Shannon O'Reilly

Two tenants sign with Square 54

A bank and a sandwich shop have signed leases to be part of the retail space in the development at 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. known as Square 54. NIH Federal Credit Union and eatery Devon & Blakely will join the building, Boston Properties Senior Project Manager Jake Stroman said in an e-mail April 16. The bank […]

Campus construction sites disrupted by heavy snow

This week’s record snowfall has not only wreaked havoc on the streets, causing cancellation of classes and transportation issues, but it has also created complications for construction projects around campus. Jake Stroman, a senior project manager for Boston Properties, said in an e-mail Tuesday that Square 54 construction has been affected by the recent snowfall. […]

Two assaulted at Georgetown

The recent alleged anti-gay assaults of two Georgetown University students has stirred both the Georgetown and GW LGBTQ communities and raised questions over whether gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender students are safe. Around 200 people attended a vigil in support of the victims on Monday night in Georgetown’s Red Square, and students had gathered there […]

New business provides eco-friendly eats on campus

Eco-friendly food vendor On The Fly has brought a SmartKart – an electric vehicle with zero emissions – to GW, bringing fresh food and giving students a taste of running their own business. On The Fly chose GW to start its university program, working with students to build business skills while selling inexpensive, all-natural food. […]

Fans swarm Mall for book festival

Rainy weather did not prevent more than 120,000 booklovers from showing up on the National Mall for the 2009 National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress. More than 70 authors and illustrators participated in the festival. Hundreds of people crowded around themed pavilions to hear big-name authors like John Grisham, Jodi Picoult, Lois […]

Festival will bring authors to Mall

Nicholas Sparks, Paula Deen, Judy Blume, John Grisham, and James Patterson are just a few of the more than 70 authors that will be on the National Mall this Saturday, Sept. 26, for the ninth annual National Book Festival. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will serve as honorary chairs of the event, […]

GW improves in recycling contest

The University improved this year in every category of an annual government-sponsored recycling contest, according to the program’s results announced earlier this month. Recyclemania, a contest sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency that runs each year for 10 weeks, is designed to encourage recycling at universities and colleges across the country. GW saw an improvement […]

Eclectic crowd attends green festival

Environmental activists hula hooping in hemp skirts, men dressed in outlandish jump suits, families with small children and excited college students in tie-dyed shirts filled the National Mall Sunday. They were there to see acts like the Flaming Lips, moe. and Los Lobos, as well as environmental activists and celebrity speakers, at the Green Apple […]

Recycling issues still unsolved

The University has made a very public push to become more eco-friendly over the past year, but establishing a thriving recycling program remains a largely unfinished project. GW joined more than 500 universities and colleges in January by participating in Recyclemania, a nationwide recycling contest sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency. One of the program’s […]

D.C. Council member seeks to ban single-sale cigars to curb drug use

After the D.C. City Council banned the single sale of certain types of alcohol last year, one council member is trying to tackle drug issues in the District using the same method. Councilwoman Yvette M. Alexander, D-Ward 7, introduced a bill last week that would prohibit the sale of individual cigars, which Alexander’s office said […]