Morning Digest: Hoya pride, snakes, and more running
To masticate today:
- Georgetown students want to wear their school logo with pride: Georgetown students and administration have joined together to support good textile factory and working conditions around the world. Their efforts have helped promote textile company, Alta Gracia, which pays more than triple the minimum wage, allows strong employee input, and relies on outside monitors to certify working conditions over companies that provide less fair working conditions. For more information, look here.
- Luke, I am your lobster: Georgetown grad Luke Holden (MSB ’07) was put on Inc.’s “30 Under 30″ list, as co-founder of popular seafood eatery Luke’s Lobster. The restaurant has locations in New York City, Philadelphia, and D.C., even bringing a food truck on Wednesdays to the Georgetown Farmer’s Market.
What to look out for:
- Snakes falling out of trees: While Vox suggests taking a trip to Adams Morgan this summer, we’d like to warn you of the neighborhood’s newest and most pressing problem: rat snakes. Recently, rat snakes have been falling out of trees in neighborhood playground Walter C. Pierce Community Park, effectively scaring a number of children and adults, though the snakes are not venomous. To make matters worse (and a little more scary), the park is apparently built atop a pair of burial grounds.
- D.C. runner determined to help Boston Marathon bombing victims: After raising over $50,000 for the family of Martin Richard, an eight-year-old killed during the bombing, and Jeff Bauman, a victim who lost both legs, Arlington runner Frank Fumich began his journey from D.C. to Boston on foot to deliver the money to the families. Along with Florida runner Matt Nelson, Fumich began his 450-mile journey from the Pentagon’s 9/11 Memorial. The two men will run non-stop, trading off every six hours. Their run is expected to end June 1st at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. To follow their journey, click here.