What Makes Venus Run?

September 24, 2020

Venus Davis does not do “Zoom fatigue.” The trainer and life coach has never let anything get in the way of achieving her goals. Her energy and joie de vivre practically burst through my laptop when we recently talked. This …

Opening of D.C. Schools: A Work in Progress

September 14, 2020

Opening week for District public schools began Aug. 31, with all school buildings closed and all students — some 50,000 — in virtual classes.

According to various interviews and reports, many D.C. schoolchildren were happy to see their friends online …

Some, Not All, Child Care Facilities Reopening

September 8, 2020

By Allister Chang and Katherine Kempe

Six licensed early learning programs at child care centers in Georgetown have reopened or will reopen soon. The British School of Washington, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW, and Early Steps Bilingual Preschool of Georgetown, 3222 …

D.C. Public School Starts Today — With All Buildings Closed

August 31, 2020

For students of all ages, the first day of school is a remembered, often unique event. Unique it certainly has been in Georgetown the past four years.  

In the fall of 2017, The Georgetowner covered the first day of busing

500 GU Students Show Up on Move-In Weekend

August 24, 2020

On Sunday, Aug. 23, the campus of Georgetown University was filled with what used to be a normal sight this time of year, but now felt unexpected, even surprising: students and parents hauling luggage, bins and bags full of clothes …

Back to School (Sort of) in Georgetown

August 13, 2020

As schools in D.C. and Georgetown grapple with being fully online, fully in-person or a mix this fall, we must ask: What is best for children, teachers and staff — along with economic and, most of all, public health?

“It’s …

Virtual Learning Is Here to Stay


“There’s been more experimentation with pedagogy in the last five months at Georgetown than in the last 200 years.” — Douglas Reed of Georgetown University

As the nation grapples with the ever-widening coronavirus pandemic and the imminent start of the …

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

August 3, 2020

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 …