Administration engages students on Northeast Triangle dorm… again

The most particular details of the Northeast Triangle dorm were released last week during a planning session between the dorm’s architects, administrators, and student leaders. The University has tried to take student body criticism of a lack of engagement to heart and has offered an exhaustive number of these “student engagement” planning sessions. Last Thursday, […]

Prefrosh Preview: The four freshmen dorms

Your freshman experience at Georgetown depends heavily on which of the four freshman dorms you find yourself in, and, along with your school within the University, which dorm you’re living in will dominate much of the banal conversations you’ll have during NSO. The freshmen dorms are where you’ll likely make your first friends and first start […]

Georgetown once again makes list of top “party dorms”

Back in March, college-geared website Campus Splash released rankings of various college dorms across the country, grouping them into categories like “best,” “worst,” and “best-looking.” And in this set of rankings—for which we’re sure the methodology was careful and highly scientific—Georgetown came out with the honor of two “dormies”: Darnall as third on the “worst” […]

University to install security cameras in on-campus residence halls

During the next two weeks, security cameras will be installed in the entrances and exits of University residence halls. “Cameras will be aimed at entrances and exits and not at student rooms,” reads an email from Housing Services that was sent to residents on Wednesday evening. 11:45 a.m. Friday update: Rachel Pugh, director of media […]

Village A among top party dorms, Darnall one of the worst

DormSplash.com, a new website that allows students to review their dorms, recently published its first ever Dormy Awards. The Village A apartment complex took sixth place in the best party dorm category, while first place went to the Briscoe-Shoemaker dorm at the University of Indiana-Bloomington. Although top “honors” went to Garner Hall at the University […]

Asbestos in Darnall: Now it’s a slightly worse dorm

First Kober Cogan and now Darnall? Gosh, everybody disappears for the summer and Georgetown suddenly starts to fall to pieces. Signs posted inside Darnall Hall reveal that the University recently began an “asbestos abatement project.” The project, which involves removing both floor tiles and mastic putty, is slated to run through the end of the […]

Georgetown’s housing some of the most expensive in the country

Save these Whether or not it turns out that Georgetown could have prevented Sunday night’s fire in New South, it’ll probably irk at least a few residents to learn that Georgetown just made U.S. News & World Report’s list of “10 Schools With Pricey Dorms.” In a companion article, U.S. News tells students not to […]

More parents buying houses for their college-age children

It’s never too early to invest in your dream house! If dorm living’s got you down and you’ve heard the horror stories about local landlords, the Washington Times has a new solution for you: go buy a house (or, more precisely, go get your parents to buy one for you). The Times ran a whole […]

Switch It Off competition shows which dorms are energy hogs

Dear LXR, this actually shouldn’t be your energy use model You may not be aware of it since, as the Voice‘s Editorial Board pointed out in this week’s issue, the University hasn’t done a great job of publicizing it, but Georgetown is in the midst of Switch It Off, an inter-dorm energy use reduction competition. […]

Garnier Fructis promoters party on Harbin Patio

Does she rock her style or what? Yesterday afternoon, students on five different dorm floors emerged from their rooms to find that somebody had placed baskets of Garnier Fructis products in front of every door and set up bountiful swag displays in their bathrooms. It caused a real stir. When news got around that there […]

Doing domestic right: a peek inside Georgetown’s dorm rooms

After seeing my room’s decor, my roommate’s mother called me a minimalist. My side featured a bare wall and two pictures of my family. Her daughter’s side of the room, in contrast, was covered with photos and food. My decorating sense was shown up even more when I started visiting some of the other rooms on […]