Reed Cooley

D.C. may soon have House vote

District residents could be granted long-awaited voting representation in the U.S. Congress within the next month, according to a local advocacy group. “We are reeling here from how quickly things are moving,” said Kevin Kiger, communications director for D.C. Vote, a local organization dedicated to getting a voting representative from D.C. in Congress. After the […]

National and city lawmakers battle over D.C. gun law restrictions

Tensions between Capitol Hill and the D.C. City Council escalated last week as lawmakers tried to settle D.C. handgun restrictions in the wake of the historic overturn of the city’s 32-year-old ban in June. Heads are butting over whether the District or federal government should be in charge of delineating those regulations, resulting in a […]

New law aims to cut college costs

The University lobbied for the comprehensive higher education bill signed into law by President George W. Bush last month that will make sweeping changes to universities across the country. The measure, the first full overhaul of the Higher Education Act in 10 years, was designed to control the cost of earning a degree by regulating […]

Ten alumni up for re-election

Ten GW graduates in the 110th U.S. Congress are vying for voters’ approval this fall in re-election campaigns across the country. The alumni office indicated that the already-strong political presence of GW graduates on the national stage may be growing. There are currently 14 alumni holding congressional offices. “There’s always been sort of a political […]

EMeRG can use ambulance

The EMeRG ambulance is finally certified to operate after years of red tape – giving more responsibility to the student-run emergency care provider and lowering the cost of a trip to the hospital. The University received clearance from the city this month to operate the vehicle, a decision that has been anticipated since they first […]

Warner calls for unity at DNC

GW graduate and former Virginia Governor Mark Warner made repeated appeals for bipartisanship Tuesday evening when he delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Warner, who is running for the seat of retiring Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.), said Washington must put its differences aside to move forward. “I know we’re […]

Locals: No chains at Square 54

Several weeks after the University and developer Boston Properties broke ground on the commercial and residential complex at Square 54, community members gathered to express their goals for the project. Foggy Bottom residents said at a community meeting in June that they hope the 840,000-square-foot complex will revitalize retail opportunities in the area, but worry […]

EMeRG to begin using ambulance

Friday, August 8 The EMeRG ambulance is finally certified to operate after years of red tape – giving more responsibility to the student-run emergency care provider and potentially lowering the cost of a trip to the hospital. The University received clearance from the city last week to operate the vehicle, a decision that has been […]

Bus options abound

GW students with only a few dollars to spare are now able to hop on a bus to New York City and get out of the District. Starting May 30, Megabus, a subsidiary of Coach USA, will become the second company to open a route between downtown D.C. and New York’s Penn Station that can […]

GRE changes delayed indefinitely

Students taking the GREs are in for more changes. As of April 2, proposed changes to the format of the Graduate Records Exam, scheduled to take effect next September, have been canceled because the number of seats at test centers won’t be enough to accommodate potential test-takers. The final administration of the GRE in its […]