Amy D'Onofrio

GW adds additional security measures in Marvin Center

The theft of two laptops at the Marvin Center last week prompted the University to limit evening access to one of the most used buildings on campus. Two suspects stole two laptops from the dining area around 10:30 p.m. March 2, causing the University to lock two entrances to the student center starting at 10 […]

Plea deal delayed in child porn case

A U.S. judge granted attorneys an extension to resolve the case of Diego Fasolini, a former professor arrested last year for possession of child pornography. Fasolini’s attorney Shawn Moore said in court Monday that he and prosecutor David Kent have a framework in place for a plea deal, but more time is needed for the […]

DOH: TB case limited to one individual

No additional community members tested positive for tuberculosis, after a now-confirmed case of the disease prompted testing of some students, faculty and staff over the past 2 weeks. The University and the D.C. Department of Health notified the GW community of a suspected case of pulmonary tuberculosis Feb. 15, and has since confirmed the individual […]

GW files response to buyout lawsuit

Correction appended Attorneys for the University asked a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss part of a former professor’s lawsuit against GW last week. Richard Soland, the professor of operations research in School of Engineering and Applied Science, is suing GW for failing to notify him of an upcoming school-wide SEAS buyout program while he […]

Long-serving UPD officer dies

James Isom, a long-serving University Police Department officer, was found dead at his home Tuesday morning. He was 64 years old. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Isom’s cause of death is unknown and the cause and manner of his death may not be available for 60 to 90 days. University Police Chief […]

UPD, officers settle labor case

The University, two former University Police Department officers and their union have reached a settlement over charges filed last year stemming from complaints that GW engaged in unfair labor practices. Two cases were settled Jan. 28 through the National Labor Relations Board – which enforces the National Labor Relations Act and investigates allegations that employers […]

Neighborhood group against lifting enrollment caps

The Foggy Bottom and West End Neighborhood Advisory Neighborhood Commission unanimously passed a resolution last Wednesday, advising D.C. officials that the organization is against lifting the enrollment caps of local universities. ANC Commissioner Asher Corson – a GW alumnus and president of the Foggy Bottom Association – offered the resolution as a way to clarify […]

Pell Grants safe from 2012 budget cuts

President Barack Obama’s proposed FY 2012 budget proposes more funding for college Pell Grants, but changes to the way the program doles out aid could mean individual college students will see less money. Obama’s proposed budget lays out $36.1 billion in Pell Grant funding for about 9.6 million students during the 2012-2013 award year, but […]

Watergate residents must pay for Sycamore removal

A representative for Watergate residents said they’re willing to pay for the removal of nine sycamore trees outside the well-known complex after a National Park Service spokesman said there is no federal funding to pay for the removal of the trees. Complaints about the sycamores blocking Potomac River views and potentially lowering property values were […]

Students advocate to be involved in D.C. redistricting

The process of redistricting the District kicks into gear next month, bringing with it the age-old question of how the city’s transient student population should be represented. D.C.’s population broke the 600,000-person mark in the 2010 Census – which some attribute to the Census’ policy to count students at their college residence, rather than their […]