Becky Reeves

Students and local senior citizens celebrate at annual Senior Prom

Web Extra Although their memories of high school may have faded, area seniors got a chance relive their youth Sunday afternoon at the annual Senior Prom, hosted by the Neighbors Project – a division of the Office of Community Service. The event, held in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, treats low-income seniors from the District […]

Greek-letter organizations honored

Correction appended Members of the Greek-letter community packed the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sunday night for the 5th annual Greek Night of Achievement. The event honored fraternities, sororities and individual members of Greek-letter organizations for achievement their achievements on campus. The Order of Omega, a selective honorary society for fraternity and sorority students, sponsored the […]

Foreign apps rise 20 percent in two years

Despite uncertainty in the world economy, the number of international applicants at GW continues to grow, increasing 4 percent since last fall, the Office of Admissions reported this week. The fall 2009 semester marks the second consecutive year that the number of international applicants has increased, an overall rise of 20 percent over the past […]

Lessons from a ‘sexpert’

Far from the average high school sex education class, the theme of “sexpert” Jay Friedman’s lecture in the Marvin Center Tuesday night was very simple: “Sex is good.” Friedman has been a certified sex educator for the past 24 years, lecturing at college campuses around the country. He says his interest in sex education stems […]

A family affair

Working and studying at GW is not the only thing shared by sophomore Brian Barbera’s family. They also share kidneys. A few months ago, Barbera discovered his kidneys were failing and that a transplant would be necessary. He has Alport Syndrome, a genetic disorder that leads to kidney failure in early adulthood. His older brother, […]

GW UNICEF festival raises awareness of child labor

Web Extra GW UNICEF fused food with fashion, dance and philanthropy to raise awareness about child labor around the world during their third annual International Festival, held Tuesday night in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom. As a college chapter of the United Nations Children’s Fund, GW UNICEF works with the GW community on issues and […]

Allied in Pride holds second-annual Drag Ball

Decked out in wigs, glittery blouses and make-up or tuxedos paired with fake facial hair, students danced the night away at GW’s Second Annual Drag Ball Friday Night to kick off Transgender Awareness Week. Allied in Pride sponsored the ball along with Trans Education and Action, a branch of Allied in Pride that focuses on […]

Panel stresses studies in humanities

Web Extra More students should study subjects like law, literature and history, stressed a panel of University administrators, philanthropists and a Supreme Court justice Monday evening in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Members of Congress, GW faculty and other academic leaders gathered to hear the panelists discuss the challenges facing the humanities – the overarching field […]

Journalism professor travels with alumni on Southeast Asia cruise

When the GW Alumni Association offered journalism professor Janet Steele the opportunity to forgo D.C.’s frigid February weather to accompany a group of GW alumni on a seven-day cruise through Southeast Asia, it didn’t take long for her to say yes. The excursion was one of several short-term travel programs that the Alumni Association offers […]

Gelman plans major upgrades

Gelman Library could be in line for a major renovation – if the necessary funding comes through. Library administrators are hoping to commence a $5 million renovation project of the entire first floor of Gelman as soon as this spring, but they say they are starving for funding. The project is part of a larger […]