Alan Boal

Religion Week offers educational events

Campus religious and cultural organizations, in conjunction with GW’s Program Board, have planned several events for Religion Week 1998 – “One Religion, Many Faces” – that began Saturday. The Muslim Students’ Association will show the movie The Message at 6 p.m. in Lisner Auditorium. The film accurately depicts the rise of Islam as a major […]

TicketMaster doles out more Dalai Lama tickets

Students interested in attending the Dalai Lama’s upcoming lecture began lining up as early as 9 p.m. Sunday to be among the first in line for the second round of ticket distribution Monday morning. The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, will speak as part of GW’s “Democratic Invention” series at Lisner Auditorium […]

Students complain they were shut out of Dalai Lama speech

Some students said they were upset they were shut out of next month’s lecture by the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, after they waited in line for tickets Monday. The Dalai Lama will speak as part of GW’s “Democratic Invention” lecture series at Lisner Auditorium Nov. 10. The event is co-sponsored by […]

Lister sees improved human rights

George Lister, senior foreign policy adviser for the Department of State, told GW students he was optimistic about combating human rights violations around the world at a lecture at the International Human Rights Dinner Tuesday. Lister said his main goal was to eliminate of misconceptions about the human rights policies of the State Department and […]

Poll finds diversity in education a priority

A majority of Americans said diversity in higher education is more important than ever before, but many said the nation is not doing enough to meet the challenges that lie ahead, according to a first-ever nationwide poll on diversity sponsored by the Ford Foundation. “The main issue is for GW students to interact with each […]

Tibetan refugees decry human rights violations

Three Tibetan refugees discussed the Chinese occupation of Tibet Wednesday night at GW Hillel during a panel discussion sponsored by Students for a Free Tibet. Sonam Dekyi, whose only son is serving an 18-year prison sentence in Tibet, spoke to the audience through an interpreter. Dekyi said Chinese authorities arrested her son Ngawang Choephel, a […]

UN staff discusses refugees’ plight

Three delegates from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees spoke on campus Monday about refugee awareness in the modern world. The panel discussion focused primarily on how UNHCR works to help refugees displaced by war or political unrest to rebuild their lives. “A refugee is anyone who has been forced to flee their country […]

Schwartz addresses Foggy Bottom issues

Republican D.C. mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz addressed Foggy Bottom residents’ concerns about GW’s plans to expand into the neighborhood at a Foggy Bottom Association meeting Monday. Residents said they are most concerned about the proposed construction of a new GW Hospital across the street from the existing 23rd Street facility. “It’s a matter of the […]

GW professor analyzes ethics of Food Lion story

GW journalism Professor Jean Folkerts was commissioned by the Food Lion corporation to study investigative techniques used in a 1992 television expos? of the supermarket chain. Folkerts, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, analyzed ABC News’ “Prime Time Live,” which accused the North Carolina supermarket chain of selling spoiled meat and cheese […]