Samantha Stone

Study shows District’s integration lags behind other cities

American cities are at their highest point of integration in the last 100 years, a recent study found, but the District’s racial makeup is desegregating more slowly. The study, released Jan. 30 by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, analyzed patterns of segregation across the country from 1890 to 2010 and found all-white neighborhoods have […]

D.C. police to set up crime reporting site

The Metropolitan Police Department plans to roll out a new tool this month that will allow District residents to report theft and other non-violent crimes online, in hopes of streamlining the incident reporting process. As an alternative to filing paper reports, users will be able to access the online crime-reporting system through the department’s home […]

Boundaries changed in redistricting procedure

Foggy Bottom and the West End will be reshuffled in the city’s redistricting process and receive two more representatives on the area’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission. The addition of two members onto ANC 2A stems from the realignment process D.C. began for its boundaries after 2010 census data showed population increases in the neighborhoods. Last year, […]

Alumni make marks on campaign trails

As the 2012 election season approaches high gear, several alumni are making waves on the campaign trail as staffers for national candidates or by running for office themselves. Political reporter and Elliott School of International Affairs alumna Kasie Hunt will cover the Republican presidential primary at her new gig with the Associated Press. Hunt previously […]

Mash-up artist Girl Talk to headline Fall Fest

Popular artist Girl Talk will be the featured performer at this year’s ’80s-themed Fall Fest. Girl Talk, whose real name is Gregg Gillis, is known for mixing various song samples in his music and has released five albums in the last nine years. In the past, he gained notoriety for his on-stage antics, as well […]

December graduates jumpstart job hunt

Trip Stewart graduated in December but said his departure from the University won’t feel official until he walks across the stage to receive his diploma May 14. The political science major and criminal justice minor said he needed to save money, so he graduated a semester early, along with almost 300 of his peers, to […]

ANC approves outdoor dining

A new restaurant set to open next month received support from the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission to open an outdoor seating area and garden in the summer. Stephen Gavula, the owner of Circa, presented his request to receive a 45-day trial for this outside space at the ANC’s monthly meeting Wednesday. […]

Avenue apartments more expensive than other Foggy Bottom options

Apartments at The Avenue are hundreds of dollars more expensive than other area housing options, with an average rent of $3,400 per month excluding utilities. The prices of apartments at the mixed-use development range from $2,160 for a 526-square-foot studio apartment, to approximately $10,000 for a three-bedroom apartment with a den. Some one-bedroom models cost […]

Weeklong event aims to raise awareness of sexual assault

A series of events to raise awareness of sexual assault came to campus last week as part of GW Students Against Sexual Assault’s four-day “Take Back the Night” campaign. Take Back the Night – a national foundation launched in 2001 – helps give a voice to sexual assault survivors, SASA President Emily Rasowsky said. “We […]