Around Campus

GW to host Daniel Pearl memorial

The University will host a Wall Street Journal memorial for late foreign correspondent Daniel Pearl Friday 10 a.m. in the Marvin Center Dorothy Betts theatre.

Pearl was missing in Pakistan for several months before he was confirmed deceased after U.S. officials obtained a video of his murder.

University awards 100-year old journalist with doctorate

GW plans to award war correspondent and journalist Robert St. John with an honorary doctorate to commemorate his accomplishments in the field of reporting the last 80 years.

The ceremony will be held March 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the School of Media and Public Affairs Jack Morton auditorium.

St. John began his career as a print journalist and reported on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt presidency, D-Day and the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II.

Convocation honors Prime Minister

The University will host a convocation honoring Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen on March 27 at 11 a.m.

The convocation is being held in the Marvin Center third floor ballroom and will last about 30 minutes.

For more information please call the Office of University Events at (202) 994-7129.

Islam and the West lecture scheduled for March

University professor Seyyed Hussein Nasr will hold an evening lecture titled “Islam and the West: Yesterday and Today” March 25. The event was originally set for February.

The lecture will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Marvin Center’s Betts Theatre.

Nasr will discuss the current portrayal of Islam in the news and the history behind Islam. The event is free and open to the public.

Smith Center to hold career fair

There will be a spring career fair in the Smith Center March 26 2-6 p.m.

Students will be able to meet with employers to discuss both full time and internship positions.

Organizations and companies such as the Ford Motor Credit Co., U.S. Secret Service, National Security Agency and U.S. State Department will be recruiting at the event.

The event is open to all students and alumni. Students will be required to present GWorld cards at the door.

Program Board plans Oscar Night

The Program Board will host its second-annual Oscar Night celebration that will include prizes for students who correctly predict the most winners.

The event is being held at the Hippodrome March 24 from 7 p.m. to midnight.

There will be free food available to all students in attendance.

Students can pick up ballots from the Program Board office in Marvin Center room 429 until Friday and on Oscar night from 7 to 8 p.m. at the event.

Ballots are due in the Hippodrome no later than 8 p.m. March 24.

The event is sponsored by the Program Board and Community Living and Learning Center.

-Trevor Martin

Mount Vernon shuttle changes pick-up locations

The Mount Vernon-Foggy Bottom shuttle system will change pick-up locations beginning April 1, with the creation of a new shuttle stop on Mount Vernon and a new daytime stop at Foggy Bottom.

Shuttles at the Foggy Bottom day stop, featuring a shelter and benches, will pick up and drop off students from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of Fulbright Hall on 23rd and H streets. Shuttles at the night stop will go from 5:10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Ambulatory Care Center at 22nd and I streets, except for Friday and Saturday, when it will run until 3 a.m.

Mount Vernon Executive Dean Grae Baxter said Ambulatory Care Center officials requested a different shuttle stop during the day because students were impeding traffic to the Ambulatory Care Center.

“It really just solves the problem for them, and then puts us on H Street during non-rush hours,” Baxter said.

The new stop at Mount Vernon will be on the mid-campus road between the Acheson Science Building and the Athletic Center. The shuttle schedule will remain the same for the new location.

Trachtenberg plans visit to Mount Vernon

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is planning to host a “Fireside Chat” with solely Mount Vernon students on March 26.

The discussion will be held in the second floor lounge of Somers Hall.

There will be free pizza, soda and dessert at the event and Mount Vernon residents will have the opportunity to ask questions about general issues surrounding both the Mount Vernon Campus and GW in general.

Mount Vernon Executive Dean Grae Baxter said Somers Hall residents came up with the idea to invite Trachtenberg to Mount Vernon.

“It’s an informal dialogue with President Trachtenberg,” Baxter said.

-Erin Gamble

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