Engineering majors account for eight of the top 10 highest paid degrees, the National Association of Colleges and Employers' winter 2010 salary survey found.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
GW's National Security Archive released a study last week that showed President Obama's administration may not be as transparent as it had pledged to be, but the archive's director said this week that the study was misrepresented by members of the news media.
Sophomore Todd Belok said he never wanted to be an advocate. He wanted to be a naval officer; he wanted to serve his country.
Tuition rates for graduate programs on the Foggy Bottom campus are slated to increase 5 percent for the 2011 fiscal year, a University official said this week, but GW's graduate programs will still be some of the least expensive in the District.
D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has chosen a $150 million proposal to renovate the West End fire station and library located just off campus, echoing recommendations from two neighborhood groups.
Junior Rob Maxim was elected Student Association executive vice president earlier this month, beating classmate Logan Dobson in a runoff election with 51.9 percent of the vote.
Application numbers for GW's Presidential Scholars in the Arts program increased significantly this year, jumping about 25 percent since last year.
When he's not teaching or consulting, Peter Loge is still working.
More than 170 GW students and staff members spent spring break traveling across the country and volunteering on alternative spring break trips.
This spring break the GW Model United Nations delegation made their third-annual voyage to the World Model UN Conference, traveling the furthest the group has ever been for the event, to Taipei, Taiwan.
Though the Academic Integrity Office strives to inform professors and students about the academic code and its consequences, 82 violations were found during the 2008-2009 academic year.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival officially starts this Saturday, with an opening ceremony slated at the National Building Museum that will feature the Ambassador of Japan and Miss D.C. among other performers. The festival is scheduled to last through April 11.
More than 700 students have been waitlisted for 2010-2011 University housing, a University official said Tuesday, with 150 rising sophomores who are guaranteed housing by D.C. law left unsure where they will live next year.
Witnesses of a robbery at Tonic Restaurant earlier this month told city police they recognized the alleged thief as a worker for a local food delivery service, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report.
State Radio, an alternative rock band from Massachusetts, will headline the 2010 Fountain Fling, Program Board Executive Vice Chair Wesley Callahan said late Wednesday night.
Student Association President-elect Jason Lifton declared improving Gelman Library his first priority.
Dana Perino, former White House press secretary under George W. Bush, discussed tricks of her trade Monday night at the Jack Morton auditorium.
Student leaders of the University's most influential student organizations are compensated substantially more than their counterparts at other D.C.-area colleges, according to figures from a top University administrator.
Bike riding downtown may become easier for cyclists this year as construction on new bike lanes is expected to start in April.
The central issue for Gelman stems from the fact that it receives no money from the University for capital expenditures.
GW's men's basketball season came to an abrupt end last Tuesday when the Colonials hosted the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams at the Smith Center as part of the first round of the College Basketball Invitational.
The administration first proposed to scrap the engineering school building, then it proposed to scrap its faculty. Maybe it is time to scrap its administrators and be done with it.
It seems the University is simply favoring the AP program and this causes IB students to have fewer credits than they rightfully deserve.
The GW softball team lost Wednesday afternoon, falling 2-1 to Towson in a brief, one-game break from Atlantic 10 action.
Spring break didn't last long for the GW men's basketball team. A week after an Atlantic 10 tournament loss at Dayton seemed to end their season, the Colonials took the floor once more, this time hosting Virginia Commonwealth University March 16 in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational postseason tournament.
A year ago GW's men's club volleyball team didn't have a place to practice. In a week, they will be on their way to Kentucky for a national championship tournament.