G.U. Welcomes Neighbors for Holidays

December 14, 2023

It’s become a happy, neighborly Christmastime tradition: Georgetown University’s annual open house for the holidays — set in the Victorian-style Riggs Library at the landmark Healy Building. This year, university […]

Editorial: Attitude of Gratitude

November 8, 2023

Between wars overseas and unnerving events in our own country, like mass shootings and instances of antisemitism and Islamophobia, it’s hard to feel thankful.   As we approach the holidays, you’ll […]

Editorial: Freedom of Speech  


Thousands have been killed and hundreds kidnapped and taken hostage in the declared war between Israel and Palestine/Hamas since Oct. 7. Outrage has been expressed at numerous demonstrations in our […]