Casey Pond

Freshman burned in fire out of ICU

A month after being severely burned in a fire in his Thurston Hall room, freshman Kevin McLaughlin was moved out of the intensive care unit at the Washington Burn Center last week. McLaughlin’s father, Timothy McLaughlin, said in an interview last week that his son is in a “step-down” unit, an area that has less […]

Geography department head wins Trachtenberg teaching prize

Marie Price, the chair of the geography department, will receive the annual Trachtenberg Teaching Prize next month. The award, which carries a $1,000 honorarium, will be presented at the May 22 Commencement ceremony. Price has been teaching at GW since she graduated from Syracuse University with a doctorate degree in geography. A specialist in Latin […]

Design major attracts students to Mount Vernon

Some students attend GW for its setting in the home of power politics. Others are attracted by its School of Business and proximity to Fortune 500 companies. But 40 undergraduates are attending GW to participate in a small program, not even housed on the University’s main campus: interior design. “I did not want to go […]

GW employees meet Virginia

ASHBURN, Va. – Reyna Bonilla, a GW employee, gets up every morning at 5:30 to take a bus and the Metro – she also transfers Metro lines – before arriving at the Foggy Bottom Campus. From the campus, she now has to take a shuttle bus to Loudoun County, Va., where her department, the payroll […]

Teach for America draws grads

When a friend told 2004 graduate Adam Greenman about the Teach for America program, he was intrigued. But he had no idea it would significantly shape his future. Greenman, along with 15 other GW students who graduated last year, was accepted into the national teacher recruitment program immediately after receiving his diploma. He is now […]

Site eases registration for students studying abroad

A new State Department website allows students to get direct assistance from the federal government while spending a semester abroad. By visiting https://travelregistration.state.gov, travelers can alert the government of their whereabouts in case they require special assistance. In the past, students had to wait in long lines and fill out paperwork at American embassies and […]

Pets make good roomate for some students

In dorm life, roommates can be a source of social anguish or cost students valuable study time. But for some students, different kinds of roommates – pets – provide relaxation and are constant sources of support. One City Hall resident said she is comforted by the very manageable fish she keeps in her room, though […]

Religious groups criticize catering service for high kosher food prices

Campus religious group leaders are complaining about high prices for catered events that require special food preparation. This year, Colonial Catering, a University company that provides food service for large events, has taken over catering operations in the Marvin Center and prohibited groups from bringing in outside food. Simon Amiel, executive director of Hillel, the […]

Brokaw, Rubin discuss U.S. economic problems at Lisner

Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin told NBC anchor Tom Brokaw that America may be “facing serious economic problems” in a discussion at Lisner Auditorium Tuesday night. The conversation, which was organized by the Smithsonian Institution, focused on topics ranging from recent tax cuts to environmental and health concerns. Rubin, now head of Citigroup’s executive committee, […]