Nicole Mortimer

Firm completes study of campus safety risks

The outside agency tasked with reviewing campus safety and security risks has handed its report to University officials who are analyzing the findings, a top administrator said Wednesday. GW hired Security Risk Management Consultants, Inc., to “identify the risk level GW is exposed to and develop a physical security and risk management plan,” Senior Associate […]

Attorney sues GW for false imprisonment

An attorney who works at the World Bank is suing GW for $1 million in damages, after University Police Department officers allegedly falsely arrested and imprisoned her last March. Salwa Mohamed Saleh Hamid said in a complaint filed March 24, 2011, that she was imprisoned after officers accused her of breaking a glass door that […]

Student Judicial Services finds no alcohol dependency

Student Judicial Services ordered less than 30 students to undergo addiction assessments during this past fall semester, and found none to be dependent on alcohol. Twenty-nine students have undergone certified alcohol addiction assessments, a new policy implemented after the University re-evaluated alcohol sanctions over the summer. The University implemented the new policy to assess repeat […]

Cheh encourages nonprofit payments

D.C. Councilmember and GW Law professor Mary Cheh is floating the idea of having nonprofits make payments to the city in various forms in lieu of taxes, to help boost the city’s profits and cut the budget shortfalls. Payments in lieu of taxes, or PILOTs, would offer the budget shortfall-facing District additional revenue and partially […]

No arrest made in Thai Place robbery

Thai Place was robbed in the early morning hours Jan. 2, but it is unknown how much the alleged burglars took from the Pennsylvania Avenue restaurant. “The burglars entered without force,” Metropolitan Police Department officer Paul Metcalf said, adding the police report does not state how much cash was stolen. The restaurant was closed at […]

Report: Undergrads are taking out more loans

Undergraduates are borrowing more money to fund their college education, according to a new study released by the Pew Research Center. Graduates who earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 borrowed an average of $15,425, adjusted for inflation, which is 50 percent more money than students who graduated in 1996 borrowed. The study, released late last […]

Temperature changes trigger water main issues

Fluctuating temperatures in the District have been the likely cause of problems surrounding water mains across the city recently, causing breaks to occur due to pipes freezing and thawing underground. A 12-inch water main broke across from GW Hospital Nov. 2, flooding Washington Circle around 5 a.m. and causing part of Pennsylvania Avenue to close […]

ANC seeks delay in school remodeling

Correction appended A community group is asking the District to hold off on choosing a developer for Stevens Elementary School because neighbors are concerned their voices won’t be heard. The city is vetting six bidders for the historic elementary school, located at 21st and K streets, but West End residents are requesting that the meeting […]

Alumni vie for seats in Congress

Seven GW alumni are up for re-election Nov. 2, and one alumnus is seeking his first term in the U.S. Senate. Many of the politicians are in tight, attention-grabbing races that are expected to dramatically change the makeup of Congress come Election Day. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who graduated from the GW Law School in […]

Local residents push WMATA to build second Metro exit

View Local residents push WMATA to build second Metro exit in a larger map Some local residents are pushing for a second Metro entrance at the Foggy Bottom station, but a spokesman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said the plan is not yet on the books. Steven Taubenkibel, a spokesman for Metro, said […]