Dan Gabriel

Gelman stretches toward top shelf

After a recent visit to Gelman Library, the American Research Library Association will vote in October to determine whether GW’s library is on par with top research facilities. University Librarian Jack Siggins said if and when GW is invited to join the association, it will be a sign of what GW already is – “a […]

Heat threatens to shut down campus computers

Air conditioning in campus buildings lumbered into operation Tuesday as campus computers came dangerously close to shutting down from the heat and students complained to University administrators about the unseasonably warm weather. Mike Briggs, a systems specialist at the law school, said the school’s mainframe computer came within five degrees of overheating Tuesday afternoon. “There […]

Faculty members showcase research

The Scholars Showcase Wednesday offered more than a forum for faculty members to present their research efforts – it signified a crossroads for GW as it prepares to move into the upper echelon of American research universities, said Carol Sigelman, GW’s associate vice president for research and graduate studies. The educational fair recognized the work […]

Cheer up – squad fires up crowd with stunts and skin

The stereotypical image of bubble-headed, blonde cheerleaders bouncing around the basketball court at halftime is a thing of the past for GW basketball fans. Today’s cheerleader isn’t your mom in a poodle skirt. According to GW’s buff and blue squad members, what they do is rigorous athletics while providing side-show entertainment. “I understand in some […]

Hundreds put on housing wait list

About 300 students may be placed on a Community Living and Learning Center waiting list after Saturday’s on-campus housing lottery, said Residence Hall Association President Randy Bomze. “It went as smoothly as can be expected,” said Paul Barkett, assistant director of CLLC. “I would’ve liked there to be enough space for everybody.” CLLC gave students […]

GW ROTC looks to the Middle East

As the beating of war tom-toms on the Potomac grows louder with each passing day, the United States Navy and Marine Corps stand deployed in the Middle East, poised for a possible attack on Iraq. More than 24,000 American troops, 25 U.S. ships and 325 U.S. aircraft are assembled in the Persian Gulf, prepared to […]

Trachtenberg OKs Ellipse Commencement

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg accepted the Commencement Committee’s unanimous recommendation to keep the ceremony on the Ellipse this week in a letter to Committee chair John Jenkins, associate dean of the GW Law School. “Our students and others . in their shared enthusiasm, have made it seem indisputable that GW’s Commencement will be held […]

Students anticipate Ellipse ceremony

Definitive news Commencement will remain on the Ellipse for the foreseeable future is being met with enthusiasm, and a trace of skepticism, across campus. Many students said they are elated student input was taken seriously, but added that GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s decision only fulfills a University promise from recruitment brochures that read, “You […]

Price increase could jeopardize GW’s Lexis-Nexis research service

GW’s access to the Lexis-Nexis computerized database is likely to be scaled down this fall because of a 1,100 percent increase in the price of the service, said Deborah Bezanson, the coordinator of Gelman Library’s electronic reference materials. The online subscription service is a popular research method, providing “one stop” catalogued access to the full […]

Opposite sides of the abortion debate

Editor’s note: The woman’s name in this story was changed at her request. Inherited life Jennifer stopped hesitantly at the threshold of the Hillcrest Women’s Surgi-Center in Southeast Washington, composed herself, then made her way into the abortion clinic. It was the Saturday after the 25th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and Jennifer has set […]