Gabrielle Marush

GW expects increased number of summer residents

The University expects to see an increase in summer residents at its two District campuses, after targeting more conference groups and interns to bring in more money and expand its reputation among non-GW students. Director of Housing Programs Seth Weinshel said the anticipated climb in summer residency is partially a result of the upcoming presidential […]

Demand swells for group-based housing assignments

An unexpected 1,200 students applied to live in groups through affinity housing during the next academic year. The University accommodated all 100 applications for joint housing, an option dominated by rising sophomores. The groups were notified of their placements last week, Director of Housing Seth Weinshel said, adding that affinity clusters were placed in more […]

Spring sales flatline at on-campus dining hall

Sales at J Street have stagnated this spring after dipping in the fall semester in the face of competition from new food venues near campus. In the fall, dining representatives reported a $5,000 drop in daily sales compared to that period the previous year – a result of reduced prices, the nixing of dining requirements […]

Administrators notice rise in Vern popularity

As four years of major Mount Vernon Campus construction projects reach an end with the official opening of Ames Hall Friday, University officials report climbing student traffic on the satellite campus. While some student groups are still not convinced by the Vern’s ability to hook Foggy Bottom dwellers, Jeff Llewellyn, first-year director of the Center […]

Satisfaction up for J Street

University officials this week are touting increased student approval of GW’s Sodexo-run dining options, but aren’t saying much in defense of their claim. Citing a University-sponsored survey released this month, administrators say students are 11 percent more satisfied with the main dining option on campus and the company that runs J Street a semester after […]

Housing to levy $350 fee for canceled room assignments

The University will implement an automatic $350 cancellation fee for students who drop housing assignments starting this spring, as a way to curtail a housing waitlist that has swelled in recent years. Juniors and seniors will now receive an immediate $350 fine for letting go of an assignment in the first five days after receiving […]

Metro Diner looks to shorten waits with new employees

The Metro Diner added two employees this semester in an attempt to combat widespread student complaints of long wait times since J Street’s most popular venue opened five months ago. University officials have worked with student leaders and Sodexo, the company that runs GW’s dining services, since November to come up with a way to […]

Extra shuttles offset Vern traffic

The Vern Express added an extra hour of five-minute interval shuttles Tuesday to ease the influx of students commuting for more than two dozen additional courses this semester in the renovated Ames Hall. University officials have been working with International Limousine, the company that operates the shuttle, to decide how to meet the demand of […]

GW to nix Hippodrome

The Hippodrome bowling alley will be removed and replaced this academic year with a yet-to-be-determined space. The lack of enthusiasm for the bowling area prompted administrators to rethink the use of the vast space the alley occupies on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center, University spokeswoman Candace Smith said. The plan is still conceptual […]