Rachel Zavala

Bill would ease visa process

The U.S. Senate is considering legislation that could benefit GW’s international students by decreasing security restrictions on travel. The International Student and Scholar Access Act of 2004 would allow international students to obtain a visa for the duration of their study in the United States, instead of requiring them to renew their clearance annually. The […]

Academic departments to merge due to cuts

The University plans to merge the romance and Slavic language programs as its academic departments face campus-wide budget cuts. The anticipated reorganization is only one of the measures being taken by the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences after GW authorized $4.6 million in campus-wide budget reallocations last spring. Officials said the cuts are necessary […]

Student 4-RIDE use declines

University Police officials will not request a funding increase for 4-RIDE because of a decrease in service use. The decision not to seek an increase for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, was based on “flat numbers,” UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said. Stafford said that 4-RIDE use has fallen by 1,000 to 2,000 […]

Armed robbers strike GW area

Armed robbers held up a student and local restaurant Sunday night in separate incidents that Metropolitan Police officials said appear to be unrelated. A male sophomore was the victim of a robbery at the corner of 21st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a University Police crime report. At about 10:35 p.m., a black male […]

D.C. police bust Tequila Grill

Metropolitan Police arrested three students at a Saturday night party sponsored by a Student Association presidential candidate. At about 11:30 p.m., undercover MPD officers entered the Tequila Grill restaurant and bar and approached three students – two male and one female – sitting at a table drinking alcohol provided to them by guests over the […]

Campus elevator glitches decrease

Elevator stoppages decreased by 11 percent last year, with 111 cases reported, according to University Police statistics. Facilities Management officials attribute the fall in stoppages from 123 in 2002 to the modernization of older elevators in buildings as part of a continuing effort to maintain and upgrade facilities. Last summer, Stockton Hall elevators were outfitted […]

GW sophomore found dead in Va.

An energetic young woman whose love of international politics equaled her passion for her sorority, sophomore Jennifer Dierdorff was a motivated worker who displayed determination and maturity. Dierdorff, remembered by friends as strong-willed yet understanding and warm, was found dead in an Arlington, Va., motel room Friday afternoon. Arlington Police officials said there is no […]

City pushes MPD redistricting plan

A proposed plan to alter the boundaries of Metropolitan Police patrol assignments in the District should not significantly reduce patrols in Foggy Bottom, University and D.C. officials said last week. Aimed at curbing violence in areas plagued by high crime rates, the coalescing of Police Service Areas would redistribute nearly 1,600 MPD officers in an […]

Community remembers GW sophomore

Posted: Sat., Feb. 8, 8:38 p.m. An energetic young woman whose love of international politics equaled her passion for her sorority, sophomore Jennifer Dierdorff was a motivated worker who displayed determination and maturity. Dierdorff, remembered by friends as strong-willed yet understanding and warm, was found dead in an Arlington, Va., motel room Friday afternoon. Arlington […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault 1/25 – 3:03 a.m. – Kogan Plaza open case A female student reported that two males approached her, and one came up from behind and dropped a condom down the front of her shirt, asking, “What are you doing tonight?” Robbery/Purse Snatch 1/22 – 12:55 p.m. Schenley Hall – open case A female […]