Caitie Daw

University receives 500 swine flu vaccinations

After months of anticipation, the University received its first shipment of 500 H1N1 vaccinations and began distributing the vaccine on Friday, a University official announced last week. Dr. Isabel Goldenberg, director of the Student Health Service, said the University received the H1N1 vaccines Thursday morning, totaling 200 nasal sprays and 300 injections. SHS began distributing […]

Law school plans for new building

University administrators are discussing development plans for a new, $31 million law school building and garage on the Foggy Bottom campus, officials said last week. The building would add classroom space for the law school and feature below-ground parking, which will be a treasured commodity once the University parking garage is demolished as planned in […]

Professor helps pioneer field of fat studies

A GW professor is making waves in an emerging field you may not know existed – fat studies. Julia McCrossin, an English professor and doctoral candidate at GW, first came across the idea of fat studies in 2003 during an introductory cultural anthropology course. Six years later, McCrossin is one of the few experts bringing […]

Director speaks on human rights

Academy Award-nominated director Robert Bilheimer spoke about the importance of addressing human rights across the globe and the impact of new technology in documentary filmmaking Wednesday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Bilheimer, director of documentaries The Cry of Reason: Beyers Naude – An Afrikaner Speaks Out, A Closer Walk and Not My Life, discussed […]

Former speechwriters anticipate Obama inauguration

On Tuesday, President-elect Barack Obama will deliver a highly-anticipated inaugural address that will likely go down in history, and three former presidential speechwriters said in a panel discussion Thursday they have high expectations. The fifth and final installment of the “What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect” series featured Raymond Price, Walter […]

Welcome Back Week to award inaugural ball tickets

Web Extra Not one of the 5,200 people with a ticket to GW’s Inaugural Ball? There is still hope. Five events during Welcome Back Week will offer students a chance to win a pair of tickets to the sold-out event on Jan. 20. Mayra Espinoza, student involvement coordinator for the Student Activities Center, said SAC […]

Secretaries give advice to Obama

As the inauguration of Barack Obama rolls closer, three former White House cabinet secretaries said at a forum Thursday in the Jack Morton Auditorium that compiling a group of people that get along with each other and can work successfully together is the most important task for the president-elect. The panel discussion, which was moderated […]

Student leaders debate significance of Obama’s victory

Web Extra Student leaders from the College Republicans and the College Democrats gathered Monday in the Marvin Center to voice their opinions and reactions to the results of last week’s presidential election. The event was part of the REAL Conversation series, a semester long forum that promotes a healthy discussion about issues in order to […]

Iraq will test next leader, professor says

A foreign policy expert said at the Elliott School of International Affairs Thursday night that withdrawing from Iraq will be one of the greatest challenges facing the next president. William Quandt, a Welling professor at GW and a professor at the University of Virginia, repeatedly emphasized that reshaping America foreign policy is crucial for the […]

GW and Georgetown students debate upcoming election

Web Extra With less than a week until the presidential election, the GW College Democrats and Georgetown Students for McCain-Palin debated human rights and some of the political issues that have characterized the 2008 presidential campaign on Monday in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom. The debate, which was moderated by GW professor and CNN special […]