Alli Hoff

Grad student mans White House phones

It took a long and intense process to get there, but GW graduate student Rob Shorette earned a coveted spot working in the White House this summer as a volunteer in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. Each day, Shorette attempts to answer the huge piles of mail and masses of phone calls received daily by […]

Students inducted into highest honor society

Web Extra Proud parents crowded the stage at Lisner Auditorium Saturday for the induction ceremony for Phi Beta Kappa, an honor society that inducts only 1 percent of college graduates nationwide. The new members of Phi Beta Kappa joined the ranks of leaders in what Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman said is […]

Renowned rabbi advises students

Junior Josh Abrams stands over a table in the basement of Hillel, knees bent slightly to lower his eyes to the man seated beside him. The seated man is much older, with a dark gray beard that falls to his chest. A wide-brimmed black hat covers his long gray hair, and he wears a black […]

Gardasil protects women against HPV, cervical cancer

With three doses given over a six-month span, the Gardasil vaccine provides the only known protection against human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. The four types of HPV prevented by the vaccine are known causes of 70 percent of cervical cancer and 90 percent of genital warts cases, according to the Gardasil Web site. Senior […]

Students push nondiscrimination bill

A resolution to include transgender students in the University’s nondiscrimination policy will move on for approval by the Faculty Senate and the Board of Trustees this month, said Student Association Sen. Michael Komo, U-at-Large. The bill, already passed unanimously by the Student Association senate and the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students, will add the […]

Hatchet elects Byers editor

The Hatchet staff elected junior Alex Byers to lead the paper as editor in chief for the 2009-2010 school year last month. Byers, The Hatchet’s metro news editor and a former assistant sports editor, said he plans to improve the publication’s strong news reputation with an increased online presence. “The Hatchet as an organization has […]

Bindelglass wins Student Association presidency

Julie Bindelglass was elected Student Association president with 51.87 percent of the vote, defeating Nick Polk by a narrow margin Thursday night in the Marvin Center. Bindelglass received 1,565 of the 3,018 votes cast, defeating Polk by 112 votes. “The students have spoken,” Bindeglass said moments after she was announced the winner. “I’m so excited […]

SA more reluctant to fund profitable student events

With just a month of rehearsals remaining before their biannual concert, the GW Pitches a cappella group faces funding problems that may put one of their most anticipated events in jeopardy. The Student Association Finance Committee recently denied a $400 co-sponsorship request, possibly forcing the group’s members to pay out of pocket for the performance’s […]

Runoff proceeds without Boyer

The Student Court ruled on Tuesday to uphold the Joint Election Committee’s decision to disqualify presidential candidate Kyle Boyer from the Student Association runoff election. As a result, the presidential runoff is held Wednesday and Thursday of this week between sophomores Julie Bindelglass and Nick Polk. In a 2-1 decision, the court found that the […]

Student Association senate postpones election

The Student Association senate voted Tuesday to postpone the SA presidential runoff election until after spring break to give the election’s oversight body time to review a series of campaign violations on Wednesday night. The election between SA Sen. Julie Bindelglass, CCAS-U, and SA Executive Vice President Kyle Boyer was previously scheduled to take place […]