Cydney Hargis

Off-campus housing policies criticized

A Foggy Bottom resident is blasting GW for lax off-campus housing policies that he says are failing to preserve peace in the neighborhood. Kenneth Durham called the University’s police presence, trash pick-up and disciplinary policies for students living off-campus inadequate compared to neighboring Georgetown University, outlining differences between about a dozen Georgetown and GW policies […]

Students head north for storm relief efforts

Correction appended Senior Izzy Parilis was glued to her Twitter feed and local news stations Monday, bracing for Hurricane Sandy to leave her D.C. backyard in shambles. But as the winds died down, she quickly realized that the area’s northern neighbors would take the storm’s toughest blow and began to coordinate a trip up the […]

District approves new rates, fees for taxis

The District agency that manages cab regulations approved changes to their rates Wednesday that will hike the fee-per-mile by 70 cents, but which will make it cheaper to ride in groups. The D.C. Taxicab Commission increased rates from $1.50 to $2.16 per mile, but nixed fees for extra passengers in some cars, bringing unenclosed animals […]

Metro to host public hearings on potential fare hikes

Metro will hold hearings across the D.C. area beginning Monday to gauge public input on potential fare hikes. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is proposing fare increases starting in July across the transportation network to close a $116 million shortfall in the next fiscal year’s operating budget. The agency might bump up overall fares […]

GW Hospital to expand emergency room services

The GW Hospital began construction last week to expand its emergency department to combat the soaring number of patients over the last decade. Plans for the 3,500-square-foot expansion, which has been in the works for about a year, correspond with a 34-percent spike in emergency room patients since 2003. The hospital’s patient spike coincides with […]

Administrator: University receives high marks in safety review

The outside firm tasked with reviewing campus security and safety risks gave GW an overall positive review, but highlighted community outreach as an area for improvement, a top administrator said Thursday. The University hired Security Risk Management Consultants, Inc. to pinpoint holes in its campus safety system through a six-month study completed in December. The […]

Vern sex offense reports increase

The number of sexual offenses reported for the Mount Vernon Campus has increased this year, according to University crime log data. Four sex offense cases have been reported on the Vern for 2011, according to the crime log, while annual data from the University Police Department shows one case was reported last year and none […]

Dupont drag queens strut down 17th Street

Dozens of dolled-up men donning make-up and dresses strutted down 17th Street in Dupont Circle Tuesday night, marking the 25th annual High Heel Race. Thousands of spectators lined up for the event, as participants dressed as Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Katy Perry, Tina Turner or their own creations began parading through the street with swagger […]

Emergency calling cards go out to city council

D.C. Council members have received dialing cards to prioritize their calls when phone lines jam during emergencies. Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans said providing government officials with priority phone access during emergencies ensures they will be able to share information with the community in a timely manner. The council members received the cards […]

Hall on Virginia Avenue residents protest aging building

When first-year nursing student Amy Zhang turns on her shower, the water flows out yellow. “I put in a request for FIXit a month ago and there’s nothing,” the Hall on Virginia Avenue resident said. A group of residents are signing a petition to improve what they call “poor living conditions” at the 46-year-old graduate […]