Amy D'Onofrio

Attorneys hope to settle child porn case by month’s end

Correction appended The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Diego Fasolini failed to reach a resolution in court Tuesday on the part-time Italian-language professor’s October arrest for possession of child pornography. Fasolini, 42, his attorney, Shawn Moore, and the U.S. attorney prosecuting the case, David Kent, were granted an extension to the end of the month to […]

Student Advisory Neighborhood Commissions members fight for student, campus rights

With ongoing battles at Georgetown and American universities over campus expansion, two undergraduate students are in the mix as elected officials, trying to make a better name for students in often-strained university and community relations. Georgetown University sophomore Jake Sticka and American University freshman Deon Jones were elected last fall to serve on their respective […]

Construction may stall on addition to art gallery

Correction appended Progress on a building set to be built next door to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, may be halted because of problems with the building’s design. Developer Carr Properties brought a revised concept for the 1700 New York Ave. property to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts […]

GW clarifies stance on enrollment caps

Reacting to neighbors’ fears, the University released a letter last week maintaining it is not lobbying District officials to remove campus population caps. Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Asher Corson questioned GW’s role in lifting population caps at last week’s ANC meeting, prompting Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz to write […]

Knapp meets with Virginia governor

University President Steven Knapp offered support for a proposed Virginia higher education bill, and asked lawmakers to keep incentives provided by the bill open to private universities last week as he visited legislators in Richmond, Va. Knapp met privately with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling to discuss the higher education bill, […]

Former professor sues GW over SEAS buyout packages

Timline of the Richard Soland buyout lawsuit Early 2008 GW professor Richard Soland announces his intention to retire and inquires about the possibility of a voluntary separation package. April 2008 Soland receives a letter saying his separation package has been approved. November 2008 Soland receives the terms of his separation package, which include a base […]

Two more allege discrimination

One former and another current GW employee have joined a lawsuit filed against the University and a top official, claiming they faced racial discrimination on the job. Former University employee Audrey L. Johnson’s original lawsuit filed last March was amended last semester to include two more women, Mary K.L. Wallace and Tiffani A. Worthy. Worthy […]

New mayor may nix enrollment caps

Newly inaugurated Mayor Vincent Gray said he is open to nixing city-imposed student and employee population caps at D.C. universities, a policy change which could have sweeping implications for the handful of universities across the city. Officials from various D.C. universities argued that removing the caps would aid job growth at a job creation summit […]

GW sees uptick in neighbor complaints

The number of complaints community members logged against students saw a 16 percent jump last school year, an increase administrators attribute to a push for local residents to voice their concerns to University officials. But alumnus and president of the Foggy Bottom Association Asher Corson said the increased number of complaints reflects ongoing issues with […]

GW installs security cameras in Ivory

The University installed nearly $60,000 worth of surveillance equipment in Ivory Tower last week, after University Police were unable to nab the culprits behind the series of vandalism cases that have plagued the residence hall this year. Thirty-six new surveillance cameras will be used to catch – as well as deter – people from vandalizing […]