David Levine

Metro considers adding animated advertising

Facing a $48 million budget deficit, Metro is considering installing cutting-edge advertising technology to bring in extra revenue and avert another fare hike. The city’s buses and rails, which have traditionally displayed few ads, could be wrapped in vinyl promotions and feature TV monitors and “animated tunnel” advertising if Metro’s Board of Directors approves the […]

Professor may head OAS

Professor Miguel Angel Rodriguez is vying for the top spot in the Organization of American States, calling for increased human rights in the Western Hemisphere. Rodriguez, the Elliott School of International Affairs’ Shapiro visiting professor and former president of Costa Rica, said while states have made significant inroads against tyranny in recent years, there are […]

NAACP leader promotes activism

Kweisi Mfume, president and chief executive officer of the NAACP, urged students to get involved in the affirmative action and civil rights movements in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Wednesday night. Mfume said that universities should foster social activism. “They don’t exist just to give you a degree, they exist to get you to think,” […]

Metro ads spark debate

Posters advocating the legalization of marijuana are on display in several Metrorail stations, riling politicians and commuters who said the ads are misleading and promote drug use. Change the Climate, a Massachusetts-based group, sponsored the ads in an effort to persuade politicians and the public that decriminalizing marijuana would increase tax revenue and curb drug-related […]

Setting the M Street beat

The music is reminiscent of groups like Junkyard and is played on things found in dumpsters, but the beats rising from 19th and M streets are anything but garbage. Two go-go drummers, who go by the names of Donald D. and Rapper D., have been cranking out beats at this busy intersection for years. Using […]

Zipcar provides on-campus rentals

Driving around the District will be a bit easier for students now that a car rental company has stationed two of its vehicles on campus and plans to place a third at GW in a few weeks. The company, Zipcar, charges students 21 years and older an hourly rate to rent a car. The rate […]

University celebrates ESIA grand opening

Following U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell’s foreign policy address Friday, hundreds of students, professors and administrators packed the Elliott School of International Affairs building to celebrate its inauguration. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and his predecessor, former President Lloyd Elliott, the school’s namesake, joined Powell in the ceremonial opening of the school in a […]

Festival brings the blues to D.C.

The skies weren’t blue, but the music was. The D.C. Blues Festival, punctuated by periods of heavy rain and thunder, featured eight hours of blues music for free at the outdoor Carter Barron Amphitheatre Saturday. Held annually by the D.C. Blues Society, the festival focused on bringing live music to the city. Between live acts, […]