Monday, January 31, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Sunday February 6, 2011 at 6:30 P.M. will kick off this year’s Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.
At the moment GWU is not hosting any special events for the Super Bowl, however, one can watch in various places on campus.
The Hippodrome, on the 5th floor of the Marvin Center, may turn out to be a popular spot to watch. WOW Wingery is also on the 5th floor of the Hippodrome allowing people to eat and watch the game. WOW serves wings, sandwiches, ribs, and much more.
As we reported here last week and as Student Judicial Services revealed on Wednesday Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Kappa Kappa Gamma have all been stripped of their houses on townhouse row effective this coming May. This ruling by SJS has left the future of GW Greek Life in uncertainty.
Today marks the last night of Spring Rush for IFC Fraternities on campus. Though neither Pi Kappa Alpha or Sigma Phi Epsilon were allowed to participate in this year's Spring Rush, GW's Fraternities are optimistic and looking forward.
This week's Spring Rush was very successful for many fraternities on campus with the first three nights seeing turnouts of upwards of thirty men for each fraternity, a very impressive number for Spring Rush especially considering the controversy in Greek Life and the inclement weather on Wednesday night.
IFC President Frank Gervasio says that the IFC is taking new measures right now to increase accountability for campus fraternities, including taking on a new self-governing system, and that all of the chapters participating in rush on campus are very enthusiastic and excited for this semester as well as optimistic for the future of GW Greek Life.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Daytime classes at the Virginia Science and Technology campus are cancelled, and administrative offices are closed.
Continue to stay up to date with GW operations by calling the university information line at 202-994-5050 or by visiting http://campusadvisories.gwu.edu/.
Stay with WRGW for the latest. UPDATE 3:50 PM: University officials have confirmed that evening classes on the Virginia campus have been canceled.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
“Government will now be a shared responsibility,” exhorted the president. “We will move forward together or not at all.”
Obama stated that jobs are a priority and explained that if we fail to innovate, other countries in our globalizing world will overtake us, pointing to examples of China and India.
“In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives, it’s how we make a living,” he stated. “This is our generation’s Sputnik moment.”
From GW Campus Advisories:
The Office of Emergency Management asks all students to stay up to date with evolving weather news by checking their website, http://www.campusadvisories.gwu.edu/.All classes starting at 4:30 p.m. or later on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, are canceled for GW’s Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia Science and Technology campuses and the university’s Arlington and Alexandria locations.
Early release of GW employees will begin at 4 p.m. with the approval of the employee’s manager.Early release for employees on site at the Biostatistics Center in Montgomery County, Md., began at 2:45 p.m.
No decision has been made for classes on Thursday, January 27.
In order to avoid travel on roads that are predicted to become increasingly ice-covered as the afternoon moves forward, employees have been granted permission to leave their offices inside the District two hours earlier than usual.
As of now, GWU officials have announced no deviations from normal operations for either Wednesday or Thursday, but will be monitoring the situation throughout the afternoon as conditions worsen.
The National Weather Service upgraded its winter storm watch to an official warning around noon today, including with it an updated forecast predicting 5-10 inches by midnight Wednesday. The snow, predicted to start in the mid-afternoon, will be at its hardest during the late afternoon rush hour. Visibility will fall to less than a quarter mile and accumulation could reach up to 2 inches per hour.
Forecasts have been trending towards the severe as the day progresses. Less than 24 hours before the National Weather Service issued its winter storm warning, some outlets questioned whether the District would see any accumulation at all; current predictions from NOAA, however, put the odds of an 8"+ snowfall at 40%, and 4"+ at over 70%.
This story is developing; stay WRGW News for the latest information on weather, class cancellations and much more.
Friday, January 21, 2011
The Washington Nationals look to rebound from a disappointing 69 and 93 2010 season with a few key offseason roster changes. The Nats traded left fielder Josh Willingham to the Oakland A's. Big-hitting first baseman Adam Dunn moved to the American League as the White Sox designated hitter. But General Manager Mike Rizzo had a busy winter shelling out big money on free agents.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Due to the violations, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Kappa Kappa Gamma will all lose their housing on Townhouse Row. All of the Greek organizations involved were given a range of punishments; for example, Beta Theta Pi has been placed on one year social probation. SJS has not yet released a full set of results from their investigations or the punishments to be doled out.
Junior Frank Gervasio, president of the IFC and member of Beta Theta Pi says that the IFC is adopting a new self governing system to help make fraternities more accountable for their actions and to prevent alcohol abuse and hazing in the future.
With IFC spring rush beginning on Monday of next week, Gervasio believes that rush will be done as usual and that all of the chapters on campus are very eager and excited for a new year, new semester, and new rush season.
According to a survey by the Texas Transportation Institute, Washington DC and Chicago are tied for the most congestion, with 70 hours a year per person spent in traffic. That comes out to about 3 days, while Los Angeles stands in third place with 63 hours wasted.
Perhaps predictably, the Washington Post and AAA both report that road rage in the area has risen in area among commuting drivers.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011