Andrea Nurko

Community in focus: Southeast DC

Note: This is the first article in a series on the neighborhoods of D.C. outside of Northwest. The series will explore the history, residents and businesses of each quadrant. Grant LaGraff left his Southeast townhouse on Capitol Hill a few years ago to move downtown to Northwest D.C. But the atmosphere of the community that […]

Professors question pay

Professors are pressing GW officials to account for what they refer to as a sharp discrepancy in salary increases between faculty and top administrators. Between 2001 and 2002, administrators received a 20 to 42 percent pay increase compared to about 4 percent for professors, according to statistics faculty members obtained from the Internal Revenue Service. […]

SJS will not use breathalyzer results in hearings

Student Judicial Services will refrain from using the results of breathalyzer tests in taking disciplinary action against students suspected of underage drinking. University Police will begin using breathalyzers and identification card scanners by the end of March. Brian Hamluk, director of the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education, called the newly acquired devices an […]

British beauty fad hits M Street

Lush 3066 M St. N.W. Wednesday, Feb. 4 1:32 p.m. When my editor assigned me to write about Lush, she described the store as a sort of “beauty deli” where you could purchase a pound of soap neatly hand-wrapped in white paper like a pound of American cheese you just brought home from the GW […]

UPD buys breathalyzers, ID scanners

Students stumbling home after a night of partying could be stopped and asked to take a breathalyzer test by University Police officers starting as early as March. The University has also acquired identification scanners to help crack down on underage drinking and identify intoxicated students who need medical attention, UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said. Metropolitan […]

Rhino Bar named one of nation’s top 20 bars

The Rhino Bar and Pumphouse 3295 M St. N.W. (202) 333-3150 If you’re looking for a spot to watch the Super Bowl next weekend, head to Georgetown and check out one of the country’s top 20 bars, the Rhino Bar and Pumphouse. “We don’t consider ourselves a sports bar,” manager David Nelson said. “We’re an […]

The rules, the culture, the subtleties of beer pong

“It’s got balls. It’s got defense. That’s a sport to me,” said junior Gabi Gillett. If such criteria truly define a sport, then beer pong has become a more legitimate sport than cheerleading on college campuses nationwide. “It’s not a game of science and strategy. It’s a game of shooting. You can’t play when you’re […]

ISS delays full switch to Colonial Mail

Technology officials continue to postpone the University’s final transition to its new e-mail system, Colonial Mail, which will fully replace Webmail later this semester. The University began phasing in Colonial Mail last summer and originally planned to switch to the new system by October. But problems with its Web browser caused Information Systems and Services […]

Study abroad numbers rise

Although a recently enacted study abroad policy limited the number of foreign destinations at which students can study this year, more GW students spent the fall semester abroad, and officials said they expect a participation increase for next semester. Director of Study Abroad Lynn Leonard said about 230 undergraduates studied abroad this semester, up almost […]

Government partially funds Isabel repairs

The University will receive about $70,000 from the federal government to help cover costs associated with Hurricane Isabel in September, according to a University press release. The campus incurred $1.45 million in damages from the hurricane. The District was declared a federal disaster area, making GW eligible for federal assistance. GW spent $30,000 to house […]