Kaitlyn Jahrling

Kaitlyn Jahrling: From the end to the beginning

I’ve realized that as my time at GW passed, each moment was more important than the last. I attribute this correlation to deeper relationships, increased responsibility and forceful introspection. So in the spirit of a purist news article – here is my “inverted pyramid” reflection, which ends up being more like that “backward” episode of […]

D.C. one step closer to Congressional rep. after House vote

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the D.C. Voting Rights Bill 241 to 177 Thursday, the first time in three decades that the House agreed to a voting representative for Washington. Both chambers of Congress passed a D.C. Voting Rights amendment in 1978, but it was not ratified by enough states. D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty […]

Singers, comedian discuss global warming and perform

Culminating in a finale cover of the Beatles’ song “We Can Work It Out” with Sheryl Crow on accordion, Carole King on tambourine, and Faith Hill and Tim McGraw singing backup, the Stop Global Warming Now College Tour entertained an announced crowd of more than 3,000 people at Smith Center Sunday afternoon. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” […]

Trachtenberg poster defaced with swastika in Madison

A GW student reported last week that Madison Hall posters were vandalized with swastikas drawn on University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s forehead. The posters publicized Trachtenberg’s hall tour, in which he will take the GW trolley to Thurston, New Hall, Ivory Tower and the Mount Vernon Quad. The event recognizes his contributions to residence hall […]

Student pleads guilty to distribution of marijuana

A freshman who was arrested on charges that he received a package containing marijuana via DHL shipping in January pled guilty Thursday to two criminal counts of possession with intent to distribute. The student, Sriram Prakash, originally told The Hatchet that he was being falsely accused. Prakash would not comment on his plea last week […]

Students, locals say they know little about campus plan

Administrators, lawyers and impassioned community activists have spent thousands of hours promoting Square 54 and the 20-year Campus Plan, but many students and local residents are unaware of the details of the proposals. The University has been pushing development proposals on the vacant lot across from GW Hospital since the old hospital was demolished three […]

Inside the 20-year campus plan

Corrections, clarifications appended In the last 30 days, GW has gained D.C. approval for two ambitious development projects: Square 54 and the 20-year Campus Plan. Both community members and University officials agree the two projects will drastically change GW and Foggy Bottom. Square 54, the 2.6-acre vacant lot across from GW Hospital, will hold a […]

Zoning Commision passes Square 54, sets construction plan in motion

Construction on the old hospital site just south of Washington Circle is set to begin next academic year after the Square 54 commercial project received unanimous approval from the D.C. Zoning Commission Monday night. The go-ahead from the commissioners came after GW agreed to reduce the height of a residential building along 22nd Street – […]

WEB UPDATE: Zoning commissioners unanimously approve Square 54 plan

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 6:12 a.m. Construction on the old hospital site just south of Washington Circle should begin next academic year after the Square 54 commercial project received unanimous approval from the D.C. Zoning Commission Monday night. The go-ahead from the commissioners came after GW agreed to reduce the height of a residential building […]

Student assaulted in alley near hotel

In the early morning of the last day of class before spring break, a GW student was hospitalized because he was allegedly beaten by a group of men in an alley by the State Plaza Hotel. Following this incident on March 9, University Police Chief Dolores Stafford said students and staff need to be aware […]