Post Tagged with: "facilities"

New Facilities VP to Begin in January

Robin Morey, superintendent of the Senate office buildings, will be the university’s new vice president for facilities and planning, Chief Operating Officer Chris Augostini announced Thursday. Morey, whose wife is a university associate vice president, will begin his term Jan. 7. His appointment follows a 13-year long stint as a senior executive with[Read More…]

by December 14, 2012 0 comments Campus News

If It’s Broken, Please Fix It: Facilities Needs a Work Order

At Georgetown, the question isn’t how many people it takes to screw in a light bulb, but how many days it takes to get a light bulb screwed in. University Facilities and Student Housing is already stretched thin. An inefficient system, in which large problems are not properly prioritized over[Read More…]

by February 2, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Facilities Needs to Be Cleaned Up

To the Editor: We all know that to get something done at Georgetown University, you need to deftly and skillfully navigate immense bureaucracy. From fixing a leaky sink to trying to getting your academic transcript, students must contend with a bureaucracy that would give the 19th-century British Empire a run[Read More…]

by January 31, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Plumbing Problems All Clogged Up

Although the housing and facilities offices deliver with standards like twin extra-long beds, something as essential as reliable indoor plumbing shouldn’t be too much to ask for. Students in Reynolds and Copley halls, for example, have recently been living with intermittent hot water. While unexpected problems and the occasional cold[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments Opinion

High-Efficiency Laundry Comes to GU

As students head to wash their inaugural laundry loads this academic year, they will find brand-new high-efficiency Energy Star washing machines and dryers welcoming their dirty clothing. Installed this summer, the machines, located in every on-campus residence, are part of a university-wide effort to reduce the amount of water the[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

New AD Reed Faces Same Old Challenges

It took nearly 11 months, during which Senior Vice President for Strategic Development Daniel Porterfield valiantly doubled up as interim athletic director, but Georgetown has finally found its man in Lee Reed. After getting burned by former Athletic Director Bernard Muir, who left for Delaware at first chance, Georgetown wanted[Read More…]

by April 15, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized
Students, Facilities Weather Harbin Flood Aftermath

Students, Facilities Weather Harbin Flood Aftermath

The university has traced the source of a Saturday flood that affected the second and third floors of Harbin Hall to a burst air conditioning pipe, as some students remain dissatisfied with the pace and quality of the university’s response. Karen Frank, vice president for facilities and student housing, confirmed[Read More…]

by March 29, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

GUTS Seeks to Reduce Carbon Footprint With New Biodiesel Blend

Georgetown students may have seen the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle buses’ new paint job, but what students may not know is that the buses are now reducing the university’s carbon footprint by using an environmentally friendly biodiesel blend fuel. “Georgetown continues to look for ways to become more sustainable, and[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Yates Field House Renovations Could Include AC Installation

Yates Memorial Field House could receive air conditioning in its main gym area this summer if the university board of directors approves a proposal in May, Yates Memorial Field House Director Jim Gilroy said. Since there was no air conditioning in 1979 when Yates opened, the gym has installed air[Read More…]

by February 19, 2002 0 comments Campus News, News