Post Tagged with: "facilities"

EDITORIAL: Increase Maintenance Staff

Health and safety issues in Georgetown University student housing go unaddressed by the Office of Planning and Facilities Management for far too long. To address the deplorable conditions of its facilities, Georgetown must hire more facilities and maintenance employees. Mice and rats bring the risk of disease into dorm rooms;[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 1 comment Editorial

HURT: Housing From Hell

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by March 21, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Collaborate to Reconstruct

As Georgetown finds itself embroiled in a former employee’s lawsuit over health hazards relating to mold exposure in Village C West, students have long taken to social media to document the perils they encounter with the university’s infrastructure. One such platform, @georgetown.hotmess on Instagram, has accrued over 800 followers by[Read More…]

by February 14, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Students Face Move-In Issues

Students returned to uncleaned apartments, water leaks, mold and broken furniture during the early move-in period last week, which left some students in temporary housing as they waited for their accommodations to be prepared. Beginning with students who moved in early for pre-orientation programs, New Student Orientation advisor training and[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News - Top

MedStar Pavilion Project Moves Forward

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is now slated to break ground on its $567 million pavilion by December after the State Health Planning and Development Agency approved its certificate of need March 25, despite criticism from the Old Georgetown Board regarding potential conflicts. The certificate of need — a document required[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro Anticipates Potential Closure

The Washington Metro transit system may suspend operations for as long as six months for repairs and maintenance, D.C. Metro officials announced March 30. The announcement follows the unprecedented 24-hour shutdown of the entire Metro system for emergency track inspections March 16. At Wednesday’s symposium for the Metro’s 40th anniversary,[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 2 comments City News, News, News - Top

Tread Warily, Ice Ahead

The arrival of March and impending start of spring break normally suggests that a changing of the seasons is in the air. However, fickle Mother Nature does not seem to agree. Yesterday’s snow day, in spite of the warm welcome with which it was met by students, highlights an important[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Hot Water Cut Off in Campus Residence Halls

On Sunday morning, the Office of Planning and Facilities Management cut off hot water from New South Hall, Village A, Copley Hall and Nevils with no warning in order to make an emergency repair. Typically, with a planned outage, the administration informs residents beforehand. In this case, the water outage[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Grandstand Wall Gets Makeover

Grandstand Wall Gets Makeover

Student volunteers painted a mural on MultiSport Facility on Thursday as part of an effort that Hoya Blue and the Office of Facilities is undertaking to make use of concrete walls around campus. The project was originally scheduled to be done Sunday but was delayed because there was a scheduling[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Facilities Solicit Planning Output

Vice President for Planning and Facilities Management Robin Morey has solicited student, faculty and staff input into Georgetown’s long-term strategic master planning through two surveys, MyCommute and MyCampus, both released April 2. “We need to be cognizant of how our clients use the facilities on campus, how they navigate, where they eat,” Morey said in explaining[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News