Francesca Di Meglio

Law alters UPD crime figures

University officials broke up a Riverside Towers party earlier this academic year that included about 70 people and underage drinking – a somewhat common occurrence on a college campus. But this type of incident has become more significant because of a change in federal law that requires University Police to count incidents like this differently. […]

‘Peasant’ makes good at GW

I am sitting at my computer scared to type, scared of what I might reveal. Or worse what I won’t reveal before I leave GW. I can’t hide anymore. GW never quite fit me right. I had too much peasant stock in me. My Italian immigrant relatives gave up any security they had on that […]

Protesters surround FSK Hall

Metropolitan Police officers and National Guardsmen arrested peaceful protesters in front of Francis Scott Key Hall Monday, the third day in a weekend filled with rallies against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Protesters who wanted to be arrested as a symbolic act negotiated with police. A group composed mostly of members of the […]

Symbolic arrests highlight second day of mass IMF protests

Metropolitan Police and National Guard officers arrested peaceful protesters in front of Francis Scott Key Hall Monday, the third day in a weekend filled with rallies against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Protesters who wanted to get arrested as a symbolic act negotiated with police. A group composed mostly of members of the […]

GW drug violations increase from last year

GW evicted slightly more students by the middle of this academic year because of drug violations than in the recent past, according to the CORE Survey released by the administration Friday. The CORE Survey, which is conducted by numerous colleges and universities nationwide, tracks student use of drugs and alcohol. In the fall, GW’s Center […]

Tragic, untimely death brings families together

First-person narrative The day was Good Friday, 1999. Outside LaGuardia Airport in New York, the sun blanketed me like warm flannel sheets. When my parents arrived late, which is highly unusual, I already began to suspect something was wrong. My father hugged me extra tight, and my mother squeezed my shoulder. We hopped into the […]

Doctors offer advice about heart disease

Jackson Muamba, a 17-year-old basketball player from northern New Jersey, died of a heart attack on the court a few years ago. Recently, Brad Merriman, a 15-year-old basketball player from Indiana collapsed and died during practice. Autopsies later revealed that these young people suffered heart attacks, a rarity for youths. But the American Medical Association […]

GW considers recent statistics as University targets binge drinking

GW senior Tobi Brown said she witnessed how substance abuse destroyed homes, broke up families and limited the potential of otherwise impressive young people when she lived at home. That’s why she lives substance-free, said Brown, who lived in the inner city of Detroit before coming to GW. According to a college alcohol study released […]