University to help students find housing through lists of good and bad landlords

In effort to improve town-gown relations and to provide information for students sub-letting houses and apartments in surrounding neighborhoods, Georgetown University will be publishing two lists, naming the landlords that they would recommend students to sublet from, and… Read More

Office of Planning: Georgetown should house 100 percent of undergrads by 2016

Update: The full report of the Office of Planning is now available after the jump. The District Office of Planning filed its report to the D.C. Zoning Commission today, recommending that Georgetown University house 100 percent of its… Read More

University takes to the airwaves to defend Campus Plan

Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson joined Jorge Abud, American University’s assistant vice president for facilities development and real estate, on the The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Monday afternoon. Olson and Abud took part in the WAMU radio… Read More

Students launch, distribute lawn signs

A group of Georgetown students launched on Sunday, giving students the opportunity to report encounters with local residents, the Metropolitan Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, and the Student Neighbor Assistance Program. The website’s goal? To… Read More

Anti-Campus Plan lawn signs burned in Burleith

The Georgetown Dish is reporting that Burleith residents’ anti-Campus Plan lawn signs were burned and left on one resident’s front steps during the three-day weekend. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the signs were removed from the front… Read More

Town-Gown relations: GU might be “ghetto,” but Northwestern has “brothels”

Georgetown students may be discouraged by the University’s concessions in the 2010 Campus Plan battle, but students at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, know all to well what capitulation looks like: students are facing mass eviction from the… Read More

Campus Plan Update: ANC Special Meeting

Last night, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission held a special meeting to discuss the 2010 Campus Plan. Ed Solomon chaired the meeting because ANC Chairman Ron Lewis was home sick. The first, and longest, topic of the night was… Read More

University files 2010 Campus Plan, nixes 1789 block housing

Earlier today, Georgetown University filed its 2010 Campus Plan with the District of Columbia’s Zoning Commission. “The plan reflects our fundamental commitments to academic quality, strengthening on-campus community life, protecting and preserving environmental resources and being a good… Read More

Shocking news! Georgetown residents still hate student parties

The Georgetown forum, our favorite window into residents’ minds, is well-known for its diatribes against cat killers, newspaper thieves, and Republicans. But last weekend, it turned its critical eye towards the worst criminals of all: partying college students…. Read More

Neighborhood groups report Burleith landlords to DCRA

As if Burleith residents weren’t busy enough opposing the 2010 campus plan and admonishing local bars, some are now watching your basement. After two months of sleuthing around the streets of Burleith, a “coalition of neighborhood groups” reported… Read More