Aya Mueller

Fired tenured professor loses suit against GW

An engineering professor who sued the University after being forcefully removed from his classroom lost a civil suit in federal court last month. Debabrata Saha, who had taught at GW since 1986, is the first professor in University history to have his tenure revoked. When administrators suspended him pending a review of his tenure in […]

The road to nowhere, almost

GW is building a $1.2 million road that connects the Whitehaven Parkway and Pelham Hall. The road, which is being built in the next few weeks, will allow construction vehicles easier access to the site where Pelham Hall will be demolished and rebuilt. The upgraded residence hall will have 288 beds – about triple the […]

Icy weather lands pedestrians in the ER

Freezing rain, frigid temperatures and unsalted sidewalks led 108 people to visit GW Hospital’s emergency room Tuesday night for treatment of injuries incurred from slipping on ice. Many students had trouble walking on slippery streets and sidewalks after a light snow turned to freezing rain Tuesday afternoon. Heather Bancroft, a spokesperson for the Hospital, said […]

Newspaper empowers, provides jobs for homeless District residents

Moyo Onibuje, 43, an eloquent man with a college degree and faint British accent, said he followed a love-interest from the United Kingdom to the United States seven years ago. He made the wrong friends, was robbed of everything he owned, and battled an alcohol and cocaine addiction. Today he is homeless, and he camps […]

Running of the drag queens

Men dressed as Audrey Hepburn, Pocahontas and other famous females were on full display Tuesday night at the annual high heel race in Dupont Circle. Hundreds of spectators – including D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty – gathered to see men dressed in drag sporting high heels running through the streets. More than 100 drag queens hurled […]

Protest disrupts District

Protesters cheered, danced, kicked and screamed during the marches against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank this weekend, which left at least one person injured. On Friday night more than 200 people, dressed in black, gathered at Washington Circle. The Metropolitan Police Department brought an equal number of officers to accompany the protesters in […]

GW sued for negligence, malpractice

A Howard student is suing the University for negligence and medical malpractice because she said she was raped and denied proper care at GW Hospital because she allegedly appeared intoxicated, according to documents filed in D.C. Superior Court. The plaintiff, a 19-year-old sophomore, also filed suit against the District, Howard University Hospital and several local […]

Student note-takers available for hire

If you are worried about failing that Friday 8 a.m. multi-variable calculus class you registered for mistakenly, calm down. A sophomore student is offering help – for a price. Cory Cohen is enlisting the efforts of other students to create a note-taking service that would provide class notes to students for about $5 a class. […]

The gift of green: Seniors create environmentally friendly class gift

Following a nationwide trend to “go green,” this year’s senior class gift will help make GW a more environmentally friendly campus. For its parting present, the Class of 2007 created the Campus Green Fund, an endowment that will fund projects to bring more greenery to campus, making it more environmentally friendly for current and future […]

GW alum assists president on homeland security

On Sept. 11, 2001, Dan Kaniewski saw a plane hit the Pentagon from the U.S. Capitol. It was then, he said, that he made homeland security his No. 1 priority. Last month, Kaniewski, a 2000 GW graduate, was appointed special assistant to the president for homeland security and senior director of response policy. He said […]