Ashley M. Heher

Family Weekend and Restaurant Guide: GW offers special parent parking rate

Parents visiting for Family Weekend should not worry about paying too much for parking, said Byron Wills, program manager of GW Parking Services. GW will offer families a special discount on weekend parking rates in the University Parking Garage Friday through Sunday. The University has offered a parent discount for the past four years during […]

GW considers RU-486 pill

GW Medical Center officials said they are considering whether to offer the newly approved FDA drug RU-486. The Food and Drug Administration approved the French abortion drug Mifepristone for U.S. use two weeks ago, after almost a decade of debate. But at GW, There hasn’t been a decision about whether or not it will be […]

Students rally on the Hill

More than 250 people gathered on the U.S. Capitol steps Friday to rally in support of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Students from GW and the University of Maryland attended. The legislation, which was approved in 1994, provides federal funding for battered women’s shelters, rape crisis lines and sexual abuse education. Federal […]

Hear ye, hear ye

Beams of sun fought to break through the autumn leaves on a crisp Saturday morning as a portly King Henry VIII and his queen, Katherine of Aragon, stood at the entrance of Revel Grove. With a flourish and a little pomp and circumstance, the King’s Court shouts, make way for the King! Trumpets sound. Flags […]

GW approves IFC self-governance

GW approved the Interfraternity Council’s self-governance policy Friday, giving the group power to make judicial decisions regulating minor violations within the body’s 11 fraternities. I’m very excited we’ve had so much University support, so much internal interest, IFC President Jay Levin said. Working together is going to be good for both Greeks and non-Greeks. The […]

D.C. lists reasons for condemning house

More than two weeks after GW’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house was condemned and the building’s 15 residents were evicted, fraternity officials say they are beginning the process of redevelopment. The Washington City Rho alumni received a list of the citations from District health, fire and safety officials Sept. 1, said the chapter’s counsel, who […]

District office rejects GW campus plan

The mayor’s Office of Planning recommended in a report Friday that the Board of Zoning Adjustment deny GW’s campus plan because the plan does not conform to District code. Although the BZA makes the final decision regarding the campus plan, a negative endorsement from the planning office could sideline the proposal. The BZA, which is […]

Experts question Columbia Plaza rental rate hike

Legal experts said Columbia Plaza management may have overstepped its legal bounds by increasing rent up to 40 percent for some residents and requiring students to sign a notice when new roommates move in. Legal advisers and city officials at a Columbia Plaza Tenants Association meeting Thursday urged angry tenants, especially students, to immediately examine […]

District condemns Sigma Alpha Epsilon house

District fire and safety officials condemned the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house at 2034 G Street after an August 22 inspection, and evicted the house’s 15 residents without prior notice. Officials cited health and safety violations, but could not list specific infractions. There were all the conditions to have a very serious, maybe life-threatening fire, […]

Lund will address graduates

Mark Lund spoke at his high school graduation in 1996, before a senior class of 12 students and several hundred people in a gymnasium in southeastern Alaska. Four years later, he will take the stage again during GW’s 2000 Commencement, as the selected student speaker. It’s definitely (going to be) exciting to be on the […]