Andrew Elwell

How to GW: Your guide to navigating the University and D.C.

Declare your major A student’s major directs their course of study over four years at GW. With more than 70 possible majors, there are subjects for every interest and every type of person. To declare a major, students fill out a declaration of major form, which they then submit to their school or program. Students […]

Capital Funk energizes crowd at first showcase

Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. An energized crowed packed into Lisner Auditorium Friday night to see the first showcase of GW’s hip-hop dance team, Capital Funk. The inaugural event, called “Capital Funk Showcase 2008: U Betta Work,” also included local dance groups, lyricists and poets. “The energy was great,” said sophomore Kalie Kelman, co-captain of […]

GW Brief: Former GW Law professor naimed chairman of the FTC

Former GW Law School professor William E. Kovacic took over as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission earlier this month following his appointment by President George W. Bush. Kovacic, whom Bush tapped for the job in January, was the E.K. Gubin professor of government contracts law at GW from 1999 until 2006. “It is an […]

GW Brief: Firewall inventor to teach workshops for the Law School

The man responsible for creating the first commercially successful Internet firewall is set to join the Law School’s Creative and Innovative Economy Center as a research fellow. David Pensak will offer a series of workshops across the globe for senior technology managers and students on “innovention” while based at GW. Through the workshops, Pensak said […]

GW Brief: Univ. to work with Battleground Poll through 2009 election

With the presidential primary season in full swing and Election Day growing closer, GW extended its partnership with Battleground Poll, a bi-partisan national opinion and voter intention poll, through 2009. GW’s collaborators on the poll are Lake Research Partners, a Democratic polling firm, and the Tarrance Group, a Republican polling firm. The University’s relationship with […]

Ambassador talks drugs

The Colombian Ambassador to the United States touted the country’s improvement in fighting crime and boosting the economy in a speech Thursday evening at Marvin Center. Carolina Barco, Colombia’s ambassador since 2002, described the drug trade as an international issue that must be addressed throughout the world, not a problem specific to her country “We […]

As marshal, Kasle is master planner

Although she routinely dresses in ceremonial robes and leads important academic ceremonies such as Convocation and Commencement, University Marshal Jill Kasle found herself tackling a new event this fall: the inauguration of University President Steven Knapp. For more than 17 years, Kasle has served as University marshal, a largely ceremonial role that includes planning events […]

Al Qaeda text editor: Radical Muslims will always hate the West

Radical Muslims will always have an enduring hatred of Western countries and culture, the editor of “The Al Qaeda Reader” told students at Marvin Center Tuesday night. Ray Ibrahim is the first person to translate several key Al Qaeda written documents to English. He spoke in an event sponsored by Students Defending Democracy, a student […]

Minister talks small states

The foreign minister of Liechtenstein spoke about multilateral organizations and whether small states – such as Liechtenstein – can play a role in global issues at the Elliott School of International Affairs Wednesday. Claudia Fritsche and Roland Marxer, Liechtenstein’s ambassadors to the United States and United Nations respectively, joined Rita Kieber-Beck – the foreign minister […]