Evan Koslof

Fewer thefts seen on campuses this semester

The number of thefts reported to the University Police Department fell by nearly 20 percent this semester, a decline the unit’s leader attributes to increased efforts to curtail the incidents on GW’s residential campuses as well as vigilant community members who are reporting suspicious activity. Thefts on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses dropped […]

Gelman’s upper-level floors may get cameras

The University is considering installing security cameras to combat continued theft on the upper floors of Gelman Library. The University Police Department has frequently cited Gelman as among the top locations that see theft, specifically of laptops and smartphones. “We are working with Gelman to develop and institute a comprehensive plan to include options appropriate […]

Students spend weekend living as the homeless

Sleeping on metal grates is not a typical Saturday night experience. But freshmen Peter Sacco and Gabriela Naranjo and sophomore Hunter Scott gave up their wallets and cell phones Friday in exchange for cardboard boxes, cups to collect change and trash bags as part of a 48-hour challenge to live like the homeless. “College is […]

Evans to run for reelection

Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans, a father of three, said politics is a lot like parenting – both require listening to concerns and showing one cares. The 57-year-old, running for reelection in 2012, has consistently garnered at least 65 percent of the vote in Ward 2 – which includes Foggy Bottom, the West […]

Vern campus police relocate to Ames Hall

Ames Hall will be the University Police Department’s home on the Mount Vernon Campus once the building receives its housing permits in January. The department’s headquarters will move from the Gatehouse on W Street – on the northern side of the Vern – to the basement in Ames, Darrell Johnson, University police captain for the […]

ANC approves outdoor dining

A new restaurant set to open next month received support from the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission to open an outdoor seating area and garden in the summer. Stephen Gavula, the owner of Circa, presented his request to receive a 45-day trial for this outside space at the ANC’s monthly meeting Wednesday. […]

University to promote technologies at summer conference

GW researchers and administrators will participate in a conference called TechStorm this June to push inventions created through University research to entrepreneurs. A total of 24 universities are expected to join together in Fairfax, Va., June 2 to showcase their inventions to entrepreneurs, who could use or market the products. Gerard Eldering, the president of […]

Bike racks put in City Hall parking garage

The University installed bicycle racks in the City Hall parking garage last month to alleviate congestion in the residence hall’s lobby and entrance. Students are required to use the two new bike racks, instead of chaining their bikes to handrails or posts. Bikes in violation will be confiscated by the University Police Department. “Residents of […]

Shadow Room liquor license unresolved

A local nightclub is waiting to learn the fate of its liquor license, after the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board failed to come to a decision Wednesday on whether or not to dismiss a protest against the club’s license renewal. Shadow Room owner Swaptak Das formally requested the board dismiss the protest, citing an unresolved mediation […]

Area club up for liquor license renewal

A hotly debated Foggy Bottom nightclub will learn its fate next week, when a city agency decides if the establishment can serve alcohol. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will hear cases both for and against the Shadow Room before determining if the nearly 3-year-old nightclub can retain its liquor license. Wednesday’s hearing follows a 6-0 […]