Ashley Larkin

Changes likely for dining plan

GW is considering changes to its mandatory dining program, but decisions will not be made until the University can assess the effects The Avenue complex will have on student dining. Adjustments to the Sodexo dining program are in the works after student leaders advocated for changes over the past year. The often-criticized meal plan requires […]

University mulls replacing Wendy’s

The University is in talks with its food service provider to remove the Wendy’s location in J Street. The eatery’s removal is part of ongoing discussions with Sodexo and GW regarding potential changes to J Street for fall 2011. Wendy’s is one of the few outside vendors on campus that accepts dining dollars credited to […]

Where to eat in D.C.

Kinkeads Conveniently located at the 2000 Penn complex on campus, Kinkead’s specializes in quality seafood dishes, like grilled mahi mahi and Vietnamese-style tuna tartare. There are also a number of meat and vegetarian options. The restaurant is headed by James Beard Award-winner Bob Kinkead. 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Blue Duck Tavern Enjoy a fine dining […]

Indian venue opens at J Street for trial period

A new venue in J Street will serve up curry and naan, after students voiced concerns about a lack of variety in the Marvin Center-based eatery. The White Peacock, an Indian restaurant, will offer lunch at the Burrito Del Rey station for two weeks before potentially becoming a permanent fixture. The restaurant opened Monday. “The […]

University to renovate, revamp Marvin Center first floor

The ground floor of the Marvin Center will undergo renovations beginning this spring in an effort to centralize student services while creating more meeting space for students. Proposed changes include relocating the GWorld Card Office from the fifth floor to the ground floor, adding more seating in front of the GW Bookstore, and converting underused […]

New chef brings variety to J Street

After calling Hong Kong, California and New York home, Ivy Hung wants to bring her cosmopolitan tastes to GW. Hung, Sodexo’s new executive chef, hopes to infuse an Asian-focused style of cooking she calls, “New American, very California,” into J Street’s menu. She was born in Hong Kong and then lived in California for 12 […]

University may revamp J Street, Sodexo partnership

The University, faced with the possibility of competition from new dining venues moving in to The Avenue, is looking to revamp J Street dining. Speaking at the Board of Trustees meeting Friday, trustee Allan From said GW hopes to create a “more inviting place” for students to eat and congregate. From said the implementation process […]

Sodexo launches ‘Meatless Monday’

The company tasked with running J Street and Pelham Commons unveiled plans for a “Meatless Monday” – an initiative to have a vegetarian-based entrée on the dining halls’ menus each week. Sodexo hopes to have the program running in each of the 650 college campuses it caters by the fall, according to its website, and […]

University rolls out first tap-and-enter systems

Some of the biggest hubs for student life are set to receive the new GWorld card readers in the coming months, forcing those who do not yet have a GWorld 2.0 card to make the switch. The new card readers – which use tap rather than swipe technology – will be installed in Gelman Library […]

Itemized tracking returns to GWorld

Students who make GWorld purchases are now able to view itemized card histories online, after University administrators changed its technology following a string of fraudulent GWorld purchases last month. Six students reported $1,250 total in fraudulent GWorld charges on their cards in October, but were not able to see where the charges had been made […]