Rachel Zavala

UPD finds large quantity of marijuana in Guthridge

Metropolitan Police are investigating a male student after University Police discovered 39 packaged grams of marijuana in his Guthridge Hall room last week. UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said the quantity of marijuana seized, about 1.5 ounces, and other evidence found in the student’s room led UPD to conclude that he intended to sell the drugs. […]

SJS cites fewer drug violations

Drug law violations decreased by more than 70 percent last semester, which University officials are attributing to the effectiveness of GW’s drug education programs. University Police officials also said for the first time that the University is no longer interested in purchasing a drug-sniffing dog talked about last summer. While Student Judicial Services cited 75 […]

UPD finds dead homeless man on campus

University Police discovered the body of a 50-year-old homeless man on a Ross Hall heating vent Saturday night. At 5 p.m., UPD received an anonymous call that an unconscious black male was lying under a concrete overhang on the 24th Street side of Ross Hall, said Metropolitan Police Lt. Mark Carter. After several failed attempts […]

Students volunteer in honor of MLK Day

While most GW students spent their day off Monday catching up on sleep or reading, others paid tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by helping the less fortunate. Volunteers worked at Benning Terrace, a predominantly black public housing community in Southeast D.C. that is the target of a city revitalization effort. […]

Officials evaluate 4-RIDE

University Police officials said the semester-old 4-RIDE call center has been effective in controlling call volume, but students may still experience long wait times. The program received a $180,000 budget increase for this year, allowing University Police to purchase four new vans, hire six new drivers and add a transportation coordinator and call center. The […]

Gunman mugs student

Metropolitan police are investigating the armed robbery of a student in residential Foggy Bottom last Tuesday. An unidentified assailant robbed a male student at gunpoint on 25th and I streets, according to a University Police crime report. The male assailant brandished a silver pistol and demanded the student’s wallet. As the student was reaching for […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 11/21 – Guthridge Hall 12:05 a.m. – case closed University Police responding to a possible fight discovered four students in a verbal argument about where to move a table. The students resolved the issue among themselves. 11/18 – Ross Hall case closed A female employee became “loud and disorderly” when she was asked […]

UPD Campus Watch intiative draws little interest

The University Police Department’s Campus Watch initiative, which provides pre-programmed cell phones to selected students, will continue despite little student interest in the program, officials said Tuesday. The program, which began in September 2002, is designed to foster student involvement in spotting safety and security breaches on campus. Student volunteers carry one of 40 Sprint […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 11/15 – Parking Garage 3:43 p.m. – case closed A female indicated that a parking attendant called her a “bitch.” Referred to the parking department 11/12 – Fulbright Hall 2 p.m. – case closed A male student at a Student Judicial Services hearing became loud and confrontational. He complied with officials’ request to […]

UPD finds cocaine in dorm

University Police officials said there is no evidence of widespread cocaine use on campus following the discovery of four grams of the drug in an International House room last week. Metropolitan Police arrested a male student at an unidentified off-campus location Friday for marijuana possession, according to a UPD crime report. Upon being informed of […]