Danielle Meister

Volunteers ease move-in activities

Many students and parents at this year’s move-in said that volunteers and careful organization made the normally hectic day a little less stressful. About 7,000 students moved into their University housing assignments Saturday with the assistance of 900 volunteers, including University President Steven Knapp, his wife Diane and 60 Colonial Bellhops, said Seth Weinshel, assignments […]

LGBTQ resource center finalized

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and questioning community now has a resource center with a director after more than eight months of negotiations, University officials said Tuesday. Graduate student Aaron Fox – who was initially hired by the University to study other LGBTQ resource centers – will lead the center and assist students once school […]

2008 graduate named Miss D.C.

Kate Marie Grinold, who graduated from GW this spring, soon swapped her mortarboard for a tiara after winning the Miss District of Columbia Pageant. Grinold, who will go on to compete in the Miss America Pageant in January, worked as a bar tender and shift manager for Rugby Café when she was recruited for the […]

SEAS hires new dean from U. Texas

Friday, July 25 Renowned aerospace engineer David Dolling will assume the deanship at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on Sept. 1, University officials announced last week. Dolling is currently an associate dean for academic affairs and professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. He will replace former […]

SuperShuttle discount available for students and faculty

Web Extra Students can now travel on a national airport shuttle service at discounted rates, Student Association leaders announced last month. SuperShuttle, a door-to-door van that travels to and from 29 airports nationwide, is now offering one-way trips at $2 less and round-trips for $5 less to GW students. The discount, which can only been […]

Fenty says Stevens will not be sold

Thursday, June 26 The city will not sell Stevens Elementary School or the land surrounding the 140-year-old building after it closes this summer, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty said Tuesday night at a Foggy Bottom Association meeting at St. Stephen the Martyr Church. The mayor said the city might lease the property at 21st and L […]

Crew: An early finish

Before the senior class walked down the National Mall, 10 seniors on the crew team graduated in a special ceremony in the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday afternoon. The team competed in the Eastern Sprints race on Sunday and missed Commencement. To compensate, the University organized a special ceremony for the graduates and their families. University […]

Charlie Rose hosts architects in SMPA

Wednesday, June 4 Some of the most prestigious architects in the world gathered in the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday morning to share insight into their trade with talk show host Charlie Rose. The panel was taped for Rose’s show, which is slated to air on PBS Tuesday. French architect Jean Nouvel, a guest on the […]

Knapp forms graduation speaker advisory committee

University President Steven Knapp announced the creation of a Commencement speaker advisory committee last week in an effort to bring transparency to the search process for the annual keynote speaker. Both the selection of NAACP Chairman Julian Bond as keynote speaker this year and former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg last year, drew criticism from […]

SEAS dean to lead Hong Kong university

Correction Appended School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Timothy Tong will leave the University this spring to become the next president of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Tong unexpectedly resigned this November after eight years at GW, without giving a public reason for stepping down. He declined to comment to The Hatchet about whether […]