News Briefs

CRs celebrate with new House Speaker

GW’s College Republicans welcomed the new Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), at the National Republican Congressional Committee Fund-Raising Dinner Tuesday at the Washington Hilton.

The event, which was a $1,000-per-plate dinner, had a football theme inspired by Hastert and other Republican leaders with an interest in the sport, according to a CRs press release. To perpetuate the football theme, entertainment included Hastert’s hometown high school marching band and waiters dressed as hot dog vendors. Hastert was a high school wrestling coach before coming to Washington.

The CRs participated by acting as “fans,” welcoming Hastert when he arrived. The members received many football-related party favors such as football jerseys and pennants.

CR Chair Jared Hosid said the party reflected the light atmosphere Hastert could bring back to the caucus.

-Francesca Di Meglio


Phi Kappa Psi honors GW students

James Quinlan and Jared Golub, members of GW’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, recently became the first members of the chapter to win scholarships from the national organization’s endowment fund.

Phi Kappa Psi’s Endowment Fund recognized Quinlan and Golub for their “academic standing and notable contributions to their campus, community and fraternity.” The two won Summerfield Scholarships, which include $1,000 cash awards.

“The selection committee was impressed with their commitment to the organization and role modeling, and they maintained the grade point average requirements,” said Tom Pennington, director of development for the Endowment Fund.

Golub, who serves as the chapter’s alumni coordinator and treasurer, said GW’s Phi Kappa Psi chapter is only 10 years old. He said winning these scholarships indicates growth in the fraternity.

“The extra money is nice, but to have two people from the chapter win the first time we applied is more impressive,” Golub said.

Chapter President Matt Fredrikson agreed and said he was proud two GW members won the national award.

Quinlan is studying abroad this semester and was unavailable for comment.

-Francesca Di Meglio


GW artists to be honored

The work of GW undergraduate seniors and graduate of fine arts students will be displayed as part of the “Annual Awards Show” in the Dimock Gallery, which is located off the lower lobby of Lisner Auditorium.

The opening reception will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 30 but the exhibition will last until April 20.

Student award winners will be announced at the opening. Awards will be given for work in aquarelle painting, ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and visual communications, according to a University press release.

The event is sponsored by GW’s Dimock Gallery and the department of fine arts and art history.

-Francesca Di Meglio


SA commemorates life of Joe DiMaggio

The Student Association Senate unanimously passed a resolution marking the death of baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, who died Monday morning.

The resolution, sponsored by undergraduate Sen. Jared Hosid (CSAS) at Wednesday’s meeting, cited its purpose as “recognizing the enormous impact Joe DiMaggio has had on American culture and society, and to mourn his death.”

The resolution said DiMaggio “will be dearly missed by the entire world, including the SA of GW.” Hosid said he felt this resolution would be a nice way to honor DiMaggio.

“DiMaggio’s death was a loss for the entire nation and even though most of the students at GW never got to see him play, everybody is aware of the impact he had on the game of baseball and the nation as a whole as a symbol of dignity and grace,” Hosid said. “I thought it would be nice to pass this resolution and I plan on sending it to the family.

“Sometimes we take ourselves too seriously in the SA and I thought this might be a nice, quick, diversion for a noble cause.”

-Theresa Crapanzano</i.

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