Amy Rhodin

Thousands attend Earth Day concert on Mall despite stormy weather

Web Extra Torrential downpours did not stop thousands of people from attending a free concert on the National Mall Sunday in support of this week’s Earth Day. Lightning did cut the Green Apple Festival short, however. Before organizers cancelled the concert because of impending thunderstorms, large crowds watched as rock bands O.A.R., Gov’t Mule and […]

Honoring Virginia Tech’s fallen

It has been a long year for Jessica Forbes. The senior transferred to GW from Virginia Tech in 2006. Only one week before a gunman tore through the rural Virginia campus, Forbes visited her friends in Blacksburg, Va. Shortly after she returned, she learned her friend had been killed. “I’m used to not thinking about […]

Activists protest lax gun laws on anniversary of shootings

Web Extra For three minutes, a silent crowd of demonstrators filled the steps of the Supreme Court with their lifeless bodies on the one year anniversary of the shootings at Virginia Tech in an appeal for stricter gun laws. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sponsored the lie-in, which attracted prominent activists including the […]

GW Brief: SPJ awards The Hatchet 15 Mark of Excellence Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists honored The Hatchet as the best non-daily student newspaper in the Mid-Atlantic region at its annual convention last week in Lexington, Va. Washington and Lee University hosted the awards ceremony, and of The Hatchet’s 15 awards, four were first place. “It’s a testament to the staff that works hard to […]

Trachtenberg speaks to Hillel international conference

Former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg spoke fondly of his experiences with Hillel during an address he gave at the organization’s national summit on universities and the Jewish community. Trachtenberg said during his presidency, he aimed to create ties between communities that otherwise would have had little contact. One of his “fondest memories at GW” […]

Oscar winners film on campus

Early Saturday morning, the area outside the World Bank was home to production for the film “State of Play,” a political thriller being filmed in the District, with Academy Award winners Russell Crowe and Helen Mirren. More than 30 extras and a large crew flooded Pennsylvania Avenue between 18th and 19th streets for the shoot. […]

Flu hits GW students hard

The number of people who have contracted the flu has increased at GW and nationwide. Isabel Goldenberg, the medical director at Student Health Service, said more than 100 students have come into her office with the flu. More than 40 people in February alone had flu-like symptoms, last year when compared with there were only […]

Protesters oppose FARC

Membership in a Facebook group was the catalyst that brought more than 1,500 students, families and activists together to rally against a violent Colombian terrorist organization, in the District’s Freedom Plaza Monday as part of a worldwide day of protest. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known by the name’s Spanish-language equivalent, FARC, is […]

GW one of first to offer professional science degree

Web Extra Last fall GW started a professional science masters program in response to pressure from industry and government leaders to expand the scope and size of the academic science industry. This new, two-year graduate degree program, offered through the College of Professional Studies, combines advanced course work in science, math and business. “There has […]

Post workers fight for wages

“Looks like greed is in STYLE. Just ask Washington Post executives,” reads one sign in a Metro station that references a blown-up photo of the Post’s Style section. Other, similar signs are scattered throughout the District at other Metro stations, on bus billboards and in television ads. The Communications Workers of America Local 14201, a […]