Brandon Butler

Abanto, Capp to face off for SA president

Round two of the campaign for Student Association President will include junior Marc Abanto and sophomore Nicole Capp, the election oversight committee announced early Friday morning. The Joint Elections Committee also announced that sophomore Brand Kroeger will vie for the executive vice president position against junior Nick D’Addario. The group released the vote tallies at […]

College Republicans leadership divided over marriage event

Some College Republicans executive board members said an event the group sponsored honoring traditional marriage should have never taken place. Last week the organization announced an event in which wedding cake and palm cards would be handed out to promote the Republican position in favor of marriage between a man and a woman. The event […]

Obama, other ’08 candidates, address D.C. students

As Democratic presidential candidates made their way in and around the beltway this weekend, in their footsteps were hundreds of members of the college democrats from around the country. At the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting in downtown D.C., the College Democrats of America hosted a leadership summit that included strategizing for the upcoming primaries […]

GW’s endowment breaks one billion

GW’s endowment has broken the $1 billion mark, the University announced yesterday. In a statement distributed Wednesday afternoon, GW announced that as of Dec. 31, the endowment stood at about $1.019 billion. When University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg assumed the presidency in 1988, GW had an endowment of about $200 million. Over the last 19 […]

Natural gas smells prompt two unrelated evacuations

The smell of gas caused the evacuation of two separate building complexes on campus early Monday afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m. the fire alarms sounded in Funger Hall and the connecting Duques Hall. About 10 minutes later Ross Hall, which is home to the medical school, was also evacuated due to the smell of gas. […]

WEB UPDATE: Gas smells cause evacuation of three buildings

Posted Monday, Jan. 22, 4:12 p.m. The smell of gas caused the evacuation of two separate building complexes on campus early Monday afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m. the fire alarms sounded in Funger Hall and the connecting Duques Hall. About 10 minutes later Ross Hall, which is home to the medical school, was also evacuated […]

Gelman Starbucks open 24 hours during test-run

Students can now buy coffee all night long in the heart of campus. The Starbucks coffee shop located in the ground floor of Gelman Library will be open 24 hours during the week in a 90-day trial period, said Robert Howell, a Starbucks district manager. The store will be the first 24-hour location in D.C. […]

A changing of the guard: GW’s leadership of the future

The names W. Russell Ramsey and Steven Knapp may not be as familiar to the GW community as Charles Manatt and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, but soon they will be. With the Board of Trustee’s selection of Knapp as the University’s 16th president, GW’s future leadership is almost set. Ramsey, who is likely to be selected […]

Analysis: A tale of two Steves

They may have the same first name, but differences seem to outweigh the similarities between GW’s outgoing and incoming leaders. Steven Knapp, selected last week to be the 16th president of GW, and University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, certainly have some parallels in their higher education careers and backgrounds. But striking differences also characterize these […]