Carly Lagrotteria

Alum dies in Ethiopia, officials suspect homicide

A GW alumnus working for the State Department was found dead in Ethiopia this week and U.S. government officials say his death is being investigated as a homicide. Brian Adkins, who graduated in 2007, worked for the State Department as a Foreign Service officer stationed in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa. Representatives from the State […]

Univ. advances toward research goal with new VP

The University took a major step toward its goal of expanding research opportunities with the announcement of a prominent neuroscientist as the first vice president for research last month. Dr. Leo Chalupa will be the University’s chief research officer – a position that administrators hope will launch GW into the competitive research market. The position […]

Alumnus to represent Puerto Rico in House

Law School graduate Pedro Pierluisi is coming back to the District – but instead of being burdened with books and exams, he is now Puerto Rico’s sole representative in Congress. Pierluisi was elected resident commissioner of Puerto Rico on Nov. 4, a nonvoting position in the House of Representatives. In his four-year term, the commissioner […]

Students flock to Unity Ball

Nearly 1,000 students dined, danced and drank at the Unity Ball held in the Capital Hilton this Saturday. The semiformal dance – which included a cash bar, catered appetizers and desserts – was designed to celebrate diversity on campus and commemorate the 150th anniversary of Greek-letter life on campus. Although the ball’s 1,000 tickets were […]