University officials announced that freshmen will no longer enjoy housekeeping services—ranging from vacuuming to bathroom cleaning—in their residence halls. The director of Housing Programs, Seth Weinshel, told the GW Hatchet that, “after careful consideration and analysis,” the service was cut to keep housing rates from rising.
Weinshel also pointed out that room cleaning is often impossible due to the fact that the rooms are too messy and the maids—er, housekeeping services—cannot move anything in the room to get to the floor.
So, GW’s Class of 2014 responding by throwing a big, ole temper tantrum. Shivali Haribhakt, an incoming freshman, circulated a petition on Facebook to oppose the change.
Ken Truong, another GW freshman, told the Hatchet, “My parents are paying around $10,000 for dorms which they always brag are among ‘the best in the nation.’ I should get housekeeping.”
Yet another student, Meghna Marathe, said, “I wonder if I would still have chosen GW if I had known that we would have to clean our own bathrooms.”
But take heart, GW freshmen. Basic amenities such as toilet paper and trash cans will still be provided free of charge. (Plus, your dorms aren’t filled with asbestos.) And if you really get tired of cleaning up after yourself—which we suspect will happen, since many of you obviously have not been doing that for the last 18 years—we know a rising junior at Georgetown who could recommend a good personal assistant.