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Andrew Ramonas: 750 column inches later

10/20/05 = 0 and there I was at the back of a room somewhere in the Marvin Center. I was nervous. I clung to my pen and recently purchased CVS-brand notepad. My next three and half years were on the line. GW Students Taking Action Now: Darfur was holding a meeting about how the University […]

Fall Fest moves to Smith Center due to hurricane

Fall Fest will be in the Smith Center this Saturday due to the possibility of heavy rain and strong winds from Hurricane Hanna, Program Board officials said Wednesday night. Alert DC, an emergency warning system for the District, notified residents that Hurricane Hanna, which is over the Atlantic Ocean and expected to make landfall near […]

A month by month look at last year’s news

September SA, officials question homelessness initiative over funding During the first Student Association meeting of the year, the senate tried to allocate $6,000 for T-shirts, buttons, banners and other material to promote a local homelessness campaign called GW F.E.E.D. The legislation for the initiative was later vetoed by SA president Nicole Capp – the only […]

Robin Williams to headline Colonials Weekend

Friday, June 13, 8:08 p.m. Comedian Robin Williams will be the featured entertainer at this year’s Colonials Weekend, University officials announced Friday. The Academy Award-winning actor will take the stage of the Smith Center Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday Oct. 18 at 9:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. July 8, and cost […]

Man falls from GW Hospital ledge, sustains serious injuries

Sunday, July 20 A man fell from a GW Hospital window ledge Saturday afternoon and landed on the edge of an inflatable mat about 40 feet below, after threatening to jump for four hours. The young black male, who has not been identified, was in “very critical” condition after respondents took him inside the hospital […]

School of Medicine: Provost welcomes graduates into medical community

Graduates at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences graduation ceremony were warned not to strain their muscles in any self-congratulatory accolades Saturday afternoon in Lisner Auditorium. University Provost John “Skip” Williams told graduates at the School of Medicine and Health Services that they have worked hard during their time at GW, but should be […]

School of Business: NewAlliance CEO advises grad students

Peyton R. Patterson, chairman, president and CEO of NewAlliance Bancshares and NewAlliance Bank, told the graduate students of the School of Business Friday that if they want to move up in their careers, they must understand their companies. Patterson, who received her masters at GW in 1983, gave the keynote address at the ceremony in […]

Navy commissions new officers

Navy commanders commissioned 16 GW students as military officers at a Navy ROTC ceremony Friday morning in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. Keynote speaker Vice Adm. Norbert R. Ryan Jr., president of the Military Officers Association of America, said the 29 GW Navy ROTC ensigns – who are from Catholic, Georgetown, Maryland and GW – […]

SEAS: GW trustee calls engineers “heroes”

Graduates of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences were recognized as “heroes” at the school’s graduation ceremony Saturday night in the Smith Center. Keynote speaker Mark Hughes, former president of System and Network Solutions Group Science Applications International Corporation, said SEAS granted the graduates with great skills to make a difference in the world […]

Knapp focused on alumni, academics during first year

His new home might be in the District, but University President Steven Knapp’s passport paints a much different picture of his whereabouts during his first year as GW president. Knapp, the former Johns Hopkins University provost, traveled to about a dozen cities spanning three continents to meet with alumni – while he simultaneously adjusted to […]