Elizabeth Chernow

Employees vote to keep union

GW housekeeping and grounds staff members voted Wednesday to maintain representation with their current union instead of bringing new representation to GW. Service Employees International Union Local 82, which has represented the GW workers for about 30 years received 91 votes, while its opposition, Local 621, received 77 votes. Local 82 is part of the […]

GW turns on dorm air conditioning

Freshman Elizabeth Carlton said Wednesday that she was unable to sleep for the past few nights because the recent warm weather has made living conditions in Thurston Hall unbearable. “Last night I got so frustrated that I filled a towel with ice cubes and put it on my head,” Carlton said. But Carlton and other […]

GW housekeeping workers may replace union

Housekeeping and grounds employees concerned about unfair labor practices, high dues and health care benefits will vote Wednesday on whether to replace their present union. Current union dues are capped at $50 per month, and they range depending on employees’ salaries. Most unionized housekeeping and grounds employees earn about $13 per hour. The workers are […]

Greek Briefs

Rev. Al Sharpton to visit American U. The local chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity is bringing Rev. Al Sharpton to American University on Friday. Sharpton will discuss voter registration. “(Sharpton’s presidential) campaign manager contacted us on Monday,” said Kappa Alpha Psi member Mo Kierstedt. “(His) campaign manager is a brother in our fraternity.” Sharpton […]

Frats receive violations

Two of GW’s largest fraternities will be unable to host parties this year after incidents with alcohol led the University to put them on social probation. Officials decided earlier this month to strictly sanction Sigma Phi Epsilon after the fraternity held an unregistered keg party and to extend Kappa Sigma’s social probation until May for […]

Cage film shoots near GW

GW got a taste of Hollywood Monday night, as production crews shot scenes for an upcoming Nicolas Cage movie at the bridge on 23rd Street and Virginia Avenue near campus. Stunt Coordinator Chris Tuck said the crew was working for a few hours to shoot a “filler scene” which, after editing, will consist of 10 […]

Sorority numbers peak

Sororities offered bids to a record number of women at this year’s recruitment, with pledge classes growing by 10 women each. Each sorority was allowed to take 38 new members, and the majority of sororities filled their quotas. Five sororities took 38 new members, exceeding the quota of 36. Fiona Conroy, Panehellenic Association president, said […]

Students to launch online TV station

A group of GW students is preparing to launch an Internet television station around November that will broadcast up to five programs per week. Although the University has television channels available for student use, the group – GW-TV.com- has no plans to broadcast on them in the near future, and will solely rely on its […]

SA Notes

WRGW to broadcast Senate meetings Students will be able to hear Student Association Senate meetings on WRGW’s Web site following a signed agreement between SA Executive Vice President Eric Daleo and WRGW Station Manager Brett Kaplan on Monday. WRGW will record and digitally archive each of the six Senate meetings during the fall semester. Immediately […]

Viral meningitis hospitalizes freshman

GW officials breathed a sigh of relief Friday when medical tests from a Thurston Hall resident who possibly contracted a deadly form of meningitis came back negative. Despite initial University concern and safety precautions, the male freshman is not contagious or a threat to public health, officials said. The student, who was taken to the […]