This morning Virginia Congressman Don Beyer (D-8) addressed a group of constituents, scientists and defenders of science outside the U.S. Capitol. He spoke of the need to protect scientific integrity and funding for scientific agencies against attacks from hostile officials. Following his brief remarks to the rally near the Capitol, Rep. Beyer took part in the March for Science.
The Anti-Defamation League, joined by a coalition of Jewish groups, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit supporting a challenge to President Trump’s revised Executive Order on immigration and refugees.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors, at its meeting today, approved a land lease adjacent to the future Loudoun Gateway Metrorail station as part of Phase 2 of the construction of the Silver Line project. The MWAA directors also adopted a new wage policy for airport workers and received financial reports and updates on infrastructure projects that will benefit airport customers.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon announced the hire of Roy Young as its new vice president for guest experience. Young joins Mount Vernon after more than six years at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork, located in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, where he most recently served as director of operations and visitor experience.
Congratulations to over 300 students who participated in the ACPS Science Fair for middle and high school students in January; 53 projects went on to win awards in the Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair in March. ACPS students competed against 293 projects from 17 schools in neighboring school districts.
The 29th annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup took place on April 8, at two sites in Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria. Around 120 volunteers came out to clean up the banks of the stream and tributaries along Four Mile Run. Families, scouts, students, retirees, veterans, residents and local businesses all pitched in to help.
Metrorail’s SafeTrack Surge #14, which runs from April 15 through May 14, will have some impact on Alexandria riders even though the maintenance zone is centered in Prince George’s County, Maryland. No Yellow Rush+ trains will be in service during the surge at any station.