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Indie movie theater to open near campus

A new movie theater showcasing independent films is set to open near campus Friday. The West End Cinema – located at 2301 M St. – will offer patrons a similar experience to the Landmark E Street Cinema, serving up beer, wine and non-mainstream films. Josh Levin and Jamie Shor are co-owners of the theater, and […]

Career Center gears services towards seniors

Amid a national unemployment rate that has hovered around 9 percent for more than a year, the GW Career Center is ramping up its services in an attempt to help graduating seniors find employment post graduation. In order to help the graduating class, the Career Center relies on its consulting services, which include walk-in appointments, […]

Students spend Saturday serving

More than 2,000 students and community members headed into the D.C.-area Saturday for the annual Freshman Day of Service, which focused on ecological sustainability and the importance of environmentally responsible behavior this year. Animal Planet host Jeff Corwin kicked off the event in the Smith Center, challenging students to help save the planet by working […]

Earth Day turns 40 on the National Mall

Correction appended Speakers at the District’s Earth Day celebration issued a call to fight global warming and protect the environment Thursday on the National Mall. D.C. kicked off its weekend-long celebration – the 40th one held in the city – with a day-long rally hosted by the Earth Day Network that featured music, dancers, speakers […]

Tea party protesters rally against big government, taxes

Thousands of tea party members and supporters gathered around the Washington Monument last Thursday to protest big government and the American tax system. FreedomWorks, a conservative nonprofit group chaired by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, organized the tax day event, one of many rallies held throughout the day in D.C. and across the country. […]

For University, sustainability is a mindset, not a major

Some of GW’s initiatives to become a more sustainable university have been easy to see in recent years – the opening of the University’s first LEED-certified residence hall, new recycling bins and the creation of the Office of Sustainability. But even after the presidential task force on sustainability noted in its final report that “GW’s […]

National Zoo throws farewell party for panda

Web Exclusive Despite the below-freezing temperature and heavy snowfall, hundreds of D.C. residents descended upon the National Zoo Saturday to say goodbye to a much-loved giant panda born in the District. Tai Shan, now four-and-a-half years old, will be leaving for his new home in Chengdu, China on Feb. 4. Tai Shan’s journey will include […]

Activists march for AIDS

Hundreds of activists marched to the White House and the office of Mayor Adrian Fenty Monday afternoon to mark World AIDS Day, saying the fight against the pandemic is far from over. The protestors were dissatisfied, saying they were not seeing results from President Barack Obama’s campaign promise of funding $50 billion over the next […]

World-renowned Russian poet visits Elliott school

Web Exclusive World-renowned Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko spoke about his poetry and recited some of his work at an event held in the Elliott School of International Affairs Wednesday night. Yevtushenko spoke about how his life experiences influenced his work, and said writing helped him make sense of the atrocities he witnessed while living in […]