Alex Markoff

EMeRG staff shortage forces service cuts

GW’s Emergency Medical Response Group has temporarily suspended weeknight coverage. EMeRG – which works in conjunction with the University Police Department to respond to campus emergencies – is momentarily short-staffed and will work with the altered schedule until many of its new members are fully certified to work as Emergency Medical Technicians, said EMeRG Coordinator […]

University voices hotel construction concerns

A number of community members and University officials have reached out to the development team responsible for construction on a new Marriott hotel on the Foggy Bottom Campus, urging the company to be respectful of neighborhood noise levels and pedestrians near the construction zone. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said several individuals and University offices have […]

Parking structure to become Marriott hotel

The Colonial Parking structure sandwiched between Old Main and the 1959 E St. building is slated to become a Marriott hotel next spring, the developer said last week. Allstate Hotel LLC and Marriott International Inc. plan to convert the six-story parking deck into a hotel with more than 150 guest suites, Mike Tyler, the spokesperson […]

From Trachtenberg: A heartfelt goodbye

For nearly two decades, former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg welcomed students in the fall and bade farewell to seniors each spring. Now, on May 16, the end of the Trachtenberg era will be marked at the University-wide Commencement on the National Mall. The class of 2010 is the last group of students to have […]

Metro to grant SmarTrip users ability to check card balances online

Web Exclusive Earlier this month Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that it may revise its privacy policy to grant SmarTrip users the ability to access their card information online. The change in policy, which received preliminary approval by Metro’s Policy, Program, Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, will enable users of SmarTrip to check their […]

TV show boosts popularity for venues

MTV’s television show “The Real World” settled down in the District last summer, and though its eight roommates left in the fall, some D.C. organizations featured on the show are reporting a bump in popularity. During filming, the cast made its way to a number of noticeable D.C. locations and, according to The Washington Post, […]

City adds solar-powered parking meters on H Street

A stretch in front of University Yard was recently selected to serve as one of five test locations for a new parking meter program by the District Department of Transportation. Eleven solar-powered meters were installed on the 2000 block of H Street. The meters not only accept coins, but credit cards as well. “The solar-powered, […]

Radical cleric Al-Awlaki attended University

The dusty minarets that pierce through the haze in San’a, Yemen are certainly a long cry from the gleaming monuments that make up the D.C. skyline. But as it is now widely believed, one former GW student left the District to engage with al-Qaeda in Yemen. Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical cleric with ties to 9/11, […]

Georgetown group aims to raise campus police salaries

A group at Georgetown is calling for an increase in wages for the school’s public safety officers, after two recent anti-gay assaults on campus. In an open letter to Georgetown President Jack DeGoia, the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, which was established to support the struggles of people working on Georgetown’s campus, said that low salaries “hinder […]

Interior Department approves construction of MLK memorial

Web Exclusive More than a decade after then-President Bill Clinton authorized the construction of a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in the District, the Department of the Interior has granted permission to start construction. At a ceremony on Oct. 29, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed the construction permit alongside Harry E. Johnson, Sr., president […]