Steve Austin

D.C. hopes to lift troubled neighborhood

On a Sunday afternoon the only visible people in Sursum Corda, the low-income, cooperatively managed housing development just north of the U.S. Capitol, were either coming out of the Mount Airy Baptist Church or standing nearby smoking marijuana. Throughout the neighborhood, groups of teenagers and young adults stood out in the open smoking drugs, and […]

WEB EXTRA: Mayor hosts community summit

D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams acknowledged that there is much more he would like to accomplish before he leaves office in January 2007 and used a town hall meeting Saturday to gauge resident input on his progress and what still needs to be done. About 2,000 residents joined Williams and other community leaders for Citizen Summit […]

Residents sit down with ‘Dr. Gridlock’

Foggy Bottom and West End residents discussed construction and pedestrian safety with The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock” last week to voice their concerns about traffic issues in the neighborhood. Ron Shaffer, who writes a traffic column for The Post and is known as “Dr. Gridlock,” answered questions from about 15 residents at the West End […]

Alumnus-author discusses how GW was a center of controversey during the Marvin era

Though the controversy surrounding former American University President Ben Lander has played in the headlines this fall, throughout most of the mid-20th century GW was enthralled in one presidential controversy after another. On Saturday, 2005 GW graduate and former Hatchet editor Andrew Novak spoke about former GW President Cloyd Heck Marvin at the annual D.C. […]

WEB EXTRA: AP president discusses state of journalism with Kalb

Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley said Tuesday night that despite his own organization’s decrease in profits in 2004, and a myriad of problems facing the industry, he thinks the journalism business is not in trouble. “(We) need a standard-bearer, and AP provides that,” Curley said in his hour talk with journalist and scholar […]

SJS redefines itself with peer mediators

Students who encounter conflicts with their roommates, have problems with their off-campus residence or just can’t seem to keep it together this year have a new outlet for their frustrations: the Conflict Resolution Center. The center, located in Madison Hall room 203, is a new service offered by Student Judicial Services to replace the previously […]

Protesters flood D.C.

Start the slideshow! Tens of thousands of demonstrators swarmed the city over the weekend to speak out against both the war in Iraq and the biannual International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings. The anti-war protest, which took place on the Ellipse Saturday, was reportedly the largest demonstration in the nation’s capital since the conflict […]

Afghanistan ambassador discusses challenges of democracy

Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States, Said Tayeb Jawad, discussed the country’s struggle with democracy and how it will handle its upcoming parliamentary elections to a packed audience at the Elliott School of International Affairs building Thursday night. Formerly ruled by the Taliban, an Islamic extremist group defeated by American-led forces after the Sept. 11 […]