Post Tagged with: "facilities"

EDITORIAL: End Lead Exposure

Elevated levels of lead identified in several water sources in a recent study conducted by Georgetown University graduate students means that members of the Georgetown community are subject to potentially dangerous drinking water.  To ensure community members are not experiencing the pernicious effects of lead, Georgetown should identify and replace[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
FILE PHOTO: AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | The Office of Planning and Facilities Management is asking administrators and students for feedback prior to conducting renovations in the International Cultural Center. The renovations are expected to improve the galleria and other common spaces in the ICC.

Georgetown Set to Renovate ICC and Reiss Buildings

  Renovations are planned in the next year for both the Reiss Science Building and the Intercultural Center on an unreleased timeline to address structural and functional concerns in the two buildings. The renovations in Reiss and the ICC mark the first time the Office of Planning and Facilities Management[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Improve ICC Spaces

We’ve all felt the familiar sense of disappointment walking into the Intercultural Center. We’ve felt frustration from looking around at furniture and designs that feel like leftovers from the ’80s and concern about the failing state of this building, especially given that it serves as the home for the School[Read More…]

by April 24, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized
WILL SIMON/THE HOYA 
| Employees of Georgetown's central heating and cooling plant met with university administrators March 19.

University Considers Private Partnership for Energy Services

Georgetown University administrators are exploring private partnerships to handle the university’s energy management, a process leading to concerns from workers in the utilities and energy program about their job stability and employment benefits. “While there are no new partnerships to speak of at this time, the University is beginning to[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, Features, News

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