Kaitlyn Jahrling

Three young men attack two freshmen, police say

Three 18-year-old men – one reportedly carrying brass knuckles – allegedly attacked two freshmen on campus Monday night, according to police reports. Freshman Lee Gautier said he left his room in Thurston Hall to go to the gym and noticed three black males watching him at about 10:15 p.m. Monday. He said he thought their […]

D.C. Zoning Commission delays Square 54 decision for third time

D.C. zoning commissioners further delayed a decision on the Square 54 mixed-use complex Monday night and asked GW to reduce the project’s height. GW applied in spring 2006 to build a commercial and residential building complex on Square 54, the vacant lot across from the GW Hospital. This is the third time the D.C. Zoning […]

Six-hour-long power outage hits the Aston, nearby buildings

For about six hours Monday night, residents of the Aston and other buildings between N and L streets and 21st and 24th streets were in the dark. Pepco, D.C.’s electricity provider, regained power at about 11:15 p.m. after electricity went out at about 5:30 p.m. Pepco Spokesperson Camille Smith said a combination of maintenance and […]

WEB UPDATE: Six-hour-long power outage hits the Aston, nearby buildings

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 27, 12:45 a.m. For about six hours Monday night, residents of the Aston and other buildings between N and L streets and 21st and 24th streets were in the dark. Pepco, D.C.’s electricity provider, regained power at about 11:15 p.m. after electricity went out at about 5:30 p.m. Pepco Spokesperson Camille Smith […]

U.S. senator checks out of GW Hospital

U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) was discharged from GW Hospital’s inpatient care center Friday after doctors determined he was able to move on to the next stage of his recovery. The senator underwent brain surgery late Dec. 13 after being rushed to GW Hospital for experiencing stroke-like symptoms. Johnson’s condition has been in the public […]

University says iHousing running smoothly so far

Students are adapting well to the new preference-based computer system after rising seniors applied for on-campus housing last week, said Seth Weinshel, assignments director of GW Housing Programs. Whereas students previously chose available rooms during time slots governed by randomly assigned numbers, the new assignment system called iHousing uses a computer program to make assignments […]

Old Town Alexandria celebrates George Washington’s birthday

Old Town Alexandria had the largest celebration for President George Washington’s Birthday in the United States this weekend, with about 100,000 people attending the parade Monday afternoon. In preparation for the weekend of events in Alexandria, which included the 218th annual George Washington Birthnight Banquet and Ball Saturday, a Washington impersonator rode through Old Town […]

Sq. 54 vote delayed again

The D.C. Zoning Commission postponed its decision on the future of Square 54, the vacant lot across from the GW Hospital, at its meeting Monday night. The proposed mixed-use complex, which includes 84,000 square feet in commercial space, more than 300 residential apartments and business offices, was submitted to the commission last spring. The Square […]

SJT offers special aid to daughter of late Redskins owner

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg offered to help the daughter of late Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke pay for college, while the 19-year-old settles a dispute over her father’s estate. Gerald Kauvar, special assistant to the president, said the University offered Cooke financial aid in the form of loans if she qualified for admission to […]

Soggy Bottom: frozen water pipes rupture, flood four campus buildings

The recent onslaught of below-freezing temperatures has dealt a heavy blow to campus water pipes since Tuesday. Four buildings experienced flooding after pipes ruptured in the Marvin Center, the hospital, a sorority townhouse and the Law School, prompting evacuations into weather in the mid-20s. Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Lindsay said the unseasonably cold weather […]