GW in brief

Commitee questions course evaluations

The Joint Committee of Faculty and Students discussed a resolution to improve course evaluations at its November meeting Friday.

The proposal recommends using online surveys instead of the two existing paper surveys – one from the Student Association and one from the academic department. JCFS members said two evaluations are costly and time-consuming. They said they eventually want to consolidate the two surveys into one on GWeb.

JCFS members said online evaluations would create more accessibility and more accurate evaluations, saves class time and protect student anonymity. But members expressed concern that without making evaluations mandatory or putting holds on student accounts if evaluations are not filled out, students would have no incentive to fill them out.

Over the next month, committee members will continue to research the proposal before they vote on it in December.
-Jennifer Nedeau

GW to register students to vote

GW Votes, a student voter registration initiative, is kicking off its campaign to register 100 percent of students to vote this week. The group will hold a rally at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Marvin Center’s Great Hall.

Bernard Demczuk, assistant vice president for D.C. Affairs and co-chair of the GW Votes steering committee, will speak at the rally, which is open to all students. Following the rally, GW Votes volunteers will go door-to-door at freshman residence halls to register students to vote.

“It’s our job to be grass roots. It’s our job to be out there,” Demczuk said. “It’s the only way it’s going to happen.”
-Caitlin Carroll

Food to be donated to needy

The Black Graduate Student Association is hosting a food drive for the homeless.

Students can drop off canned food until Thursday at the Multicultural Student Services Center, located at 2127 G St. N.W. Members of the Black Graduate Student Association will also be at the Marvin Center H Street terrace on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
-Julie Gordon

Raas Chaos tickets on sale

Students interested in attending the South Asian Society’s Raas Chaos can purchase tickets at the Lisner Auditorium box office or Ticketmaster in the Marvin Center. The event will take place on Nov. 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. in Lisner.

Raas Chaos is an annual dance competition among universities. This year, the University of Michigan, University of Maryland and Tufts, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Case Western Reserve and Pennsylvania State universities will compete against GW for $1250.

For more information, e-mail or visit the South Asian Society’s Web site –

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