Sydney Green

Professor and her students design healthcare clinic in Haiti

Three generations of interior design students revealed plans for a sustainable healthcare clinic in Haiti Tuesday. The clinic will sit in place of a separate center that was nearly destroyed when Haiti faced a massive earthquake last January. Professor Nadia Volchansky said the designs focus on sustainability as green initiatives often incur higher costs and […]

Mayor Gray faces House ethics probe

A leading House Republican launched investigations last week into claims that alumnus and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray paid a former mayoral candidate to attack competitor and former Mayor Adrian Fenty on the campaign trail in November. Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced the probe after former […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 3/03/11 – 7:45 p.m. Location: Thurston Hall Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of water being thrown from a window. No suspects or witnesses 3/05/11 – 1:28 a.m. Location: Munson Hall Case closed UPD officers observed an energy drink can being thrown from an upper-story window. Officers could not […]

Crime Log

Theft 2/24/11 – 11:30 p.m. Location: Lerner Health and Wellness Center Open case A student reported to UPD that he left his wallet unattended and when he returned, a credit card was missing. He later noticed unauthorized purchases charged to his account. Open case 2/24/11 – Time unknown Location: South Hall Open case A GW […]

Drug violations saw 25 percent uptick in fall

The number of drug violations reported to the University Police Department increased last fall and has been steadily climbing every fall for the past three years, UPD data show. Last semester, there were 65 reported drug law violations – a 25 percent spike from fall 2009, when 52 drug violations were reported to UPD. The […]

Foggy Bottom Metro renovations to begin this week

Long-awaited renovations to the Foggy Bottom Metro station, including the installation of three new escalators, a staircase and a canopy to cover the station’s entrance, are slated to begin this week. The upgrades will begin Jan. 24, and will take place gradually over the next year, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced last week. […]

Metro looks to replace SmarTrip

Metro is searching for vendors to develop a new, chip-enabled fare system, but a University spokeswoman said there is no prospect for a GWorld-compatible card. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority revealed plans to create the “next generation of electronic fare payments” in a news release just before January, incorporating chip-enabled debit and credit cards […]

UPD busts laptop theft ring

Three suspects believed to be responsible for a ring of laptop thefts were caught during a detailed sting operation by the University Police Department over winter break. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said one suspect was turned over to the Metropolitan Police Department, the second has not yet been charged and the third managed to escape. […]

Riders unhappy with Metro bag searches

Metro is facing harsh criticism from riders after implementing a controversial bag inspection measure in December to beef up security. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced the new bag check policy – based on programs in place in New York and Boston – to improve rider protection by randomly selecting carry-on items for searches […]

Foggy Bottom Metro to close for MLK weekend

The Foggy Bottom Metro station will be closed during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. From 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, to closing time Monday, Jan. 17, the station will be closed while Metro works to replace track switches, escalators and elevators, as well as improve cell phone service. Metro employees will be available […]