Amy D'Onofrio

E Street drilling pushed to 8 a.m.

University officials and developers of a Courtyard by Marriott Hotel agreed to start construction later in the morning, after the University received a barrage of student complaints about construction noise. Construction began at the end of October, and crews would arrive and begin working at 7 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays. University officials reached an agreement […]

Former student gets probation

A former GW student was sentenced to six months’ probation and 40 hours of community service Tuesday, after he pled guilty last month to assaulting two University Police officers. Nicholas Van Vliet accepted a plea deal Oct. 26 when he pled guilty to two charges of assault on a police officer. If Van Vliet completes […]

Department of Health and Human Services announces tobacco initiative

Federal regulators will require larger warning labels and graphics for cigarette packaging and advertisements by 2012, HHS officials announced Wednesday at the Jack Morton Auditorium. HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius and other government officials introduced the initiative as part of the department’s new comprehensive tobacco control strategy. The label will cover about half the surface area […]

Jury hands down death penalty for 1988 murders

A man convicted of killing two GW students in 1988 was handed two death sentences Friday in Fairfax County, Va. Alfredo R. Prieto, 44, was connected in 2005 to the murders of GW students Rachael Raver and her boyfriend Warren Fulton III through DNA evidence. Prieto is now linked to a total of nine killings […]

Former student accepts plea deal

A student charged with assaulting two University Police officers accepted a plea deal Tuesday morning at D.C. Superior Court. Nicholas Van Vliet plead guilty to two charges of assault on a police officer, but won’t be sentenced until Nov. 16, to allow prosecutors time to gather impact statements from the officers involved. UPD’s Master Patrol […]

UPD and Metropolitan Police Department say relationship is strong

Recent incidents of crime on and near campus have raised questions about the communication between the University and Metropolitan police departments, but officials from both entities maintain they have a strong working relationship. When a woman reported a forcible rape just one block from campus Oct. 6, the University received the information almost 24 hours […]

Political strategists predict Republican gains in midterm elections

The Nov. 2 midterm elections will be critical for the country’s direction, two top political players said Tuesday. Former Hillary Clinton campaign strategist Mark Penn and President George W. Bush adviser Karen Hughes predicted the Republican Party would see gains in the House of Representatives and the governorships at an event in the Jack Morton […]

Advisory Neighborhood Commission members appeal nightclub’s liquor license

Foggy Bottom-area residents are protesting a K Street club’s right to serve liquor, saying noisy club-goers are lowering residential property values and affecting the quality of life in the area. All six members of the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission objected last week to the Shadow Room’s request to renew its liquor […]