Category: District of Columbia

Heurich House Update

There’s some good news for the Heurich House, a beautiful victorian mansion in DC that is facing auction if the nonprofit foundation that runs the house can’t come up with $250,000. Since I wrote about the home’s plight in January the group has raised $70,000 towards their goal and won pledges for more funds and […]

Read more

U-M Classes for Honors Freshman

Libby is teaching this class for freshman at U-M: Winter 2006 Honors Program HONORS 135 – Ideas in Honors Section 005: Women in Politics: From Susan B. Anthony to Sen. Hillary Clinton Undergraduate Credits: 1 Advisory Prerequisites: First-year standing in the Honors Program. Eligibility: Honors Grading: Mandatory credit/no credit. Primary Instructor: Benton,Elizabeth Patricia How far […]

Read more

PFAW’s Celebrity Auction

My employer People For the American Way is always able to work their Hollywood connections for some interesting loot to auction off as part of their annual eBay celebrity auction. This year is no exception — the goods include The Von Bondies handwritten lyrics to “C’mon, C’mon” (currently at $25!), a private tour of Desperate […]

Read more

RFID Chips and The Gap

In recent years a number of privacy advocates have been trying to draw attention to a new technology — RFID chips. Basically, RFID chips are a simple circuit which emit a unique signal when a reader is within range — for most not more than a few feet. The chips are small, lightweight, waterproof, and […]

Read more

Town Hall

I got this message about Town Hall in Glover Park: This Thursday, November 10th the ANC will be holding its monthly meeting at the Guy Mason building at 7PM . At this meeting, the ANC will consider the issue of whether or not to endorse Town Hall’s request for permenant hours of operation. For those […]

Read more