Amanda Lindner

SEAS alum urges grads to follow dreams

An Academy Award winner may seem like an unusual guest for a crowd of engineers, but alumnus Bill Westenhofer, who addressed the graduating class of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, was a tangible example of the wide variety of careers an engineering degree can lead to. SEAS, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary, […]

NROTC students graduate, become military officers

Saluting with one hand and holding a diploma in the other, 17 GW Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps students became military officers Friday morning at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va. Navy commanders commissioned a total of 29 students from GW, Georgetown University, Howard University and the University of Maryland. The weather, despite […]

Junior competes in Miss USA pageant

Junior Nicole White had her sights set on a sash and crown last weekend when she competed in the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. While White, who represented District of Columbia, did not end up with the crown, she was among the top 10 highest-rated contestants by users of the Miss USA Web site […]

Students commemorate Gaza deaths

Members of the group Students for Justice in Palestine adorned University Yard with more than 1,000 flags Monday afternoon to draw attention to the lives lost in the Gaza conflict this past winter. The student organization planted 1,330 red and orange flags to represent Palestinian deaths and nine blue flags for Israeli lives lost in […]

Schools embrace social media

Students are not the only ones addicted to Facebook and Twitter – the University is working to stay in the social media loop as well. Visitors to the GW School of Business Web page can now follow academic events and updates using Twitter and Facebook, making it the latest GW school to join the social […]

College Republicans host Sen. Sam Brownback

Correction appended Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., addressed issues of faith in politics Wednesday night during a College Republicans dinner event at the State Plaza Hotel. Serving his last term in the Senate, the conservative 2008 presidential candidate is preparing for the next Kansas gubernatorial race, and religion is the foundation of his platform. “We need […]

Bhangra serves up dance and hookah

Tables decked with glowing green centerpieces, guests dressed to impress and a red carpet transformed the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom into a swanky dance venue and lounge Friday evening for the Bhangra Blowout Red Carpet Event. The festivities served as a kick-off to the Bhangra Blowout series, which leads up to the annual Bhangra dance […]

Students honor Bob Marley

Students got more than a typical J Street dinner last Wednesday night. Lucky Dub, a Bob Marley tribute group, filled Columbian Square with music and poetry, bringing the Black Heritage Celebration to a close with the help of several student music groups. The audience, some of which came straight from Ash Wednesday services, danced and […]