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Local residents defeat students in ANC

Three GW undergradautes were shut out of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission in Tuesday’s election as local residents rallied to keep ANC 2A student-free as it has been for almost three decades. The trio hoped to become the first students on the board, but lost in tight local races in which their candidacies sparked much of […]

Student voter turnout to impact ANC race

More than 800 GW students are expected to vote locally in Tuesday’s midterm elections, up from about 100 students in the 1996 elections, said Adam Siple, director of GW Votes. The increase could have a significant impact on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission races. Foggy Bottom, part of ANC district 2A, has some of the tightest […]

ANC opposes construction of SMPA building

GW administrators, architects and students who support the construction of a new School of Media and Public Affairs building testified Wednesday before the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment. Local Advisory Neighborhood Commission Chair Dorothy Miller presented the ANC’s opposition to the construction of the six-story building, which will replace the parking lot on the corner […]

GW issues shape ANC races

Candidates for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission have three weeks left to serve up platforms, plans and visions before the Nov. 3 election. Sara Maddux takes it all seriously. She’s running for her fifth term on the ANC in District 2A06. “I consider my time on the ANC a contribution of my civic duty,” Maddux said. […]

ANC members doubt students’ commitment

GW students Alan Elias, Steven Mandelbaum and Ed Meinert are vying for positions on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission traditionally held by more permanent members of the Foggy Bottom community. But ANC members such as Dorothy Miller, who is running for her third term as commissioner, said student candidates are unprepared for the level of commitment […]

GW Votes makes final registration push

With local and federal elections looming in the near future, members of the student-led voter registration drive GW Votes are making one last push to register students in D.C. before Monday’s deadline. GW Votes recruiter Ed Meinert spent Tuesday night knocking on doors at Thurston Hall. Five hours and 300 doors later, 100 freshmen had […]

String of campus fires raises safety concerns

Two kitchen fires forced the evacuation of students in Francis Scott Key and Munson halls late last week, the third and fourth fires on campus in the last two weeks. Residence hall smoke detectors failed in both of last week’s fires, raising questions among students about GW’s fire safety standards. Thursday’s fire in FSK Hall, […]

Campus fires spark concern about safety

Students whose smoke detectors failed to warn them of fires in their residence hall rooms last week said they have new detectors this week but no answers to their questions about the problem. Officials in the University’s facilities department said their office is responsible for the maintenance of the detectors. But facilities officials said Wednesday […]

Second electrical fire damages GW building

An electrical fire caused smoke damage in the basement of the anthropology department’s G Street office Thursday evening, the second fire on campus in two days. Thursday’s fire in the 2114 G St. townhouse ignited after the electrical failure of the motor that generates air into the building’s sprinkler system, said Steve Lowe, the facilities […]

Bell Hall fire forces class cancellations

Students attending their third day of classes were evacuated Wednesday afternoon from five academic buildings when an electrical fire broke out in the basement of Bell Hall. “We found the problem before it got out of control,” said Lt. Jim Carpenter, of D.C. Fire Department’s Engine 23. “It was a small electrical fire but with […]