Brian Smith

SMPA gives grant to mentor DC high school students

Journalism students will look to foster interest in the media among D.C. high school students as part of a grant program run by the School of Media and Public Affairs. The $150,000 grant, which was awarded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation this summer, is funding Prime Movers, which pairs college and […]

Kerry wins primaries, speaks in District

Sen. John Kerry called for Democrats to unite to defeat President Bush at a D.C. rally Tuesday night, following the apparent capture of his party’s presidential nomination. The rally came on the heels of news that Kerry won primaries in nine out of 10 states in a “Super Tuesday” that saw the Massachusetts senator’s only […]

Pres. Bush focuses on war, economy, during annual address

President George W. Bush touted the capture of Saddam Hussein and a resurgent U.S. economy in his annual State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night. About three miles away in the Hippodrome, more than 100 students at a pizza party sponsored by the College Republicans had mixed reactions to the hour-long speech. After […]

Billionaire addresses SBPM students

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett talked about his financial successes and offered advice to business students at the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Thursday. After brief introductions by MBA Association members and School of Business and Public Management Dean Susan Phillips, Buffett began, “I’m here with a short sermon but I’d much rather hear your thoughts. So […]

Students join thousands at AIDS walk

Thousands of people marched through downtown D.C. Saturday to raise money for people living with HIV and AIDS at the 17th annual AIDS Walk Washington. Amidst the throng were about 150 GW students, who marched under the banner “We Walk Together” and carried balloons with the GW logo. The group, which was organized by the […]

Anti-war protestors call for end to Iraq occupation

Members of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition called on President Bush to immediately remove troops from Iraq and to allocate greater resources for its reconstruction at a panel discussion at the National Press Club Wednesday. The panel included former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton and Muslim activist Mahdi Bray. In front of a backdrop reading […]