Post Tagged with: "maintenance"

EDITORIAL: Prioritize Donations for University Maintenance

EDITORIAL: Prioritize Donations for University Maintenance

As students on Georgetown University’s campus face constant health and safety hazards from crumbling infrastructure, pervasive mold and archaic lead water pipes, donations to the university continue to be directed toward luxury projects that do little to improve student life. To better address student well-being, Georgetown should emphasize the importance[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments 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
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
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

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
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

Metro Anticipates Potential Closure

The Washington Metro transit system may suspend operations for as long as six months for repairs and maintenance, D.C. Metro officials announced March 30. The announcement follows the unprecedented 24-hour shutdown of the entire Metro system for emergency track inspections March 16. At Wednesday’s symposium for the Metro’s 40th anniversary,[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 2 comments City News, News, News - Top