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Student Health Services relocates

Student Health Services will relocate next semester to a more spacious suite at 2141 K St.

The new facility will open Jan. 18 and will offer more space for a waiting room, examination rooms, observation rooms, conference room and administrative functions. The new office is located one block away from its current locale at the GW Medical Faculty Associates building on 22nd Street.

Student Health officials said the new facility will improve customer service for the nearly 18,000 students who visit the center each year.

Senior class creates Sept. 11 scholarship fund

The senior class will establish a Sept. 11 scholarship fund to be awarded annually to a rising senior, the senior class gift committee announced Friday.

According to an e-mail circulated to seniors, the need-based award will be given each year to a student who has been affected by the terrorist attacks either through their service in the military, as a first responder or by having a parent who has served in those capacities.

The scholarship fund is this year’s senior class gift, a GW tradition that allows the graduating class to leave something behind to improve the University. Along with the award, the senior class will donate a commemorative flag and place a plaque on campus.

Times’ chief military correspondent to speak about Fallujah

The New York Times’ chief military correspondent, Michael Gordon, will discuss his experiences as an embedded journalist in Iraq in a Wednesday speech at GW.

The lecture, “How Fallujah became Fallujah: The United States Predicament in Iraq,” will address issues in national security and terrorism. American and Iraqi forces invaded Fallujah last month to drive out insurgents who were using the city as an operating base.

Gordon has been a Times reporter since 1985 and has covered such military issues as the Iraq war, the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf War, the U.S. invasion of Panama and the Russian invasions of Chechnya.

Gordon is also writing a book about his experiences as an embedded journalist in Iraq, where he reported from locations such as Fallujah, Mosul and Baghdad.

The event, which is open to the public, will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Elliott School of International Affairs building.

-Caitlin Carroll

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