GW Briefs

Students can stop into photo booth

In addition to soda, vending and automatic teller machines, students can now buy photo strips on the ground floor of the Marvin Center in a new picture-taking kiosk installed last month.

Nancy Haaga, director of GW Auxiliary and Institutional Services, said administrators decided to install the “Foto Fun Strip” booth, from Fantasy Entertainment, Inc., as a “fitting and fun addition to the Marvin Center.”

“Over the past couple of years photo booths have been making a comeback,” she said. “The Marvin Center was our location of choice because it’s such a hub of student traffic and activities.”

The kiosk prints two four-frame strips of pictures for a $3 fee and allows customers to choose between black and white or color prints. Buyers can also add a theme to their pictures, complete with graphics and phrases such as “Best Friends.”

Haaga added that photo kiosks are popular features at airports, arcades, shopping malls and bowling alleys.

“The photos are fun to take with friends and are excellent keepsakes and memory makers,” she said. “We hope that students enjoy using the photo booth and become repeat users of the service throughout their time at GW.”

-Marissa Levy

New Orleans college officials set up shop at GW

A top administrator from New Orleans-based Dillard University is staying at a GW-owned townhouse while university officials assess the damage to their school in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Gerald Kauvar, special assistant to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, said the American Council on Education contacted GW to arrange housing for eight to 10 Dillard officials. Currently, a Dillard vice president and his family are living in the Abba Eben house on 22nd Street.

“(Dillard officials) are invited to stay as long as they need,” Kauvar said, adding that the University will not be charging rent.

The historically black liberal arts college, which is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church, is located near the 17th Street levee in New Orleans that broke during the hurricane. Several buildings on campus were flooded from the storm.

GW Director of Media Relations Tracy Schario said she expects the Dillard official, and any other administrators who may arrive on campus, to stay throughout the fall semester.

“We are not going to ask these people how long they are going to be here and we are not going to tell them they have to leave,” Executive Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz said. “No one knows when life will get back to normal, but I am sure they don’t want to be here any longer than they have to.”

-Brandon Butler and SharryAnn Gonzales

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