Asha Omelian

Political science research in jeopardy

Political science professor Forrest Maltzman used federal dollars to study why some laws are slapped with amendments more than others. But, ironically, one measure inked on Capitol Hill last week could put projects like his in jeopardy. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., attached an amendment to a congressional spending bill to defund $10 million of political […]

Professor studies effectiveness of massive open online courses

The University awarded a physics professor $10,000 Monday to investigate how well students learn in free online courses that are open to anyone with an internet connection. The funds given to teaching assistant physics professor Raluca Teodorescu mark GW’s first investment to examine the effectiveness of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, which have splashed […]

Business school adds specialized finance degree

Correction appended Students would be able to earn a bachelor of science in finance for the first time if the Board of Trustees approves the degree later this year. Currently, students interested in the field must complete a bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in finance, which adds extra general requirements. The change is […]

GW pays $700,000 for ball, ad buys

Correction appended The University will spend almost $700,000 to throw an inaugural ball, dress up Union Station with GW billboards for D.C. visitors and advertise during a television broadcast of the parade. The expenditures total about $10,000 less than GW shelled out on the extravagant ball and much-hyped float in 2009, though Vice President for […]

Interior Design Program gets makeover, adds creative courses

The Interior Design Program just finished one of its most important renovation projects: its own curriculum. The program will shift its course load to focus on practical design work next fall, leaping from nine to 30 credits of required studio courses to give professors more time to work one-on-one with students. In those classes, students […]