GW Brief: Monroe Hall reopens after year-long renovations

After more than one year of renovations, Monroe Hall is open for business. The building, located at the corner of 21st and G streets, will now house the mathematics, economics, political science and speech and hearing departments.

University spokesperson Adela de la Torre said both the construction and move-in phases went smoothly.

“With the exception of a minor punch out and some changes that have been requested, the hall is complete,” she said.

Sarah McLaughlin, political science department office supervisor, said her department began moving in on July 31 and finished three days later. While members of the department have found several problems in the building, they are generally satisfied with the state of their new offices.

“The problems that we’ve encountered so far are what you would expect from an old building,” said McLaughlin, who also served as the political science department’s relocation supervisor. “And the people we’ve been working with have been really helpful.”

McLaughlin added that Monroe Hall is “definitely” an upgrade from the department’s previous offices in Old Main.

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