Andrew Metcalf

Engineering School gets grant for advanced computing center

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has become a home for some of the world’s most advanced computer systems. The National Science Foundation announced last month that it would award GW with the funding to create a Center for High Performance Reconfigurable Computing in Tompkins Hall. The initiative is helping pave the way for […]

McKinney criticizes Bush, Iraq War

U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) headlined a panel of four advocates who criticized the Bush administration and its justifications for the Iraq War in a discussion hosted by a very liberal organization Monday night in Funger Hall. Sponsored by World Can’t Wait – Drive out the Bush Regime, the panel discussion featured a journalist, a […]

SMPA event examines international broadcasting future

The Public Diplomacy Council and the School of Media and Public Affairs sponsored an open forum titled “International Broadcasting: The Public Diplomacy Challenge” Thursday in SMPA’s Jack Morton Auditorium. Two panels of international broadcasting and public affairs experts spoke at the event, fielding questions from a packed room of 150 journalists and scholars. The panel […]

Students complete Mount Vernon to Mount Vernon bike tour

On Saturday, a group of seven GW students rode with faculty and staff from the Mount Vernon campus to Mount Vernon, Va., on the Mount Vernon to Mount Vernon Bike Tour. The event, sponsored by Mount Vernon Campus Life, was the first in what organizers said they hope to be a tradition of combining health […]

US Sen. Dorgan talks about his new book at College Dems event

U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) discussed his new book “Take This Job and Ship It” and answered questions from students Monday night. More than 50 students attended the event, which was hosted by the GW College Democrats at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Dorgan, a strong proponent of progressive legislation in Congress and Chairman […]

WEB EXTRA: Puerto Rico group holds “BBQ for Statehood”

The Puerto Rico Statehood Society hosted a “BBQ for Statehood” Saturday to promote the idea of the island territory becoming the 51st state. Students passing through Kogan Plaza enjoyed the group’s music and free food while learning about the issues facing Puerto Rico today. Puerto Rico, an island just east of the Dominican Republic in […]

WEB EXTRA: Author discusses Roe v. Wade with GW Colonials for life

A conservative author and National Review senior editor spoke about abortion to a crowd of about 70 in the Marvin Center Tuesday night. Ramesh Ponnuru addresses the history, constitutional foundations and public opinion regarding Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 United States Supreme Court decision that declared most anti-abortion laws unconstitutional. The student organization Colonials […]