Blythe Purdin

CRs, CDs join for debate

Members of the GW College Democrats and College Republicans broke with party lines in a parliamentary debate over criticism of the president during times of crises Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. In the debate, co-sponsored by the Parliamentary Debate Society and the Program Board, each team consisted of one CD and CR, forcing one […]

Family Weekend: Sites to see

Students looking to entertain their families in town for the weekend can see new exhibits at traditional tourist attractions while taking advantage of a special offer making all Metro trips free Saturday and Sunday. The Smithsonian Institution offers 16 museums varying from include art to aviation to history. All museums are free to the public […]

Students unify to mourn

Thousands of GW students, faculty and staff joined in Kogan Plaza to show their support and offer prayers Wednesday night at a memorial service and vigil held for the victims of the World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies. Many leaders of the GW community gave messages of hope and inspiration. Student Association President Roger Kapoor […]

New GW student group seeks reform

A new voice is fighting for GW students’ rights this year in the form of a student group called Students for Student Judicial Reform. SSJR formed at the end of last semester when a group of friends, mostly Sigma Nu fraternity members, began to take a closer look at the Guide to Students’ Rights and […]

New bus connects GW, Georgetown

GW students will have an easier time getting to the shops and restaurants of Georgetown starting Sept. 12 when a new shuttle service connecting Georgetown to Foggy Bottom, Rosslyn and DuPont Circle Metro starts. The Georgetown and Rosslyn business communities began the Georgetown Metro Connection as a private initiative, Georgetown Partnership Executive Director Ken Gray […]

Freshmen settle into GW

Minivans and SUVs flooded a closed F Street Thursday, as GW’s largest class in history prepared to make the University their home. The move-in rush was not limited to traditionally freshman residence halls such as the Hall on Virginia Avenue, Thurston, Mitchell and Lafayette halls. Clothes, boxes, TVs and stereos also littered the sidewalk outside […]

MVC offers respite from city

For GW students living at the Mount Vernon Campus, affectionately dubbed “the Vern” by its residents, the urban life of Foggy Bottom may seem a world away. But many MVC residents said they have found many opportunities to work and play on both campuses. The 2001-02 school year will be MVC’s first year as a […]

GW hosts high school Model U.N. conference

The GW International Affairs Society hosted 450 high school students from around the world this weekend for the Washington Area Model United Nations conference. The weekend-long event featured debates about international policy and crisis simulations to mock an actual U.N. meeting. This is the third consecutive year GW has hosted the event. GW students acted […]

Neighbors recruits new corps

The Neighbors Project, a GW community outreach program, will not receive funding from Americorps next year, but will recruit students this month to coordinate the group’s 13 D.C. sites. Americorps only provides funds for two three-year cycles, which GW’s group has already completed, Neighbor’s Project Coordinator Stacy Blumenthal said. The volunteer group will still operate […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Students dance with Rockettes

GW students were treated to a taste of a dancer’s life as the world-famous Rockettes precision dance troupe held a master class and audition at the “Rockette Experience” sponsored by the Program Board Saturday in the Dorothy Marvin Betts Theatre. About 15 female students attended the master class taught by Rockettes Kerri Quinn and Kristin […]