Lindsay Life

Mount Vernon Campus plan moves closer to submission

Correction appended A proposal to add academic space and increase the limit of students and professors on the Mount Vernon campus will be submitted to the D.C. Zoning Commission later this month, but a major community group expects the opportunity to review the plan before it is approved. The new plan proposes a 15 percent […]

New Smithsonian design approved

Correction appended The newest Smithsonian addition, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is expected to stand out as an architectural statement on the National Mall, Smithsonian officials said at a press conference in April. The museum was approved by Congress six years ago, but the Smithsonian announced just last month that a […]

Armenian students hold cultural event to commemorate genocide

Web Extra Armenian music, food and dance filled Kogan Plaza last Thursday night as part of Armenian Kef, a cultural event that celebrates Armenian culture. The festival was co-hosted by the Armenian Students Network and the Armenian Club from the University of Maryland. It was co-sponsored by the GW Arab Students Association, and designed to […]

D.C. resident pleads guilty to murder of alumna

A D.C. resident pleaded guilty in a Maryland court this week to the murder of a GW graduate student last spring. Gary T. McKinley, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the April 2008 death of his girlfriend, 24-year-old preschool teacher Sheena Marie Day. Day was a graduate student at GW in spring 2008, and […]

Escalator problems persist at Foggy Bottom Metro stop

Escalator outages at the Foggy Bottom Metro Station have caused headaches for commuters since this summer, and complications in the repair process have prolonged the ordeal. For the past few months, intermittent malfunctions and repairs have caused some – and occasionally all – of the three escalators to be out of service or cordoned off. […]

Smithsonian American history museum reopens after renovation

After two years and more than $85 million in renovations, prominent figures reopened the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to the public on Friday with more treasures from America’s past. More than 100 people gathered in front of the museum before the doors opened at 10 a.m. for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which included former […]

U Street rejoices after historic election

Forty years after U Street was torn apart by riots in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., D.C.’s historically black neighborhood broke out into emotional and dramatic celebration when Barack Obama was announced as the country’s first black president Tuesday night. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage A […]

Virus hits Georgetown

Correction appended Nearly 200 Georgetown students were diagnosed with a highly contagious virus last week, prompting administrators to take widespread measures to contain the spreading illness. The outbreak began when students checked into the hospital with symptoms of what appeared to be food poisoning – including vomiting, diarrhea, fever and headache. The number of infected […]

College Democrats go door to door for Obama

FAIRFAX, Va. – Dressed in T-shirts reading “Change Begins at GW” and peppered with Obama-Biden campaign pins, about 25 members of the GW College Democrats headed to the D.C. suburbs on Saturday to “turn Virginia blue.” The CDs trekked from house to house, seeking undecided voters who might make the difference for Democratic presidential nominee […]