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Georgetown University Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 13, 2016

Georgetown University will honor the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a week of musical, academic, spiritual and service events that includes a concert and the awarding of the 2016 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award on January 18, 2016.

This year's awardee Nakeisha Neal Jones (G’02), executive director of Public Allies DC, will be honored at the annual Let Freedom Ring! concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts featuring Grammy Award-winning singer Yolanda Adams. The event begins at 6:00 pm.

Georgetown and the Kennedy Center partner annually for the event that also showcases the Let Freedom Ring! Choir comprising members of the university and greater Washington, DC communities.

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Will 'Vision Zero' Cut DC Taxes?

December 28, 2015

The Washington Business Journal reports a District plan to boost fines on about 20 different traffic offenses, whose affect would add additional revenue, may inadvertently lead to additional tax cuts.

The D.C. Department of Transportation on Dec. 10 as part of the "Vision Zero" traffic safety campaign indicated it would count as recurring revenue for the purposes of a tax-cut schedule.

The D.C. Council passed in 2014 a schedule of cuts that would automatically go into effect as revenue climbed, as long as recurring revenue projections showed an increase over the previous year.

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WIDLS Segway Holiday Tour

December 13, 2015

Dr. Tina Alster (Photo by: Dr. Tina Alster

The entire team of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery (WIDLS) broke out of the office (and way out of their comfort zone) for a holiday party like no other. Dashing around town and through the monuments, Dr. Tina Alster was laughing all the way as she led her team on a Segway tour of the downtown holiday decorations and more. A little bit of team building, a little bit of culture, and a whole lot of fun.

Around the Ellipse and toward the White House was a line of 25 fashionable doctors, nurses, medical assistants and the rest of the team outfitted in a colorful array of Santa hats, glowstick jewelry and sunglasses. Yes, that’s right, the view was so bright that the glasses were a necessity in the unexpected 60 degree weather.

“This is not your average office party,” Dr. Alster said. “My team deserves more! It’s always an added challenge at this time of year to take time out of the office when we have been so busy readying everyone for the holidays and the new year ahead”.

One thing is for sure … No one will forget this festive holiday celebration … and, naturally, the team was all wearing sunblock!

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