Marc Alberg

Package services quickens wait times, students still want better

Student Package Services has significantly improved its notoriously long wait times since last year, facility managers said. Package Services upgraded its facilities before the start of the school year by expanding its counter space and hiring more staff members, to improve the package retrieval process, University officials said. In the last two months, officials said […]

Freshmen experience D.C. in new program

GW introduced a new program last week to better acquaint freshmen with the District. Experience D.C., a co-curricular program organized by the Student Activities Center, was a two-and-a-half day program that allowed participants to choose between three tours of the city, engage in a nighttime activity and to move in early. The program had about […]

Always in the fast lane: Journalism prof. under FBI scrutiny

When journalism professor Mark Feldstein left his work as an investigative reporter to teach at GW in 2002, he thought the days of dealing with federal investigators were behind him. “I thought that when I switched to academia, that this was the slow lane,” said Feldstein, the director of GW’s journalism program. “I thought I […]

Housing prices to increase next year; cheapest room $900 more

The price of the least-expensive room in residence halls will increase by $900 next year as a result of an overall percentage increase in housing costs and the decision to collapse pricing into fewer rate categories. GW’s Board of Trustees approved a 1.7 percent overall increase in the amount of revenue GW should bring in […]

WEB EXTRA: Officials say new restaurant in Quigley’s will open on time

Despite being a month behind on construction, University officials and an owner of TONIC Restaurant said that the new venue, which will be built in the vacant Quigley’s building at 21st and G streets, will still open as scheduled by January 2007 or earlier. GW officials announced late November that after an extensive vendor search, […]

WEB EXTRA: Mayoral candidates speak at forum

The five candidates running for the D.C. democratic nomination for mayor fielded questions from journalists and residents before a full auditorium at the University of the District of Columbia Wednesday night during the first of many forums to come before next year’s primary. Sponsored by the D.C. Bar Association, the event allowed the candidates to […]

SJT gives astronaut alumnus award

GW alumnus and NASA astronaut Charlie Camarda, who has logged more than 333 total hours in space, shared his recent experiences aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery with students and faculty during a speech Tuesday night. About 70 students and guests attended the event in the Elliott School of International Affairs building to hear Camarda’s first-hand […]