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ESIA faculty prep for building’s opening
The Elliott School of International Affairs will move into its new home at 1957 E St. from its current location in Stuart Hall within the next two weeks, said Kathleen Reilly, director for ESIA public affairs.

The administrative offices and departments will move into 1957 E St. during spring break, and classes currently held in Stuart Hall will be held in the new building when students return. Some classes have already begun in the new building.

The academic facility was originally set to open in September with the residence hall portion but was pushed back six months because of construction delays.

-Andrew Novak

President of Nauru dies at GW Hospital
Bernard Dowiyogo, president of the country Nauru, died at the GW Hospital Sunday afternoon after undergoing heart surgery there last week.

Dowiyogo, 57, collapsed while on official business in the United States. He was admitted to the hospital last Tuesday. A diabetic, the president had bypass surgery in Melbourne in 2001.

The U.S. Air Force will fly Dowiyogo’s body back to his country this week for a funeral service.

He had been president of the country, an island halfway between Australia and Hawaii, for six terms since 1976. The nation is eight square miles and has a population of 12,300.

Collegesnacks.com closes business
The two-month old collgesnacks.com shut down Friday because of “internal management issues,” said Matt Mandell, one of the business’ creators.

The Web site offered food and other items for delivery to residence hall rooms and nearby apartment buildings late at night.

Mandell, who declined to give details about the reasons for close, called it “one of the hardest decisions (he’s) ever had to make.” He said the business was doing “amazingly well” and was “hugely successful.”

The Web site had about 500 customers during its two-month span. Mandell said he doesn’t know what will become of collegesnacks.com in the future, but he will continue operating another business he co-founded earlier this year,VarsityText.com. VarsityText.com is a site where students can buy and swap books with other students from around the world.

Senior to head EMeRG post-guardian
Senior Kimberly Stambler will be the coordinator for the Emergency Medical Response Group when she graduates in May.

Stambler has been a part of the program since August 2000, volunteering as an emergency medical technician for three years. She has also been on the Student Management Team since August 2001.

EMeRG crew members, who volunteer their services, are on-call 24 hours a day and respond to emergency situations on and near campus.

JKA holds karate practices
The recently-founded Japan Karate Association holds practices Wednesdays and Friday nights in the Health and Wellness Center second floor exercise room.

From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays, the club gathers to perfect its craft. Dues are $65 per semester for all classes.

The JKA’s chief instructor is Sensei Kenichi Haramoto, a sixth degree black belt and certified instructor. Born and raised in Japan, Haramoto has been teaching shotokan karate in the United States for more than 20 years and is the only JKA karate instructor in the D.C. area.

For more information, e-mail cylee@law.gwu.edu or call 994-4768.

-Julie Gordon

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