Catherine Villnave

Knapp honors donors

If the President’s Ball was anything, it was lavish. The ball, the first of its kind, was held to honor the cr?me de la cr?me of GW donors: those who had donated more than $100,000 during this fiscal year. It flaunted GW pride with buff and blue linens, video montages and gifts of George Washington […]

Video gaming goes beyond students’ dorms

When senior Tom Lotito came home for Christmas from a semester studying abroad in Japan, he found that his mom and sister were wishing for the same Christmas present that he wanted – the newly released Nintendo Wii. For Lotito, the president of the Nintendo Players Union on campus, getting a Wii was a no-brainer, […]

Aggressive bouncers protect club-goers with heightened security

Diego Arias had already taken out his change, keys and cell phone when he reached the bodyguards outside Fur nightclub for a routine pat-down one weekend night. As he was checked from the neck down, Arias felt the bodyguard grab his back pockets in search of anything dangerous. Instead, the bodyguard found the one thing […]

PANGEA on track for liquor license

The Foggy Bottom/West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission unanimously supported granting a liquor license to PANGEA artisan market and caf? Wednesday night at their monthly meeting. The ANC advises D.C. government officials and agencies on community concerns. The elected commissioners’ support allows the shop to operate with a stipulated license as soon as this week as […]

Activists march to Pentagon on Iraq War’s four-year anniversary

Thousands of protesters marched to the Pentagon Saturday afternoon to oppose the Iraq War and mark the fourth anniversary of the country’s invasion, which was Tuesday. The demonstration began at the Lincoln Memorial, crossed the Memorial Bridge and ended at the Pentagon’s north wall. It followed the path of the historic Oct. 21, 1967 Vietnam […]

Campus Plan passes through another hurdle

The GW community came one step closer to a final vote on the new 20-year Campus Plan Thursday afternoon as the National Capital Planning Commission unanimously passed the proposal, with some restrictions. After hearing from GW officials, students and Foggy Bottom residents, the NCPC sent the Campus Plan back to the D.C. Zoning Commission for […]

Catholic University’s development plan passed

GW’s 20-year Campus Plan will go before the D.C. Zoning Commission Monday for possible approval after Catholic University’s proposed campus plan amendment passed during a single public hearing late last month. Monday’s hearing for GW’s plan, which is a proposed agreement between the city and GW on restrictions for future campus development, is the seventh […]

D.C. leaders consider lessening bar, nightclub smoking ban

Less than a month after a smoking ban in D.C. bars and nightclubs came into effect, city leaders are considering easing the ban on businesses that may lose money from the changes. The law follows an April 2006 prohibition of smoking in District restaurants. The new ban affects businesses that rely on alcohol sales, but […]

GW Briefs

Students with Verizon Wireless cell phones can expect better service this year. After a year of negotiations, Verizon activated its new antenna on top of Funger Hall in early July. Verizon Wireless contacted GW as early as February 2004 with ambitions to increase its service area in and around campus. Negotiations stalled in September 2005 […]

Two J Street Eateries to open late

Two of the Marvin Center’s new food venues will open later than expected, while the rest should be ready to serve food before the start of classes Sept. 5. The WOW Café and Wingery, which will serve alcohol and have satellite TV and radio consoles in the Hippodrome, is not slated to open until mid-October, […]