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EDITORIAL: Demand Transparency in Facilities

EDITORIAL: Demand Transparency in Facilities

By Editorial Board November 8, 2019

Georgetown University’s facilities and maintenance problems reached a peak last semester with pervasive mold outbreaks throughout campus and structural concerns with the Alumni Square roofs. This year...

Facilities Negligence Endangers Students

By Harrison Hurt February 22, 2019

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...

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

Board of Directors Allocates $75 Million for Repairs, Maintenance

By Anya Howko-Johnson February 22, 2019

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...

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

By Myroslav February 13, 2019

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...

The university plans to install solar panels on six academic buildings by 2018 after the project was delayed.

After Delays, University to Install Solar Panels on 6 Buildings by 2018

By Sarah Wright October 12, 2017

Solar panels are set to be installed on the roofs of six buildings on Georgetown University’s main campus by summer 2018 as part of a campuswide effort to reduce energy costs, promote sustainability...

The Alumni Square RHO will be renovated to house four students.

Alumni Square RHO Shuttered In Favor of New Apartment

By Mallika Sen June 7, 2014

As the deadline to add 385 beds to campus per the 2010 Campus Plan approaches, the Office of Residential Living permanently closed the Alumni Square Residential Hall Office at the end of the spring...

Madeline Albright, fourth from right, was among among the dignitaries at the Václav Havel Place memorial dedication Wednesday.

Havel Memorial Dedicated

By Mallika Sen October 4, 2013

Dignitaries, faculty and students gathered in Gaston Hall and Alumni Square courtyard Wednesday to dedicate a memorial to former Czech President Václav Havel. Georgetown established the Václav...

Boxing Out Privacy

By The Editorial Board September 27, 2013

While designs for new dorms continue to dominate campus discussion, one can’t lose sight of the ways — major and minor — in which current residential life could be bolstered. Alumni Square, a...

Velvet Revolution Leader Honored in Alumni Square

By Mallika Sen September 13, 2013

To foster U.S.-Czech relations, Georgetown University, in conjunction with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will honor the late Czech President Vaclav Havel with a memorial in Alumni Square. The...

Alumni Square to Test Composting in Spring

By Annie Chen December 4, 2012

The GUSA senate unanimously passed a bill Sunday to create a pilot program for voluntary composting for residents of Alumni Square. The program, set to debut in spring 2013, will provide a sealed...

Alumni Square Evacuated After Alarms Sound

By Steven Piccione July 20, 2012

Students were evacuated from Alumni Square and parts of N and O Streets were blocked off after fire alarms sounded around 1:40 a.m. Saturday. Four D.C. firefighters began suiting up at 2:07 a.m....

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