Ethan Bursofsky

Theft up on Foggy Bottom Campus

The number of reported thefts on the Foggy Bottom Campus increased nearly 23 percent from 2009 to 2010, according to newly released University statistics. Thefts saw a hike from 357 reported incidents in 2009 to 439 cases in 2010, according to University Police Department data. But the number of burglaries shrunk by 30 percent, from […]

River taxi travels to Nationals Park

Instead of joining the daily trek through the hot and cramped Metro this summer, D.C. residents and visitors will have the chance to take a more scenic method of transportation: river taxis. American River Taxi began test runs this month, shuttling riders between the Georgetown Waterfront and the Capitol South, Navy Yard area, ultimately letting […]

D.C proposes taxi licensing program

Three D.C. councilmembers are working to limit the number of taxicabs allowed to operate in D.C., pushing for drivers to purchase a license in order to work in the District. The bill, sponsored by Councilmembers Marion Barry, Harry Thomas, Jr., and Michael Brown, would establish a medallion system requiring cab companies and drivers to purchase […]

Mall competition moves forward

Twenty-four people moved on to the second round of the National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds, a design competition sponsored in part by GW. A steering panel including GW faculty organized the event and a jury of nine experts chose the semifinalists after reviewing more than 500 applications. The competition – which began […]

University study aids ESL program in Tennessee

Teachers in Nashville, Tenn. are implementing changes based off a GW study to make instruction more effective in public schools grappling with an influx of non-native English speakers. The Center for Equity and Excellence in Education – housed within the Graduate School of Education and Human Development – conducted a study in the spring of […]

Sexual assaults in Second District rise

The number of sex abuse crimes in the Second District – where GW’s residential campuses are located – increased 78 percent between 2009 and 2010, according to Metropolitan Police data. There were 18 sex abuse cases in the Second District in 2009, and 32 cases in 2010, according to the crime mapping tool on MPD’s […]

GW Hospital updates records system

The GW Hospital has been working to update the Medical Center’s electronic record system and protection of patient health information over the past year, a move that could potentially land the hospital millions in stimulus funds as soon as 2011. The Medical Center hired a technology consulting firm in the spring to address additional privacy […]