Vox‘s Single of the Week

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Beginning this week, Vox will sit down with one single Hoya and interview them to make sure you find your match. This week, we sat down with Jared Kimler, a junior in the College majoring in Classics.

Name: Jared Kimler
Origin: Natick, Mass. Suburb, 20 minutes from Boston. They have a mall.

VOX - Tell me a little bit about yourself

JARED - Well, I’ve recently been painting a lot with friends. We’ve been throwing some paint parties.

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CISR rejects GU Fossil Free divestment proposal

Despite Georgetown University Fossil Free’s (GUFF) hard work and multiple efforts to convince the University to divest, the Committee on Investment and Social Responsibility (CISR) has rejected its most recent proposal.

A statement from CISR chair Jim Feinerman says, “After four months of discussion and consideration, the CISR voted against the adoption of GUFF’s final proposal to divest completely from fossil fuel companies.”

The proposal states that the University should completely divest from the 200 largest fossil fuel companies in the next three years. It was then sent to CISR, whose role is to examine proposals prepared by members of the Georgetown community concerning socially responsible divestment.

When explaining the committee’s reasons for rejecting the proposal, Feinerman pointed out the complexity of the issue as well as the monetary problems involved. He also emphasized the thoughtful and serious consideration the committee gave on the proposal.

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New PAC challenges Congress’ block of marijuana

Although D.C. voted to legalize marijuana last November with Initiative 71, members of Congress are attempting to prevent the passage of this legislation. This led Justin Robinson, a D.C. native, to organize a grassroots campaign called “Not Your District Political Action Committee”. He is seeking to support politicians who recognize D.C.’s state independence and refrain from interfering with its legislation.

After representative Andy Harris sought to prevent the passage of Initiative 71, Robinson decided to start his PAC. “It’s pretty much one of the most undemocratic things that I’ve seen happen,” Robinson, a fifth-generation native Washingtonian told DCist.

With this campaign, Robinson is planning to raise awareness and update the general public about Congress’s decisions related to Initiative 71.

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Metro addresses safety concerns following Jan. 12 incident

Following the tragic Yellow Line accident on Jan. 12th, which trapped passengers on a smoke-filled subway train and left one woman dead, the Metro has begun to address safety concerns and spoke publicly on the cause of the incident.

The Washington Post reports that Metro officials have addressed the condition of the ventilation fans in the tunnels. The National Transportation Board has also affirmed that the ventilation fans “weren’t functioning as intended” after tests were performed shortly after the incident.

In order to ensure proper ventilation, Metro’s deputy general manager Rob Troup has started an immediate, full-scale investigation of all 200 fans and 81 ventilation shafts throughout the subway system.

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Twuesday Tweetacular: The anxiety of Georgetown basketball games

They say that every cigarette you smoke takes seven minutes off your life. Well as Georgetown Heckler points out, the same thing happens after every basketball game Vox watches.

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The Corp will begin serving new Compass Coffee this Friday

Well my fellow Hoyas, it seems as though the days of comme ci, comme ça coffee are no more: The Corp has officially chosen a new coffee vendor. And a pretty cool one, at that.

The Corp has announced its new partnership with Compass Coffee, a company that was founded by two former Marines Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez whose interests in coffee making began when they were stationed in Afghanistan. The new coffee will start being served as early as Friday at Uncommon Grounds, Sunday at Midnight Mug, and Monday at all three coffee services.

Compass Coffee is located on 7th Street in the historic Shaw neighborhood and serves fair-trade coffee made with beans from Ethiopia, Brazil, and Guatemala. It has also made The List 2015 of local things that the Washington Post has named as “in” for this year, among the likes of Gilmore Girls and Venmo.

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Vox takes a grand tour of the Old Jesuit Residence

Every other Wednesday and Friday from now until the end of February, students can tour the Old Jesuit Residence, which is slated to be complete by Aug. 2015 to open in the next academic year as the “Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy”: a swanky name fit for the Hilltop’s swankiest dorms.

Last Friday afternoon, Vox donned a hard hat and joined an intimate tour with Senior Project Manager Brian Barger from the university’s Office of Design and Construction and a contractor from Manhattan Construction to take a look at what’s inside this classy new “Residential Academy”. The purpose of the tours is to help foster community interest in the construction project.

“We’re not just here to make noise. We’re also doing great things for the community,” Barger told Vox. “We want the students to have a chance to participate, to walk the site, see what’s going on, so it’s not a big construction site that you can’t cross until it’s done.”

In addition, the university will be revealing a mockup of a 6-bedroom, non-lofted apartment to students on the afternoon of Feb. 6 to get feedback on the furniture planned for the common spaces in each apartment.

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Politics, Comedy, and the Danger of Satire: Reflections on the Charlie Hebdo massacre

On Friday evening, the Department of Performing Arts, in conjunction with Myriad Voices and the Lab for Global Performances and Politics, hosted “Politics, Comedy and the Danger of Satire,” a panel discussion on the implications the Charlie Hebdo massacre have had on the world of comedy and cartooning in Islam.

The panelists included experts and distinguished professionals from across many forms of media including television, theatre, and cartooning who seek to create better understanding of Muslim culture through their works.

As the moderators of the panel, Professor Derek Goldman noted, often times this exploration of Muslim culture occurs through the use of comedy and satire. “We explore the deep roots of social comedy as an often dangerous form of social commentary,” Goldman said.

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Comments of the Week: You can have whatever you like (as long as it’s Joe Biden)

Last week, Vox gave her take on the actual state of the union, watched as the School of Foreign Service grappled with an identity crisis over the possibility of introducing minors into the curriculum, and covered the resignation of Georgetown’s first Hindu chaplain.

TI let Vox know that when he says “you can have whatever you like”, he isn’t just referring to D.C. statehood.

Want Joe Biden, need Joe Biden

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NCAA Basketball: Georgetown at Marquette

Working Overtime: Hoyas down Marquette in OT to win fourth straight

MILWAUKEE- It was a game of inches.

With 0.9 seconds left and the Hoyas up 81-79, Marquette graduate student Matt Carlino’s three-point field goal to give the Golden Eagles an 82-81 lead appeared to put an end to a back-and-forth contest that saw 16 lead changes and 15 different occasions where the score was tied.

But after review indicated that Carlino’s left foot straddled the three-point line, the made basket was changed from a three-pointer to a two, breathing new life into Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III’s squad.

The Hoyas (14-5, 6-2 Big East) took advantage, as they outscored Marquette (10-9, 2-5 Big East) 14-4 in the extra period en route a 95-85 win in front of 15,713 hostile fans at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

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