Amanda Dick

Career Center adds new initiatives

Finding a job after graduation may prove to be difficult for the class of 2010, but the GW Career Center is launching new initiatives to help seniors navigate the tight market. About 7 percent fewer seniors will receive jobs than did the class of 2009, according to a report published by the National Association of […]

Cilluffo will chair Homeland Security Review

Correction appended Frank Cilluffo, director of GW’s Homeland Security Policy Institute, will chair the first-ever U.S. Quadrennial Homeland Security Review to review the Department of Homeland Security’s priorities. The review will look at challenges the country faces and assess the nation’s homeland security policies, programs, and missions,” according to the DHS Web site. Cilluffo is […]

Students speak out on Gelman system rooms

Correction appended The launch of the online Gelman Library room reservation system is spurring discussion about the best way to use the 30 Gelman study rooms before students have even begun studying for the semester. Students are voicing their opinions on the new system that will allow library-goers to reserve study rooms for up to […]

For Freshmen: Eating and shopping on campus

View in a larger map We’ve shown you where to go to buy dorm supplies and given you advice from upperclassmen. With little more than a week remaining until freshmen arrive, it’s time to go through a few of the bigger eating options on campus. Check out our map above for the locations and hours […]

Alumna named 2008 CNN Hero

With more than a million votes cast online, GW alumna Liz McCartney was officially named CNN’s “Hero of the Year” for her work helping Hurricane Katrina survivors rebuild their homes. McCartney was among the top 10 vote-getters out of more than 3,700 nominations and was then chosen as the overall winner by a blue ribbon […]

The Hatchet wins awards for print and online editions

One of the nation’s largest student press organizations presented The Hatchet with two of its most prominent awards last week, the first time the paper has been recognized for both its print and online editions in the same year. The Associated Collegiate Press presented the paper with the Online Pacemaker and Print Pacemaker awards. The […]

CDs, CRs react to results

The cheers of the College Democrats swelled after CNN called states for Barack Obama in the Marvin Center on Tuesday night, coming to a thundering crescendo when the Illinois senator was declared the next president of the United States. The applause echoed limply in the adjourning ballroom, where the College Republicans watched quietly as the […]

Speaker committee receives more than 100 nominations

The Commencement speaker committee, formed this year to increase transparency surrounding the annual event, received 113 nominations for potential speakers, officials confirmed last week. About 65 percent of nominations came from students in the Class of 2009, said Vice President and General Counsel Beth Nolan, who chairs the committee. Nominations also came from alumni, parents, […]

Students, faculty waver on arming UPD

As student and faculty leaders begin to consider whether the school should arm University Police Department officers, many said they are reluctant to take sides until they know more information. The University announced last month that they have formed a committee to hire a consultant and assess whether UPD should carry guns. The department is […]

Many colleges arm police forces

Correction appended As University officials discuss whether to arm campus police, security experts and administrators at other colleges say that GW is already behind the times. Almost three-fourths of universities with a sworn police force arm their officers, according to the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics survey from the 2004-2005 academic year. Among the […]