New legislation for free online college textbooks to lessen financial burden

On November 14th, a new legislative proposal was introduced in Congress that, if implemented, will have the cheap, the broke, and the financially burdened college students singing it praises. This bill, sponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and… Read More

New report from OMB lays out cost of the government shutdown

Last week the Office of Management and Budget released a report detailing the impact the federal government shutdown had on the US economy.  The report has found that, ironically, the government shutdown—borne out of a desire to save… Read More

Hold on to your Brita: Potomac is nation’s “most endangered” river

Never underestimate the power of filtered water. In a recent report released by environmental watchdog organization American Rivers, the Potomac River is named number 1 on the list of America’s most endangered rivers of 2012. Five million residents… Read More

Cong. James Clyburn (D-SC) discusses the elections, legislative priorities

Last night, Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), the Assistant Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives, discussed his legislative priorities at a College Democrats event in Healy to a group of largely like-minded Hoyas. Clyburn began his remarks by… Read More

Debt deal spares Pell Grants, nixes aid to grad students

According to 140+ student body presidents, we now “have a deal” on the nation’s debt ceiling. On Tuesday, both houses of Congress signed off on a measure that, in exchange for evading default and economic calamity, would immediately… Read More

GUSA exec leads 100+ student body presidents in petition on debt ceiling

GUSA President Mike Meaney (SFS ’12), former Senator Nick Troiano (COL ’12), and other members of the executive are leading student body presidents from over one hundred different national universities in an effort urging a speedy, “bipartisan” consensus on… Read More

Hoyas dominate list of top congressional staffers

[Editor’s Note: Chris Heller, the author of this slideshow, is a former Vox editor] Of the 319 top congressional staffers profiled in the National Journal‘s Hill People 2011, Georgetown University tops the list at ten. Second place Yale… Read More

Representative speaks on the state of Congress

In a speech sponsored by the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI) on Tuesday, Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI) (COL ‘49, LAW ‘52) addressed topics from healthcare reform to the national budget to the future of his home state…. Read More

Jesuit college alumni make up one-tenth of U.S. Congress

Despite there being only 28 Jesuits colleges and universities in the country, nearly one in every ten members of the 112th Congress has attended a Jesuit school for undergraduate or graduate studies. A total of 53 members—41 in… Read More

Georgetown senior testifies before House Budget Committee

On Wednesday afternoon, Joe Hill (COL ’11) testified before the House Budget Committee during a hearing about the Perkins Loan Program. Hill, a Philadelphia native, attested to the benefits of the program that is set to be terminated… Read More