GW in Brief

Campus awaits SMPA report
The University is forming a committee to implement changes in the School of Media and Public Affairs. The committee will base its plans on a report on the state of the school completed in December.

The report may be made public after spring break, said an assistant to Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman. The school was scheduled to release results in February, and faculty members received a copy in the last few weeks.

Officials declined to comment on the report’s suggestions.

“The report has implications for the University’s goal to get into and stay in the top 50 … just as most curricular and related changes in other units do,” task force member Chris Sterling, director of the electronic media program, wrote in an e-mail.

Lehman said implementation committee members will be made public next week. Six SMPA faculty and a chair from an outside department will serve.

Lehman said he has already selected some members.
-Natalie Gontcharova

Greeks to model for charity
The Greek-letter community will host a fashion show Wednesday to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

The show will run from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Dorothy Betts Theatre in the Marvin Center. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

Local salons and boutiques will provide professional and formal apparel for participants to wear during the show – “Masquerade.”

More 50 fraternity and sorority members worked for hundreds of hours organizing and promoting the event, Daryl Muller, Interfraternity Council fashion show chair, wrote in an e-mail.

The Panhellenic Association, Multicultural Greek Council and Student Activities Center are also sponsoring the evening.
-Bryn Lansdowne

GWorld office adds partners
Students will be able to use Colonial Cash at CVS and Creme de la Creme on Macarthur Boulevard when they return from spring break. Both shops are located close to the Mount Vernon Campus.

Creme de la Creme offers Mediterranean fare, coffee, tea, pastries and other gourmet foods.

“The GWorld Card Office is interested in expanding opportunities for students to use their Colonial Cash at merchants in the Mount Vernon area,” Debbie Wright, director of the GWorld Card Program, wrote in an e-mail.

Literary magazine collects subscriptions
Le Culte de Moi literary magazine is accepting work for its spring 2004 issue until Friday. Students and faculty can submit poetry, prose and non-fiction to thecult@gwu.edu.
-Julie Gordon

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