Becky Neilson

SEAS changes divide faculty

Faculty members in two School of Engineering and Applied Science departments are urging University administrators to hold off on a reorganization of the school’s infrastructure until the school develops a detailed strategic plan. Other SEAS departments, however, have publicly supported the plan laid out by GW Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman. In an […]

Dean sees no immediate effect on students

Students will not immediately be affected by a reorganization of the School of Engineering and Applied Science that will involve the splitting and merging of several of the school’s departments, interim Dean Thomas Mazzuchi said. “The restructuring should not have any effect on students who are graduating,” Mazzuchi said. “As for continuing students, I will […]

Lehman calls for restructuring of engineering school by 1999

A reorganization intended to lift the School of Engineering and Applied Science out of a financial and enrollment slump has irked many of the school’s faculty members, who say they had little input in the decision. The restructuring, outlined in an Oct. 2 memo from Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman to SEAS faculty […]

GW extends housing to domestic partners

Homosexual University employees who live in on-campus apartments as part of their housing contract with GW can now share campus housing with their domestic partners, according to a GW policy that went into effect July 1. Under the policy’s new terms, an unmarried heterosexual couple also can share a campus apartment, which was not permitted […]

GW student to sue Boston University

A GW student will file suit later this month against Boston University and three fraternities there, in connection with an alleged rape at a rush party during her freshman year at BU. Jessica Smithers, who transferred to GW last fall, claims BU and the two fraternities where she drank alcohol earlier on the evening of […]

GW cancels club event after alcohol incidents

GW administrators canceled a Welcome Week event at a downtown dance club Friday, citing concerns that the event sent the wrong message about alcohol use. “The University was concerned about sponsoring an event that could be seen as promoting alcohol,” said Welcome Week Coordinator Heidi Wicker. The cancellation came after two freshmen were found intoxicated […]

A Running Start

Ed Meinert attends Advisory Neighborhood Commission meetings, and doesn’t like what he sees. “They’re pretty haphazard – there’s all this bickering,” he said. “They’re pretty disorganized, I think I can make the board more efficient.” GW juniors Alan Elias, Steven Mandelbaum and Meinert are out to fix an organization they say is “broken”; they’re running […]

Homecoming keeps its name after battle with alumni office

Homecoming planners and administrators in the University’s alumni affairs office agreed Friday to call this winter’s event “Homecoming,” concluding a months-long discussion that began when an alumni affairs official suggested the designation confuses alumni. After last year’s events, Keith Betts, executive director of alumni relations, raised concerns that the name implied the week offers alumni […]

Columbia’s Young to head law school

The long search for a law school dean ended last week when GW tapped Columbia University’s Michael Young to fill the post. Officials have been looking for a dean since last fall, when nine-year veteran Jack Friedenthal announced he would retire this summer to teach at the school. Young brings to GW a solid background […]

A new mayor on the way for city in a `renaissance’

D.C. politics are heating up with the weather. Memorial Day is still a recent memory and November’s chilly days seem far off, but the District has moved full-speed into the months-long task of choosing a new mayor. As a formidable presence in the city, GW is settling back to see how the campaign will play […]