Ariel Feldman

New wireless Internet system debuts

The University is rolling out a new wireless system that automatically connects devices to the Internet and remains logged in, a potential fix to chronic student complaints that campus Internet is unreliable. GW1X – the new network launched by the Division of Information Technology – connects students to the Internet automatically after an initial setup […]

Bicycle thefts see hefty increase

The number of bicycles reported stolen on campus saw a dramatic increase this year, prompting the University Police Department to encourage students to purchase sturdier bike locks. More than 40 bikes have been reported stolen to UPD from Jan. 1 through Sept. 20, a 37 percent increase from the same time last year. Last year, […]

H St. townhouse gets major overhaul

A three-story townhouse located across from University Yard is getting a massive addition, a dramatic facelift and new tenants next fall. The property at 2013 H St. – currently around 3,500 square feet – is being stripped down to its brick exterior to house the new HSC Foundation, a parent organization for local health-related nonprofits. […]

GW NASA expert pens letter to Obama

Joining more than a dozen Nobel laureates, the founder of the Elliott School of International Affairs’ Space Policy Institute penned a letter to President Barack Obama expressing concern over proposed budget cuts to NASA currently circling in the House of Representatives. The bill, if passed, would cut funding for many areas of commercial space flight, […]

University, Program Board makes safety plan for Fall Fest

Due to the myriad activities taking place Saturday afternoon as part of Fall Fest, Program Board and University Police are working together to ensure that the day runs smoothly and safely. Popular musical artists Wale and Travie McCoy may draw a large crowd of non-students who want to check out their performances, but admission will […]

Graduate student defrauded online

A person claiming to own a unit in a popular apartment complex fraudulently advertised an apartment on a housing website in an attempt to get payment from a prospective GW graduate student, according to a University Police crime alert. On or around Aug. 1, the person claiming to own a Columbia Plaza unit advertised on […]

UPD responds to increase in phone robberies with more patrol units

Web Exclusive University Police will increase patrol units near the west side of campus after a victim reported being beaten and robbed for his cell phone Saturday, the Chief of University Police said Tuesday. “We are focusing additional staff on the areas where the robberies have been more prevalent, which is the west side of […]

City considers adding bike lanes to nearby streets

Web Exclusive The District Department of Transportation is considering plans to add bike lanes to Eye and L streets, a spokesperson for the agency said last week. The lanes would likely be installed in lieu of adding two-way bike paths on K Street as part of a redevelopment plan for the road, department spokesman John […]

Neighborhood group approves FoBoGro

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners voted 4-0 Wednesday to support the opening of FoBoGro, following months of mediations between the store and another local community group. The ANC’s blessing of the grocery store followed a 30-minute verbal battle over the store’s certificate of occupancy between Barbara Kahlow, the secretary of the West End Citizen’s Association, and new […]

ANC votes ‘no’ for liquor license

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners declined to support a liquor license proposal Wednesday for a new nightclub that would be located just off campus, saying that the owner’s other club has plagued the neighborhood with noise, public urination and vomiting. Swaptak Das, who owns Shadow Room, a popular nightclub next to the Student Health Service offices, had […]