Brooke Reinders

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW offers security tips for winter break, study abroad

Students who plan to return to GW in January should exercise caution to protect their belongings in their residence halls or apartments, University officials said. The most serious thing for students is that they shouldn’t leave valuables in their rooms over break, said Dolores Stafford, director of the University Police Department. Last year, seven Aston […]

Violence may alter trip

Directors of Hillel’s Birthright Israel program, which gives students a chance to travel to Israel, said plans for January’s trip to Israel may be altered if the turbulence in the Middle East continues. The Birthright Israel program invites Jewish students to take a free 11-day trip to Israel based on the belief that visiting Israel […]

WEB ONLY: UPD hammers for charity

Sarah Williams felt a lot better on Saturday than she has in a long time. Almost four years ago, Williams received a liver transplant that saved her life, but her illness left her without a job or money to pay her medical bills. On top of that, her house was falling apart because she was […]

UPD responds to Aston crime

The University Police Department said it has responded to students’ security concerns in Aston Hall after recent crime incidents, and said it needs students to join the fight against crime on and around campus. Students admitted, however, they do not always take steps to avoid becoming crime victims. The Aston now has community service aides […]

Students assess Napster deal

Students said they will start looking for alternative sources of free online music after Napster announced Tuesday it would begin charging for use of its service. The online company will charge users a monthly fee for downloading MP3 music files from its site as part of its strategic alliance with Bertelsmann AG, which owns BMG […]

Smoke fills Munson

Munson Hall residents said a faulty oven caused their building to fill with smoke Wednesday afternoon, leading to an evacuation. But University officials say the fault lies with the two students. Munson resident Jason Pozner said he came home after class at 3:05 p.m., smelled smoke and heard the smoke alarm going off in his […]

CRs, CDs gather to watch debate, voice their support

Members of the GW College Democrats and College Republicans gathered in a neutral location – Hillel – to watch the final presidential debate Tuesday night. CRs applauded and CDs booed when moderator Jim Lehrer announced that recent polls showed Gov. George W. Bush with a slight lead over Vice President Al Gore. The group of […]

Students create memorial fund

Tom Weaver was just like any other GW student. He rowed crew, was co-director of political affairs for the GW College Republicans, worked on John McCain’s presidential campaign, coached youth basketball and planned to join the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. It is this image of an energetic, fun-loving man that Weaver’s friends said they want […]

GW offers online service requests

Students who want their cracked floor repaired must log on to the Web to request service from GW. The University stopped taking non-emergency phone requests this year in order to improve maintenance response times, GW officials said. The service, which is available at all times, will be more convenient for students because they no longer […]

Rumors of cuts concern CSAS, music faculty

Part-time applied music professors said they are baffled by what the University is calling a miscommunication between the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences and the music department that led many professors to believe their salaries would be cut until just hours before classes began. The Washington Post first reported the budget cuts Aug. 20. […]