Ashley Larkin

GW license plates for sale in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

Colonials can showcase their buff and blue pride while driving, since the University has created custom GW license plates. The plates, emblazoned with “GW Colonials” on the side and “The George Washington University” on the bottom, are available for any vehicle registered in D.C., Maryland or Virginia. “Many alumni have let us know that they […]

Dining Services Commission struggles to make change

Four weeks into the fall semester, the student-run Dining Services Commission has yet to hold a meeting and has no members except for its chairperson. The DSC is meant to advocate for on-campus dining – traditionally an area that receives a lot of complaints from the student body – and works directly with University officials […]

LGBT students protest Target Takeover

The Residence Hall Association hosted its annual Target Takeover event last night, amidst controversy over the retail giant’s political contributions. The Target Corporation, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., has come under fire for contributing $150,000 to the political action committee Minnesota Forward. Minnesota Forward gave money to campaign ads for gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who supports […]

Sodexo catering contract irks organizations

Despite pleas from student organizations across campus, the University has granted Sodexo an exclusive contract to cater all of the events that will take place in West Hall – the newest residence hall on the Mount Vernon Campus – a University spokeswoman confirmed this month. Sodexo currently has an exclusive catering contract in the Marvin […]

December graduates return for Commencement

After GW’s Commencement ceremony on the National Mall on Sunday, graduates will begin their post-collegiate lives in the real world – finding both a job and a place to live outside the borders of the University’s campus. But for seniors who graduated in December, the transition from student to full-time member of the work force […]

Hundreds of high school seniors visit campus on April Visit days

Throughout the month of April, GW students have played host and shared the campus with 1,360 high school seniors touring the school as admitted students, a University official said this week. These select days of tours and University-sponsored events are known as April Visit Days, and while they increase the campus population for a few […]

Students anticipate Pelham Hall theater space

Student theater group leaders are hoping a new student life area in Pelham Hall will alleviate pressing student space concerns in Foggy Bottom. The Campus Life Center, as the area will be called, will open in fall 2010 and host a variety of resources and new event spaces for students, including a black box theater, […]

Visitors double for Eckles Library

Visitors to Eckles Library have more than doubled since 2004 and students interviewed said they are increasingly drawn to the Mount Vernon library because of the smaller crowds and community feel. Eckles librarians count students each hour and statistics collected by the employees show Eckles went from 32,051 visitors during the 2004-2005 school year to […]

Legislator shares breast cancer story

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., shared a personal story of her battle with breast cancer at a panel and discussion organized by GW Hillel Wednesday night. Accompanied by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Dr. Paul Levine, of GW’s School of Public Health and Health Services, Wasserman Schultz elaborated on the impact of breast cancer […]

Ex-CIA officer spills secrets to getting his job at alumni event

Web Exclusive Former CIA operations officer and GW alumnus Joe Kiehl opened up about his previously top secret past in a lecture held at the Alumni House Wednesday night. Kiehl, who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international affairs in 1972 and 1986 from GW, worked as a CIA operative for 26 years. He […]