Ariel Feldman

Public invited to comment on plans to restore National Mall

The National Park Service is moving forward on plans to revamp the National Mall after an attempt to restore America’s front yard failed in last year’s stimulus package. After a three-year process, the National Park Service has created a long-term draft plan to restore the National Mall’s grounds and facilities. The service will be accepting […]

Bill to combat sidewalk smoking moves forward

A D.C. Council bill that would allow D.C. business owners to ban smoking on the sidewalks outside their establishments moved forward with initial approval from the council earlier this month. The smoking ban, introduced by D.C. Councilmember Phil Mendelson, D-At Large, would allow stores and businesses to post no smoking signs up to 25 feet […]

Thefts, stalking reported over break

Incidences of theft, fraud, robberies, disorderly conduct, harassment, and destruction occurred on and around campus over winter break, University Police Chief Dolores Stafford said. Stafford said several individuals reported bizarre behavior constituting harassment and stalking to UPD, including a Jan. 4 report from several staff members regarding phone calls from a male subject about coursework […]

Alumnus credited for giant spider discovery

Web Extra A GW graduate recently made a large discovery. Literally. Matjaz Kuntner, who obtained his Ph.D. at GW, discovered a giant golden orb-weaving spider from Africa and Madagascar after several years of researching similar species. The giant Nephila species, as they are known, are “extremely rare” giant spiders, with leg spans that can reach […]

Community group launches retail survey

Foggy Bottom residents are hungry – for a place to buy groceries. Community members expressed their desire for a new supermarket and other retail options, like casual restaurants and nail salons, as part of a community poll held online over the summer. The results of the consumer-retail survey were explained at a community meeting Tuesday. […]

Four honored for courageous journalism

Web Exclusive Four groundbreaking female journalists were honored for their courageous coverage of often-dangerous international stories Monday at a panel discussion led by award-winning journalist Marvin Kalb at the National Press Club. The awards, part of “An Evening Honoring Courage in Journalism,” went to three foreign female journalists, Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnés Tailé of […]

GW center unites service projects

Less than two months into the race to fulfill first lady Michelle Obama’s community service challenge, the University announced the creation of a Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. The new center was first announced at the Celebration of Service event last week where alumna Tammy Duckworth was presented with GW’s first-ever Colin Powell […]

D.C. considers partial smoking ban

Students looking for a smoke break outside may soon have to take their cigarettes elsewhere if a recent D.C. Council proposal to ban smoking cigarettes on sidewalks outside of storefronts passes. Another proposal to ban single-sale cigars, commonly used for smoking marijuana, is also pending. The proposals would require stores to post warning signs about […]

College Democrats rally in front of White House

Clad in blue T-shirts and carrying handcrafted posters, about 100 students rallied in front of the White House South Lawn on Friday to show support for the public health care option. The group, organized by the College Democrats, boasted representatives from GW, Georgetown, Catholic and the D.C. Federation of College Democrats. The group of students […]

MPD to focus on Foggy Bottom Metro

The Metropolitan Police Department is increasing efforts to curb assaults and robberies in the Foggy Bottom area, MPD Lt. Alesia Wheeler-Moore said at a community meeting last week. MPD officers have been focusing on Pennsylvania Avenue between 21st and 26th streets and will pay extra attention to the Foggy Bottom Metro station, where suspects have […]