David Ceasar

BREAKING NEWS: GW planning to host Democratic presidential candidate forum

Updated Wednesday, April 25, 9:22 p.m. Posted Wednesday, April 25, 5:02 p.m. The University is in the planning stages of hosting an on-campus forum in early June for Democratic presidential candidates, administrators said Wednesday afternoon. U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton of New York, John Edwards of North Carolina and Barack Obama of Illinois are on the […]

Officials say campus safety is adequate

In response to heightened anxieties about campus safety at GW in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, officials have said the University’s emergency management plans are adequate and not in need of an overhaul. After Sept. 11, administrators examined the school’s preparedness for catastrophic incidents occurring on or near campus. Staff in the Office […]

Trachtenberg poster defaced with swastika in Madison

A GW student reported last week that Madison Hall posters were vandalized with swastikas drawn on University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s forehead. The posters publicized Trachtenberg’s hall tour, in which he will take the GW trolley to Thurston, New Hall, Ivory Tower and the Mount Vernon Quad. The event recognizes his contributions to residence hall […]

Student dissent against SJT speech surges, but officials take no action

With just more than four weeks until Commencement weekend, senior Natalie Wessel said she feels “cheated” by the conclusion to her four years at GW. About the selection of University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg as Commencement’s keynote speaker, the soon-to-be-graduate said, “I think because President Trachtenberg has spoken at every graduation prior, it feels like […]

Clinton, Gates, Pelosi turn down offers to speak at Commencement

Updated Monday, April 16, 5:20 p.m. Bill Clinton, Bill Gates and Nancy Pelosi declined to speak at this year’s Commencement after the University invited them to participate in the University-wide event on the National Mall, GW officials said. Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, and Gates, founder of Microsoft Corporation, turned down honorary […]

Police say construction worker assaulted MVC bus driver

A man working at a campus construction site last week allegedly assaulted and threatened the life of a Mount Vernon shuttle bus driver, according to a police report and interviews Wednesday. James McCartney allegedly propositioned and, upon being rejected, struck the 25-year-old female bus driver early Friday morning, a Metropolitan Police Department report stated. The […]

President-elect Knapp may move into Alumni House

University President-elect Steven Knapp will likely live on campus in the Alumni House when he takes office this summer, University officials said. The building, located at the corner of 20th and F streets, houses work space for alumni relations staff and has a common area for receptions and group events. Officials said the incoming president’s […]

Thurston shut down for summer

Thurston Hall will be closed for extensive renovations this summer and will reopen about a week before fall move-in. The 1,116-bed freshman residence hall will receive new windows, updated lighting fixtures and elevators, and fire sprinklers in each of the rooms, said Seth Weinshel, assignments director of GW Housing Programs. He explained that one building […]

CNN to broadcast two live shows from SMPA this week

Jack Morton Auditorium will be home to two live television shows hosted by CNN’s Lou Dobbs Wednesday and Thursday night. The hour-long special editions of “Lou Dobbs tonight” will be nationally aired at 8 p.m. from the Media and Public Affairs Building. The free event is open to students, faculty and staff, and the University […]

Vice President Dick Cheney visits GW hospital for 2nd time in a month

The vice president returned to the GW Medical Center late Tuesday morning for the second time this month after experiencing discomfort in his lower left leg. Dick Cheney went to his cardiologist at the Medical Faculty Associates for further treatment of a blood clot in his leg. The vice president visited the outpatient facility at […]