Brandon Butler

WEB UPDATE: MPD responds to suspicious package in Marvin Center

Posted Monday, April 9, 6:50 p.m. The Marvin Center’s fifth floor was evacuated for about an hour Monday afternoon when the Metropolitan Police Department’s bomb squad responded to a suspicious package. At about 4:45 p.m., MPD arrived at the building and arrested a man about an hour later for unlawful entry, said Matt Lindsay, assistant […]

BREAKING NEWS: Trachtenberg to headline Commencement

Updated Wednesday, April 11, 2:01 p.m. Posted Wednesday, April 11, 11:50 a.m. Outgoing University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will be this year’s keynote speaker at Commencement, he confirmed Wednesday. The University-wide ceremony, which will be Trachtenberg’s last, will take place May 20 on the National Mall between 4th and 7th streets. Trachtenberg has addressed graduates […]

WEB UPDATE: Student services to occupy Marvin Center basement

Posted Friday, April 6, 7:22 p.m. A student service center will fill the empty space in the Marvin Center’s ground floor that the District Market grocery store inhabited until last summer. Administrators met with student leaders Thursday and discussed how various departments located in Foggy Bottom will be moved to the 5,000-square-foot location in the […]

Sheryl Crow, Regina Spektor to visit GW in April

GW will welcome two musical performing acts to campus this spring within almost one week of each other. Grammy award-winning artist Sheryl Crow will perform in Smith Center April 22 as part of the Stop Global Warming College Tour. GW will be Crow’s last stop and free tickets will be available to students, faculty and […]

GWireless available in 16 dorms’ common areas

Students now have more ways to connect to the Internet after the University added wireless capabilities to more than a dozen new campus locations. The University announced Friday that 16 residence-hall common areas now have GWireless service. “We’ve wanted to expand wireless, but we just don’t know a time frame of how quickly it would […]

WEB EXTRA: College Republicans listen to GOP presidential candidates at annual conference

Members of the College Republicans joined students and conservative supporters this weekend to listen to Republican hopefuls for the 2008 U.S. Presidential race. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giulliani, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), pundit Anne Coulter, former Rep. Tom DeLay and […]

Questioning the power of the slate

Late on Thursday night when the election oversight body announced the results of the runoff election for Student Association President, the results should not have been a surprise. In the last three years, a presidential candidate who ran on a slate has lost to an independent candidate in the runoff election for SA President and […]

WEB EXTRA: HUD secretary speaks to students about inequality in housing

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development spoke about economic development, homelessness and racial segregation in housing assignments across the country Tuesday night to a group of about 100 students. The event, sponsored by the College Republicans, marked the first time in at least seven years that a sitting member of the U.S. Cabinet has […]

Man arrested for disrupting Ross Hall meeting

A man was arrested early Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly forced himself into a first-floor room in Ross Hall where a meeting of faculty and students was taking place, Metropolitan Police Department and University officials said. MPD responded to 2300 I St. at about 1 p.m., for someone who was “mentally disturbed,” said Officer Quintin […]