Post Tagged with: "safety"

FILE PHOTO: CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA | Metro  plans to return to automatic doors in a move to reduce wait times and mitigate rider risk, according to a March 4 news release.

DC Metro Tests Automatic Doors for Reintroduction

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has been testing automatic doors on trains in the Washington, D.C. area over the last three weeks as part of a plan to reintroduce automatic doors by the end of the year. The transition back to automatic doors would shorten wait times and reduce[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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 | 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

Safety Concerns to Be Addressed After Metro Worker Injured

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is responding to safety concerns following an injury sustained by a Metro worker performing a repair on the Washington, D.C. transit’s electrical rail system Oct. 31. The worker suffered an electrical burn when coming into contact with a rail that was still electrified as[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Cultivating a Culture of Safety and Wellness

As we begin the new academic year, I want to take this opportunity to welcome the class of 2021 and share some important information on how the Georgetown community can care for its members and create a safe, secure campus. It is our highest duty to provide a safe environment[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Safety On And Off Campus

On Jan. 27, the Georgetown University Police Department issued a Public Safety Alert following the kidnapping of a Georgetown student on the 3400 block of O Street NW the previous day. By the time the department emailed the Georgetown community about the incident, almost a full day had elapsed since[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Security Amid Protests

Half a dozen protesters representing, an organization dedicated to disputing the legitimacy of November election, were escorted off campus by the Georgetown University Police Department on Jan. 11 after disrupting classes in the Intercultural Center and Reiss Building to denounce President-elect Donald J. Trump. The protesters, who were not[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Action, Not Despair, Will Overcome Fear

On Wednesday morning, I called my parents, Muslim, Pakistani immigrants living in the San Francisco Bay Area, to explain to them why Donald Trump had won the election. I had to explain to them that the next four years were going to be very dangerous for us. I explained to[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Safety Beyond Our Gates

College is a time for students to pursue their academic, professional and personal aspirations. Questions of personal safety and security should not be at the forefront of their minds, and over the past year, numerous advancements have been made to address students’ concerns of safety and security. However, recent incidents[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
AUERBACH: Concussion Concerns Plague Johnson, NFL

AUERBACH: Concussion Concerns Plague Johnson, NFL

The connection between the NFL and concussions is undeniable. Just take the time to watch a single game — chances are, a player will go down showing at least some symptoms of head injury. Concussion protocols are in place, but more often than not players will elect to deny their[Read More…]

by July 15, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top