Post Tagged with: "facilities"

EDITORIAL: On Housing, Increase Accountability

By now, concerns about Georgetown University housing sound like a broken record: Students implore the university to address rats, mold, gas leaks and collapsing roofs, while university officials fail to prioritize student safety. This pattern of negligence has made starkly clear that Georgetown on its own cannot be trusted to[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion
Facilities Negligence Endangers Students

Facilities Negligence Endangers Students

When students from top-floor apartments in Alumni Square were relocated to the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center last week, administrators assured them that they were acting with an abundance of caution. However, university officials failed to act on water damage in Alumni Square they observed as early as last[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 1 comment Campus News, Features, News, News - Top
JULIA ALVEY/THE HOYA | Neither the university nor the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority is claiming responsibility for an overnight water outage that affected Darnall Hall, Arrupe Hall and Henle Village on Friday.

3 Dorms Experience Water Outage, Cause Unknown

Student residences Darnall Hall, Arrupe Hall and Henle Village experienced a complete water outage Friday night, with the university and local authorities yet to determine its cause. The water outage began at approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday and was resolved across campus by 8 a.m. Saturday. Neither the District of Columbia[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
WILL SIMON/THE HOYA | After inspections conducted last week revealed structural weaknesses of the Alumni Square roof, Georgetown decided to relocate approximately 85 residents to the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center.

Alumni Square Roof Raises Safety Concerns, GU Relocates Residents

About 85 students are being relocated from their top-floor apartments in Alumni Square to the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center this week after university administrators informed them about potential structural issues in their apartment roofs Monday morning. The university decided to relocate students after a structural engineering firm conducted roof[Read More…]

by February 13, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JULIA ALVEY/THE HOYA The Office of Facilities and Management planning per the request of the student workers' petition, placed a new heater in the RHO.

New South RHO Workers Petition University to Fix Heating

Following several months of heating concerns in the New South Residence Hall Office, several RHO student workers filed a petition to the Office of Residential Living urging it to address these concerns and work with the Office of Planning and Facilities Management to develop potential solutions for the heating issue.[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KIKI SCHMALFUSS/THE HOYA | In response to a steep rise in mold reported in dormitories, Georgetown conducted cleanings of approximately 920 bathroom.

After Mold Reports Double, GU Conducts Deep Cleaning Over Break

The Office of Planning and Facilities Management is responding to a significant increase in student concerns about mold by cleaning dorms with high rates of moisture-related problems, as universities nationwide address mold infestation in campus buildings. Between Dec. 21 and Jan. 9, facilities conducted cleanings and inspections of on-campus buildings[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA Several Facilities workers 
feel mistreated and bullied by their management, as two anonymous workers recount to The Hoya.

Facilities Workers Reveal Institutional Challenges

The smooth operations of Georgetown University’s maintenance rely on employees of the Office of Planning and Facilities Management to respond to work requests. Yet several of these workers feel overworked, underpaid and unprotected against mistreatment by their management team. Under a new trade-based work delegation, facilities workers have faced a[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Features, News - Top
KIKI SCHMALFUSS/THE HOYA |

GSC Seeks Worker Protections for Mold Exposure

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, a student group dedicated to promoting workers’ rights, called for a plan to protect university workers assigned to clean mold in a letter delivered to to the office of University President John J. DeGioia on Thursday afternoon. After entering Healy Hall with chants of[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CHELSEA HAFER FOR THE HOYA 
Radiators in New South have been found to contain black mold, contributing to student respiratory ailments, such as bronchitis.

Black Mold Infiltrates Dorms, Causing Health Ailments

Only four days into her freshman year, Oona Nash (COL ’22) contracted bronchitis. When she went to the Student Health Center, the doctors gave her antibiotics. Nash expected to get better, but her illness got significantly worse over time. She discovered in October the culprit of her ailment: black mold.[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KIKI SCHMALFUSS THE HOYA

Elevators Drop Multiple Floors in Residence Halls

Elevators in Reynolds Hall and Darnall Hall are plagued by persistent malfunctions, as they have fallen between floors and students have been stuck inside them, according to multiple residents of these halls. Students concerned for their safety have questioned whether the Georgetown University Office of Planning and Facilities Management has[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News - Top