Andrew Breza

Report: Fire caused $75,000 in damages

Clarification appended A malfunctioning air conditioner caught fire in Schenley Hall on May 2, causing about $75,000 in damages, according to the D.C. Fire Department. Electrical wires were the first object to ignite and no human factors contributed to the spread of the blaze, according to a D.C. Fire Department report. The report cites the […]

University, NIH warn of phishing e-mails

The University and the NIH Federal Credit Union warned students and other account holders of receiving scam e-mail notifications meant to look like official bank communications. The University has sent two mass e-mails – the most recent was last week – to students alerting them about the dangers of following the fraudulent e-mails’ instructions, said […]

Thurston no safer a year after fire

More than a year after a two-alarm fire severely burned a GW student on Thurston Hall’s ninth floor, administrators said that despite initiatives to improve safety in residence halls, Thurston Hall is still no safer than it was a year ago. At about 5 a.m. on the morning of March 22, 2005, then-freshman Kevin McLaughlin […]

GW gives a look inside Potomac House, plans two other dorms

As construction of GW’s newest residence hall, the Potomac House on F Street, progresses smoothly, GW administrators are making plans for the erection of two other dorms over the next decade. The construction of the Potomac House, a 379-bed freshman dorm, has been on schedule since its December 2004 groundbreaking, and the building is set […]

SA report finds faults with advising system

A study released earlier this month by a Student Association special committee based on student surveys found that academic advising is inefficient and needs improvement across most GW programs. The report, which was delivered to each of the eight colleges that make up GW, cited unknowledgeable advisers, long wait times to meet with advisers and […]

Coulter scheduled to make GW appearance

Conservative political pundit Ann Coulter is slated to speak at GW Feb. 10, and the College Republicans, who are sponsoring the author and columnist’s visit, are raising the necessary funds for her speaker’s fee. The Young America’s Foundation, Coulter’s scheduler, confirmed the scheduled speech. Senior Jeff Holth, chairman of the College Republicans, said bringing her […]

WEB EXTRA: 200 students learn about poverty at Oxfam hunger banquet

About 200 students were forced to confront the issues of poverty and unequal wealth distribution during the Oxfam Hunger Banquet Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. “This is a dramatized version of what goes on in the world because of poverty,” said freshman Talia Recht, a human services major and volunteer involved in the project. […]

GW’s Internet and politics center wins worldwide honor

GW’s Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, a research component of the Graduate School of Political Management, was recently recognized by a worldwide organization as one of the top 10 groups changing the world of Internet and politics. Of the 10 award recipients, IPDI is the only academic institution and is one of only […]

Professor describes influence of blogs

Some people call them journalists; others denounce them as partisan fanatics. But whatever they are, professor Henry Farrell said they’re here to stay. Farrell, an assistant professor of political science and international affairs, spoke about the growing influence of Web logs – or blogs – and how they are changing the face of politics in […]