Bryn Flager


D.C. funds arts program The District granted the Shakespeare Theater $20 million for a new stage last week. The money could be the beginning of $100 million worth of funding for D.C.’s art community. Historically, D.C.’s total annual contribution for the arts has been under $1 million, but Mayor Anthony Williams hopes to make funding […]


GW law professor fights for restroom rights GW law professor John Banzhaf is lobbying on behalf of a bill introduced Wednesday in New York that calls for more women’s than men’s restrooms in public facilities. Banzhaf said the bill shows women are standing up for their rights “even if they can’t stand up while exercising […]

Greek Briefs

The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will host a poker tournament to raise money for children with disabilities Saturday at 4 p.m. The event will be held in the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house in Townhouse Row, at 23rd and G streets. It is open to members of the Greek-letter community. Participation is $12 per person […]

Groups mark AIDS Day

GW students distributed about 6,000 red ribbons Monday and participated in several activities to raise campus awareness during World AIDS Day. Members of the Student Global AIDS Campaign, Circle K and the CARE Living and Learning Community organized the day-long campaign. Outside the Marvin Center students distributed free condoms along with informational brochures on clinical […]

Class Council dances for charity

The Marvin Center Grand Ballroom transformed into a high school cafeteria Friday night as students danced and mingled as though they were at the prom. About 260 students decked out in gowns and suits gathered together for the Class Council’s third annual Charity Ball. Profits from $15 event tickets and $1 raffle tickets went to […]

Aramark sees business drop

GW food service provider Aramark has experienced a 30 percent decrease in sales this semester, leading administrators to reevaluate the University’s dining system. With the Colonial Cash system opening up J Street venues to outside competition, Aramark is considering ways to cope with the lack of revenue by limiting hours among other measures. While students […]

Law School joins suit

The GW Law School joined a coalition this week of professors and law schools suing the U.S. Defense Department for allegedly discriminating against gays. While law professors voted last month to become a member of the coalition – the Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights – the Law School’s membership became official this week when […]

Early Admission applications increase

Early Decision I applications are on the rise so far this year, following a 10-year trend of an increased overall applicant pool. Admissions officials counted 1,015 Early Decision I applications as of Wednesday compared to 890 at the same time last year. Although the deadline for Early Decision I was Nov. 1, officials are still […]

Ben Folds rocks Smith Center

Musician Ben Folds entertained a crowd of about 3,400 students in the Smith Center on Saturday night using a piano, his sense of humor and audience interaction. The Program Board sponsored the show, which began with a 30-minute set by rock artist Dante Mizetti. Folds performed songs from his solo albums and the Ben Folds […]

Marvin Center to add deli venue

An expanded Montague’s Deli will replace dining venue Fan Fare on the ground floor of the Marvin Center Wednesday. The deli will offer made-to-order sandwiches, fresh deli meat by the pound, made-to-order gourmet sandwiches and pre-made salads. Officials said they were not seeing “top of the line sales” from the venue but declined to comment […]