Ben Uchitelle

Group raises awareness about D.C. biking

Web Extra As the Friday evening rush hour traffic began to clog the streets around Dupont Circle, a group of more than 50 bikers began their ride to bring greater visibility and acceptance to alternate forms of transportation in the District. Critical Mass D.C. is a movement of bikers who ride through downtown streets during […]

Ritter rocks Mount Vernon Campus

Impending rain and a change in venue did not stop musician Josh Ritter from performing next to the fountain at the Mount Vernon Campus Saturday night. Fountain Day, which celebrates the activation of the Mount Vernon quad fountain, was moved indoors to the Lloyd Gym because of predicted storms. At the end of Ritter’s show, […]

GW medical school students raise money for clinic

Web Extra Soccer tickets and meals at local restaurants were among the items available to the highest bidder at Thursday night’s HEALing auction, held in Columbian Square. HEALing – a medical student-run clinic that offers patients free primary and prevention care – raised more than $15,000 by auctioning outings with School of Medicine and Health […]

Elliott School honors Brubeck

Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck traveled behind the Iron Curtain 50 years ago on behalf of the State Department. On Tuesday, he visited the Elliott School of International Affairs for a discussion about risky diplomacy during the Cold War. The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s 1958 cultural diplomacy tour took the four musicians to Poland, India, Pakistan, […]

GW Brief: Ambassador of Afghanistan

Terror attacks, regional instability and a lack of government funding are the main challenges standing in the way of stability in Afghanistan, said Said Tayeb Jawad, the ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S., when he spoke at the GW Hospital last week. Jawad discussed Afghanistan’s strategy to combat the Taliban and other terrorist organizations while […]

GW Brief: Gelman helps disabled students access library resources

Thanks to a donation and collaboration between Gelman Library and Disability Support Services, blind and visually impaired students can now access resources in the library with more ease. Last month the library held a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of its two new assistive technology suites – study rooms that are equipped with speech, scan […]

GW Brief: SMPA professors aids African country of Lesotho

While most members of the GW community were relaxing with friends and family during winter break, professor Steven Livingston was teaching public and private sector leaders of Lesotho, a small country in Africa, how to communicate. Livingston teaches political communications in the School of Media and Public Affairs and the Elliott School of International Affairs […]

Kurdish leader discusses Iraq

The deputy director of community outreach for the Kurdistan Regional Government spoke Wednesday night at the Elliott School about the prospects of an independent democratic government in Iraq’s northern region. Heyrsh Abdul told the approximately 30 people in attendance that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is committed to development in Iraq. “We have chosen to […]

Students raise awareness about ongoing war in Northern Uganda

A nonprofit advocacy group director spoke to GW students Tuesday about a war not often covered by the Western news media – a war that has been raging in Northern Uganda for the last 20 years. Michael Poffenberger studied in Uganda while attending University of Notre Dame and established Resolve Uganda to bridge the gap […]