Amy Rhodin

Senior gift will go to scholarship fund

Seniors will direct their class gift to an emergency scholarship fund that gives undergraduate students who suddenly lost the ability to pay their tuition a financial award. Nearly 60 percent of the 700 seniors who voted chose the Ron Howard Emergency Scholarship Fund, which is aimed at aiding student leaders on campus. The fund was […]

University starts female-only swim hours

When Zainah Khan packed for GW last year, she left her swimsuit behind. The Saudi Arabian native knew she wouldn’t be able to swim in the Lerner Health and Wellness Center because it is open to both male and female students. If she donned a bathing suit in HelWell, the sophomore would risk being seen […]

University reevaluates e-mail policies after gaffe

The University is reevaluating its rules governing listserv e-mails after an unauthorized e-mail was sent to thousands of students, alerting them to a new University policy requiring students to pay for damages done to the common areas in residence halls. The e-mail, sent at about 4 p.m. Friday to 7,200 students, was not approved by […]

Barenaked Ladies rock Alumni Weekend

Amanda Castroverde More than 1,000 alumni and current GW students rocked out to a live set by the Barenaked Ladies in University Yard Friday night, while reconnecting with former classmates during the kickoff concert for this year’s Alumni Weekend. The Grammy Award-winning band headlined the opening event of the University’s fourth annual reunion weekend, performing […]

Portuguese department disbanded

Following the sudden departure of GW’s only Portuguese-language professor, the University has discontinued teaching the language for the semester. Fourteen students were signed up for the Portuguese for Spanish Speakers class at the beginning of the fall semester. After two meetings of the course in early September, students received an e-mail from Professor Maria Byrnes […]

Administrators preview degree audit system

The much-anticipated degree audit system – which gives students the ability to track their progress toward their degrees without the help of an advisor – cleared another hurdle Tuesday. DegreeWorks, an online program that calculates which courses a student must complete in order to graduate, was previewed on Tuesday for various University administrators. The system […]

Fewer freshmen lost in summer melt

Only 100 students in the Class of 2014 who made deposits to the University have pulled out of enrolling for the fall semester, a senior administrator in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions said last week. Every year, the University expects a percentage of incoming freshmen not to attend the University for various personal or financial […]

Incoming law school class has highest mean GPA in history

The incoming GW Law School first-year class came from the most selective applicant pool the admissions committee has ever considered, an official in the school said in August. The incoming class has a 3.79 mean GPA, up .02 from the class that entered in 2009. “This is a record year for the law school,” said […]

Tickets still available for Jimmy Fallon

Half of the tickets for Jimmy Fallon’s upcoming Colonials Weekend performances have been sold, but a University official said he expects sales for the comedian’s show to pick up as the event nears. Peter Konwerski, the newly appointed dean of students, said about one half of the tickets available for Fallon’s two performances Oct. 16 […]

Son of Russian spies is enrolled for fall classes

Tim Foley, a GW student whose parents were convicted of being Russian spies in the largest revealed espionage plot since the end of the Cold War, is enrolled in classes for the fall semester, a University spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. “Tim Foley is studying international affairs and has been enrolled from the fall 2008 – [fall […]