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As college students finish their first semester under President Donald Trump, some are left with an unmet request: for their universities to declare themselves sanctuary campuses. Across the nation, students started a sanctuary campus movement in the days after Trump’s election. Their goal is to protect students living with unresolved migratory statuses by reducing university collaboration with immigration officials. Here’s what’s happening at D.C.-area schools.


  • Noose found at a house under construction in Southeast D.C. [WTOP, WUSA9, ABC7]

  • Former D.C. elementary teacher admits to sexually abusing six children. [NBC4, Post]

  • The Obamas and Ivanka cause major parking issues in Kalorama. [Post]

  • SafeTrack is coming to an end, and Metro is calling it a success. [WAMU]

  • On whether the pre-K boom is an opportunity to end school segregation. [Post]

  • Expect on-and-off showers, low-to-high 70s this week. [Post, ABC7]

  • And yes, May was cooler than usual this year. [Post]

  • Security is up at the British Embassy in D.C. [NBC4]

  • Birthday party host is arrested after noise complaint in fancy Barnaby Woods. [Post]

  • The National Cathedral went orange for gun violence awareness on Friday. [FOX5]

  • Two flood-prone Northwest neighborhoods get a fix. [NBC4]

  • A brief history of Cleveland Park’s iconic strip mall. [GGW]

  • House fire guts a pastor’s home in Northeast D.C. [ABC7]

  • Hundreds of teen girls meet at Howard for an empowerment conference. [WAMU]

  • Five teen girls went missing from all four quadrants last week. [WUSA9, WUSA9, WUSA9, WUSA9, WUSA9]


 LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • MPD officers are on videotape handcuffing unarmed ANC commissioner. [NBC4]

  • ICYMI: Post echoes WCP in editorial calling Eric Payne settlement an end to “disgraceful persecution.” [Post]

  • Bowser says D.C. will stand up to hate crime. [Times, NBC4, WUSA9]

  • Protesters want monument to the founder of D.C.’s NFL team gone. [WUSA9]

  • An oral history of Marion Barry debuts at the Wilson Building. [AP, NBC4]

  • Dueling protests over withdrawal from climate pact. [Politico]

  • Bowserguides tour of Washington monuments. [WBJ]

  • How gentrification created and shaped NoMa. [D.C. Policy Center] 

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Rick Foucheux wraps up a 35-year career in Avant Bard’s King Lear. [WCP]

  • The best art exhibits for the summer in the D.C. area. [Post]

  • A new art venue, ARTECHOUSE, launches new venue near L’Enfant Plaza. [DCist]

  • The owls are not what they seem: David Lynch is opening a meditation center in Capitol Hill. [Washingtonian]

  • Meet Ivakota, D.C.’s newest recording studio. [DC Music Download]

  • Muhammad Ali, Harriet Tubman, and Prince are going up on the Ben’s Chili Bowl wall. [Post]

 YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • We’re naming cocktails after possums now. [WCP]

  • Ray’s Hell Burger owner wants bankruptcy court to let him out of his Arlington lease. [WBJ]

  • Critic Tom Sietsema is not a fan ofHen Quarter. [Post]

  • Where local nutritionists dine out and what they order. [DC Refined]

  • Must-try noodle dishes including soft-shell crab pad Thai. [Bethesda Mag]

  • A Pride food and drink guide from a D.C. drag queen. [Edible DC]

 HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The case for letting an Apple Store locate in D.C.’s historic Carnegie Library. [CityLab]

  • More than 3,200 residential units are planned across projects in Southwest. [UrbanTurf]

  • Black Cat on 14th Street NW to expand to third floor and lease ground floor. [UrbanTurf]

  • The Southwest Wharf development’s inaugural park has opened. (It’s 3.5 acres.) [WBJ]

  • Architectural heft: four D.C. area homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. [Curbed DC]

  • D.C. house-flipping company and contractor defend work after wall collapse. [WCP]

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