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Johns Hopkins University ranks among nation's best colleges in U.S. News list

Johns Hopkins University was one of eight colleges in the region that ranked in the top 100 in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 12:50pm EDT

Tags: us news and world report, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, george washington university, University of Maryland College Park, Virginia Tech,

Study: D.C. residents have biggest tax headaches in region

A new study shows what D.C. business owners and residents already know: Doing your taxes in the District is way harder than it is in Maryland or Virginia.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 01:52pm EDT

Tags: taxes, D.C.,

Outdoor smoking ban takes effect at American University

Cigarettes have been all but snuffed out on the American University campus in Northwest D.C.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 06:34am EDT

Tags: smoking, smoking ban, The Washington Post

Federal furloughs to delay cleanup at WWI munitions site

WTOP has learned the furlough of government workers will mean a delay in the toxic cleanup at Spring Valley near American University.

Monday - 06/17/2013, 11:16am EDT

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers, Neal Augenstein, Spring Valley, munitions,

Crane arrives, cleanup to begin at WWI munitions test site

A crane has arrived at American University-owned property to set up the heavy equipment needed to excavate contaminated soil and any laboratory debris left from a World War I chemical agent and munitions test site.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:30pm EDT

Tags: 4825 Glenbrook Road, Army Corps of Engineers, American University Experiment Station, World War I,

Slice of Life: Relinquishing a pageant title to promote a body image awareness campaign

It's a story many women in the beauty industry have lived to tell: A beauty pageant contestant struggles with an eating disorder and enters a rehabilitation program.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 09:09am EDT

Tags: Hoai-Tran Bui, beauty, eating disorders, body image, awareness, Kaitlyn Dinneh Wozniak

March Madness: Best bars to watch local teams

WTOP Living compiles the best bars in the D.C. area to watch local colleges compete in the NCAA Tournament.

Monday - 03/25/2013, 12:05pm EDT

Tags: NCAA basketball, University of Maryland, Hoai-Tran Bui

Green D.C. home to take 2,700-mile journey

Catholic University of America was issued a permit Friday to construct a single-family "unit" at 620 Michigan Ave. NE, on its campus. New student housing? Faculty residence? Nope.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 10:43am EST

Tags: Catholic University, george washington university, Team Capitol D.C.

Slice of Life: Christopher Morgan, dancing to his own beat

Christopher Morgan, a 37-year-old modern dancer and Artist in Residence at American University, finds inspiration by simply watching the world around him.

Sunday - 02/17/2013, 03:53pm EST

Tags: dancing, choreography, arts, performance, slice of life, Hoai-Tran Bui

Reading 'Shades of Grey' for academic credit

"The Fifty Shades Trilogy" is a three-credit, 300-level American Studies course at American University focusing on "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- the book that inspired conversations about "mommy porn" and received both praise for dragging readers into a fantasy world and criticism for cluttering their minds with X-rated, erotic scenes.

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 10:49am EST

Tags: Fifty Shades of Grey, Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele, trilogy, Natalie Plumb,

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