Amanda Limmer

Lack of professors plagues foreign language department

Due to a short supply of professors and a limited number of class sections in GW’s romance, Slavic and German languages department, many students will be forced to wait until next semester to fulfill their language requirements and electives. Gregory Ludlow, chair of the department of romance, Slavic and German languages and literature, said his […]

University readies for Social Security number phase-out

Students may be assigned randomly generated identification numbers as early as January as part of GW’s plan for a campus-wide reduction of the use of Social Security numbers as a means of identification. University officials said the project, which has been in the works for several years, will be completed by July 2006, enabling students […]

‘On the Story’ gains steam

Despite the absence of the partisan screaming matches of its predecessor, “On the Story” has had cameras rolling to a receptive GW community seven weeks into the CNN show’s run on campus. More than 1,000 people have attended the weekly news program since its first broadcast from the Jack Morton Auditorium July 8, said Heather […]

Incoming freshman dies in skateboarding accident

Incoming freshman Jonathan Sisto died Aug. 11 in a skateboarding accident, only three weeks before he was set to begin his first semester as a GW student. Sisto, a native of Orinda, Calif., died from head injuries after he fell off the skateboard he was riding while holding on to a moving car, the San […]

WEB UPDATE: GW-Napster relationship up in the air

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. After a year of providing students with free access to Napster, GW has not announced if it will continue a now-expired contract with the music filesharing network this school year. In fall 2004, GW signed a contract with the online music program allowing students to access more than one […]

Fate of faculty and staff pay raises rests with board

In the wake of a contentious emergency Faculty Senate meeting last week, GW’s Board of Trustees will meet Friday to determine if faculty and staff pay raises will be put off six months until January 2006. At last Monday’s meeting in the Marvin Center, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg led a discussion concerning the proposed […]

Fees loom over students

As students begin to pack up and head home for the summer, some may realize that the overdue library books piled up in their dorm rooms are going to cost them a pretty penny. More than 2,400 people owe $25 or more in Gelman late fees, while 1,380 library customers owe at least $50 to […]

Ropes course aims to increase spirit

Students and faculty can now put their teamwork skills to the test on a low ropes course inaugurated last week at the Mount Vernon Campus. Tim Miller, director of Student Activities Center, and Jeremiah Davis, director of GW Trails, came up with the idea for a ropes course on campus after a staff retreat to […]

Run to benefit student mental health programs

Some GW students regularly run at the Health and Wellness Center and around D.C. to get in shape and have fun, but they can soon run to help prevent suicide. Run 5-4 Life, founded by sophomores Sarah Brown and Lauren Furmanek, is one of GW’s newest student organizations; the co-founders are working to prepare for […]