Robert Parker

Coggins’-Potbelly lawsuit may be settled

After a threat of being shut down by court order, Coggins’ Sandwich Manufactory may be nearing the end of its legal dispute. Shortly after Coggins’ moved into its Ivory Tower location in August 2004, the Illinois-based Potbelly filed suit against Coggins’ in the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C., alleging similarities between the two sandwich […]

GW readies for accreditation

As the University revs up to begin the process of renewing its accreditation status with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a representative from the organization spoke to students and faculty Thursday about what this means for GW. The Middle States Commission conducts a voluntary accreditation program for degree-seeking colleges and universities in the […]

Student arrested in taxi assault

A male student was arrested for simple assault against a taxi cab driver around 2:15 a.m. Saturday morning, after University Police responded to an altercation between a cab driver and three GW students. When officers arrived to the scene, at the 500 block of 19th Street near Mitchell Hall, they saw a male subject and […]

Zoning Commission meeting kicks off GW development process

The D.C. Zoning Commission decided last week that it would consider increasing overall density and altering height restrictions for GW’s buildings. The changes are needed for the University to implement its proposed 20-year Campus Plan. The commission’s decision Thursday kicks off the city approval process for GW’s future development plans. During the meeting protesters from […]

Peeping tom disturbs Mitchell

A female student reported to University Police that she was a victim in a “peeping tom” incident in the Mitchell Hall female community showers last week, and officers are warning students to be on the lookout for the suspect. The student told UPD that while she was taking a shower last Wednesday at around 8:15 […]

Students participate in immigration protest

GW students joined the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators who rallied on the Mall Monday in opposition to illegal immigration legislation. But several student organizations said they weren’t getting involved as a group because immigration is less of a political issue and more of a personal matter. Amanda Beltran, director of public relations for GW’s […]

Former geography professor dies

Former GW geography professor Thomas Abercrombie, 75, died Monday afternoon after being in a coma because of a blood clot. The clot developed in Abercrombie’s lung after he had open-heart surgery in mid-March. Abercrombie taught geography of the Middle East for four years, but he hadn’t taught for the past few years, Geography Department Interim […]

UPD earns elite certification

GW’s University Police Department joined an elite group of less than 1 percent of campus police departments late last month after it received national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. CALEA is a voluntary accreditation agency that assesses law enforcement agencies across the country at all levels. CALEA Program Manager Steve […]

When Congress needs advice, it calls Professor Turley

When Congress needs advice from a legal expert, it goes to GW Law School professor Jonathan Turley – and the hearings on President Bush’s wiretapping program earlier this month were no exception. GW’s Turley is a regular on Capitol Hill and has testified in front of the U.S House of Representatives and Senate more than […]

UPD mulls increased patrols in dorms following announcement of change in residence hall staff duties

University Police will decide this summer if officers will patrol the dorms more often next year because of the change in the role of resident housing advisers. Community Living and Learning Center staff announced last month that next year the community facilitator position will be eliminated in residence halls and replaced by class-specific house staff. […]