The University’s Colonial Health Center opened last week, but now the focus has shifted to how students and officials will get GW’s newest counseling program – which will likely be housed in the space – off the ground.
After J Street workers received an email from Sodexo that layoffs were inevitable because of GW-mandated cutbacks, officials say the University is actually not trimming catering services.
Just three halls are chosen to undergo renovations every year, and this cycle, JBKO and Mitchell and Strong halls are likely frontrunners.
The program, which will include a hotline where anonymous students will help their peers work through problems, has been the signature issue that Student Association President Nick Gumas has pushed for over the past year. Student leaders have rallied behind the program as a way of expanding the University’s counseling services as demand for therapy rises nationwide.
The nominees, selected by SA President Nick Gumas, will work on the committee to oversee this year’s elections for the SA, Program Board and Class Council.
City Hall residents will receive a partial refund from the University after a semester of complaints about intrusive construction and a WiFi outage during finals week.
The center will bring Student Health Service, the University Counseling Center and the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education under one roof.
University spokesman Kurtis Hiatt said a committee will meet in the spring “to discuss the 2016-17 to 2021-22 academic calendars.”
About 30 protesters lay silently on the Kogan Plaza pavement Tuesday, staging a “die-in” protest against the grand jury decision to not indict the white police officer who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. this summer.
The “Give Me a [Fall] Break Act,” introduced by Sen. Thomas Falcigno, CCAS-U and freshman senator Alyssa Weakley, has already earned support from Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Planning Forrest Maltzman.