Matthew Kwiecinski

Third student vies for seat on neighborhood commission

A sophomore has launched a write-in campaign to get elected to Foggy Bottom’s top advocacy group – a move that could change the dynamic of a commission typically dominated by locals. He is the third student to throw his hat in the ring. Peter Sacco attended his first Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood […]

Former student sues for emotional distress

Fall 2005 Mazdak Taghioskoui joined the Chemistry Master’s Program as an Iranian student with academic adviser Akbar Montaser, who promised full financial assistance. Taghioskoui never received full financial assistance. April 2007 Taghioskoui was admitted to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s Ph.D. program. Late 2007 Montaser’s behavior became erratic and concerning, including inappropriate emails and […]

University Police Department cracks down on GWorld borrowing

Guards across campus are checking photo identification for all individuals who try to enter residence halls at night. University Police Chief Kevin Hay said the policy is being enforced after “multiple incidents” where non-students were caught entering buildings with someone else’s GWorld. “If a GWorld card is stolen, then we need to ensure no criminals […]

Court shuts down GW’s attempt to quash lawsuit

The U.S. District Court rejected Monday GW’s attempt to disband a lawsuit claiming the University shortchanged employees. David Driscoll, the former executive coordinator in the Office of Teaching and Learning, is alleging the University owes him overtime pay from 2011. His attorneys will make a case to the court for the lawsuit to become a […]

Avenue complex transforms area one year after opening

Foggy Bottom’s business scene has boomed since The Avenue opened last year, marking the start of increasing commercial investments by the University as it continues to develop nearby properties. The deserted pit that stood at Square 54 just four years ago has become a more than 500,000-square-foot commercial and residential powerhouse, bringing in millions of […]

Court evicts West End resident

A 66-year-old West End tenant must vacate his home of more than three decades, D.C. Superior Court ruled Wednesday. The court ruled that the University has the legal authority to evict Scip Barnhart, a former professor who lives on the eighth floor of West End. The case reached the court level after Barnhart claimed GW […]

Four sexual abuses reported in two weeks

Three female undergraduates were allegedly sexually abused on or near the Foggy Bottom Campus during the first two weeks of the academic year. Each incident involved alcohol and suspects who were acquaintances of the alleged victims, according to a University statement. One case took place Wednesday at McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, and another reportedly occurred […]