Post Tagged with: "facilities"


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

EDITORIAL: Subpar Housing Merits Compensation

Faulty fire alarms. Disruptive, clamorous construction. Severe miscommunication from university officials to endangered student residents. Georgetown has proven unwilling or unable to address a wide array of housing and maintenance problems, many of which detract from residents’ health and safety. While these problems are not new to the Georgetown community,[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Editorial

VIEWPOINT: Construction Keeps Darnall Students Awake. We Deserve Support

Like clockwork, every Monday through Saturday at 7 a.m., I am woken up by the deafening sounds of drills, trucks and bulldozers from the MedStar construction project happening right outside my second-floor window in Darnall Hall — and those are the lucky days. Several times throughout the semester, the construction[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
KIKI SCHMALFUSS  Georgetown University’s Office of Planning and Facilities Management has responded to 361 mold-related work requests since August 2018, with students reporting unsafe living conditions and health concerns. The number of work requests related to mold more than doubled from August through October this semester compared to the same time period last year.

Students Raise Concern Over Mold in Dorms

Georgetown University students are reporting illness and repeated delays in response by the Office of Planning and Facilities Management to requests for mold removal. In the period from August through October of the fall 2018 semester, the Office of Planning and Facilities Management responded to 361 work requests relating to[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
HOUSING: My Floors Were Soaked for 5 Months. Facilities Called Them ‘Standard’

HOUSING: My Floors Were Soaked for 5 Months. Facilities Called Them ‘Standard’

In fall 2017, I lived in a dilapidated apartment in Henle Village. Initially, I thought little of my home’s shabby state. Eventually, though, I noticed our floors were substantially dirtier and, more importantly, moister than those in any of my friends’ apartments. Our carpet floors retained moisture and were consistently[Read More…]

by October 10, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

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

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