Matthew Katz

Williams wins easily, Barry’s reign ends

Democrat Anthony Williams won a landslide victory in the D.C. mayoral election Tuesday, defeating Republican Carol Schwartz and ending the long, scandal-tarnished era of Mayor Marion Barry. “Today in our city, a voice was heard,” Williams said at his victory gala at the Mayflower Hotel. “And they said, `We want our city back.’ “ The […]

Schwartz, Williams face off at GW

Democrat Anthony Williams and Republican Carol Schwartz, the two leading candidates for D.C. mayor, squared off in a debate Wednesday highlighted by student questions on topics ranging from public safety to housing rights. The debate in the Marvin Center theater, aired live on NewsChannel 8, was interrupted briefly when Statehood Party candidate John Gloster walked […]

Students hit local campaign trail

Volunteers from GW’s College Democrats and College Republicans are playing important roles in the race for D.C. mayor. The CRs sent a delegation to a Foggy Bottom Association meeting last week where Republican mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz addressed area residents. A group of student volunteers will distribute campaign literature, put up posters and work at […]

Heated mayoral race rages on at GW debate

With their party’s primary only two weeks away, the top Democratic candidates vying for D.C.’s mayoral nomination squared off in a heated debate Thursday at the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. As the front runner, Anthony Williams faced the most fervent attacks from his opponents in the event, which was broadcast live on News Channel 8. […]

Evans sees GW-resident relations as top priority

After seven years representing GW and the surrounding neighborhood in the D.C. Council, Democratic mayoral candidate Jack Evans says he understands the gripes of area students and their Foggy Bottom neighbors. <IMG ALIGN=LEFT ALT=Evans BORDER=1 SRC=images_upload/9.10.evans.jpg “I’ve acted very much on behalf of the residents of Foggy Bottom, and that includes the students, to improve […]

Six mayoral candidates focus on reforming D.C.

Harold Brazil (D) Councilmember Howard Brazil is the only Democratic candidate who has won a city-wide election – his 1996 win for the at-large seat on the city council. In his campaign speeches and literature, Brazil promises to create 25,000 private-sector jobs. He supports the building of the new convention center, a project that will […]

El Salvadoran senior ponders education the presidency and Mom

Cynics have spoken of late about the death of the American dream. These days, it’s impossible to achieve, they complain. Nobody really wants to work for it, others say. Apparently, these naysayers haven’t met senior Hugo Alfaro. When he was five years old, Alfaro immigrated to the United States from El Salvador with his mother […]

Mugger accosts student at gunpoint

A GW sophomore was robbed at gunpoint Sunday at around 2 a.m. in front of the Columbia Plaza C building on Virginia Avenue. The University Police Department has not made an arrest and has posted crime alerts on campus to warn the GW community of the robbery. A gunman demanded Ari Senders’ wallet as he […]

Cabinet shares passion for GW

This summer, 24 newly-appointed Colonial Cabinet members will give incoming freshmen and transfer students their first taste of GW during five Colonial Inauguration sessions. “We look for GW students who are good leaders, who are willing to work hard, who have a passion for GW and who want to give back to the school,” said […]

Madison to house freshmen next fall

Fewer options will be available to students who plan to live on campus when this spring’s housing lottery rolls around. The Pennsylvania House will be removed from the University’s campus housing system and Madison Hall will be converted into a freshman residence hall. The apartment building on Pennsylvania Avenue housed approximately 50 students, a move […]