Beth Lester

Distance learning goes abroad

Students in GW’s distance learning program are trading in their classroom seats for chairs in front of their computers worldwide. Outside the United States, students are participating in new distance learning classes that GW is offering in conjunction with the United States Navy and GW’s Medical Center. Through the program, one student worked toward his […]

CLLC reduces meeting space

Student groups are concerned that there may be a shortage of meeting space after the Community Living and Learning Center reduced the amount of space available to organizations in residence halls this summer. “The hall councils came to us at the end of last year with concerns about student group use of residence hall space […]

GW steps into global market competition with online classes

GW undergraduates were able take courses this summer without ever leaving the comforts of their homes. In a move to make GW competitive on the Internet, undergraduate classes in business administration, tourism, creative writing, and computer literacy were offered online for the first time this summer, said Don Lehman, vice president of Academic Affairs. “The […]

Hillel sponsors services for Jewish High Holidays

GW Hillel is sponsoring a variety of religious services and activities for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur this year. Collectively known as the Jewish High Holy Days, the holidays and period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mark the start of the Jewish calendar and a new spiritual year. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, […]

GW schedules freshman classes in Thurston Hall

Freshmen are taking classes in the Thurston Hall piano lounge this semester because of an increased number of classes and initiatives by the Community Living and Learning Center. English 10 sections and freshman advising workshops are among 11 predominantly freshman classes scheduled in the lounge. The decision to hold classes in a residence hall was […]

HotBot ranks GW Web site 14th for searches

GW’s Web site is ranked 14th among college sites in the number of people who searched for it and visited it each month, according to a new report from Lycos’ search engine HotBot. Deborah Snelgrove, executive director for Student Academic and Support Services Communication and Technology, wrote in an e-mail that the rankings show the […]

New J Street opens to mixed student reaction

Signs that read “Lunch Meal Period 11:30 – 2:30” were missing as classes began last week, and the frantic freshman rush to make it to Thurston Dining Hall for breakfast time is a thing of the past. Students arriving on campus found a much different J Street than they left in the fall. Besides new […]

SA actively represents students

In the Oct. 1 issue of The GW Hatchet, Jason Haber asked, “What does the Student Association do?” (“Where’s the SA Senate?” p. 5). The answer is as simple as the question. The SA is the only group on campus that represents every single GW student. It is the only organization that brings together the […]