Heather Sala

MPD targets Foggy Bottom

Police target liquor stores and restaurants in Northwest D. C. for underage drinking because of their proximity to college campuses, officers and store owners said. Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Patrick Burke said officers in MPD’s Second District, which encompasses GW, Georgetown and American universities, are “more vigilant in enforcing underage drinking laws.” “In the last five […]

Two bike cross-country

Two GW sophomores will begin a 4,000-mile bike ride from New Haven, Conn. to San Francisco May 30. Evan Johnson and Steve Carlson will join 28 other students from Yale and Villanova universities, the universities of Arizona and Colorado and Virginia Tech this summer for nine weeks to build homes for Habitat for Humanity and […]

Pi Kappa Alpha will join campus

The Interfraternity Council voted last month to accept Pi Kappa Alpha on campus for the fall, and another will be re-considered in December after breaking recruitment rules. Three fraternities – Alpha Phi Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Alpha Mu – made proposals to the IFC in March. “I felt very confident in our presentation […]

IFC to recognize new fraternity Tuesday

The Interfraternity Council will choose one fraternity to bring onto campus Tuesday. Alpha Phi Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Alpha Mu made presentations to the IFC during the past two weeks. “Bringing on other fraternities is a positive sense of competition, in that new opportunities really force older chapters to stay on their toes […]

Greek policies split groups

While the Greek-letter system at GW remains largely segregated, fraternity and sorority members explained that the differences between black and white organizations lie not in skin color but tradition and custom. “(Black organizations) were founded in a time that wasn’t conducive to African Americans, and that’s why we take our organizations so seriously, because we […]

GW denies liability in music thefts

At least one music student has threatened to sue GW for the loss of an instrument in the recent rash of thefts from the music department. Risk Management officials maintain that the University is not responsible for the December thefts. Senior Jenna Kwiatoski, whose $1,500 trumpet was stolen during winter break, said GW is responsible […]

Freshmen revive Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity

A group of 25 GW freshmen are planning to bring the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity back to the University this spring regardless of whether they receive University and Interfraternity Council recognition. The historically Jewish fraternity has had two previous stays at GW and left for the last time due to a lack of interest, Sigma […]

Statesman fire traps two students

Two Delta Gamma members were trapped in a burning Statesman apartment after waking to the smell of smoke early Tuesday morning in a blaze that destroyed most of their possessions. Lieutenant Kevin Stuart, a fireman who responded to the scene, said a cigarette or other smoking material caused the fire, and the smoke detector did […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: J Street employees stop work in protest

Posted 1:50 a.m. Dec. 13-Chanting together and displaying union pins, J Street workers left their work stations and stopped working for one minute at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to protest what they call unfair labor practices. About 15 students, mostly members of the Progressive Student Union, joined about 25 J Street workers near Starbuck’s to protest […]

Admissions rate may decrease

GW officials said the University may lower the admissions rate for next year’s freshman class to control an increasing application pool and avoid a second-straight year of surprise admissions. “The issue is that we are going to have to be a little more conservative in our acceptances,” said Kathryn Napper, director of admissions. “My guess […]