Eva Palmer

Metro derailment disrupts Orange, Blue and Silver lines service Thursday

Updated: Aug. 6, 2015 at 10:47 a.m. A Metro train derailment caused major transportation delays for D.C. passengers Thursday morning that could stretch into the afternoon. A train carrying no passengers derailed outside the Smithsonian Station early Thursday morning, according to a Metro press release. There were no injuries to the operator, but service was […]

Experts question GW’s test-optional shift

When GW announced Monday that it would no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores, University officials pitched the policy change as a way to attract “underrepresented” students. But amid a rising acceptance rate and financial struggles, experts are skeptical the plan will be effective.

Now optional: SAT and ACT scores on applications to GW

Updated: July 27, 2015 at 10:18 p.m. Prospective students will no longer need SAT or ACT scores to apply to GW, the University announced Monday. The announcement comes amid a troubled admissions trend after 45 percent of applicants were accepted for this fall’s freshman class, the highest rate in more than a decade. The shift […]

HelWell café re-branded, now called “South Block GW”

Students looking for a post-workout drink might notice some changes to the Lerner Heath and Wellness Center’s smoothie shop. The gym’s café is now called South Block GW, store owner Amir Mostafvi said Monday. The store, which is not owned by the University and was previously known as Campus Fresh, serves smoothies, juices and other […]

Interim Metro director testifies in Congress over safety concerns

Metro leaders were questioned by members of the House of Representatives about the safety of D.C.’s public transportation system Tuesday. Two House subcommittees, one on transportation and public assets and another concerning government operations, both scrutinized Metro officials after a fatal incident near the L’Eftant Plaza stop left one woman dead, according to The Washington […]

Metro adds fire and rescue liaison

Metro has added a fire and rescue liaison to watch over its control center, transportation officials announced Monday. The uniformed firefighter will work 40 hours a week at the Rail Operations Control Center to “help coordinate emergency communication between Metro and first responders,” according to a Metro press release. “”The new fire/rescue liaison at the […]