Becky Reeves

Renewing Gelman

Every day more than 5,000 students, faculty and staff pass through the metal turnstiles of Gelman Library – and the number nearly doubles during exam periods. But library administrators say the aging building is ill-equipped to accommodate the crowds and the University is not prioritizing funding for improvements. Since Gelman was built in 1973, GW’s […]

Bedbugs force dorm fumigations

Students reported a bedbug infestation on the ninth floor of New Hall last week, prompting the second series of fumigations in residence hall this semester. New Hall residents Nik Alexoff and his three roommates were notified Wednesday afternoon of the infestation on their floor and that bedrooms would have to be treated. Previously, at least […]

Nobel Peace laureate packs Lisner

Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, detailed his lifelong efforts to end global poverty to a captivated audience of D.C. residents and students in Lisner Auditorium Wednesday night. The Bangladeshi economist and professor has received numerous awards for his philanthropic works, but Yunus received the highest recognition, the Nobel Peace Prize, in […]

Famed author teaches at GW

Edward P. Jones, a renowned fiction author and visiting professor at GW, treated literature buffs to a reading from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Known World” in the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday evening. The event kicked off a campus-wide reading of Jones’s novel, which will feature discussions led by GW faculty and additional readings throughout […]

Maintenance workers get pay raise

Despite a deepening financial recession, the University’s 200 housekeeping and groundskeeping workers can rest a little easier after receiving a 3 percent pay raise this week. After successful negotiations between their union and GW, the wage hike brings their total hourly wage to $15.58. Lou Katz, executive vice president and treasurer, said he hopes the […]

Students recognized for service

Four students and one staff member were honored for their contributions of service to the GW community and the public at the University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award Ceremony Thursday night, hosted by the Multicultural Students Services Center. Students Elizabeth Acevedo, Charles Basden Jr., Andrea Criollo, Christine French and staff member Tim Miller […]

Keeping secrets

Can you keep a secret? Try keeping 300,000 of them. That’s what the sold-out crowd in Lisner Auditorium Friday night contemplated as Frank Warren, creator of PostSecret, spoke about his role as “America’s most trusted stranger” and how his community art project became an international phenomenon. PostSecret began about four years ago when Warren mailed […]