Amy Rhodin

Law School trims dean candidate pool

The nomination pool for the next dean of the GW Law School has been whittled down from 350 to 100 possible candidates. The review committee tasked with finding a replacement for Dean Frederick Lawrence will be looking for a high-profile candidate with the means to boost the program’s reputation to the Ivy League level. The […]

University sees $3 million growth in grant funding

The University received a record amount of grant money last fiscal year, despite the wavering economy and a decline in the amount of grant money available. GW received more than $172 million in grants and contract revenues in the 2010 fiscal year, which ran from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. The total is […]

Carter: U.S., Obama will likely lose the war in Afghanistan

America is likely to lose the war in Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter said during a discussion at the Lincoln Theatre on U Street Monday night. Carter was in the District to discuss his new book “White House Diary,” a compilation of the former commander in chief’s diary entries from his four years in the White […]

Knapp creates service fellowship

University President Steven Knapp endowed a $10,000 fund to provide support to students hoping to perform large-scale community service during or after their GW education. The Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning will be given to undergraduate or graduate students who have shown a determination to bring about change in needy areas of the world, Knapp […]

GW seeks donors for Gelman renovations

Correction appended The University is in talks with several philanthropists to secure a large-scale donation for renovations of the first floor of Gelman Library. Jennifer Broome, the new director of development for the library, addressed the widespread student belief that the University does not support the aging building during Tuesday night’s Student Association meeting, saying […]

Jimmy Carter book reading rescheduled

The postponed book reading with former President Jimmy Carter in Lisner Auditorium has been rescheduled for Nov. 29, though in an alternate venue in the District. Carter will read excerpts from his new book “White House Diary” and discuss details of his presidency during a reading at the Lincoln Theatre on U Street. Carter was […]

Class Gift lauds donors with ‘honor roll’

The Senior Class Gift Committee made its list of student donors public for the first time, a change that mirrors a nationwide trend of universities seeking alternative ways to increase pre-graduation donations. This year’s committee hopes putting a name on each gift received will encourage more than half of this year’s class to make monetary […]

Students compete for $50k in competition

The third annual GW Business Plan Competition kicked off last week, with revamped efforts to help students and community members create a business proposal for the chance to win a piece of a $50,000 cash prize pool. The popular but selective competition began in 2009 and has given hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students the […]

G St. space prepped for construction

On-site preparations for the $6 million below-ground Law Learning Center in the 2000 block of G Street are underway. The developments will pave the way for an additional 20,000 feet of academic space for the GW Law School. John Ralls, the special advisor for community and outreach in the Office of Real Estate, said the […]

University creates LGBT minor

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences established a minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies last week, after student leaders lobbied the University for over a year to create the discipline. Dan Moshenberg, the director of the Women’s Studies Program which houses the minor, said the curriculum was passed after a multi-disciplinary group […]