Asthaa Chaturvedi

Preparation underway for GW’s inaugural ball

Planning has begun for GW’s sixth-ever Inaugural Ball, which will again be held at the luxurious Omni Shoreham Hotel near Woodley Park. GW booked all seven of the hotel’s ballrooms for the Jan. 21 event, according to a hotel staff member. The University also rented the seven halls for the last inaugural ball, which drew […]

Alumnus sets sights on Nevada congressional seat

Correction appended Alumnus Chris Edwards is looking for a ticket back to D.C. this fall. Edwards, who earned a master’s in public administration from GW in 1996, entered the Republican primary race in January for a seat to represent Nevada’s 1st Congressional District, which spans most of Las Vegas, in the House of Representatives. The […]

Students walk to raise money for HIV/AIDS

The 25th annual AIDS Walk Washington raised nearly $100,000 more than last year’s event despite rainy and cold weather Saturday morning. The charity event, hosted by the Whitman-Walker Health center, raised nearly $840,000 and attracted more than 30 students from 15 different campus organizations. “I have an uncle who has had AIDS for 15 years, […]

Police officers arrest alleged bookstore thief

University Police Department officers arrested a man last week for attempting to steal more than $1,000 worth of books from the GW Bookstore and resell them. Gregory Isaac Cherry was arrested Oct. 13 at about 4:30 p.m. after he entered the restricted area at the store and hid eight books in his bag, according to […]

Cell service upgrade delayed another year

Metro riders will have to wait another year for enhanced cell phone service across the transit system. Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint missed their self-imposed fall 2010 deadline for installing underground infrastructure to boost coverage in Metro stations. Congress called for the companies to complete the project by October 2012, a deadline the companies […]

Plans reveal ice rink at Georgetown waterfront

A $30-million facelift to the Georgetown waterfront might include the city’s largest ice-skating rink along with restaurant renovations. The MRP Realty designs are not finalized, but plans presented to Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission Aug. 29 show a 9,000 square-foot ice rink that, if built, will surpass the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden Ice Rink […]

Former softball player sues University over abuse case

A former softball player is suing GW after the school stopped paying to treat injuries she sustained during her sporting career at the University. Sara Neumann, 26, is filing for about $11,000 in damages from GW, saying in a complaint that GW unilaterally decided in 2009 to stop assisting her with treatment and therapy payments, […]

Campus theft hits high point in March

Instances of theft on campus saw a sharp increase since January, climbing to 58 instances in March, a tally that prompted the University Police Department to increase patrols on campus. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said when his department distinguishes a discernible pattern of thefts, he boosts plainclothes operations in those areas. The 58 thefts this […]