Author Archive for Matt Ramos

Dash and Dine: Where Students Spend Dining Dollars Off-Campus

Eating on campus doesn’t have to mean hitting the cafeteria. Many of D.C.’s local colleges allow students to spend dining dollars at restaurants—or food trucks—around town, which may help explain the packs of college kids you’ll soon spot in line at a fast-casual spot near you. Here’s a look at what some of the plans [...]

A New 14th Street Sinkhole Swallows Downtown D.C.

The 14th Street NW sinkhole is alive and well. No, not the one from 2013. This one's brand new.
City officials closed a portion of the 14th street block between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues NW Tuesday because of a large sinkhole caused by sewer problems.
DC Water's Emanuel Briggs says crews are currently on scene assessing the issue and will [...]

American and GWU Go Solar

By 2015, American University and George Washington University will be able to draw more than 50 percent of their power from renewable sources, thanks to a partnership finalized today between the two schools. Named the Capital Partners Solar Project, the program unites the universities with George Washington University Hospital (which is aiming to source 32 percent of its [...]

The Best New Washington Football Team Names (So Far)

Earlier today, the U.S. Patent and Trade Office canceled the trademark registrations for the name of the Washington football team, and since then Twitter has gone mad with proposed new names for the franchise (which, naturally, is appealing the ruling).
Here are some of our favorites:
For your consideration.
— Drunk Predator Drone (@drunkenpredator) June 18, 2014

If you want [...]

Council Looks to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

Both the growing and use of medical marijuana could get a boost if two D.C. Council amendments to current District law are approved. Two D.C. Council committees heard testimony today on the measures—one that would allow for cultivators to grow more marijuana and another that would allow for a wider number of patients to receive medical marijuana [...]

UDC Nixes 17 Faculty Jobs

The board of trustees of the University of the District of Columbia voted last night to remove 17 faculty positions from the public institution, a move that follows the elimination last year of more than a dozen majors and programs as part of the Vision 2020 plan to "right-size" the school amid shrinking funds and enrollment. [...]