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 …

GU Rejects Student Housing Requests

July 20, 2020

Georgetown University’s decision to reserve hundreds of student housing spaces for freshmen this fall has made students in other classes very upset. Numerous requests for on-campus housing by upperclassmen — some living in insecure home conditions — have been rejected,

D.C. Back-to-School Decision? Not Yet

July 16, 2020

“This press conference today, focusing on our plan for opening D.C. schools, is not going to be the way you expected,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser this morning, July 16, at 11:45 a.m. — 45 minutes later than scheduled. “We have

GU Reopening Plan Unveiled

July 8, 2020

Georgetown University President John DeGioia posted a letter on the school’s Facebook page on Tuesday, July 7, reviewing the school’s plan for reopening this fall. The news comes on the heels of lots of frustration from students, including petitioning for …

GU Students Petition for Reduced Tuition

July 6, 2020

Nearly 1,000 Georgetown University students and others affiliated with the school have signed a petition calling for reduced tuition this coming fall. The petition, with more than 800 names, also demands an extension of the deferral deadline for fall semester …

GU Reopening Taking Shape … or Not?

June 29, 2020

Georgetown University President John DeGioia’s June 9 update on plans for the fall 2020 semester in the light of COVID-19, posted on the university’s website, did not include specifics.

While many universities around the country are planning to end in-person …

D.C.’s Fiscal 2021 Budget Rosier Than Expected

May 18, 2020

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s May 18 press conference concerning the new D.C. budget, to be presented to the District Council for approval on May 19, confirmed what Council Chairman Phil Mendelson told the Georgetown-Burleith advisory neighborhood commission on May 4: “We …

GU Cuts Budget, Holds Virtual Graduations

May 14, 2020

As with other schools, responses to the novel coronavirus pandemic has left Georgetown University with no spring 2020 commencement ceremonies on its front lawn and a shortfall in its operating budget.

The university will offer employees a nine-week furlough or …

D.C. Schools to Close 3 Weeks Early

April 20, 2020

The 2019-20 academic year for DC Public Schools will end on May 29, three weeks earlier than scheduled, announced Mayor Muriel Bowser at her daily press briefing on April 17. Charter schools will also close on or about that date. …

Coronavirus Distractions: Animal Shows

March 26, 2020

I love almost any animal show. I find them calming, even when there’s a sad outcome.

Here are some of my faves. Click on the title to go to each show’s webpage.

The Vet Life

Three friends start a practice …