Alli Hoff

SA senate votes to nix candidate signature rule

Candidates for Student Association office may no longer need to collect signatures to be considered for a spot on the ballot because of an amendment passed Tuesday night at the SA senate meeting. If approved by SA President Vishal Aswani, this new policy will allow students who “don’t want to jump through hoops” easier access […]

Metro discount stalled

Student Association leaders began lobbying for a reduced Metro fare for D.C. area students almost a year ago, but the project is now in the hands of the University and Metro officials and progress has come to a standstill – though administrators remain optimistic. Michael Akin, executive director of international, government and community affairs, said […]

SA confirms two cabinet members and two new senators

The Student Association confirmed two new cabinet members and voted on replacements for two vacant senate seats Tuesday night at its monthly senate meeting. Junior Kevin Homiak was confirmed as vice president of public affairs and freshman Dylan Pyne was named to the Socially Responsible Initiatives Commission. Homiak and Pyne were nominated by SA President […]

SA’s first black president pens book

As the country celebrates the inauguration of its first black president, the first black president of GW’s Student Association, who held office in the early ’90s, is making accomplishments of his own. Kyle Farmbry, now a professor at Rutgers University, will soon publish a book titled “Administration and the Other: Exploration of Diversity and Marginalization […]

SA will fill three vacated positions before February

Three positions in the Student Association were left vacant at the end of last semester, and the SA Rules Committee is tasked with filling them before the body’s next meeting in February. The SA has received applications from potential replacements for SA senators Chris Borchert (CCAS-U) and Daniel Preiss (SoB-U), as well as Vice President […]

Museum to exhibit student’s office

Many GW students helped make history in their efforts to elect Barack Obama to the presidency. But senior Kyle Lierman will have elements from his campaign activities for the president-elect preserved for history. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture will use items from a Falls Church, Va., field office run by […]

Early decision applications rise

Despite widespread economic uncertainty, the University has seen a major increase in early decision applications and pushed back the deadline for Early Decision I to attract even more prospective students to apply early, administrators said this week. The University will accept early decision applications for an additional two weeks to give high schoolers more time […]

Loss dampens GOP event

It was a somber ending to a spirited evening at the Republican National Committee’s election night event at the Capital Hilton on Tuesday. Supporters of Sen. John McCain at the RNC fell silent near 11 p.m. as they watched months of hard work disappear when Barack Obama was projected to be the country’s next president. […]

Williams draws big laughs

“What the fuck is buff?” asked comedian Robin Williams during a sold-out show in the Smith Center Friday. “Supposedly, it’s the color of George Washington’s teeth.” Williams, who performed two shows as part of Colonials Weekend, incited near-continuous laughter from audiences with a routine peppered with sex and profanity. The 57-year-old comedian, best known for […]

Family donates $10 million for cancer research at SMHS

A $10 million donation will expand cancer research, care and education at the GW Medical Center, University officials announced Wednesday. The contribution from Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen is the largest individual gift in the history of the University and its medical center. “This is an extraordinary gift from Dr. and Mrs. Katzen which we hope […]