Andrew Ganz

GW taps Archbishop Tutu as Commencement speaker

Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be the keynote speaker at GW’s University-wide Commencement ceremony May 16 on the Ellipse. Tutu gained international fame as one of the most prominent and outspoken figures during the fight to end apartheid in South Africa. Tutu, a 67-year-old native of Klerksdorp, South Africa, served as General Secretary of the South […]

ESIA hosts town hall meeting

Concerns about the scheduling changes for the Elliott School of International Affairs’ graduation ceremony were the topic when ESIA deans addressed a small group of students who turned out for a town meeting Wednesday. The town meeting, which featured Dean Harry Harding and Associate Dean Edward McCord, also gave students a forum to voice their […]

Students decry change in ESIA graduation

Commencement organizers’ recent announcement that the Elliott School of International Affair’s graduation will be held Friday night instead of Saturday has caused frustration among some graduating students and their families. ESIA students who will graduate in May were notified of the change in the ceremony date via e-mail Jan. 28 by Edward McCord, ESIA assistant […]

`Law Revue’ prepares live music, comedy skits

Since 1978, GW Law School students have flocked to a unique event – not to graduation or to a speech by a prominent lawyer, but to the Law Revue, a show that continues to tear aspiring attorneys away from their books for a night of comedy and music. Band Director Davin Seamon, a third-year law […]

More companies throw their hats into Web bookstore ring

Last semester, textbook shopping took on a new dimension when a host of online competitors came on the scene to give the multibillion dollar industry a run for its money. VarsityBooks.com, part of the increasingly popular online book industry, targeted colleges in the D.C. area for the first time last fall. Bookstore sites such as […]

Turley calls Clinton’s impeachment unlikely

GW law Professor Jonathan Turley described his day of testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Monday as “just an extraordinary day.” Turley was part of a group of academics and historians who were asked by legislators to determine what presidential actions should be considered “high crimes and misdemeanors” under the Constitution’s impeachment clause. While Turley […]

Turley advises House Judiciary Committee on impeachment

GW Law School Professor Jonathan Turley will appear before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Monday morning as impeachment hearings get underway on Capitol Hill. Turley was contacted by Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) to participate in the legislature’s determination of an impeachment standard. Turley, who has become a familiar face on political […]

Heated words highlight election preview debate

Pundits who represented opposite poles of the political world battled it out Wednesday night in Funger Hall at the 1998 National Election Preview. The event, which was co-sponsored by GW College Democrats, College Republicans and GW Friends of Israel, became vicious at times, as the focus of discussion veered from the intended election preview into […]

GW raises awareness about the disabled

Growing up in Asmeria, Ethiopia, was not easy for Yohannas Demoz. But at age 10, life suddenly got worse for the GW sophomore. Amid the chaos of an Ethiopian civil war, Demoz was blinded after a bomb exploded in the local soccer field. Christy Willis, director of Disabilities Support Services, said Demoz is one of […]

GW’s top talker comes under fire

GW law professor Jonathan Turley never could have predicted the course his life has taken in recent months. He has been one of the preeminent talking heads in the daily saturation commentary on President Clinton’s scandal. He has appeared on countless political talk and news programs – 39 appearances between January and mid-August by one […]