Frankie Kane

Museum awaits design approval

University officials will take the next step Thursday toward transforming the historic Woodhull House into the GW Museum by presenting a city board with revised designs. D.C.’s Historic Preservation Review Board must green-light plans for the $22 million project to ensure its integrity and significance is preserved before the University can renovate the building to […]

Metropolitan police attempt to stunt robbery spike

The Metropolitan Police Department is ramping up tactics to shrink the number of robberies of electronics, which have accounted for nearly half the District’s robberies so far this year. About 40 percent of the 476 robberies in 2012 involved snatching cell phones, iPods or tablets, according to MPD data. D.C. saw 4,146 total robberies last […]

Zoning hearing set for textile museum construction

The University will make its case for the GW Museum at a public hearing April 5 to gain city approval for the project. Construction on the $22 million project linking the cross-town Textile Museum with a collection of historical D.C. artifacts donated to GW last year, is set to begin by late summer, pending approval […]

Midtown faces fine for underage drinking charges

Correction appended. The city agency responsible for governing alcohol policies slapped the popular nightclub Midtown with a fine last week after the bar was caught serving minors. In a 4-3 decision, members of the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration board accepted the Dupont Circle nightclub’s offer to pay a $3,000 fine and serve out a three-day […]

Alumni create brick tracker site

Peter and Kristi Balazy didn’t want to scour campus with their noses to the ground to search for the bricks etched with their names. Instead, the husband and wife team designed a website that searches graduates’ names and maps out where each brick is plotted. “Coming back to campus and seeing our bricks and remembering […]

University neighbors form coalition

A group of neighbors in Foggy Bottom announced the creation of a coalition dedicated to improving D.C. colleges’ relationships with universities,. The District-wide Coalition of University Neighbors will serve as a centralized base for neighbors who oppose the growth of large institutions, which they believe diminish the quality of life in their neighborhood. The relationship […]

Community relations spot to lie vacant

A week before GW’s current head of community relations is slated to leave his role, a top University official said GW has yet to determine who will permanently replace the assistant vice president. Vice President of External Relations Lorraine Voles said the University will not be able to hire a permanent successor before Michael Akin, […]

SCOTUS to hear case on research funding

The Supreme Court is facing a case that will determine whether universities or faculty have the right to patent their research, a question that will have an increased impact on researchers at GW when the Science and Engineering Complex is completed. The case Stanford v. Roche stems from a law that gives universities the rights […]

Vern Express stop to move near Funger Hall

The University will move the Vern Express stop at the corner of 23rd and H streets this summer in anticipation of the Science and Engineering Complex construction. The stop at 23rd and H streets will be moved to G Street, between the Smith Center and Funger Hall, Alicia O’Neil Knight, senior associate vice president of […]

Advisory Neighborhood Commission, GW relationship strained

Members of Foggy Bottom’s flagship neighborhood group say the relationship between GW and its neighbors continues to be strained, at a time when the University has several major development projects underway. GW’s three largest projects – the Science and Engineering Complex, the Law Learning Center and the School of Public Health and Health Services building […]