Becky Guyon

Technology withstands student growth

Information System Services and Resnet officials say the addition of 450 more freshmen than last year has not overburdened technology services at GW so far. Technology services have been preparing for increased enrollment, said Jeff Baxter, community coordinator for Information System Services. “We are always upgrading our systems because enrollment is always growing,” he said. […]

Shark attacks, injures GW grad student

GW graduate student Natalia Slobodskaya was critically injured in a shark attack off the coast of North Carolina Monday. Her fiance, Sergei Zaloukaev, 27, was also attacked and died shortly after the incident of massive blood loss. Slobonskaya, a 23-year-old Russian national, was treated in the trauma unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia […]

University leaders welcome freshmen

GW officials encouraged about 2,000 freshmen to explore academically and grow personally during Freshman Convocation Sunday. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg offered the final words at the event telling students to explore the University and city and to realize the opportunity they have to fulfill their dreams. “Don’t blow this chance. Have a lot of […]

Student speaker emphasizes values

Senior Larissa Davis said she did not even think she would know this year’s Commencement student speaker. But with the ceremony less than a week away, Davis is preparing to address about 20,000 people including the Class of 2001 on the Ellipse May 20. “I’m very excited about it right now, but as it gets […]

Class of 2001 gives Gelman furniture

The Class of 2001 donated furniture for a study lounge on the sixth floor of the Gelman Library as its class gift to GW, said Lee Holsopple, director of development for annual giving programs. More than 200 seniors contributed a total of $5,000 for the gift. The Office of Parent Services matched the amount raised […]

Professors reject harassment policy

The Faculty Senate voted unanimously Friday to reject the revised sexual harassment policy University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg presented at its last meeting April 13. The Senate voted 15-0 to pass a resolution asking the University to redraft the policy, which has been the subject of debate between faculty and University officials for three years. […]

PB rejects SA funding

The Program Board has no intention to follow the Student Association’s lead in gaining financial independence from the University, PB Executive Chair Seth Weinert said. The SA will receive funding directly from students through a new student fee next fall. Students voted to pass the measure in February’s SA elections. The fund will help the […]

The Roots attracts record PB crowd

Light rain gave way to sunshine in time for The Roots to take the stage during Saturday’s third-annual Spring Fling, where about 5,000 people enjoyed free food, games and other musical acts on the Quad. The Program Board lined up opening acts RAI Nation, GW band Waterstreet and GW performer Adam Richman for Saturday’s event. […]

Senate delays policy vote

The Faculty Senate will review an amended sexual harassment policy after postponing its vote on a resolution to reject the previous policy Friday. Faculty members said they decided to delay their final comments on a policy that will cover all sexual harassment charges between professors, staff members and students because University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg […]

Internet confuses applicant process

Students applying to GW graduate programs in the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences said online applications have hampered the process and believe the school lost some of their application materials they submitted. Maureen Fleming, a current GW senior majoring in political communications, said the CSAS office had no record of her application as of […]