Kelsey Martinez

Metropolitan police to fine litterbugs

The Metropolitan Police Department is piloting an anti-littering program to keep streets tidy in D.C.’s Fourth District. Pedestrians caught littering on streets or sidewalks in that region will receive warnings during May and will be subject to a ticket and a $75 fine starting June 1. The Fourth District includes D.C.’s upper northwest and northeast […]

GW quiet on smoking campaign

The University is keeping quiet on the number of students using its resources to quit smoking after launching the highly visible “Be a Quitter” campaign in February. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard declined to share how many students have used the program to quit their habit. The campaign was introduced to encourage a smoke-free campus and […]

Students rally on Hill against aid cuts

College students from across the District rallied on Capitol Hill Friday to urge Congress to protect education funding and student aid. The rally – organized by the group D.C. Students Speak – was held in opposition to possible cuts to federal student aid. House Republicans passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., that […]

Campus theft hits high point in March

Instances of theft on campus saw a sharp increase since January, climbing to 58 instances in March, a tally that prompted the University Police Department to increase patrols on campus. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said when his department distinguishes a discernible pattern of thefts, he boosts plainclothes operations in those areas. The 58 thefts this […]

Student seeks Vern Express oversight

A member of Mount Vernon Campus Life is spearheading efforts to lobby GW to hire an employee whose sole job would be to oversee the Vern Express shuttle service. Sophomore Joshua Bochner said the first step toward mitigating Vern Express reliability issues is to hire an individual to manage the system from an office on […]

Study: District is most literate city in nation

Looks like those 1,000-page Congressional bills have finally paid off. D.C. is the most literate city in the nation, a recent study found. Capturing the No. 1 ranking on the list is a bump up from last year’s survey, when the city held second place, behind Seattle. This year, Seattle and Minneapolis trailed behind D.C., […]