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      George Washington Univerity introduces ramped-up penalties for off-campus violations

      WASHINGTON (WJLA) - George Washington University students will face increased discipline for off-campus noise and trash violations.

      The sanctions, revamped for this school year, are an attempt by the University to repair severely strained relations with its Foggy Bottom neighbors. University-administered penalties for noise and trash violations range from disciplinary probation and a $50 fine for a second offense to suspension for a fourth infraction. A first violation will earn offending students a warning in the form of a letter from the University.

      Foggy Bottom residents have long been frustrated with GW students living off-campus. Noisy, late-night parties and messy, trash-strewn properties have elicited multiple complaints to the University's administration. Neighborhood residents have largely panned previous efforts to make off-campus students more accountable.