GW Briefs

New copy center to open in Marvin Center

A new copy center set to open Feb. 28 will replace the Pulse Copy Center, which closed in December.

FedExKinko’s will operate the copy center, located in the ground floor of the Marvin Center. The Pulse, formerly in that location, closed Dec. 22 after its parent company, College Enterprises, Inc. shut down all its stores.

The new shop will have three self-service copiers, a production machine, color copier and other equipment, according to a GW news release. FedExKinko’s is also planning to spend $56,000 to expand the facility during the summer, according to a University statement.

The Kinko’s copy center located at 20th and K streets will also begin accepting Colonial Cash as part of the partnership between the University and the company.

First lady of Peru to address issues in democracy

The first lady of Peru will discuss the role of democracy and the effect it has on a country’s indigenous peoples on Feb. 22.

Eliane Karp, the wife of Alejandro Toledo, will recount her experiences in Peru at the event, “Emerging Democracies and Indigenous Peoples: A Peruvian Perspective.” Her discussion will focus on an emerging democracy’s ability to stop the marginalization of a country’s native people.

Karp, who has expressed strong interest in preserving remnants of the ancient Incan civilization, formerly worked at the World Bank doling out economic aid.

This event follows an agreement GW’s Center for Latin American Issues and the Embassy of Peru signed last fall to expand programs focused on Peru.

The discussion, which will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Marvin Center Third Floor Amphitheater, is free and open to the public.

University to celebrate George Washington’s birthday

GW will celebrate its namesake’s 273rd birthday Tuesday with a bonfire in University Yard.

The event will also feature a cherry pie eating contest, music and free food. The celebration will start at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

-Caitlin Carroll

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