Angel Castaner

Community members continue to oppose Square 54 plans

The Foggy Bottom Association is still opposing GW’s plans for Square 54 after the University made changes to the plans. Members of the local neighborhood group voiced their opposition at a meeting last week held by Boston Properties, the firm GW hired to plan Square 54’s development. At the information session, the designers said they […]

GW scientist develops sign-language glove

A GW research scientist is working to change the way those who use sign language communicate with the world. A device, developed by Jose Hernandez-Rebollar and funded by the federal Department of Education, features a glove that reads hand motions and arm elevation to determine what a deaf person is signing with his hand. The […]

UPD steps up evacuation drills

University Police increased evacuation drills in dorms on the Foggy Bottom campus over the past month in order to better prepare students for potential emergencies. Additional drills took place from Oct. 17 to Nov. 7 in a select group of GW residence halls, mostly freshman dorms and densely populated dorms. UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said […]

Some UPD officers are also GW students

The University Police Department employs several GW graduate students who want to get a taste of law enforcement while pursuing their master’s degrees. Students take on jobs at UPD for a variety of reasons, including job experience or just to make a living. Working for UPD can be a particularly attractive option for students studying […]

Frisbee causes sprinklers to flood New Hall

Students were forced to evacuate New Hall Friday afternoon after students playing Frisbee in one of the hallways hit either a fire alarm or sprinkler head, causing the sprinklers to go off. Witnesses on the ninth floor said a fire alarm began to sound and the sprinklers began to spray water all over the hallway. […]

Students wonder why Columbus Day is no holiday

While students from American and Georgetown universities will be playing football and strolling the Mall on Oct. 10, students here will probably be doodling in the margins of their notebooks, wondering why they get three vacation days during the fall. American University and Georgetown University have no classes on Oct. 10 – Columbus Day weekend. […]