Ann Bates

Scrambling for a space to play

With Pelham Hall slated to open next year, the Mount Vernon campus may seem like a more attractive place for students to live. But for those on GW’s club sports teams looking to use the campus’ facilities to practice, space and lighting issues on the Vern may make it less appealing. Kaitlyn Reilly, the captain […]

Holiday Guide: Skip the shopping: DIY gifts do the trick

Scented sugars Materials needed: – Granulated sugar – Aromatic edibles: Scented geranium leaves, rose petals, orange or lemon peel, vanilla beans – Glass jar with a tightly sealing lid Layer granulated sugar with aromatic edibles like scented geranium leaves, rose petals, orange and lemon peel (first set out for a day to dry), or vanilla […]

What’s the deal with… Friday jazz jams

At the end of the week, the sounds of saxophones, trombones, basses, drums, and piano fill the halls of the music department. But they are not emanating from a class or a performance rehearsal. Instead, they are coming from jazz jams. Every Friday from noon to 2 p.m. in Phillips B-120, the GW music department […]

Arabian nights and adventures in Gelman

In a locked room on the second floor of Gelman Library sit hundreds of rare Middle Eastern books in brilliant jeweled colors of red, green and gold, with hand-sewn and individually stamped covers. Some are nearly 400 years old, filled with history, legends, adventure and some mystery. With titles like “Tomb of Senebtisi” and “Picturesque […]