NCPC releases study on D.C. height limits, opponents insist on preserving skyline

The National Capital Planning Commission recently released a draft study on Thursday, September 12 regarding proposals to raise building height limits in the District. The study, worked in collaboration with the District of Columbia Office of Planning, includes preliminary findings, evaluation, and policy recommendations. It was commissioned by request from the House Committee on Oversight and […]

Census shows 20-somethings propel D.C.’s population growth

An influx of young people account for almost all of D.C.’s population growth in the last decade, according to 2010 census figures. Now, as the Washington Post reports, people in their 20′s and 30′s account for a full third of the district’s population. According to the Post, “the increase was steepest in the wards that […]

Prefrosh Preview: Off-campus news you can use

Just like last year, Vox is helping you get on top of “news you can use” with an excessively comprehensive review of last year’s important news stories. Today, we cover the off-campus issues that made headlines; noise, cronyism, and cannabis come after the jump. We’ve got the campus plan blues Every ten years, Georgetown must […]

Orange asks Zoning Commission to veto 2010 Campus Plan

On Monday, newly-elected Councilman Vincent Orange (D-At-Large) wrote the Zoning Commission to ask them to reject Georgetown University’s 2010 Campus Plan. The councilman also added his support to the ANC 2E and Office of Planning demand that the University house 100 percent of its undergraduates on campus. “I urge the Zoning Commission to assure that […]

On the Record: Alum encourages students to get involved in D.C. politics

Vox recently sat down with Dave Stroup (COL’ 06), a recent Voice alum that led the campaign to draft candidate Bryan Weaver into the latest at-large D.C. Council race. Stroup, who works in field support and operations at the Sierra Club, offered his perspectives on this campaign and on student involvement in city politics at-large. […]

Vincent Orange wins election for D.C. Council

  Get the flash player here: Photos by Sam Brothers Vincent Orange, a former D.C. councilmember and Pepco lobbyist, won  the vacant at-large seat on the D.C. Council. Orange is also a strong opponent of the 2010 Campus Plan. “I know what happens when students move into the community,” he said in a February […]

Yes, actually, you can vote

Several students were turned away at the polls today in D.C.’s at-large council election because their names didn’t appear on the voter rolls and they lacked sufficient papers (i.e. a photo ID + a government, school, bank, etc. document or other bill attesting a DC address) to prove residency. Students should have been offered special […]

DC Council at-large election tomorrow

Update: For anyone trying to fill out a same-day registration, your best bet is a driver’s license, bank statement, or tuition, phone, utility, or other bill in your name with a DC address on it. However, an official at the DC Board of Elections and Ethics has indicated that it would probably be sufficient to […]

Former Mayor of D.C. Adrian Fenty speaks in Lohrfink

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty addressed students Tuesday night in Lohrfink Auditorium about his controversial education reform. Elected in 2006, Fenty is best known for his takeover of the D.C. public school system—bringing it directly under the mayor—and his controversial appointment of Chancellor Michelle Rhee to make the changes. He focused on two subjects in […]

DC Council Candidates Forum on Youth Issues

Today, DC Students Speak, YouthPAC, and the DC Federation of College Democrats will host a forum for the candidates running for At-Large DC Council Seat. The date of the election is April 26th. At-Large DC Council Candidates Forum on Youth Issues

DC Students Speak wraps up voter registration drive in dorms

[Editor's Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that DC Student Speak's voter registration drive ends today. In fact, only the dorm registration efforts end today. We apologize for the error.] Today marks the final day of efforts by grassroots advocacy group DC Students Speak to register voters in University residence halls, as […]