Danielle Meister

Neighbors upset as city reportedly chooses apartments for historic site

Community groups are in an uproar this week after a D.C. government office reportedly selected Equity Residential, the company behind the 2400 M St. apartments, to develop the Stevens Elementary School site. Groups like the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A, who backed another proposal and say they fear another dorm-like apartment building filled with students, have […]

Hunton & Williams law firm to lease space at Square 54 property

Correction appended Renowned law firm Hunton & Williams is slated to occupy almost half of the commercial office space available in Square 54, a mixed-use real estate development project next to the GW Hospital. Boston Properties, the real estate developer responsible for the leasing, managing and construction of the space, announced the lease last week. […]

Hussein trial judge visits GW

The chief investigative judge for the trial of Saddam Hussein said that the legal proceeding for the former Iraqi dictator was “the biggest turning point in Iraqi history” on Thursday at the Jacob Burns Law Library. Ra’id Juhi Hamadi Al Saedi, who gave the annual Shulman Law School Lecture to about 80 students and lawyers, […]

Accrediting body puts Medical School on probation

Friday, Oct. 17 An academic accreditation organization has put GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences on probation for failing to meet several regulations, university officials announced Wednesday. After an accreditation review, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education said the school had problems in several areas, “including curriculum management, lounge and study space for students, […]

New Columbian College institute to study solar energy

The University is in the early stages of establishing an Institute of Solar Energy Analysis within the Columbian College, officials announced earlier this month. The new CCAS institute will research the economic and technological advantages solar power. Its creation reflects the national and international emphasis on alternative energy sources and environmental challenges. “Our goals are […]

Trinity University dean to lead College of Professional Studies

Kathleen Burke, the former dean of the Trinity University School of Professional Studies, will assume the deanship of GW’s College of Professional Studies on Oct. 20, officials announced last week. Burke will replace CPS’s founding dean, Roger Whitaker, who stepped down on Aug. 1 after serving for seven years. The growing school, which offers a […]

Public Health dean resigns

The dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services resigned abruptly late last month to become a full-time faculty member at the school. Ruth Katz, who served as the dean of SPHHS for five years, was replaced temporarily by Associate Dean Joseph Reum. Katz e-mailed members of the school in September to say […]

Hospital clears staff of wrongdoing in July death

An official at the GW Hospital said this week that employees were not responsible for the July death of a man who fell from a ledge on the building, according to the findings of an ongoing internal investigation. On July 19, 38-year-old Kossi Apeble fell from a fifth-story ledge at the hospital onto the edge […]

Middle States approves GW for reaccreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education approved all of the University’s schools for reaccreditation this summer, administrative officials said. The nonprofit accrediting organization, which first certified GW in 1922, performs an examination of the school every 10 years to assess whether its programs are up to national standards. The University must meet all of […]

Washer and dryer fees increase by 25 cents

The price to use washing and drying machines in most residence halls rose by 25 cents this August, due to the mounting cost of water and electricity in the District, a University official said this week. Students must now pay $1.50 to use each appliance in all residence halls except 1957 E Street, 2109 F […]