Justine Karp

Gas prices drive growth in ‘slugging’

Because high gas prices have made it too expensive for him to take his own car to work every day, Ed Repa now waits at the corner of 19th and F streets for a complete stranger to drive him home. Repa is one of the many commuters using the carpooling method known as the “slug […]

UPD promotes residence hall safes

Students wary of leaving their valuables unprotected in their residence halls can now get a locked safe installed in their room through a new program initiated by the University Police Department. UPD brought the safe program to GW this semester as a theft-prevention initiative and has teamed up with SafePlace USA, an outside company, to […]

Where to Work: Campus jobs abound for GW class of 2012

Capitol Hill internships generally don’t pay the bills. And for those students who want to make some cash on the side, the right job might be just around the corner. In addition to the on-campus jobs publicized at Colonial Inauguration and throughout the year, some of the most popular student jobs are at the Health […]

ESIA alum: apply your degree

New responsibilities come with an Elliott School of International Affairs diploma, said Roger Cressey, president of Good Harbor Consulting Group, at the school’s graduation ceremony Friday in the Smith Center. Cressey, the keynote speaker for the ceremony, and a 1991 alumnus, urged students to take everything they were taught and apply it to future situations. […]

Tickets not needed for Mall event

Correction appended Though graduates are allotted six tickets for Sunday’s Commencement ceremony on the Mall, University officials said they are not necessary unless the event is moved indoors. The graduation ceremony for all of GW’s schools is held on the Mall because it can accommodate more than 20,000 people – the expected turnout for Commencement. […]

Metro mulls system changes

The Metro may add another rail line to alleviate rapidly increasing ridership, which officials attribute to rising gas prices and environmental concerns. There will be almost 1 million Metro riders by 2030 – an increase of 42 percent from 2005, according to a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority study released this month. Metro officials said […]

First crime museum to open

D.C. is a city known for its world-class museums, where one can learn about everything from natural history to modern art. Now, District patrons can also educate themselves about crime. The Crime and Punishment Museum, which is slated to open in May and co-developed by John Walsh, host of the “America’s Most Wanted” television show, […]

University closes Thurston for second summer

Students attending Colonial Inauguration will once again miss out on the Thurston Hall experience as the residence hall undergoes its second consecutive summer of renovations. Last summer, GW embarked on a $13 million project to replace many of the freshman residence hall’s windows and to install new elevators and sprinklers. The University did not complete […]

Target opens in Columbia Heights

In past years, families of GW students often traveled to Virginia to shop at Target and pick up last-minute dorm room essentials on move-in day. Now, shoppers won’t have to leave the District. Target opened its first location ever in D.C. last month in Columbia Heights. The new location is part of a $145 million […]

University hopes to increase emergency text alert subscribers

The number of students that subscribe to emergency text alerts has doubled at GW since the shooting at Virginia Tech, but administrators at the University and local colleges said they want those statistics raised even higher. About 40 percent of the student body is subscribed to Alert DC, a text messaging service that warns students […]