Amanda D'Ambra

Graduates honored at Athletics commencement

As Craig Helmstetter’s peers walked across the Smith Center’s stage May 14 to receive their degrees, the senior was in Worcester, Mass. preparing to compete in his penultiamte race as a Colonial. Helmstetter, the captain of the men’s rowing team, was honored along with nine other student athletes May 10, all who missed their own […]

Retiring faculty reflect on time at GW

In September, for the first time in more than 40 years, the classrooms of the School of Engineering and Applied Science will not be filled with the sound of professor Peter Bock engaging students in discussions of machine intelligence. After a career at the University spanning 44 years, Bock is retiring at the end of […]

Students plan Ginwala memorial service

A memorial service for Ismail Ginwala, the junior who died in the City Hall residence hall last week, will be held April 26 in Guthridge Park. University President Steven Knapp will speak at the service, along with several of Ginwala’s close friends. Amish Shah and Gabriela Farias, both juniors, said the service will allow those […]

Class of 2016 to see higher charge for CI

Incoming freshmen will pay a higher fee to attend Colonial Inauguration to help offset graduation costs now that the University is expected to do away with the much-maligned graduation fee. Beginning with the Class of 2016, and pending Board of Trustees approval, freshmen will be charged $350 to attend CI, Senior Vice President of Student […]

Beer to be served at Spring Fling

Program Board will sell beer at this year’s Spring Fling 2011. PB received the go-ahead to serve alcohol Wednesday afternoon after obtaining the required license through the University’s Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education and the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. Program Board Executive Chair Wesley Callahan said other student organizations have sought approval […]

Housing waitlist cut to 350

The University cut the waitlist for fall housing to fewer than 350 students this week as upperclassmen canceled their assignments, freeing up rooms on campus. GW Housing Programs placed 720 students on the waitlist this month, but program director Seth Weinshel said almost half the waitlisted students now have housing assignments. “There are a number […]

Apps for summer positions increase

A record number of students applied for summer assistant positions with GW Housing Programs, marking the fifth consecutive year applications have increased. The increase prompted housing to expand the program by four students after 366 students applied for 29 summer positions. Summer assistants are required to work an average of 23 hours per week in […]

Nearly 150 to live in mixed-sex housing

About 150 students will live in a gender-neutral housing assignment during the program’s inaugural year. Director of GW Housing Programs Seth Weinshel said the 144 students assigned to rooms with students of the opposite gender will live across campus in 47 rooms. Applicants were assigned at random to residence halls by the same selection process […]

SA receives tentative ‘yes’ for grad fee removal

The University made significant steps toward removing the $100 graduation fee charged to graduating seniors, after student leaders spent the year lobbying for the fee’s removal. Student Association President Jason Lifton said top administrators committed to move forward with a budget that doesn’t include the graduation fee starting for the Class of 2012, pending final […]

Housing nixes squatting option

GW Housing Programs scrapped its squatting program for next year, citing low participation numbers as the reason to end the program that allowed juniors and seniors to remain in the same residence hall for more than 1 year. Director of Housing Programs Seth Weinshel said the decision to end the program was made in tandem […]