Amanda Lindner

Bridging the gap

“Where are all the black people?” asked sophomore Sally Nuamah. “How does this relate to me?” Nuamah was referring to the subject matter of her class on U.S. Diplomacy. But it’s a question she and other black students ask frequently – sometimes in class, but often just walking around a campus they say can feel […]

University plans broad dorm changes

Correction appended GW Housing programs announced broad changes to residence hall assignments for the upcoming year, highlighted by new residence halls, more spacious living and higher room prices. Quads in Thurston Hall are slated to be converted into triples for next year, and triples in City Hall will become doubles. Potomac House, formerly a sophomore […]

Day of service draws hundreds

Fueled by the excitement of the presidential inauguration, GW students participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Monday with paint brushes in hand and the spirit of change in mind. More than 700 volunteers, including 240 GW students, flooded into Anacostia High School in matching white T-shirts to repaint classrooms and help […]

Students still studying in Israel despite conflict

It will take more than bullets and bombs to stop Jaclyn Rothenberg from spending a semester in Israel. Rothenberg, a junior, decided that the recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians will not derail her plans to study abroad. Her flight leaves for Tel Aviv later this month. “I know it seems pretty crazy to go […]

Jewish students celebrate Hanukkah early at Hillel

Web Extra While a DJ spun tracks, students spun dreidels and crowded the dance floor during Hillel’s “Chanukah Chai-Lighter Party” Saturday night. More than a religious gathering, Hillel and the Jewish Student Association aimed to make the evening a social event, a common goal for the organizations this year. “We’re trying to get rid of […]

Past press aides give Obama advice

To help President-elect Barack Obama prepare for his new job and the onslaught of media scrutiny that comes with it, three former White House press officials offered advice on the importance of media relations during a forum at the Jack Morton Auditorium on Monday. Former Gerald Ford press secretary Ron Nessen, former George W. Bush […]

Williams House honors leaders

On the surface, the George Washington Williams House is a student organization that serves as a center for Africana history and cultural promotion both nationally and in the District. But it is more than an umbrella organization for multicultural groups on campus, it’s a place where students come together as brothers and sisters. Students and […]

Students celebrate American Indians

As students ate cranberry sauce and gravy-covered turkey in the Marvin Center Tuesday, the loud beat of a drum heralded a different type of freshman feast. The Red Crooked Sky dance troupe performed several dances and songs at Columbian Square in celebration of Native American History Month. They wore face paint, as well as traditional […]

Indian, Caribbean orgs celebrate Diwali

Orange flames flickered and the aroma of Indian spices filled the air in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Saturday night as GW students from all backgrounds sang and danced along to Bollywood beats and hip-hop fusion at the annual Diwali. The Indian Student Association hosted its annual celebration of the Indian Festival of Lights in […]

Graduate students network in New York

Amid rising unemployment and an uncertain economic future, dozens of students from the School of Business trekked to New York last week to build connections of their own with several leading companies. Almost 40 finance and marketing students embarked on the 2008 MBA New York Career Trek to meet with alumni working in banks, investment […]