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Former prof. resigns from top OAS post

Former GW professor Miguel Angel Rodriguez resigned as Organization of American States secretary general Friday afternoon amid charges that he accepted bribes as president of Costa Rica. “I do not want to subject the organization to a cruel and protracted persecution of its secretary general, not only in the courts but also in the media. […]

UCC faulted over anorexia

Sophomore Alison Devenny, one of millions inflicted with the disease anorexia nervosa, used to consume only 500 calories a day. But when Devenny sought help at the University Counseling Center last year, she said no one would help her in the struggle to overcome the disease. “Unfortunately, GW has a very inadequate eating disorder counseling […]

Students take semester off to work on campaigns

Junior Jamie Henagon wakes and sleeps according to Vice President Dick Cheney’s schedule. As the full-time assistant to Cheney’s press secretary, Henagon starts his days at 7 a.m. and does not finish until 8 p.m. Despite the long hours, Henagon said the job is “pretty much a dream come true.” Henagon is one of a […]

Students to get free Napster

Students living in residence halls will have a free subscription to Napster starting next week in a University effort to educate them about Internet piracy. For the next year, about 7,100 students will be able to access the legal music provider via a GW web site that will be accessible when classes begin on Sept. […]

GW, Aramark sign 10-year contract

The dining service provider Aramark inked a new deal with the University last month that will allow it to operate campus venues for the next 10 years. Both Aramark and GW officials declined to disclose the terms of the new contract, which replaces a five-year deal that expired in late June. But Louis Katz, the […]

J Street undergoes renovations

Students will find a completely renovated and redesigned J Street featuring Wendy’s and new Asian and Mexican dining venues upon returning to campus this fall. Aramark, which operates most Marvin Center dining services and recently signed a 10-year contract extension with GW, is getting rid of most venues on the Marvin Center’s ground level and […]

Record freshman class attends CI

With a record number of students and parents on hand, Colonial Inauguration started off smoothly last month despite a decrease in available space. GW hosted four of its five freshman orientation sessions in June and will hold the last from July 7-9. About 510 students and 380 parents attended each of four June CIs, an […]

SA President pushes reforms

Senior Omar Woodard said he hopes to reform the class wait list system, begin a residence hall renewal project and develop an online syllabi file during his one-year term as Student Association president. A past president of the Black Student Union, former Colonial Inauguration leader and SA senator, Woodard, a Philadelphia native, began his term […]

World Court judge headlines Law School Commencement

More than 600 new lawyers were set loose on the world a few weeks ago as GW’s Law School Commencement ceremony took place in a packed Smith Center. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg kicked off the May 23 ceremony, which featured remarks from World Court Justice Thomas Buergenthal, with a charge to graduates to never […]