Catherine Barnao

GW slips one slot in U.S. News ranking

GW continued its more than decade-long dance around the top 50 schools in the country, dropping to No. 51 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings Tuesday. The slight slump reflects a tepid showing in categories like six-year graduation rate, acceptance rate and standardized test scores, holding GW back, despite improvements in freshman retention […]

Endowment plateaus near $1.3 billion

The University’s endowment lingered at $1.3 billion at the end of the fiscal year, a plateau that one top official called “stable” in a tough economic terrain. The endowment – which funds academics, financial aid and construction projects – recovered from a $50 million hit last February, bolstered by investments in a solid D.C. real […]

GW cuts back fall RAM trainings

Students required to earn Responsible Alcohol Management certification will have three weeks after classes start to complete the training with the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education this year. And for members of the Greek life community, many of whom are required to be RAM-trained, the training sessions will end before recruitment does. Instead […]

Panhellenic Association closer to selecting new chapter

Correction appended The Panhellenic Association announced Feb. 10 the three chapters in the running to become GW’s 11th social sorority. After months of reviewing 12 applications from chapters across the country, Panhel narrowed the candidates for colonization to Kappa Alpha Theta, Zeta Tau Alpha and Kappa Delta. Panhellenic President Marta Cofone said an extension committee, […]

Social fraternities continue growth with 117 new men

The number of men pledging fraternities swelled for the fourth-straight spring this semester, as the new pledge classes help to close the gap between smaller and larger chapters on campus. Eight of GW’s 17 chapters that participated in recruitment saw at least a 10 percent boost in membership, with a total new pledge class for […]

Nationals aid Greeks after hazing charges

Greek chapters are moving past last year’s batch of hazing charges by strengthening relationships with their national counterparts to better educate their newest members on chapter ethics and standards. With spring recruitment nearing, the University’s swelling number of fraternities and sororities has taken a more proactive stance toward addressing hazing – a development administrators and […]