Robert Parker

Students serve up early Thanksgiving meal to elderly

GW students cooked and served a Thanksgiving lunch Saturday to more than 40 residents of St. Mary’s Court elderly home. The Student Association organized the third-annual lunch at the federally funded low-income facility at 725 24th St. About 15 students prepared turkey, pie and other traditional Thanksgiving fixings in the food court of the community […]

GW, School without Walls argue for zoning support

GW and the School Without Walls made their case before the D.C. Zoning Commission for a joint development proposal Monday night. The development plan, introduced in March, includes a new 474-bed residence hall for GW and an addition to the School Without Walls, a high school at 2130 G St. The public-private partnership hinges on […]

Senior runs against incumbent for local ANC seat

A senior is running against an incumbent for a seat on the Foggy Bottom/West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission, a group of residents that advises D.C. government on development issues. L. Asher Corson is running against current ANC Commissioner Anne Savage, who represents district 2A03 – defined as the area between Pennsylvania Avenue and N Street […]

Zoning hearings extended

The D.C. Zoning Commission tentatively scheduled another hearing for the 20-year Campus Plan Thursday in order to hear testimony on GW’s enrollment numbers. Zoning Commission Chair Carol Mitten said the date may change from Oct. 11 if it conflicts with the schedule of D.C.’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Director Bill Crews. The additional […]

Zipcar offers more cars

Zipcar, a membership-based car-rental service, increased the number of cars offered on campus in response to growing Foggy Bottom demand. The company offers 20 cars on or near campus ranging from pickup trucks to MINI Coopers for the 1,000 students and staff members who subscribed to Zipcar this year. In 2003, the University partnered with […]

Students, residents support Campus Plan at zoning hearing

Students, faculty and alumni testified at D.C.’s Zoning Commission Monday night at the third public hearing for GW’s 20-year Campus Plan. Student Association President Lamar Thorpe and former presidents Omar Woodard and Phil Robinson spoke to the commission, as well as other students. “I am very pleased to see from the student testimony that these […]

Students attend hearing

About 40 students wearing buff and blue pins reading “Grow Up, Not Out” – the University’s catchphrase for proposed development – traveled downtown Thursday night to attend a D.C. zoning hearing to support the University’s proposed 20-year Campus Plan. Campaign GW, a group founded by last year’s Student Association administration, bussed the students from campus […]

Officials promote Campus Plan

University officials defended the 20-year Campus Plan proposal before D.C.’s Zoning Commission Thursday night in the first of four public hearings to advise the commission on their decision to approve or deny the plan. The proposed 20-year plan is intended to replace the current 10-year plan, set to expire in 2009. The Campus Plans are […]

City reacts to HIV rate report

D.C. officials launched a citywide HIV testing campaign this summer in response to reports that the District has the highest rate of new AIDS cases of any major U.S. city. The 2005 report, published by the D.C. Appleseed Center and the law firm of Hogan and Hartson, estimates that one in 20 D.C. residents is […]

Mayoral race hits home

Associate professor Dwight Cropp and his students have been a big resource for his wife, mayoral candidate and D.C. City Council Chairman Linda Cropp. Having Dwight Cropp as a faculty member draws more college students to the campaign, said Linda Cropp’s campaign manager Ron Eckstein. “We have lots of volunteers from D.C. colleges. We have […]