New science center Regents Hall opens doors for advanced research

Construction on Georgetown’s new science center, Regents Hall, is nearly complete (cheesy wall decorations in tow). The building opens to the general public on Monday, as scheduled. The opening of the center is a key part in the University’s long-term plan to improve science teaching and research. The facility is about evenly split between research […]

Georgetown gets $90 million to complete Science Center, renovate facilities

Last Friday, the D.C. Council voted to approve the University’s request for $90 million dollars in tax-exempt bonds. The money, when coupled with funds gained through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will cover the cost of completing the new Science Center. The Council’s approval brings the bonds’ less-than-epic saga to a close. Before the […]

Georgetown inches closer to $90 million in tax-exempt bonds

The University is one step closer to securing $90 million in tax-exempt bonds from the D.C. government. The request was introduced to the Committee on Finance and Revenue on October 1, and despite the ANC’s opposition the committee voted it out last Friday. (What’s a Bond film without a hackneyed villain?) However, not all $90 […]

ANC Wrap-up: A night of bonds, crime, booze, and table tennis

Last night’s marathon Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting covered everything from crime to tree boxes. As always, we’ve picked out the meeting’s highlights just for you. Let’s get to the recap. The name is Bond. Revenue Bond. Linda Greenan, associate vice president for external relations, presented the University’s application for tax-exempt revenue bonds incited an onslaught […]

University officials break ground on Science Center

Last week, Preisdent John DeGioia was joined by Dean Chester Gillis, National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) Director Patrick Gallagher, and Board of Advisors Chair Alice O’Connor Funk to officially break ground on Georgetown’s new Science Center. Construction of the Science Center, which is expected to be finished in 2012, was supported by a […]

ANC Wrapup: Stalled University construction, Philly Pizza, and a crime wave

What a wild night at the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, with neighbors turning out for proposals about developing Georgetown’s post office (above) into apartments and shoring up the foundations on O and P Streets. First, though, University business. Science Building Construction: About two years ago, the Office of Zoning granted Georgetown the right to build the […]