Drew Wiseman

Congressman Meehan lunches with students

One of the key sponsors of campaign finance reform said Tuesday the Enron scandal is helping his cause. At a University Club luncheon, Rep. Martin Meehan (D-Mass.) told about 100 students and faculty members that large campaign donations can give donors “undue influence” on government decisions, citing Enron as an example. “No member (of Congress) […]

BZA finalizes housing requirement

City zoning officials last month finalized the language of a Dec. 11 order that requires GW to house 70 percent of its undergraduates on campus and outside Foggy Bottom by next fall. University lawyers have said since the order was drafted in October that GW is 1,400 beds short of meeting the goal and will […]

Sholl’s Cafeteria closes doors

As Sholl’s Colonial Cafeteria closed its doors last week, owners George and Van Fleishell left some customers disappointed and some questions unanswered about a new location and use of $500,000 in GW funds. Customers packed the basement of the 1900 K St. building the cafeteria has operated in since 1978 for dinner Tuesday and Wednesday, […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW must house 70% of students

Posted 1:35 a.m. Dec. 13-City zoning officials Tuesday finalized the language of an order that requires GW to house 70 percent of its undergraduates on campus and outside Foggy Bottom by next fall. University lawyers have said since October, when the order was drafted, that GW is 1,400 beds short and will be unable to […]

GW awaits results of anthrax tests

Reports of possible anthrax cases have come in from around campus while GW awaits delayed anthrax test results from its mailrooms. GW has received at least two reports of possible anthrax on campus in the past week, at the Marvin Center ground floor computer lab and in the men’s locker room at the Health and […]

Sprinklers flood New Hall rooms

GW officials still do not know what caused a fire alarm and sprinkler to activate in New Hall early Sunday morning. “As of now we don’t know. It’s still under investigation,” said Jed Frei, community director for New Hall. “We’re looking at videotapes.” A sprinkler near New Hall room 611 activated Sunday, causing water damage […]

BZA decision divides GW

With the University poised to return to court to fight new D.C.-imposed housing requirements, students and officials have differing opinions on whether city restrictions will benefit students. Some students said they agree with the University’s position that the latest Board of Zoning Adjustment ruling will hurt housing options for students and delay attempts to add […]

Tour brings D.C. history to life

Historians and professors from around the District gathered at GW this weekend for a show and tell about Foggy Bottom and D.C. history at the 28th Annual Conference on Washington, D.C. Historical Studies. The conference, held in the Media and Public Affairs building from Thursday to Saturday, brought dusty history books and documents to life […]

BZA reinstates hurdle

In a decision lauded as a victory for residents and defeat for GW, the Board of Zoning Adjustment Tuesday re-instated provisions with added provisions that could hamper future construction projects. The BZA ruled in a unanimous 5-0 decision to reinstate, in large part, previous campus requirements that were temporarily suspended, including a requirement that GW […]

GW attempts to expand boundaries

<!– Related Stories: Schools face similar setbacks GW plans two new residence halls –> GW wants to expand its campus boundaries to include off-campus residence halls, re-igniting a longstanding debate with the surrounding community. The University discussed the inclusion of off-campus residence halls at hearings with the Board of Zoning Adjustment Sept. 17 and 21. […]