Carly Lagrotteria

Half of service challenge hours complete

The GW community is more than halfway to the finish line for the Michelle Obama Service Challenge, but a few of the hours logged have been disqualified from the count, a University spokeswoman said Wednesday. A total of 507 hours, or about 1 percent of the 56,748 hours logged, did not fit the Obama Service […]

At conference, Kerry calls for environmental action

Thursday, September 10 The United States is ill-prepared to handle the potential impact that climate change could have on the country, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said Thursday morning at the Jack Morton Auditorium. Loosely comparing climate change to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Kerry argued that the U.S. is no more prepared today than it was […]

Organizations launch political media

Less than a month after the Princeton Review ranked GW the most politically active school in the country, two student-led publications are looking to foster political debate on campus – albeit on different sides of the fence. The Blue Line and The Colonial Review are new liberal and conservative outlets, respectively. The Colonial Review, the […]

University ranks 53 in college list

University administrators shrugged off the U.S. News & World Report’s annual college ranking this week, which listed GW as 53rd for the second year in a row, saying the rankings are not indicative of the value or popularity of a GW degree. GW shares the 53rd spot with the University of Maryland and Ohio State […]

Slain alumnus honored at State Department

Sunday, May 3 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored murdered alumnus Brian Adkins last Friday at the State Department with a moving tribute that nearly brought her to tears. Adkins, a Foreign Service officer found dead in his Ethiopia home this February, was one of four Foreign Service Officers honored by having their names inscribed […]

At the top, a student perspective

When University President Steven Knapp’s tenure at GW began in August 2007, one of his goals was to remain closely connected to the student perspective. That’s where Kelly Leon comes in. A graduate student in the organizational management program with a degree in English from GW, Leon was awarded a Presidential Administrative Fellowship last spring. […]

Senior class donates more than $50,000 to University

Members of the 2009 Senior Gift Committee presented a $53,333 check to the University’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday, half of which will be distributed to the campus initiatives of students’ choosing. Alumni Alan Lafer and Laurie Lowe provided a dollar-for-dollar match of the student donations. Lowe and Lafer are the co-chairs of GW’s Luther […]

Man confesses to murder of alumnus

An Ethiopian man has pleaded guilty to the murder of 2007 alumnus Brian Adkins, a Foreign Service officer found dead in his Ethiopia home this February, according to the Adkins family. State Department officials told family members that a man named “Sammy” had admitted to beating Adkins to death with a baseball bat in the […]

Memorial service held for GW alum killed in Ethiopia

A memorial mass for local friends and family to honor the life of alumnus Brian Adkins – a Foreign Service officer whose death last month in Ethiopia is being investigated as a homicide – was held on Saturday at St. Stephen Martyr Church on Pennsylvania Avenue. Adkins was found dead in his home in Addis […]

Suspect arrested in Ethiopia for murder of alumnus

Ethiopian authorities have arrested a man in connection with the suspicious death of alumnus Brian Adkins, a Foreign Service officer found dead in Ethiopia last week, State Department representatives said Wednesday. The State Department would not release the name of the suspect nor add further comment, citing an ongoing homicide investigation. Adkins worked for the […]