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WILL SIMON/THE HOYA | Georgetown University's board of directors approved a $75 million maintenance plan, which will be allocated to facilities repairs, including the roofs of Alumni Square's apartments and renovations of Alumni Square west. 

Board of Directors Allocates $75 Million for Repairs, Maintenance

A five-year, $75 million maintenance plan to alleviate building maintenance issues — including those in student residences — was approved by the Georgetown board of directors Feb. 14. A portion of the funds will be used to renovate all Alumni Square west tower buildings after multiple instances of mold were[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

HOUSING: An Open Letter on Georgetown Facilities

Dear Georgetown University, You are accountable for all the suffering caused by your facilities and management system. As an international student, when I first visited Georgetown, I was mesmerized by the campus and could not wait to live here. Given the university’s reputation as an elite institution, I expected to[Read More…]

by February 20, 2019 6 comments Opinion, Opinion - 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
Investment Eases Housing Inaffordability, DC Mayor Says

Investment Eases Housing Inaffordability, DC Mayor Says

Investments in housing can address Washington, D.C.’s affordability issues as the city’s population booms, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said at a Jan. 22 panel of mayors in Lohrfink Auditorium. The third annual “Georgetown Mayors Forum” featured Bowser; Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio; and Mayor Elizabeth Kautz of Burnsville,[Read More…]

by January 25, 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

Tuition Set to Fund Improvements to Student Housing, Administrators Say

Money from student tuition will fund financial aid, expand mental health resources and improve student housing, university administrators said at the Hoya Roundtable on tuition rate-setting in the Healey Family Student Center Great Room on Nov. 5. Provost Robert Groves and Chief Operating Officer Geoff Chatas hosted the roundtable in[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, 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
City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson postponed the final vote on a bill to regulate Airbnb and regular services Oct. 16.

DC Council Postpones Airbnb Regulation Vote

Washington, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson postponed the final vote on a bill limiting the use of Airbnb, a homestay service, and other short-term lodging services in the District Oct. 16, after financial analysis revealed the high costs of enforcing the measures outlined in the policy. The vote is set[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 0 comments City 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