Alexi Dagan

BBQ celebrates F Street mural

Members of the GW and Foggy Bottom communities gathered Tuesday evening to celebrate a new mural painting on the side of the Foggy Bottom Grocery store on F Street. The ceremonial unveiling occurred at the 7th annual FRIENDS barbecue, which is hosted by the community group to promote a positive dialogue between GW and the […]

Student rally for AIDS funding outside White House

Web Extra A group of students rallied outside the White House Friday afternoon to encourage President Obama to fund a global campaign for AIDS relief. The rally, organized by GW’s chapter of the Student Global AIDS Campaign, focused on increasing support for PEPFAR – the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief – founded in […]

Mint produces D.C. quarter

The D.C. quarter officially went into circulation last month after a year-long debate over what the coin should look like. The quarter features jazz legend Duke Ellington, whose likeness won a public contest over depictions of Frederick Douglass and Benjamin Banneker. It also bears the inscription “Justice for All” – the District’s official motto. Many […]

Norton optimistic about D.C. vote

D.C. may be closer than ever to earning a vote in the House of Representatives, the city’s nonvoting representative told Foggy Bottom residents Tuesday evening. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., speaking at St. Stephen Martyr Church on Pennsylvania Avenue, focused her comments on this week’s congressional hearing and her bill aimed at winning a House […]

University may reward for public service jobs

University officials are in the initial stages of developing a program to help students who enter jobs in public service pay off debt accrued while in college. The public service initiative is one of many service-related ideas that University President Steven Knapp charged a team of faculty and students to create. “The initiative is certainly […]

Preservation board rejects townhouse renovation proposal

The Historic Preservation Review Board did not accept a proposal submitted for a seven-story addition to a historic townhouse near 20th and H streets, city officials said last week. The design – submitted by the Health Services for Children Foundation – would have added office space for the nonprofit organization, but it has faced community […]

Few protest IMF and World Bank

The Metropolitan Police Department prepared exhaustively for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings this weekend based on several violent protests last year, but they found the Foggy Bottom area surprisingly quiet. Officers restricted vehicle and pedestrian access for several blocks around the IMF and World Bank buildings near campus during the annual meetings […]

Building addition irks FB

A non profit organization plans to construct a seven-story addition on top of a historic townhouse near the corner of 20th and H streets, but the project faces resistance from the Foggy Bottom community. The Health Services for Children Foundation, which is seeking space for additional offices, applied to have its design reviewed by the […]

The Pulse: Professors share reactions to first presidential debate

Sarah Binder Political science professor “I don’t think there was a clear winner on either side. McCain had more fluency on foreign affairs and Obama was tough on the economic situation and tying McCain to the Bush administration, but I don’t think there was a knockout winner overall.” James Goldgeier Political science and foreign affairs […]